Land acquisition on for new coach factory:Velu

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Tiruchirapalli, Oct 12 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Railways R Velu today said land acquisition for the proposed Rs 2,200 crore railway coach factory at Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh was proceeding in full swing.

Addressing the press here on the sidelines of inauguration of several passenger amenity projects at the Railway Junction here, Mr Velu said the coach factory would be operational in a couple of years.

He said the shortage of coaches in the Indian Railways had reduced considerably and efforts were underway to increase coach production at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai from 1,000 to 1,500 units a year and from 1,100 to 1,400 units at the coach factory in Kapurtala.

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