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Shri D C Sharma, Member (Traction & Rolling Stock) , Railway Board visits Rail Coach Factory

24th June 2022: Shri D C Sharma , Member (Traction & Rolling Stock), Railway Board, today visited Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala where o­n his arrival ,he was greeted by General Manager ofRCF,Shri. Ashesh Agrawal and other Senior Officers .

On arrival at RCF, Shri Shrama inspected the coach manufacturing processes in the workshop.He examined various types ofcoaches being made by RCF viz, AC 3 Tier Economy Class, MEMU with 3 Phase Electrics, AC 2 Tier etc. He also flagged off the third rake of Three Phase MEMU coaches( the first prototype had been flagged off o­n 27.11.2021). He also inaugurated the Jig for manufacturing shell of Vande Bharat coaches at Shell Assembly Shop. He praised RCF infrastructure for speedy manufacturing of coaches and also gave valuable tips in the process. Besides, he also praised the good maintenance and house-keeping of the material for rail coaches in RCF.

Later, Sh. Sharma held a purposeful meeting with General Manager and Senior officers o­n core issues pertaining to production output and manufacturing of new types of coaches and assured of givingfull support from Railway Board. He appreciated RCF for the record production of 1862 coaches in the financial year 2021-22. For this achievement and showing high quality in coach manufacturing he announced a cash prize of Rs.2 lakh for RCF. He stressed upon RCF to increase its coach production capabilities so that the cost of coach production can be reduced. He also held a meeting with members of various unions/associationsofRCF in which he stressed upon the importance of cordial relations between unions and administrationand at the same time reaching out to them to cooperatein increasing the production of coaches .

Shri Sharma 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 attaining silver category certification in International Railway Industry Standard, making it the o­nly rail unit of India to be part of o­nly 118 rail companies worldwide to have acquired the coveted silver performance certification. IRIS is a globally recognized system for the evaluation of business management systems, tailored to the specific needs of the rail sector. He advised RCF to follow the best practices to enhance its production asRailway Board is keen to provide every assistance to it.

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