The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), a joint venture between the Centre and Maharashtra to build and operate the capital city’s first underground metro corridor has selected French rail manufacturer Alstom to supply the coaches for the line.
Alstom’s Managing Director for India & South Asia cluster based in Bengaluru Mr Alain Spohr is a versatile personality. He joined Alstom in September 2017. Prior to this position he worked for for GE Energy India where he was the MD & CEO of the GE/Bharat Forge Join Venture and also the India Country Leader for Steam Power Systems.
Government tenders worth about Rs 13,000 crore were either cancelled or withdrawn and re-issued after the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) stepped in to change their conditions for promoting ‘made in India’ goods, a top official said.
Indian Railways has got its first 12,000 HP electric locomotive from Alstom as part of a 3.5 billion euros ‘Make in India’ deal! This new electric locomotive has been manufactured and assembled at Alstom’s factory in Bihar’s Madhepura.
Indian Railways creates manufacturing record, gives boost to ‘Make in India’! It’s a big leap for the national transporter, as a new record has been set by the Integral Coach Factory of Indian Railways of manufacturing 2,239 coaches by February-end.
Make in India 2.0 will accord renewed focus on ten champion sectors, including capital goods, auto, defence, pharma and renewable energy to push growth in manufacturing and generate job opportunities, the Economic Survey said today.
Less than a month after the PMO expressed its displeasure over the non-compliance of ‘Make In India’ policy by certain departments, the Railways has made mentioning percentage of ‘local content’ mandatory for bidders to qualify for the procurement process.