In a record speed, RVNL completed Marathwada Rail Coach Factory Latur project. The Factory is expected to contribute significantly to the overall development of the region, heralding a modern industrial ecosystem around.
Notwithstanding Covid- 19 related lockdowns and challenges. Indian Railways’ PSIJ. Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) commissioned Marathwada Rail Coach Factory, Latur. Maharashtra. 25th December 2020. the Good Governance Day, with the production Of the first coach shell.
The factory was commissioned only about two years ago. The project cost was 500 crore, besides the land cost of 120 crores, Marathwada Rail Coach Factory is going to significantly contribute to the overall development of this aspirational region of Maharashtra by heralding a modern industrial ecosystem. This factory has been designed with an initial capacity of manufacturing 250 MEMO / EMU / CHB/ train set type advanced coaches a year. Its capacity can be enhanced significantly as sufficient vacant space has been marked in the layout plan.
The factory has been set up in 360 acres of land comprising 52.000 square meter pre-engineered building sheds, three lines yard, electric substation with 33kV supply. canteen, security and administrative blocks and a residential colony in 24 acres A 5 km long rail connectivity have been provided for movement of coaches from the factory to a new electronically interlocked Harangul railway station, which earlier used to be only a halt station.
The factory has been equipped with the latest state-of-the-art machinery and plant, material handling systems and various utilities, The project has various green initiatives for sustainable development, which include
800-kilowatt shed roof-mounted solar power plant. sewage and wastewater treatment and recycling plant, rainwater harvesting, plantation of 10,000 trees, LED lighting. natural daylighting and ventilation in sheds.
The administrative block of the plant is built on a green building concept. The project was sanctioned at the end of August 2018. Two days after the sanction, RVNL. a Mini-Ratna PSU awarded a composite contract for the fast track turnkey execution and physically work commenced