The seven identified locations in Mumbai include Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Teminus, Kalyan, Lonavala, Neral, Igatpuri, Dadar and Matheran. Outside Mumbai, it is opening at four stations, including Akudi, Chinchwad, Miraj and Baramati, Central Railway chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar told Mid-Day.
Vaishnaw said that an order for 30,000 wheels had earlier been placed with a Ukraine-based company. However, the company was unable to meet the contract due to the Russian invasion of the country.
The wheels will be used in the first set of prototype Vande Bharat Trains, thus enabling their trial run from July this year.
Besides vehicle financing, the partnership also offers extra benefits to Hero Electric customers such as attractive interest rates, flexible tenure options and affordable equal monthly instalments (EMIs) as per customer eligibility, it said.
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