The first batch of ‘Make in India’ metro coaches to Australia
A consignment of six metro coaches made in Baroda, India, was shipped to Australia from Mumbai Port on Friday.
The metro coaches, built for the Australian government, was the first of its kind India has ever exported. Each coach is 75 feet long and weighing 46 tonnes were loaded in house by the Mumbai Port Trust. This is the first-of-its-kind export from India since the launch of the ‘Make in India’ campaign.
A statement from Ministry of Shipping said The maiden consignment of six Metro Coaches built in Baroda for export to the Australian government from Mumbai Port.
“The entire stevedoring operation (loading into ship) of these prestigious over-sized metro coaches has been done in-house by Mumbai Port Trust unlike any other port in India where private operators carry out such operations,” they added.
This is the first shipment of the planned 450 coaches that will be exported to Australia over a period of two and half a years.
Earlier this month, French company Alstom Transport had delivered its first batch of ‘Make in India‘ coaches to Kochi Metro.
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