Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway held an Exhibition of Railway specific materials for enhancing vendor base of approved sources and to promote “MAKE IN INDIA” policy of Government of India. Shri N S R Prasad, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division inaugurated the Exhibition today i.e., 29th January, 2021 at Hyderabad Bhavan, Hyderabad Divisional Headquarters office building, Secunderabad.
Telangana State has a large manufacturing base and immense potential to manufacture Railway specific items. Hyderabad Division on the directives of Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO), has facilitated to display the items in the exhibition hall for appreciation, encouragement and development of prospective vendors.
All information like detail specification, end use of items, last purchase cost of Railways, Price List Code Numbers etc., were displayed with each item. The procedure to access detail specifications of product from RDSO website and other vendor approving agency was also explained along with policy of approval of sources. The Vendors were encouraged to participate in tenders and were also told to secure developmental orders for Railway specific items. Now, Railway procurement is end to end on digital platforms right from tender offer to payment of bills. All procurement processes are now on the online platform of IREPS which is benefiting tremendously to Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) sources also. Feedback forms were provided to all the firm representatives for submission of their suggestions.
Shri Hem Singh Banoth, Shri B.R.KReddy, Additional Divisional Railway Manager’s, Hyderabad Division, Shri A.K Ranjan, Sr. Divisional Material Manager, Hyderabad Division, other officials and around 30 representatives of local manufacturing units were also present during the occasion. Representatives of manufacturing units have examined the items physically for better appreciation and understanding the complexities of the items and application of items.