GE today announced the delivery of two 4,500-horsepower diesel-electric Evolution series locomotives to Indian Railways in the presence of Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman of the Indian Railway Board and senior dignitaries from Indian Railways at an event in Lucknow.
The locomotives have been made under the $2.5 billion agreement signed in 2015 as part of the Government of India’s Public-Private Partnership ‘Make in India’ program to develop and supply 1,000 fuel-efficient diesel-electric Evolution Series locomotives.
GE has also unveiled the state-of-the-art Roza Maintenance Shed in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The maintenance shed which has been built on 20 acres with an investment of Rs. 200 crores (USD 35 million) will be equipped for digital monitoring of the GE Evolution Series diesel locomotives (4500 and 6000 horsepower) and will have a modern training institute for Indian Railways pilots.
Ashwani Lohani, Chairman of the Indian Railway Board said, “Today marks a paradigm shift in diesel locomotive family. I would like to compliment GE for this new generation fuel-efficient locomotive. The localisation aspect on this locomotive will eventually go upto 70% making it a perfect example of Make in India. It is indeed a historic achievement for GE, Indian Railways as well as the Northern Railways.” Read More…
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