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GE to supply 1,000 locomotives to Indian Railways

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Staff writer ▼ | November 10, 2015
GE will invest $200 million to develop and supply Indian Railways with 1,000 diesel locomotives.
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Transport in India   GE will invest $200 million
The company received a Letter of Award from the Ministry of Railways for a locomotive supply and maintenance contract, worth approximately $2.6 billion over 11 years.

The deal advances the Make in India initiative and reinforces India’s position as a global manufacturing destination.

The largest deal in GE’s 100-year history in India, the company will build a diesel locomotive manufacturing facility in Marhowra district in the Indian state of Bihar, as well as maintenance sheds at Bhatinda in Punjab and Gandhidham in Gujarat.

This effort is a major boost to India’s railway modernization efforts, and will provide skill development opportunities for local talent.