Performance of Rail Coach Manufacturing Units
The production capacity of the two coach manufacturing production units, Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala and Integral Coach Factory, Chennai under Indian Railways, is being fully utilized. For the year 2010-11, a requirement of 18000 wagons and 4000 coaches has been assessed. The total production capacity of the two coach manufacturing production units under Indian Railways is 3000 per year. The total production capacity during the year 2007-08 was 3101 (Coaches) and 14700 (Wagons), during 2008-09 it was 3193 (Coaches) and 15261 (Wagons) and during 2009-10 it was 3494 (Coaches) and 15597 (Wagons).
A work has been sanctioned to expand the capacity of Integral Coach Factory, Chennai from the existing capacity of 1500 to 1700 coaches per annum. Considering the increasing requirement of coaches various initiatives for setting up new coach manufacturing facilities have also been taken.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.