UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Rae Barreli

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UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi inaugurated a modern coach manufacturing factory in her Lok Sabha constituency Rae Barreli tomorrow.

The inauguration of the Rs 1,685 crore coach factory was delayed for more than a year due to the vexed issue of compensation to farmers whose land was used for the factory.

Beside the inauguration, Sonia also handed over appointment letters to farmers whose land was used for the project. The country's largest public transporter had acquired 541 hectares of land for the coach manufacturing factory, out of which 283 hectares belonged to private land owners.

The Rae Bareli coach factory is expected to cater to railways' increasing demand for coaches by annually rolling out about 1,000 coaches. Currently, the factory is engaged only in assembling coaches.

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“The coach manufacturing unit here will provide job opportunities to the local residents and farmers who have given their land for this project and add to the development of the area”

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