Breaking News

Indian Railways shopping list includes 200 kmph locomotives

Need for speed seems to have become an addiction for Indian Railways, as it is currently looking for high-speed locomotives that can clock 200 km per hour. These will be used to run trains on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes. The railways is currently looking for suppliers who can provide such high-speed locomotives. It may be recalled that the fastest train in India is currently the Gatimaan Express, which runs between Delhi and Agra at a speed of 160 kmph. The railways now wants to break this record too, which is why it has allocated a budget of Rs 500 crore to purchase 200 kmph high-speed locomotives.

The railways will soon float a global tender to acquire the high-speed locos. The successful bidder will have to provide 10 high-speed electric locos, take care of the maintenance and also provide transfer of technology. The high-speed locos will haul 22-24 coaches at speeds of 200 kmph. The railways has already started manufacturing compatible high-speed coaches called the Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches that can easily run at 200 kmph. These are being manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala.

About Satya Singh

Comments are closed.

Scroll To Top