The Ministry of Railways has approved the use of Alstom's 12,000 horsepower electric locomotives to run goods at a maximum speed of 120 kmph. France's Alstram company said on Wednesday that earlier this year the railway included the Wag 12B electric engine. It is one of the most powerful engines on Indian tracks.
The company's India and South Asia managing director Ellen Spohr said that we have successfully leveraged our local engineering and manufacturing capabilities in line with India's emphasis on becoming self-sufficient. Alstom is committed to helping Indian Railways reduce its carbon emissions and to adopt clean technology to build the world's largest green railway network. The company said that this electric locomotive enables goods trains with 6,000 tonnes of cargo to run at a maximum speed of 120 kmph.
These engines are planned to be run on the dedicated freight corridor and the railway's main freight route. This will help in increasing the average speed of goods trains from 20 to 25 kilometers per hour. Despite the challenges of the Corona epidemic, Estram began production at all its manufacturing centers with Unlock 1.0. The company is following all the rules of the government. The company has industrial units in Madhepura in Bihar, Sreesity in Andhra Pradesh, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, and Kolkata in West Bengal. Apart from this, Elstram has an engineering center in Bangalore, Karnataka.