As a part of the most important international direct funding (FDI) venture within the Indian Railways sector, multinational rolling inventory producer Alstom not too long ago delivered the 100th electrical locomotive (e-loco) of 12,000 horsepower (HP) to the railway authorities. According to a press release shared by Alstom on Friday, April 30, the corporate manufactured and delivered the indigenous locomotive to the nationwide transporter, which was in-built one of many nation’s largest built-in greenfield manufacturing amenities. (Also Read: Biggest FDI In Indian Railways: India Becomes Sixth Country To Produce Indigenous Locos )
The Prima WAG-12B e-locos, deployed for operations on main freight routes of Indian Railways, coated round 5 million kilometres to this point, hauling a variety of commodities together with cement, coal, fertilisers, meals grains, minerals, and many others throughout 12 states and two union territories. The first WAG 12B electrical locomotive was inducted for industrial providers in May 2020. The locomotives additionally made the inaugural run on the primary totally operational part – Bhaupur-Khurja, of the jap devoted freight hall. (Also Read: Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor: Indigenous Locos Grace Opening Run On Bhaupur-Khurja )
As the nation’s largest multinational sustainable mobility supplier, Alstom’s manufacturing and supply of highly effective e-locomotives resulted in India changing into the sixth nation to affix the league of countries that produce excessive horsepower locomotives indigenously. In 2015, Alstom received a contract value 3.5 billion euros from Indian Railways to produce 800 totally electrical super-powered double-section locomotives of 12,000 horsepower for freight service, able to hauling round 6000 tonnes at a velocity of 120 km per hour. This grew to become the biggest international direct funding venture for Indian Railways. (Also Read: Alstom FDI: All You Need To Know About Indian Railways Indigenous Locomotives )
In the monetary 12 months 2020-2021, Indian Railways registered a freight loading of 1,232 million tonnes, which was two per cent larger than the earlier fiscal 12 months. The introduction of quicker trains on the freight community helped in rising the typical velocity of transportation by 83 per cent, resulting in a shorter turnaround time. This supported the seamless transportation of important items amid COVID-19.
The indigenous locomotives are constructed at one of many nation’s largest built-in greenfield manufacturing amenities located at Madhepura in Bihar. The facility has an put in manufacturing capability of 120 locomotives every year. The contract received by Alstom additionally contains the organising of two ultramodern upkeep depots in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, and one other at Nagpur, Maharashtra.
The depot in Saharanpur is presently operational and the Nagpur one will likely be purposeful subsequent 12 months, stated Alstom. The depots are geared up with fashionable know-how to help the upkeep of the electrical locomotives, manufactured indigenously, at considerably decrease prices.