Rupaheli (RPI): Ministry of Railways is planning to expedite the MEMU Coach Factory near Rupaheli Station, Bhilwara District, Rajasthan, where the foundation stone was laid on 22nd September 2013 for Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit Coach Factory.
MEMU Coach Factory has been approved in the Rail Budget 2013-14 at an estimated cost of INR 800 crore. This factory is a joint effort of Indian Railways, Government of Rajasthan and BHEL. MOU between Ministry of Railways and BHEL was signed for setting up for this factory on 25.02.2013.
MOU between Ministry of Railways and Government of Rajasthan for providing 518 acres of land free of cost for setting up for this factory was signed on 21.09.2013. Once operational, this factory will meet the demand of MEMU Coaches on Indian Railways to a large extent. Besides, it will generate direct and indirect employment & give thrust to area development. With establishment of the factory Bhilwara will now have a new identity that of MEMU Coach Factory, besides being a textile city.