The Modern Coach Factory is planning to ramp up its production capacity from 1000 coaches per annum to 2000 coaches and has proposed an investment of Rs 480 crore for the expansion, a senior railway official said.
Modern Coach Factory (MCF) is a rail coach manufacturing unit of the Indian Railways at Lalganj near Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh. The plan which is currently awaiting the sanction of the Railway Board, the official said, is to reach the target of 2000 coaches per year by 2020-2021.
“As of now, we do not have sufficient coaches for our spare rakes for existing trains for running new trains. Once this goes through more coaches will be available to us and we will be able to replace the old coaches with the new ones,” Member Engineering, Rajesh Agarwal, who was previously MCF General Manager, told PTI explaining the need to ramp up production at the factory. Read More