Indian Railways rolls out new ‘Make in India’ 160 kmph WAP-7HS locomotive for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto


Indian Railways rolls out new ‘Make in India’ 160 kmph WAP-7HS locomotive for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto

‘Make in India’ boost for Indian Railways! A semi high-speed passenger WAP-7HS locomotive, which is capable of running at a speed of 160 kmph, as against the present maximum service speed is 140 kmph, has been produced by the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) recently.

The WAP-7HS locomotive shall be put into service after statuary tests and trials by GZB shed (Electric Loco Shed Ghaziabad) of Northern Railway zone. The newly manufactured semi high-speed passenger WAP-7HS locomotive is expected to facilitate operation of premium trains of Indian Railways such as Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express and Duranto Express at higher speed.

The overall designing and development of the WAP-7HS locomotive have been done indigenously at the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, located in Asansol, West Bengal. Read More

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