Indian Railway Electric Train: Indian Railways is incorporating new technology along with making changes in its technology. From trains to railway stations are being connected with modernity. Vande Bharat Express train to bullet train is an example of this. At the same time, Railways has made a deal with a company to make electric locomotives. This deal has been done for 26 thousand crore rupees.
This deal of railways has been done with Siemens India, which will make 1200 rail engines for railways. However, these engines will be used for goods trains. The company has given this information on 16th January i.e. on Monday. In the statement given by the company, it has been said that a contract has been taken with the Ministry of Railways to make 1200 rail engines of 9000 horse power. This is the biggest order received in India.
Engine will be ready in 11 years
The company said that the electric rail engine will be ready in the next 11 years. Along with this, the responsibility of maintenance has been taken for 35 years in the contract. Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and CEO of Siemens India said that it will be manufactured using Siemens Mobility technology.
Where will electric engines be made
The company has informed in its statement that the electric locomotives will be assembled at the Indian Railways factory located in Dahod, Gujarat. The total value of the contract is Rs 26,000 crore. Taxes and price variations have not been included in this. Maintenance of these locomotives will be done at railway depots located at Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur, Raipur and Pune. Their assembly and maintenance work will be done in collaboration with the employees of Indian Railways.
How fast will this train engine run
These modern locomotives will be used for freight transportation. It will be prepared to run at a speed of 120 km with a weight of 4500 tonnes. It is believed that this will save more than 800 million tonnes of carbon dry oxide.
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