In a fillip to ‘Make in India’ and Indian Railways aim to move towards environment-friendly methods, state-run BHEL recently flagged of its first electric locomotive.
State-run engineering major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) flagged off its first 6,000 HP electric locomotive from its Jhansi plant in Uttar Pradesh, expanding its footprint in the transportation sector.
A company statement said that as part of its diversification initiatives, BHEL has flagged off of its first 6,000 HP electric locomotive (Type WAG-9H). BHEL has manufactured the 6,000 HP locomotive against an order from the Railway Board for 30 locomotives for Indian Railways.
Interestingly, the public sector firm has created a dedicated centre for research and development in transportation technology as well as manufacturing facilities at Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) and Bengaluru (Karnataka) plants. Read More