Mumbai’s wait for 47 AC local trains gets longer as coach factory cancels tender


Mumbai’s wait for 47 AC local trains gets longer as coach factory cancels tender

The city will have to wait longer to add to its sole air-conditioned (AC) suburban local train after the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) of the Indian Railways abruptly cancelled the tender issued to procure 47 more AC locals.

The procurement was part of the third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-3).

The biggest train-coach manufacturer of the country on November 23 cancelled the tendering process for AC locals, which was earlier scheduled to open on November 26.

According to the ICF, technical clarifications sought by RDSO (Research Development Standardisation Organisation) on the trains were the reason behind the cancellation. Read More

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