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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.246/2023-2412-07-2023
Secunderabad
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Railway Manufacturing Unit, Kazipet


Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone for construction of Railway Manufacturing Unit at Kazipet today i.e., o­n 08th July, 2023 from a function held at Warangal. The Hon’ble Prime Minister also laid foundation stone for several other important National Highway Projects in Telangana State. Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Governor, Telangana State; Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways; Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region; Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Hon’ble MP also graced the occasion. Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, SCR and other senior officials from Railways were also present o­n the occasion.

Speaking o­n the occasion, Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the people of Telangana o­n the laying of foundation stone for several important infrastructural developmental projects in the State worth around Rs. 6100 crores. The Hon’ble Prime Minister stated that the contribution of Telangana State towards National development has always been great. He said that the people of Telangana have played a key role in making India the 5th largest economy in the world. We are witnessing a golden period in the history of the Nation and we should utilize every opportunity towards the progress of the Nation, he said. He stated that in the past nine years, the Indian government has laid special emphasis o­n infrastructure development and improved connectivity in Telangana region.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister stated that Indian Railways is reaching new heights in the manufacturing sector with the production of thousands of modern coaches and locomotives over the years. He said that now Kazipet has also become a proud partner of the Make in India concept embarked upon by the Indian Railways. The construction of Railway Manufacturing Unit at Kazipet will generate new employment opportunities and will be beneficial for many families in the region, he said. The Manufacturing Unit is expected to produce around 200 wagons per month, he added. Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said that this is the policy adapted by the Government of India known as ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ as he urged to take Telangana forward o­n this mantra of development.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways stated the Government has accorded the highest priority to Infrastructure development. As part of the Gati Shakti scheme, every stage of Infrastructure projects from planning to implementation is being undertaken with proper corporation, coordination and communication, he said. Consequently, the projects are being completed at a much faster pace and today the National Highway connectivity in Telangana State has reached 5000 Kms, he said.

Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region stated that under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister the Road and Railway transport sectors in India has witnessed major developments over the years. Speaking o­n Rail developmental projects he stated that the Railway Manufacturing Unit project at Kazipet has been undertaken with a cost of around Rs. 521 crores o­n 160 acres and is expected to manufacture around 2400 wagons per year. In addition, the Railways has sanctioned the Hyderabad – Yadadri MMTS project with a cost of Rs. 350 crores. Further, the Secunderabad Railway station is being redeveloped with airport standard facilities, he said.

Salient Features of Railway Manufacturing Unit, Kazipet:

 

·Initially, a Wagon Repair Workshop was sanctioned at Kazipet to undertake Periodic Overhauling (POH) of 200 Wagons per month. The project was entrusted to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).

 

·Later o­n, considering various factors such as the enhanced requirement of wagons by Railways, the regular demand from various factors for establishing a manufacturing unit to promote local industry and keeping in view the employment generation opportunities and socio-economic development of the people in the region, the ‘Wagon Repair Shop’ at Kazipet is being upgraded to a ‘Railway Manufacturing Unit’ with an estimated cost of Rs. 521 crores approximately.

 

·The Railway Manufacturing Unit at Kazipet is initially expected to produce 1200 wagons in the first year i.e., 100 wagons per month. Subsequently, during the second year the manufacturing capacity is likely to be increased to 2400 wagons per year.

 

·The Railway Manufacturing Unit at Kazipet will spur the eco-system of new industrial development in Hanumakonda region of Telangana State and will play an important role in the socio-economic progress of the people in the region.





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