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9000HP variant of WAG9HH initial production series has been certified for RDSO for 100kmph operations.

Likely to operate in WDFC and feeder routes to EDFC in Jharkhand and Odisha.
WDAP-5 , a dual mode locomotive, 4500hp Diesel engine or 5500hp electric mode operation has been handed over for testing to a locomotive shed.
 

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A modified WAG 11 (EMD locomotives refurbished as electric ones) was ready to be rolled out and tested.

The first prototype had some critical defects pointed out by RDSO. Work on those has happened. And more and more components of EMD locomotive is tried to be used to bring down costs.

Without the COVID19, it was planned to get RDSO approvals for the new prototype by June end and start production with an initial conversion rate of 10 locomotives a month.
 

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A modified WAG 11 (EMD locomotives refurbished as electric ones) was ready to be rolled out and tested.

The first prototype had some critical defects pointed out by RDSO. Work on those has happened. And more and more components of EMD locomotive is tried to be used to bring down costs.

Without the COVID19, it was planned to get RDSO approvals for the new prototype by June end and start production with an initial conversion rate of 10 locomotives a month.
As of now, meagre number of manpower(4-6 per train, one senior engineer and remaining running staff) are deployed to check the status of passenger trains only, services not expected to resume for quite some time. Employees closer to stations only on duty.
 

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As of now, meagre number of manpower(4-6 per train, one senior engineer and remaining running staff) are deployed to check the status of passenger trains only, services not expected to resume for quite some time. Employees closer to stations only on duty.
There also are a some certification works to begin by next week for important electrification and Gauge conversion projects.

Sections of NDLS and HWH are planned to be repaired/relaid if things improve in the first two weeks of May, as major blocks won't be required.

But then again lets see how much more is the lockdown extended.
 

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Electric loco Production programme for 2020-21

CLW
WAP7-30
WAP5-50
WAG9HC-310
TOTAL-390

DLW
WAP7-225
WAG9HC-50
TOTAL-275

DMW
WAP7-60
The WDG4G/6G by General Electric and WAG12B by Alsthom isn't included.

Also WDG3A conversions to WCAG3/WAG10 and WDG4 to WAG 11 isn't counted in this.
 

Ankit Kumar

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Here’s a compiled list of sections opened in the DFCs:

WDFC:
1. New Ateli-New Phulera 190 km

EDFC:
1. New Khurja - Bhadan - 194 km
2. New Durgauti - New Sasaram - 66 km

Source: Ganesh Iyer
 
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