India to award first rail supply contract to local firms
Updated : July 30, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under pressure to promote Indian industry to create jobs for millions of people ahead of the South Asian country's next general election in 2019.
State-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), which had not even submitted a bid, will provide 80 percent of the 487,000 tonnes of rails sought in the Indian Railways tender.
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