In order to give boost to the “Make in India” scheme and to generate more jobs in India, the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain has sanctioned some plans.
The will not only help to enhance the railway sector with modern technology but it will also help to enhance to incorporate Government of India's Make in india initiative in Indian Railways in a wider sense.
The following are the projects which have been sanctioned by Railways:
(i) Setting up of a traction alternator manufacturing factory for high horse power Diesel Locomotives at Vidisha.
(ii) Augmentation of production capacity from 200 to 250 high horse power locos per year including facilities for fabrication of crank case for high horse power diesel locomotives at Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi.
(iii) Setting up of a Forged wheel factory at Raebareli by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited.
(iv) Ministry of Railways has already planned to manufacture two rakes for Kolkata metro & EMU rakes for Mumbai area with indigenously developed IGBT based 3 – phase propulsion system under ‘Make in India’ scheme.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 27.07.2016 (Wednesday).
Modernisation is an ongoing and continuous process on Indian Railways. In order to obtain latest technical know-how of the world Railways, Ministry of Railways has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for technical cooperation with various foreign countries/railways viz. France, Germany, Czech Republic, China, South Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom, Japan, Russia and Sweden which inter alia includes modernization of rail infrastructure including railway stations.