Date Of Post: 02 Apr, 2018
Latur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal performed ‘bhoomi pujan’ (auspicious ceremony) of a rail coach factory in Latur district on Saturday. The Rail coach factory at Latur will manufacture train sets, coaches for Metro, MEMU & will also create industrial ecosystem of ancillary units & promote industries, Goyal said.
- “We are laying extensive metro lines in Maharashtra but we had to import coaches from outside, despite we being ready to pay the Railways for them. This is the first project in the history of Railways where bhoomipujan is being done within two months of it being approved,” the CM said.
- The Chief Minister expressed hope that the coach factory would be a magnet for allied industries and create thousands of jobs.
- Built on 153 hectares of land, the plant would manufacture Electrical Multiple Units (railway term for suburban trains) and metro rail coaches.