The high-speed engine was developed in West Bengal's Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW)
The new locomotive is produced under the 'Make in India' initiative of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government
NEW DELHI :
The Indian Railways has manufactured a high-speed locomotive that can run at a speed of 180 km per hour. The high-speed engine was developed in West Bengal's Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW). Railway minister Piyush Goyal shared this news on social media site Twitter. The new locomotive is produced under the 'Make in India' initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. “Railways has manufactured a high speed locomotive in West Bengal's Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, achieving a top speed of 180km/hr. Watch the video," he tweeted.
Piyush Goyal also attached a video with his tweet, displaying the speed at which the train is running through a speedometer.
"It will speed up trains like never before," Goyal tweeted from his official Twitter handle.
Vande Bharat Express, India's fastest train, had hit a speed of 180 km per hour during its trial run. The train has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, under the 'Make in India' initiative.
Effective 1 July, Indian Railways has speeded up 261 trains by up to 110 minutes, over different zones as part of its 'Mission Raftaar' to provide faster travel to passengers. 'Mission Raftaar' was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17. It envisages a target of doubling average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years.