Integral Coach Factory becomes World’s Largest Rail Coach Manufacturer

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Indian Railways Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has become the world’s largest rail coach manufacturer after surpassing top Chinese manufacturers. ICF has manufactured 2,919 coaches from April 2018 to February 2019 as compared to 2,600 coaches by Chinese manufacturers.

Key Facts:

  • The number of coaches manufactured were 40% higher than those manufactured previous year in same time period.
  • ICF is rail coaches manufacturer located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was inaugurated by first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955.
  • It is owned and operated by Central Government (Union Ministry of Railways) through Indian Railways. It primarily manufactures rolling stock for Indian Railways.
  • It also exports railway coaches to other countries including Zambia, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Thailand, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Angola and Sri Lanka.

Source:The Hindu

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