INTRODUCTION/BRIEF HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT/WING:
POH of IRS & HAL made Passenger Coaches and Wagon Repairs were started at Carriage Complex since 1926. Timber Body Saloon cars were also been periodically repaired at KPA. This Shop is credited with the glory of modification of First Governor’s Saloon i.e. RA-33. With the increase of Electrification over ER & NR, four wheel tower cars were also being manufactured and repaired at Kanchrapara. NG Timber Body Coaches as well as Bus Cars for Nabadwip- Santipur&Bolpur- Ahmedpur service were also introduced in POH activity.
With the introduction of ICF made all coil spring with steel body coaches in the train services, the IRS & HAL coaches were gradually withdrawn from the services. From the year 1995, Non-AC ICF POH Activity in Carriage Complex had been permanently introduced.
Presently, POH of EMU/MEMU Coaches, ICF Non-Ac Conventional Coaches, DEMU Coaches, SPART, Eight Wheeler Tower Car and conversion of different ART/ARME & Campingcoachesunder RSP are being carried out by this Shop.