Date Of Post: 18 June, 2018
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked the central government to set up the proposed railway coach factory in Kanjikode, Palakkad district, itself. In a letter to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the chief minister said building light-weight broad gauge coaches was the main objective of the factory.
- He said, the decision to set up the factory was announced in the 2008-2009 union budget and state government had extended full support to the proposal.
- Around 240 acres of land had been acquired for the factory years ago and the people of the state have been waiting for it with great expectations.
- Vijayan said, it was understood that the railways was considering to have the new factory as part of the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.
- He said, a similar factory in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, was proposed in the 2008-2009 budget and the unit was commissioned in 2012.
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