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80% local content in Delhi-Meerut RRTS


New Delhi: In a major push to Make in India, the entire rolling stock to be used for the Delhi-Meerut high speed rail corridor will be manufactured in the country, with around 80% local content, a top official said.

Bombardier Transportation, which won the rolling stock contract for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), will start delivering the coaches from April 2022 onwards, Vinay Kumar Singh, managing director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation, said.

“The contract had a provision for 75% local manufacturing, but now it has been decided that the entire rolling stock will be manufactured at Bombardier’s manufacturing unit in Savli, near Vadodara, Gujarat,” he told ET in an exclusive interaction.

“The local content is more than 80% in these train sets.” The global mobility solutions giant had in May won a Rs 2,500-crore contract to supply 40 train sets for the corridor.

Singh said these train sets would be a first of their kind where both design and construction take place in India. The first look of these train sets will be unveiled on Friday.





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