7,329 AC Three Tier Coaches on Indian Railways by FY18-19 End.

The number of AC III tier coaches in service as on 31st March, 2019 on Indian Railways is 7329.

The number of coaches including AC-III tier coaches, in the composition of trains depends, inter-alia, on factors like traffic pattern, schedule of train etc. further, the composition of a large number of trains such as unreserved trains, Antyodaya Express Train, Day time Intercity Trains, Shatabdi Express Trains does not include AC-III Tier Class.

The number of AC-III tier coaches manufactured by the Production Units of Indian Railways are as follows:-

YearNo of AC III-tier Coaches
2014-15488
2015-16597
2016-17534
2017-18589
2018-19885

The production of AC-III tier coaches, has been scaled up in the last five years, as is evident from the above-given table.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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