Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli, a production unit of Indian Railways, has signed a contract with RITES Limited on nomination basis for the inspection & testing of state-of-the-art AC & Non-AC LHB Coaches for three years.
- These quality coaches designed with modern & upgraded features will ensure passenger safety as well as comfort.
- New generation safer LHB coaches are being built in MCF – contributing to railways and passengers safety.
- Rs. 480 crore has been sanctioned in Budget 2018-19 for augmentation of production capacity of MCF from 1,000 to around 3,000 coaches per year by 2020-21.
- Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) design coaches are lighter in weight, have higher carrying capacity, higher speed potential, increased codal life and better safety features.
About RITES Limited:
RITES Limited is a Miniratna (Category-1) Schedule ‘A’, CPSE, under the aegis of Ministry of Railways. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified multi-disciplinary transport & infrastructure company providing consultancy from concept to commissioning including design, engineering & project management services. It operates in sectors such as Railways, Urban Transport including Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS), Highways, Bridges & Tunnels, Ports, Inland Waterways, Airports, Ropeways, Institutional Buildings and Renewable Energy. RITES is the export arm of Indian Railways for railway rolling stock and spares.