Alstom, Medha Engineering and Siemens were among 11 major players who participated in the pre-bid meeting for manufacturing 58 new Vande Bharat rakes to be delivered in the next two years.
BHEL, Titagarh Wagons, CAF, Crompton Greaves, Cummins, and ELGI are other players who participated in the meeting.
Indian Railways floated a tender for manufacturing of 58 Vande Bharat train sets on 28th August 2021. Closing date for this tender is 20th October 2021. New Vande Bharat train sets will be manufactured at the ICF in Chennai, RCF in Kapurthala, and Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Rae Bareilly.