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PM Modi Flags Off Country's First All-Electric Superfast Train in Bihar

India | News18 | April 10, 2018, 12:19 pm
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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off country’s fastest locomotive made with the help of French company Alstom under Make In India Project at Madhepura Rail Loco factory of Bihar on April 10, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off country’s fastest locomotive made with the help of French company Alstom under Make In India Project at Madhepura Rail Loco factory of Bihar on April 10, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The first engine rolled out from the factory has 12000 HP capacity, more than double of existing locomotives, capable of pulling along 6000-ton weight with speed of 120 km/hr. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The first engine rolled out from the factory has 12000 HP capacity, more than double of existing locomotives, capable of pulling along 6000-ton weight with speed of 120 km/hr. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 With this India has become the fifth country after Russia, China, Germany and Sweden where such electric locomotives are operational. The heavy – haulage engines will help decongest saturated routes by improving the speed and carrying capacity of freight trains. (Image: Special Arrangement)

With this India has become the fifth country after Russia, China, Germany and Sweden where such electric locomotives are operational. The heavy – haulage engines will help decongest saturated routes by improving the speed and carrying capacity of freight trains. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Prime Minister Modi will also formally inaugurate the rail engine factory which for which more than 1300 crore investment has been done. Under Make In India project, Alstom will help to roll out 800 such engines in the next 11 years with an estimated cost of more than 20,000 crore. The average cost of each locomotive is estimated to be Rs 25 crore. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Prime Minister Modi will also formally inaugurate the rail engine factory which for which more than 1300 crore investment has been done. Under Make In India project, Alstom will help to roll out 800 such engines in the next 11 years with an estimated cost of more than 20,000 crore. The average cost of each locomotive is estimated to be Rs 25 crore. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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