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West Bengal Government, SAIL & Railways plan coach factory at Singur Print E-mail
Written by Satish   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011
Kolkata: The West Bengal Government, in collaboration with Steel Authority of India Ltd and the Indian Railways plans to set up a Metro rail coach factory on the land of abandoned Tata Motors at Singur. Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee also announced a  slew of industrial projects that her government has taken up for implementation in the next six months.

She said that SAIL had given a letter to the state government expressing interest to set up a Metro coach factory and that the Railways had agreed to the proposed Metro coach factory and would send a formal letter soon.

"I will be happy if Railways, SAIL and the state government jointly set up the coach factory at Singur on 600 acres. We are committed to return the remaining 400 acres to the unwilling farmers," she said.

The government also discussed the pending project of JSW’s Bengal steel plant at at Salboni with company officials. Industry Minister Mr Partha Chatterjee, Industry Secretary Mr Dipankar Mukherjee and WBIDC managing director Ms Nandini Chakraborty met JSW officials and urged them to plug all information gaps between the company and the Government.

Partha Chatterjee also said that the government has received a letter from TVS, stating that they will demerge from Mahabharat Motors and they will manufacture bikes on their own to cater to the eastern part of the country. TVS Motor will use 45 out of the total 63 acres at Uluberia to set up its manufacturing unit.

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