Mumbai Division of Central Railway organized an exhibition of RDSO approved materials on 12.01.2021. The purpose of the exhibition was to physically display materials with limited vendor base for better appreciation by vendors and to encourage them to come forward to develop and register with RDSO/PUs for supplying these items to Railway Units.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Shalabh Goel, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai. On this occasion, various officials of CR HQ, Mumbai Division, RDSO, RITES, representatives of business associations and vendors of Mumbai areas participated. A booklet containing details of items was also released by the Chief Guest, Shri Goel and other dignitaries.
The exhibition was very eventful and was well attended by vendors from Mumbai. 38 items were physically displayed during the exhibition and visiting vendors could visually see and feel them. Further, heavy items were also displayed on LCD. Over 60 firms represented and about 82 participants attended, including 23 new vendors. The vendors were apprised of the registration process in railways and RDSO and their technical quires related to materials were also satisfactorily answered by railway’s technical experts. The participating vendors appreciated this initiative and thanked the railway for organizing the event.
The Mumbai Division has further plan to set up a permanent Exhibition Hall to display important critical and safety items required for railway operations and facilitate visits of prospective vendors to understand and appreciate the items normally purchased by Railways. All precautions related to COVID pandemic were followed during the event.