Ramkrishna Forgings Wins Rs 270 Cr Contract for Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains

Kolkata-based Manufacturer to Supply Bogie Frames in Major Boost for 'Make in India' Initiative

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Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains
Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains

KOLKATA METRO (Metro Rail News): Ramkrishna Forgings Limited, a prominent Kolkata-based manufacturer, has secured Rs 270 crore order from a consortium led by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to produce bogie frames for the sleeper version of the Vande Bharat train sets. Announced on April 15, this significant contract highlights the company’s expanding influence in the Indian rail sector and its commitment to supporting the national ‘Make in India’ campaign.

The contract involves the development and validation of bogie frames for 32 train sets, each consisting of 16 coaches, totaling a production of 1,024 frames. This project not only represents a critical step forward in modernizing India’s railway infrastructure but also underscores Ramkrishna Forgings’ capabilities in high-quality manufacturing.

Previously, in June 2023, a consortium including Titagarh Rail Systems Limited (TRSL) and BHEL signed a comprehensive contract to manufacture and maintain 80 Vande Bharat sleeper train sets by 2029. Lalit Kumar Khetan, Whole Time Director and CFO of Ramkrishna Forgings, expressed pride in the company’s role in this prestigious project, emphasizing their “relentless pursuit of excellence and innovative approach.”

Founded in 1981, Ramkrishna Forgings has expanded its global footprint, maintaining offices and facilities in strategic locations across the US, Mexico, Turkey, and Belgium, alongside its state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities in Jamshedpur.

The recent order from BHEL not only strengthens Ramkrishna Forgings’ position in the heavy engineering sector but also supports the broader ‘Make in India’ initiative, enhancing the country’s self-reliance in critical infrastructure development. As the company continues to participate in significant national projects, its role in advancing India’s rail transport capabilities is set to grow, marking an encouraging trend towards innovation and quality in domestic manufacturing.

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