Big ‘Make in India’ boost for Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways! The Northern Zonal Railway recently received its very first aerodynamically designed passenger electric locomotive. One of the key factors about this locomotive is that it is capable of running at a speed of 200 km per hour.
The first aerodynamically designed three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive has been manufactured by the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. The newly introduced ‘Make in India’ locomotive has been provided with improved aerodynamics and has an ergonomic design, which takes care of the comfort and safety of the driver.
The new aerodynamically designed locomotive will be used to power premium trains such as Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express and Gatiman Express, which would reduce the travel time for these trains, the official informed.
The front design of the new locomotive has a more aerodynamic shape in order to reduce drag at higher speeds. Read More