Kapurthala, April 20, 2017: Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala celebrated the 62nd Railway Week Award function-2017 with zeal and fervour here at RCF. Shri R.P.Nibariya, General Manager / RCF was the Chief Guest and gave away mementos, merit certificates and cash awards to 114 officers and employees for their outstanding performances rendered during the year 2016-17. He also presented Running Safety Shield to Plant Group selected for maintaining high standard of safety .
Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Nibariya said that Railway Week is celebrated every year to encourage and felicitate employees for their outstanding performance during the year. He congratulated the award winners for putting in their best performance and hoped that they would rededicate themselves to produce better results in the future. It was due to the untiring efforts and dedication of the RCF employees that today Indian Railways has made remarkable progress in achieving important goals and targets.
Shri. Nibariya enumerated the achievements of RCF and said that the manufacturing of coaches to run at a speed of 200-km per hour is near completion and the coaches will roll out within a month. RCF rolled out all the coaches for Bangladesh Railway of their 120 coach export order . Also, 60 coaches for Defence were turned out during the year made according to the requirement of Indian Army. Five Humsafar rakes were manufactured and RCF will manufacture another five rakes during the present fiscal.
He asked for dedicated and tireless efforts of RCF employees to work for manufacturing of coaches for increasing the satisfaction quotient of the passengers besides operating at high speed. Railway Board has asked for giving passengers better services and making railway journeys enjoyable and hence proposed new initiatives in introduction of New Genre train services like Antodaya (a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service with coaches having vestibules in both ends) and Deen Dayalu – the manufacturing of which are underway in RCF.
RCF also got two Prestigious awards in the field of Environment managenent viz. Golden Peacock Environment Award and Greentech Environment Award Award during the year.
The function concluded with a colourful cultural programme .