Meet Indian Railways 'most powerful passenger locomotive': All you need to know

Mar 12, 2019, 11:24 AM IST
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Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has produced a WAP-7 HS Locomotive which will be giving more speed to the Indian Railways trains. The WAP-7 HS Locomotive is 100% indigenously developed Make-in-India high-speed WAP-7 HS Locomotive which has been developed by Railway engineers completely in-house at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. Check out the key details about the Indian Railways' new machine:

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The 'most powerful passenger locomotive', as termed by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, will be capable of hauling 24 coaches.

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It can haul 24 coaches at a speed of 160 kmph instead of 140 kmph now.

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WAP-7 HS Locomotive has been designed and manufactured at CLW by Indian engineers.

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The new engine, once inducted, will help Indian Railways cover the larger distances much faster and will reduce pollution level.

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Its maker Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has also achieved best ever production numbers in a financial year with another 20 days to go. CLW produced 354 electric locomotives till 10th March 2019 of this financial year 2018-19. Thus CLW has crossed over and surpassed the highest ever 350 locos manufactured during the last financial year 2017-18.

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