Indian Railways rolls out 50,000th coach, ICF staff rewarded with Rs 5 lakh for the milestone

By Press Trust of India

The Indian Railways on Tuesday rolled out its 50,000th coach marking a significant juncture in the public carrier’s history, with Minister Suresh Prabhu saying we have to “think differently” for the 100,000th coach.

Launching the coach, manufactured at the Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) at Chennai, through video conferencing from, Prabhu said it is totally different from the first coach rolled out from the factory over 60 years ago.

“There have been many changes in terms of quality, interior design, speed, fuel consumption, noise reduction in the coach manufacturing technology since the first coach was manufactured here 60 years ago,” he said, dedicating the 50,000th coach, a three-tier AC coach, to the nation.

“The 100,000th coach will be different from the today’s coach as the technology is changing and we have to think differently also,” he said. More info


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