New AC trains in Mumbai locals to be 100% made in India

As part of the Centre’s ‘Make In India’ initiative, the new set of air-conditioned (AC) trains that will be running on Mumbai’s suburban rail network will be completely manufactured within the country.

Currently, the only AC local train operating on the western line has electrical and software systems made in Germany. In contrast, the seven Medha AC local trains and 12 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) AC local trains for Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) will be manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai and fitted with India-made electrical and software systems.