Indian Railways to get a ‘Make in India’ coach refurbishing factory! Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to lay the foundation stone of a Rail Coach Refurbishing Karkhana at Sonepat in Haryana, today during his visit to the state.
In an environment-friendly step towards future travel, Indian Railways is planning to convert several of its diesel locomotives into electric ones. What makes this project even more special is that this conversion will happen completely under the Make in India project.
Giving a push to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Centre has issued mandatory parameters for electrical components used in metro rail systems across the country such as elevators, escalators, tunnel ventilation and environmental control system (ECS).
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Government tenders worth about Rs 13,000 crore were either cancelled or withdrawn and re-issued after the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) stepped in to change their conditions for promoting ‘made in India’ goods, a top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.