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Cabinet approves rail coach manufacturing unit at Kolar

Posted on Mar 01 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 28 : the Union Cabinet on Friday gave its approval for setting up a new rail coach manufacturing unit at Kolar in Karnataka to manufacture 500 coaches per annum at an estimated cost of Rs 1460.92 crore (excluding cost of land) with active participation of the state government.

The Ministry of Railways will finance 50 percent of the cost and the Government of Karnataka shall provide the required land, free of cost as well as meet the remaining 50 percent of the project completion cost with escalation, government said in a statement.

Land to the extent of about 1118.38 acres shall be provided free of cost by the Government of Karnataka, it said.

The proposed plant shall help Indian Railways in ensuring timely availability of passenger coaches to meet the increasing demands of passenger transportation.

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