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ICF to manufacture 740 coaches for Train 18 by 2021-22: Piyush Goyal

Two rakes already put into service; At present, the train runs on the New Delhi-Varanasi and New Delhi-Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra sectors

Sudhanshu Mani (seventh from right), former general manager at Integral Coach Factory, with the team that made Train 18
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Sudhanshu Mani (seventh from right), former general manager at Integral Coach Factory, with the team that made Train 18

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will be manufacturing 740 coaches for Train 18, a Semi high-speed railway service. These coaches may cost Rs 4,000 crore to 4,300 crore. 

Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, said that the production schedules for 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 involve the manufacture of 160, 240 and 240 coaches, respectively, for the train sets at Integral Coach Factory (ICF). Two coaches have already been put into service.

Train 18 is a semi high-speed, fully air-conditioned service with quicker acceleration and contemporary passenger amenities

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First Published: Nov 27 2019 | 9:15 PM IST

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