Railway Board’s Shri Satish Kumar visits the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala for inspection

In a recent visit marking a significant inspection event, Shri Satish Kumar, the esteemed Member (Traction & Rolling Stock) of the Railway Board, made his way to the Rail Coach Factory located in Kapurthala. This visit was pivotal as it involved a thorough examination of the diverse range of coaches currently being manufactured by RCF, including the advanced LHB AC Coaches, MEMU with 3 Phase Electrics, and more.

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On arrival at RCF, Shri Satish Kumar inspected the coach manufacturing processes in the workshop. He examined various types of coaches being made by RCF viz. LHB AC Coaches, MEMU with 3 Phase Electrics etc. He also inspected the Vande Metro coaches which are being built by RCF, first time over Indian Railways.

Manufacturing of above coaches are targeted for substantial production in next fiscal. Shri Kumar also examined the bogie components in Bogie Shop and their applications in coach bogies. He praised RCF infrastructure for speedy manufacturing of coaches and also gave his valuable advice in the process.

Visit Outcomes:

  • He held a purposeful meeting with General Manager and Senior officers o­n core issues pertaining to present production output and manufacturing of new types of coaches in next fiscal.
  • He also held meetings with members of various unions/associations of RCF in which he stressed upon the importance of cordial relations between unions and administration and at the same time reaching out to them to cooperate in increasing the production of coaches.
  • He appreciated RCF’s contribution in making Indian Railways attuned to world standards and stressed upon RCF to work hard to conserve its apex position in designing and manufacturing.
  • He applauded RCF for its technological developments in coach manufacturing and advised RCF to follow the best practices to enhance its production as Railway Board is keen to provide every assistance to it in this field.


This visit underscores the commitment of the Railway Board and RCF towards innovation, quality, and efficiency in coach manufacturing, aiming to position Indian Railways at the forefront of global railway standards.

Source: RCF – Press Release | Images Credit (representational): ICF