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The Ministry of Shipping sent out a statement earlier this week announcing the news, it said:
“The maiden consignment of six metro coaches built in Baroda for export to the Australian government were shipped from Mumbai Port.”
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These coaches were 75 feet long and weigh about 46 tonnes each, thus they require a superior and highly specialised loading operation with a high degree of precision and Mumbai Port fulfils these requirements perfectly.
“The entire stevedoring operation (loading into ship) of these prestigious over-sized metro coaches has been done in-house by Mumbai Port Trust unlike any other port in India where private operators carry out such operations.”
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The news had first came into highlight last year when PM Modi, while addressing the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum in Delhi, had said that ‘Make in India initiative had become a movement in Japan’ and that the island nation had created a fund of about $12 billion for it.