Make in India boost for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project! Coach maker BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) has pitched for indigenisation of at least 6 rakes of bullet train coaches in collaboration with Japanese firm and its partner, Hitachi.
The country’ s first ever bullet train project, connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai, for which Japan is providing financial aid, will see two Japanese firms, Hitachi and Kawasaki bidding to become the main contractor. BEML Chairman and Managing Director D K Hota was quoted in a PTI report saying that the request for indigenisation of six bullet rakes, consisting as many as 60 coaches, has been submitted.
In joint negotiation meetings, however, Hitachi had stated that if the bullet train project has to meet its rollout deadline of 2023, then indigenisation of more than one bullet train rake could not be possible. Read More