The Minister of Railways,Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that in keeping with Prime Minister’s emphasis on ‘Make in India’, the Indian Railways was able to finalise the bids for setting up two loco factories with an order book of about Rs. 40,000 crore.
He said, the bidding process was absolutely transparent and the rates received were extremely competitive. Presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today, he said, these factories will create an ecosystem of many flourishing small and medium ancillary units which will get connected to the global supply chain.
The Railway Minister said, they will boost employment potential of the entire Eastern region. Suresh Prabhu said Indian Railways since initiated a similar bid process for manufacture, supply and maintenance of train sets to be used for Rajdhani and Shatabdi services. It is proposed to increase the current procurement by 30%.