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Manufacture of Upgraded Stainless Steel Coaches


Coaches based on German technology are being manufactured at Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala since 2001 and are presently being run in premium services like Rajdhani/Shatabdi and a few Duronto trains.

One project has been executed at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala at a cost of Rs. 11.96 crore to facilitate manufacture of the upgraded stainless steel coaches and one more project sanctioned at a cost of Rs. 130.24 crore is in progress. A project has also been sanctioned for Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai at a cost of Rs. 249.58 crore to enable it to manufacture such coaches.
Source - PIB

The cost of some of the variants of LHB(German) design coaches and ICF design, conventional coaches are as under :


Type of Coach
LHB Design Coach
ICF Design Coach
General 2nd Class Coach
Rs. 1.2 crore
Rs. 65 lakh
Sleeper Class Coach
Rs. 1.3 crore
Rs. 70 lakh
AC 1st
Rs. 2.4 crore
Rs. 1.7 crore
AC 2 tier
Rs. 2.4 crore
Rs. 1.7 crore
AC 3 tier
Rs. 2.6 crore
Rs. 1.6 crore


This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
Source - PIB

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