NEW DELHI: Seven consortiums involving global companies including from China, Japan and Germany are in the race to bag the Rs 2,500 crore Train Set project in India.
A total of 14 companies have submitted applications for participating in the bid for procuring 15 EMU train sets, a first for Indian Railways, a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project said today.
Railways had floated a global tender last month inviting bidders for the project.
While 40 coaches will be imported, 275 will be manufactured in the country as part of Narendra Modi government's Make-in-India initiative.
The Train Sets, known for faster acceleration and deceleration, are to be pressed on Rajdhani and Shatabdi routes with the aim of reducing travel time between cities.
Companies from China, Japan, Canada, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany and two Indian PSUs had applied for the project.
Ayush Jha (Unknown)
Chinese bring labor from home, so even after making in India, no job will be created locally. I would chose Japan or Germany.
Vijay Bali (india)
good hope for the best
please first check how good all the imported cheap chinese power plants are working.Mainly germany supplied the technology to the chinese for the new trains.Next they made cheap copies,IF we need garbage buy Chinese.
Rajiv Agrawal (Unknown)
hope it helps india
its better to bypass the chinese companies...
I go for Japan and second Germany.
Valerian Pereira ()
Give chance to all. to make for india and the world from here.
Gautham A (Bengaluru)
Good! High time we had some better and faster trains.
AKA E (Unknown)
competition will become fierce in coming days
Rakesh (New Delhi) replies to mk
Yes China should not be given priority.
Ritu Raj (Biharsharif)
Decide fast on the tenders and award the work for a time bound completion.