Mamata announces slew of railway projects for WB

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced a slew of projects, including expansion of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, for West Bengal.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 18:01 PM IST

Andal (WB): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee
on Saturday announced a slew of projects, including expansion of
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, for West Bengal.

The Railways would invest Rs 92.5 crore in CLW in the
first phase to ramp up its production capacity to 200 engines
annually from the current 150 and the expansion work would be
over by 2012, Banerjee said at a programme held at a wagon
manufacturing unit in Kulti.
In the second phase, Rs 134 crore would be invested to
boost its capacity to 275 engines, she said, adding that the
Railways had placed an order of Rs 195 crore with the company.

"If there is a will, there is a way. Development cannot
be made with the help of guns," Banerjee said taking a dig at
the Left Front government.

The Railways will set up a wagon manufacturing unit at
Andal and a power plant at Adra. The wagon industry would also
come up at Haldia while the Railways would build an AC plant
at Budge Budge, she said.
A midlife coach rehabilitation unit will be set up at
Anara for which the foundation stone would be laid tomorrow,
the minister said, adding that the Railways required a huge
number of coaches and wagons and that is why the ministry had
decided to set up its own coach and wagon units.

PTI