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BHEL to make coaches for Metro rail

BHARAT Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), has entered into a Technology Collaboration Agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI) of Japan for the manufacture of stainless steel coaches for metro rail. The agreement was signed by Amitabh Mathur, Director (IS&P), BHEL and Makoto Oga-wara, Senior Vice President, Kill in the presence of Atul Sob-ti, Chairman and Managing Di-rector, BHEL and Yoshinori Kanehana, President, KHI. The agreement covers establishing state-of-the-art design, engineering and manufacturing facilities at BHEL, India using Japanese technology. Significantly, it will also entitle BHEL to technological advances and upgrades. BHEL has been a partner to Indian Railways for over 50 years and is supplying electric and diesel locomotives, EMUs, and propulsion systems. Notably, Kolkata Metro, the first Metro in India, is equipped with BHEL made propulsion system. KHI is a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment/ products and its Rolling Stock Company has supplied EMU (Metro/Commuter) train sets to various countries like USA, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong be-sides Japan. KHI is also the manufacturer and supplier of the Shinkansen High-Speed Bullet Trains, proposed to be introduced.

Amitabh Mathur from BHEL and Makoto Ogawara from Kill in the presence of Atul Sobti from BHEL and Yoshinori Kanehana from Kill after signing pact I EXPRESS
duced in India on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor. The Agreement has been signed in the backdrop of Union Government's "Make it India" initiative and will enable BHEL to produce stainless steel coaches indigenous.
SOurce: epaper.newindianexpress.com/c/20225500 

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