Vande Bharat: Russo-Indian consortium- Transmashholding (TMH) and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) have placed the lowest bid to make 200 Vande Bharat trains. More train wheels from Russia are expected to come to India. The officers provided this information. The 16 coach Vande Bharat train runs on 64 wheels and the total number of wheels for 200 trains will be 12,800.
TMH-RVNL consortium bids the lowest
TMH-RVNL consortium was the lowest bidder to make 200 Vande Bharat trains at Rs 120 crore per train. The total value is Rs 24,000 crore. Serving and retired officers said that not only India’s prestigious Vande Bharat, but many other trains are running on imported wheels. The Government of India had earlier announced its decision to build 400 Vande Bharat trains.
Vande Bharat has around 15 per cent import content
Vande Bharat wheels are imported from Russia and other countries
A senior ICF official told on condition of anonymity, "Wheels for Vande Bharat were earlier imported from Ukraine. But after the Russo-Ukraine war the wheels are imported from China, Russia and other countries." According to Mani, there is sufficient demand from the Indian Railways and the wheel manufacturing capacity can be increased. He said that the wheels of the train are being imported from China, Ukraine, Czechia, Russia.
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