When a consignment of six metro coaches built in Baroda was shipped from Mumbai on Friday, it created history in India’s manufacturing sector.
The metro coaches, built for the Australian government, was the first of its kind India has ever exported.
The coaches, which measure 75 feet in length and weigh 46 tonnes each, were loaded in house by the Mumbai Port Trust.
Over the next two-and-a-half years, a total of 450 ‘Made in India’ metro coaches will be exported to Australia.
This is also the first of its kind export India is doing ever since the launch of ‘Make in India’, which aims at turning the country into a global manufacturing destination.
Things are changing fast in India and it is good to see it linking with Australia as it creates history.
(Thanks also to my friend and former AIBC President Rashi Kapoor for alerting me to this story)
Pictured are “made in India” carriages for the Kochi metro system – so India is supplying for domestic demand as well as exporting