Indian Railways plans to hive off its production units into a new entity

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The Indian Railways is planning to hive off its production units and associated workshops into a new government-owned entity. The new entity will be called – Indian Railway Rolling Stock Company – under the Ministry of Railways. This is one of the 11 proposals prepared by the railways in its 100-day plan.

Production units under one entity

Project may kick off with MCF

  • Indian Railways is looking to immediately start consultations with unions.
  • It will come up with a Cabinet note for the approval of at least one production unit to begin with.
  • The project may kick off with Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Rae Bareli.
  • Subsequently, all the other remaining production units will also be taken over by the Indian Railway Rolling Stock Company in a phased manner.

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