New Rail Engine and Coach Factories
Diesel Locomotives: Horse power of Diesel Locomotives has been increased from 2600 to 4500 HP. These locos have state-of-art three phase AC-AC Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) based traction system. Moreover, other improvements like dual cab, Air Conditioner in loco cabs, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), Hotel load, Distributed Power Control System (DPCS), etc., are provided in locomotives.
Electric Locomotives: It has been decided to produce only new generation state-of-art three-phase electric locomotives in future. These new generation locos save
up to 20% electricity consumption due to regenerative braking features.
Coach and Diesel Loco: Coach and Engine (Locomotive) manufacturing factories are sanctioned and set up from time to time based on traffic requirements. Presently, the following factories have been sanctioned : –
|Type of factory||Location|
|Coach||1. Palakkad, Kerala.
2. Kolar, Karnataka.
3. Kancharapara, West Bengal.
|Diesel Locomotive||Marhoura, Bihar.|
|Electric Locomotive||1. Madherpura, Bihar.
2. Dankuni, West Bengal.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 09.03.2016 (Wednesday).