India: Govt makes it mandatory to procure 75% of metro rail cars indigenously

21 April, 2017:In a fresh push to Make in India, the government Sunday made domestic procurement mandatory for 75% of metro rail cars and 25% of its critical equipment.“The initiatives are expected to incentivise setting up of manufacturing facilities in the country by increasing the volumes of procurement ... This will in turn result in reduction of cost through economies of scale,” the ministry of urban development said.Until now there were no procurement restrictions for metro rail coaches and a bulk of them were imported.