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KOLKATA: The commercial production of Vande Bharat sleeper trains will begin at Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd’s (TRSL) Uttarpara plant from June 2025, Titagarh Vice-Chairman & MD Umesh Chowdhary said on July 27.
“TRSL along with its consortium partner BHEL has been entrusted by Indian Railways to build 80 sets of the semi-high speed trains,” he said.
At least 50-55 per cent of the train components will be produced in Bengal by the consortium, in which the city-based TRSL holds 52 per cent stake.
TRSL’s share of the Vande Bharat sleeper train order is Rs 12,716 crore out of the total Rs 24,000 crore contract bagged by the consortium, he said.
“The commercial production of Vande Bharat sleeper trains will commence from June 2025 and we are already in the process of installing requisite separate lines and other infrastructure facilities at the Uttarpara plant. A significant portion of the Rs 650 crore capex has also been lined up for this purpose,”Umesh Chowdhary said.