Indian Railways to save crores on energy bill! An unprecedented feat was achieved by the Delhi Division of Northern Railway zone by successfully converting and running 32 pairs of premium and Mail/Express trains on the “Head On Generation” (HOG) system. According to a press release issued by the Northern Railways’ Delhi Division, at present premium trains including 11 pairs of Shatabdi Express, eight pairs of Rajdhani Express, two pairs of Duronto Express, one pair of Humsafar Express as well as 10 pairs of Mail/Express trains are running on this HOG system in Delhi Division. In its effort to cut down on its energy bills and to strengthen environmental conservation, the Delhi Division has introduced the HOG technology in 32 trains having 44 rakes.
According to the press release, the power supply tapped from power lines through a pantograph to the engine of the train is used to run the engine and haul the coaches of the train. In this HOG system Read more
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