Titagarh Wagons (TWL) and joint venture partner Japan-based Nippon Shariyo are the two Indian railway coach-makers among those in the fray to provide 14 air-conditioned rakes to Metro Railway, Kolkata.
A wing of the Indian Railways, the Metro, will require these rakes to feed its upcoming extension lines. Protyush Ghosh, Deputy General Manager, Metro Railway saod that the other company is a consortium of Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) and Chinese company, CAF India.
These apart, Mr. Ghosh said, a South Korean company has solely bid for the contract. Declining to divulge the total contract value, Protyush Ghosh said the authorities paid nearly Rs 5 crore for a rake for its existing route.
Metro Railway has taken up four extension projects entailing an investment of nearly Rs 11,000 crore.