Bharat Forge starts supplying locomotive parts to Indian Railways

By Parthasarathi Biswas  indianexpress.com

Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), the flagship company of the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group, has started supply locomotive parts to the Indian Railways. Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director, said it is the first Indian company to supply parts to the Indian Railways.

In the past, the company has been supplying parts to Russian and European locomotive manufacturers.

Some of the components, including turbo chargers and crankshafts, would be supplied to the railways. The components will be manufactured at the company’s high-tech locomotive manufacturing facility at Baramati, which was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha recently.

During the event, Sinha said that every year the railways has to foot bills worth over Rs 2,000 crore to import small components for the railways. More info

 

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