Indian Railways inducts 100th Electric Locomotive of 12000 HP WAG 12 B

12000 HP WAG 12 B has been produced under the Make in India programme and manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL)

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12000 HP WAG 12 B Locomotive
12000 HP WAG 12 B Locomotive
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NEW DELHI, India (Metro Rail News): Indian Railways inducted 100th Electric Locomotive of 12000 HP WAG 12 B in its fleet. The loco is named WAG 12 B with the number 60100. The locomotive is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL). The Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura is a joint venture of Alstom SA of France with Indian Railways for the production of 800 high-power locomotives over a period of 11 years designed to run on Indian tracks at 120 km per hour. The manufacturing has started on 11 October 2017.

Highlights

  • Built in one of India’s largest integrated greenfield manufacturing facilities, these are the Nation’s most powerful ‘Made-In-India’ Electric Locomotives
  • The locomotive has been produced under the Make in India programme
  • The locomotive is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL)
  • These WAG 12B e-Locos have already clocked over 4.8 million kilometres hauling a wide range of commodities across 17 States & 2 Union Territories
  • These locomotives are state of the art IGBT based, 3 phase drive and 12000 horse power electric locomotive
  • These high horse power locomotives will help to decongest the saturated tracks by improving average speed and loading capacity of freight trains
  • These locomotives are state of the art IGBT based, 3 phase drive and 12000 horsepower electric locomotive.
  • These high horsepower locomotives will help to decongest the saturated tracks by improving the average speed and loading capacity of freight trains.

This locomotive is capable of maximum tractive effort of 706 kN, which is capable of starting and running a 6000 T train in the gradient of 1 in 150. The locomotive with twin Bo-Bo design having 22.5 T (Tonnes) axle load is upgradable to 25 Tonnes with design speed of 120 kmph.

These superior electric locomotives built under the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative, are playing a key role in revolutionizing the freight movement in the country. It will help to decongest the saturated tracks by allowing faster, safer and heavier freight trains to move across the country, as well as improve the loading capacity. So far, these e-Locos have traversed across all Railway divisions and are performing well. We look forward to more such delivery milestones.”

These locomotive are proving to be a game changer for further movement of coal trains for Dedicated Freight Corridor. The locomotives can be tracked through GPS for its strategic use through embedded software and Antennae being lifted through the servers on ground through microwave link.

These WAG 12B e-Locos have already clocked over 4.8 million kilometres hauling a wide range of commodities across 17 States & 2 Union Territories.

It may be noted that Indian Railways has entered into Procurement cum Maintenance Agreement with Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL)

First 12000 HP Made in India Locomotive, manufactured by Madhepura Electric Loco Factory situated in Bihar, was put into operation by Indian Railways from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn Station on 18.05.2020.

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