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Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
Rail Coach Factory, the second Coach Factory owned by Indian Railways and
third in the country was set up in 1986 at Kapurthala to boost the economy of
the State and to augment the existing coach manufacturing capacity of Indian
Railways. The factory is located at a distance of 7 kms. from the historical city of Kapurthala.
Kapurthala, though among the smaller Districts of the Punjab, has a
uniqueness of its own. Thanks to the vision and foresight of the late Prime
Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in 1985, the first large scale public sector industrial
enterprise, in the form of the Integral Rail Coach Factory, was established in
the Punjab at Hussainpur, on the Jalandhar-Firozpur Northern Railway Line in
Kapurthala District. An area of 335 acres was acquired for the factory and 843
acres for a small colony. Today, within a short span of 14 years since laying
the of foundation of the Rail Coach Factory, the whole area of 4.76 Sq. Kms. has
been turned into a paradise on earth. Setup with an investment of Rs. 400 Crores,
RCF have turned out 10,000th coach on 22nd July,2000, thus, contributing to more
than 30% of the total passenger coaches( Broad Gauge) in service of Indian
Railways. About 23 types of coaches are being turned out every year. Rail Coach
Factory, Kapurthala has been awarded commendation certificate of "Golden Peacock
Environment Management" Award-2000 by World Environment Foundation. RCF had
already been awarded ISO-14001 certification for Environmental Management System
for factory as well as colony premises by M/s. DET NORSKE VERITAS, Netherlands.
The establishment of this undertaking in this part of the Punjab, has greatly
enhanced the available opportunity horizons and employment possibilities for the
industrious Punjabi population. The Rail Coach Factory complex also boasts of a
splendid eighteen hole golf course with proper "greens" and "golf links",
structured from out of what was hitherto, a sandy wasteland.
At present more than 28,000 RCF built coaches are traversing the length and breadth of our nation. Every year RCF is adding more than 1600 coaches to this fleet, which includes AC and Non-AC coaches for Broad Gauge.
Important Milestones of Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala:
|Laying of Foundation stone of the factory ||17.08.1985 |
|Commencement of Production Activities ||19.09.1987 |
|First Coach rolled out ||31.03.1988 |
|First AC Chair Car with Roof Mounted AC unit ||31.01.1992 |
|First AC 3 Tier Coach ||06.10.1993 |
|First BG-MEMU rake ||28.03.1998 |
|First Self Propelled Accident Relief Train ||24.03.1999 |
|First Export order of 72 Boggies to Vietnam ||31.08.2000 |
|First LHB Design AC Chair Car for Shatabdi Express ||27.12.2002 |
|First Rajdhani Rake with LHB Design coaches ||23.06.2003 |
|First export order for MG Coaches - 36 Coaches to Myanmar ||14.03.2006 |
|First High Capacity 3-Tier AC Garib Rath Rake ||15.09.2006 |
|Science Express Exhibition train ||24.10.2007 |
|First Rake with bio-tiolets (Rewa Express) ||31.12.2007 |
|Mobile Bridge Inspection Units ||31.12.2008 |
|Nano Coated paintless stainless steel coaches ||17.04.2009 |
|Low cost hybrid stainless steel coaches ||06.06.2009 |
|First Duronto Rake ||17.11.2009 |
|Introduction of toilets in MEMU rakes ||30.04.2010 |
|First AC Double Decker rake ||16.10.2010 |
|First Non-AC LHB Design coach (Day Duronto) ||31.03.2011 |
Administrative Office Working Hours
Monday to Friday : 08:45 to 17:00 Hrs
Saturday : 08:45 to 12:30 Hrs
Centralised FAX : 01822-228980, 227733
EPBAX : 01822-228976 to 79, 227736 to 38
(Lunch Break - 13:00 to 14:00 Hrs)
How to reach Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
By Road Jalandhar is situated on NH1 at about 375 Kms. from Delhi. Kapurthala is around 19 Kms. from Jalandhar on the Jalandhar-Ferozpur road. RCF is another 8 Kms. from Kapurthala City towards Firozpur/Sultanpur Lodhi on the Firozpur/Sultanpur Lodhi Road. It is situated along the Jalandhar-Firozpur railway line in a place known as Hussainpur in the Kapurthala District.
Buses/taxis are quite frequently/easily available between Jalandhar and Kapurthala. If one opts for a bus, upon reaching Kapurthala, one can take private/public transport to reach RCF.
By Train Jalandhar falls on the Delhi-Amritsar as well as Delhi-Jammu Tawi main line of Northern Railways. Almost all trains running on these routes have a stoppage either at Jalandhar City or Jalandhar Cantt Railway Station (if not both). Kapurthala lies on the Jalandhar-Firozpur section. All trains - passenger or mail - running on the Jalandhar-Firozpur section have a stoppage at the RCF Halt. Detraining here, one would find oneself opposite to the RCF's Main Gate/Entrance.
By Air The nearest Civilian Airport is Rajasansi International Airport at Amritsar which is around 75 Kms. from Kapurthala. After reaching Amritsar, one can easily reach Kapurthala by Bus or taxis, and thereafter to RCF.
For More Details Visit official Website Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala : www.rcf.indianrailways.gov.in