Jan 10 2018 | India Opportunities

Goi wants Metro-7 corridor coaches to be made in India

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is implementing Andheri East–Dahisar East Metro-7 corridor, Dahisar- DN Nagar Metro-2A corridor, and DN Nagar -Mandale Metro-2B corridor in Mumbai. Funds for procuring systems and coaches will come from ADB. MMRDA plans to procure 63 driver-less trains of six coaches each for the metro corridors. As per the terms of the loan, the coaches needs to be procured mostly from outside India but the PMO is insisting on making this in the country under the 'Make in India' programme. As per news report, officials from the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) under the Union Finance Ministry had a meeting with Asian Development Bank (ADB) over allowing to have 75 per cent of coaches manufactured in India.