Indian Railways announced on 31 January 2018 after a
discussion in a high level meeting setting up of a massive rail coach factory
in Latur, Maharashstra which will manufacture Electric Multiple Units for
suburban trains and coaches for metros.
The high level meeting was held between Union Minister
for Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister of Maharashtra,
Shri Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.
Work on this project will be done on high priority
with fast track processing of all approvals. Maharashtra Government has offered
several concessions including in land, taxes and etc. says an official
This project will bring employment opportunities to
the most backward area of Maharashtra and create an industrial ecosystem in the
drought prone region, possibly stopping the heavy migration to other parts of