Mumbai: The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) on Thursday handed over the first rake of its series production for the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd’s (MRVC) phase II coaches for Mumbai suburban railway lines.MRVC had ordered 72 rakes from ICF.
The coach factory had manufactured two prototypes and conducted extensive field trials before starting the series production.ICF will deliver 30 rakes to MRVC this year and the remaining next year.
While MRVC phase I coaches were made out of Corten steel, the new coaches will have a stainless steel body.
The propulsion system for the phase II coaches are being provided by Bombardier, an ICF official said.
Ashok Agarwal, General Manager, ICF, flagged off the rake.
Prabhat Sahai, Chairman and Managing Director, MRVC and other senior officials of the corporation were also present.