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Odisha keen to support railway ministry's Train 20 project: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief Minister Naveen today appealed to the Union to set up its Integrated Factory for aluminium-bodied train sets in the state.

The ministry, in its budget, had said it plans to roll out high-speed aluminium-bodied train sets - called Train-20 - by 2020.

"The may consider setting up the Integrated Factory for aluminium-bodied train sets in Odisha," said in its letter to

The state is the largest of aluminium and contributes to 56 per cent of the total smelting capacity of the country, he said.

The government is "extremely keen" to provide support to the Train 20 project, the CM asserted.

The government is developing an Aluminium Park in district, where molten aluminium can be directly sourced from the smelter of Nalco, said in the letter, adding that the "production costs for the coaches would come down substantially" with the mother plant in the immediate vicinity.

"The state has also identified downstream and ancilliary units of as one of its five focus areas and we are committed to providing unmatched facilitation support to manufacturing investments in the state," he added.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:50 IST