250 Passenger Train Coaches to Be Repaired and Modernised Every Year at Rail Coach Refurbishing Factory in Sonipat

250 Passenger Train Coaches to Be Repaired and Modernised Every Year at Rail Coach Refurbishing Factory in Sonipat

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Date of Post : 10 Oct, 2018

Rohtak: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for a rail coach refurbishing factory, saying the project will create employment and boost industrial development in Haryana. The Rail Coach Refurbishing and Rehabilitation Factory will be set up at a cost of Rs 500 crore at Barhi in Sonipat district.

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  • 250 passenger train coaches will be repaired and modernised every year at the factory, Modi said.
  • He added, there were would no need to send coaches to factories located in far-off places.
  • “With this factory, the availability of passenger coaches will also increase and people will get the benefit of comfortable coaches,” the PM said at a public meeting in Sampla.
  • Modi said,“Small industries will also benefit with the setting up of this factory as they will be able to supply seat covers, fans, electrical fittings, etc.”

  • “The youth will get several employment opportunities,” he added.
  • The coach factory will help develop special skills.
  • Engineers and technicians will be able to develop local expertise because of this factory.
  • Modi said,”In the coming days, these experts will be able to provide services to other parts of the country.”
  • The project is expected to be commissioned in 2020-21, Northern Railway said.
  • The factory, spread over 160 acres, will be scaled up progressively to deal with 1,000 coaches every year.
  • The railways said, it is envisaged to have a potential annual turnover of Rs 250 crore.

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