Industrial Visit to Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala16-12-2017
On 16th December, 2017, students of Faculty of Natural Sciences visited Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala (Punjab), India. It was established in 1986 and is a rail coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. It manufactured its first coach in March 1988. Going on the track of progress RCF become the largest and most modern coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. Till date this unit had produced about 28,000 coaches which are being used in all over the India. In this unit, every year more than 1600 coaches assembled which includes both AC and Non-AC coaches. Bodies of coaches are manufactured using stainless steel and corten steel.
Visit was very informative to students as they learn about metallurgy, paint work and quality check of various gases used for belding and other purposes. Students also got knowledge about how various components of rail coaches are assembled. In short, students find this industrial visit very interesting and informative.