While an overhaul is expected in the Ministry of Railways, earlier last month the Indian Railways came up with a revised detailed roll-out plan for the next three years, a copy of which is with DNA. The number of conventional coaches to be manufactured which are said to be accident-prone has been further brought down to 802 coaches in 2017-18 from the earlier 1883 coaches for 2016-17.
With the introduction of Tejas Express and Humsafar Express, the production of safer and superior Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches will be increased.
In July 2017, the Railway Board came up with a revised coach production programme for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. They have categorically stated that March 2018 will be the last phase for manufacturing conventional blue-coloured coaches. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai will manufacture 601 coaches and Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala will manufacture 201 coaches in the last phase. Read More…
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