New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said a coach factory will be set up in Maharashtra’s Latur district. Also Read - Maharashtra's Single-day COVID Count Crosses 10,000-Mark, Mumbai Reports 1,174 Fresh Cases

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis thanked the Union minister on Twitter and said the factory will bring employment opportunities and economic development to the Marathwada region. Also Read - Dharavi Sees 7-fold Increase in Coronavirus Cases, BMC Goes Back to 'Old Model' For Curbing Infections

“Thank you Hon Piyush Goyalji for your commitment for setting up of factory of EMU for Suburban Railways and metro coaches at Latur. Big boost to economic activities in Marathwada and huge employment opportunities,” the CM tweeted. Also Read - Neither Badminton Nor Tennis, Amol Gupte Reveals What Trolled Saina Poster Really Stands For

Goyal held a high-level meeting in Mumbai to discuss the setting up of the factory, a Railways statement read.

The plant would manufacture EMUs for suburban trains and coaches for metros. Work on the project will be taken up on a high priority, it said.

The Maharashtra government has offered relaxation in land, taxes and other requirements.

The factory will create an industrial ecosystem in the drought-prone region and boost the shift from agriculture to industry, it read.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.