Railways Develops High Speed Locomotive, Achieves a Top Speed of 180 kmph During Trials

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Indian Railways has manufactured a high-speed locomotive in West Bengal’s Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), achieving a top speed of 180 km per hour, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

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  • The minister also mentioned that the new locomotive is produced under the “Make in India” initiative.
  • “It will speed up trains like never before,” Goyal tweeted from his official Twitter handle.
  • This High Speed Locomotive achieved speed of 180 Kmph during statutory trials in Kota Division on 12.08.2019.
  • This WAP-7HS locomotive is capable of hauling 24 coach train at 160 Kmph.
  • The complete design and development of locomotive have been done indigenously under “Make in India” initiative in CLW.
  • This new type of locomotive is expected to facilitate the operation of premium trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto at a higher speed.

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