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09-07-2024
Press Release: 10,000 NON-AC COACHES FOR COMMON RAILWAY PASSENGERS TO BE MANUFACTURED SHORTLY

10,000 NON-AC COACHES FOR COMMON RAILWAY PASSENGERS TO BE MANUFACTURED SHORTLY


Major decision and railway’s efforts to increase facilities for Non-AC passengers:

•Indian Railways plans to manufacture 10,000 Non-AC coaches over the next two fiscal years (2024-25 and 2025-26).
•This initiative aims to enhance facilities for common railway passengers.
•In the next two years, overall count of Non-AC coaches will be increased by 22%.

Detailed Breakdown for FY 2024-25:
•Total production planned: 2,605 General coaches, 1,470 Non-AC Sleeper coaches, 323 SLR coaches, 32 High Capacity Parcel Vans, and 55 Pantry cars.
•Includes Amrit Bharat General, Sleeper, and SLR coaches designed to improve passenger comfort.

Detailed Breakdown for FY 2025-26:
•Total production planned: 2,710 General coaches, 1,910 Non-AC Sleeper coaches, 514 SLR coaches, 200 High Capacity Parcel Vans, and 110 Pantry cars.
•Continues the emphasis o­n Amrit Bharat series for General, Sleeper, and SLR coaches.

Railway’s focus:
•To ensure adequate and improved facilities for passengers traveling in Non-AC coaches.
•Enhance comfort and availability in response to varying passenger needs and seasonal fluctuations.
•Railway’s strategy is to increase the production of Non-AC coaches over the specified years, aiming to cater better to the needs of common passengers.
•In high demand corridors, it has been planned to run special trains having more number of non-AC coaches.




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