CAT Writes To Government To Remove Chinese Companies Involved In Vande Bharat Rail Project.
China and its goods are being boycotted continuously across the country after the Indo-China border dispute. On the other hand, the central government also showed the way out to Chinese companies from rail to road projects after the first 59 Chinese apps were banned under the initiative.
However, there are still many projects in the country which include Chinese companies. In the same link, PM Modi‘s ambitious Vande India Railway project is also being talked about by Chinese companies. That is why the Confederation of All India Traders has written a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday. Under its national campaign ‘ Indian Goods, our pride ‘ of boycotting Chinese goods, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAT), an organization of traders, has demanded the government not to allow the Chinese-owned company CRRC Corporation to participate in the global tender for the semi-high speed indigenous train-18 project of Indian Railways.
It may be recalled that the total value of the project for 44 Vande Bharat Express trains in the country is more than Rs. 1,500 crore. In a letter to Goyal, Cat General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said that the Chinese company is one of the six companies offering tenders for purchase of propulsion system or electric traction contracts of these railways in a joint venture with a company of CRRC Corporation Gurugram.
CAT has said that the Indian Railways project is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for make in India, so the Chinese company should not be allowed to participate in the project in view of this fact and the current circumstances. The letter says that the Ministry of Railways should insist on Indian companies for this project.