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Odisha seeks integrated coach factory for aluminium-bodied trains

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief Minister on Monday requested the to consider setting up an integrated factory for aluminium-bodied train sets in the state.

In a letter to Piyush Goyal, a copy of which was released to media, he said the is extremely keen to set up the integrated factory for these train sets in the state.

"I am writing in the context of production of high speed aluminium bodied 'Train 20' train sets to be rolled out by the by 2020. The is extremely keen to set up the Integrated Factory for these train sets in the state," he added.

said that the state has also identified downsteam and ancillary units in as one of the five focus sectors and it is committed to provide unmatched facilitation support to investments in the state.

"is the largest of aluminium and houses about 56 per cent of the smelting capacity of the country. The is developing a dedicated Aluminium Park, where molten aluminium can be directly obtained from the for the of the train sets," he said.

In view of this unique advantage in the state, the production costs for the coaches could come down substantially through use of committed feedstock from the mother plant in the immediate vicinity, he added.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:18 IST
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