Aug 3, 2017

Provision of enhanced passenger amenities in train coaches

Facilities to Railway Passengers
Provision of enhanced passenger amenities in train coaches is a continual endeavor of the Indian Railways.
Some of the policy decisions taken in this regard are:
1. Provision of cushioned seats in General Second class coaches.
2. Provision of bottle holder and snack table in Non-AC Sleeper Class coaches.

The details of the installed capacities of the Coach Manufacturing Units in Railways

The details of the installed capacities of the coach manufacturing units under the Ministry of Railways, and their production in the last three years and the current year are given below.
S.No.
Name of Production Unit.
Installed Capacity (Nos.In coaches)
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18(till June 2017)
1.
Integral Coach Factory(ICF), Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
1700
1678
1997
2215
380
2.
Rail Coach Factory(RCF), Kapurthala, Punjab.
1500
1480
1603
1489
316
3.
Modern Coach Factory(MCF), Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
*
140
330
576
112


Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli has been planned to have an installed capacity of 1000 coaches per year. In addition, a factory has been set up at Haldia, West Bengal, for furnishing of 100 Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit (DEMU) coaches every year. However both, Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli, and DEMU Coach Factory, Haldia, are still in the stabilization phase and their outturn is planned to increase gradually.

The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Broad Gauge Train with Solar Power generation

The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Broad Gauge Train with Solar Power generation on roof top of its coaches has been dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble Minister of Railways on 14.07.2017. This train has been inducted in the link of Train Number 740033 between Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Garhi Harsaru - Farukhnagar in Northern Railway.

Functioning of Railway Recruitment Board - Question in Lok Sabha

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During the last three years, a total of 62,773 candidates have been empanelled for various categories of Group ‘C’ posts by all the 21 RRBs. Year-wise break-up is as under-

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