Indian Railways looks to upgrade 6,000 HP locomotives to 9,000 HP! ‘Make in India’ 1190 KW motor to be used


Indian Railways looks to upgrade 6,000 HP locomotives to 9,000 HP! ‘Make in India’ 1190 KW motor to be used

Indian Railways gets another ‘Make in India’ boost! Recently, the national transporter has achieved the first milestone for upgradation of its locomotives from 6,000 HP to 9,000 HP.

The Ministry of Railways, through a tweet, recently announced that the first ever high HP Motor of 1190 KW for traction application has been inaugurated by Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction.

In addition to this, Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry also stated in the tweet that the first ever 9,000 HP locomotive, manufactured under Modi government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ initiative is expected to be rolled out from Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in January next year.

A few months back, the CLW rolled out an all-new design 5,400 HP electric locomotive. The electric locomotive, built at a cost of Rs 13 crore is the first in the country to have an aerodynamic design. Read More

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