India beats China! Indian Railways ICF becomes largest rail coaches maker in the world – a big achievement!


India beats China! Indian Railways ICF becomes largest rail coaches maker in the world – a big achievement!

Indian Railways’ ICF creates history! The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai has manufactured as many as 301 coaches in the month of February, taking the total for this fiscal to 2,919.

Interestingly, this puts the factory among the largest railcar builders in the world, beating top Chinese manufacturers who produce around 2,600 coaches a year. Financial Express Online learns that this is the second time in the year, the factory has crossed the 300 coaches per month mark.

So far, the total production this year (April-February) is 2919 against 2085 in the corresponding period last year. This means a 40% increase in production. The ICF is now eyeing ending the financial year with over 3200 coaches.

A senior official was quoted in a PTI report saying that the rate at which the factory is manufacturing coaches, ICF will certainly end up at over 3,200 this financial year. Read More

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