Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has stated that recent tenders for 44 sets of Vande Bharat Trains would be invited within a week and asserted that the brand new pointers of public procurement will favor the ‘Make in India’ initiative. This comes after the Indian Railways cancelled the tenders of 44 sets of Vande Bharat Trains and invited recent tenders as per the revised public procurement so as to keep full transparency.
“While evaluating the technical bids of the tenders, the Tender Committee had noticed that some of the details of the financial offers had been revealed in the first packet, which was not acceptable. The new guidelines of public procurement will be strictly followed and will prefer the ‘Make in India’ initiative. To maintain the complete transparency, the Committee has recommended to cancel the tender and invite fresh tenders,” Yadav stated in a press convention through video conferencing on Sunday.
“Fresh tenders would be invited within a week and would have the provisions to manufacture Vande Bharat Train Sets at all the three Production Units of Indian Railways, ICF, MCF and RCF,” he added. Yadav stated that the Railway is attempting to provoke this mission as early as doable.
“But, due to some technical issues, this project has been delayed. In a fresh tenders timeline for manufacturing of Train Sets will be compressed,” stated the Railway Board Chairman, including that there would be a rise in indigenous content material from the current degree of 50 per cent to a larger degree as half of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. On Friday, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai had cancelled the older tender, which was floated on December 22, 2019.