Indian Railways Junction

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Government of India has sent a proposal to conduct DPR related activities for a railway line from Raxaul to Kathmandu. Nepal government is now talking with various stakeholders on how to take up this offer of 136km railway line.
 

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Expansion of CLW has been officially commisioned at CLW on 10th. With this expansion the locomotive production capacity of CLW has increased to 500 Electric locomotives a year from 390 Electric locomotives previously.

PS: Electric Locomotive Production Capacity of DLW (which previously used to build diesels) is supposed to be 275 locomotives. Meanwhile DMW (which worked on Alcos) has capacity of 60 electric locomotives a year.

BHEL was also supposed to assemble Electric locomotives and it did had a capacity of 30 locomotives a year, but I haven't seen/noticed any locomotive out of it this FY.

The FY of 2020-21 was supposed to see rollout of 725 Electric locomotives in total. But due to covid we might be short of that target. By 2022-23 we are looking at 1000 Electric locomotives a year production rate.
 

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Expansion of CLW has been officially commisioned at CLW on 10th. With this expansion the locomotive production capacity of CLW has increased to 500 Electric locomotives a year from 390 Electric locomotives previously.

PS: Electric Locomotive Production Capacity of DLW (which previously used to build diesels) is supposed to be 275 locomotives. Meanwhile DMW (which worked on Alcos) has capacity of 60 electric locomotives a year.

BHEL was also supposed to assemble Electric locomotives and it did had a capacity of 30 locomotives a year, but I haven't seen/noticed any locomotive out of it this FY.

The FY of 2020-21 was supposed to see rollout of 725 Electric locomotives in total. But due to covid we might be short of that target. By 2022-23 we are looking at 1000 Electric locomotives a year production rate.
When both electric and diesel loco production gets farmed out to jv and / or Pvt sector, why expand an already sprawling complex spread across two locations, iirc. Also diesel loco works augment CLW as rightly mentioned too.
 

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When both electric and diesel loco production gets farmed out to jv and / or Pvt sector, why expand an already sprawling complex spread across two locations, iirc. Also diesel loco works augment CLW as rightly mentioned too.
Maybe because most of our trains running today are underpowered, and it's cheaper and easier for RB to produce more in such a manner.
 

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Expansion of CLW has been officially commisioned at CLW on 10th. With this expansion the locomotive production capacity of CLW has increased to 500 Electric locomotives a year from 390 Electric locomotives previously.

PS: Electric Locomotive Production Capacity of DLW (which previously used to build diesels) is supposed to be 275 locomotives. Meanwhile DMW (which worked on Alcos) has capacity of 60 electric locomotives a year.

BHEL was also supposed to assemble Electric locomotives and it did had a capacity of 30 locomotives a year, but I haven't seen/noticed any locomotive out of it this FY.

The FY of 2020-21 was supposed to see rollout of 725 Electric locomotives in total. But due to covid we might be short of that target. By 2022-23 we are looking at 1000 Electric locomotives a year production rate.
I remember reading reading about DLW target above 350 sometimes back almost equal to CLW, will have to dig in more. Recently Railway minister had shared a production graph as well which showed DLW actually producing same number of electrical locomotives as CLW, excluding the diesel locomotives it produced for IR and exports. I had been to DLW probably 15 years back as my one of the Fufa ji was engineer there back then, just before his retirement.

BHEL used to produce the upgraded WAG7s in past.
 
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When both electric and diesel loco production gets farmed out to jv and / or Pvt sector, why expand an already sprawling complex spread across two locations, iirc. Also diesel loco works augment CLW as rightly mentioned too.
Simply because we have thousands of locomotives, including electric traction based, based on old technology which needs to be phased out in near future. There are plans to sell or gift these old locomotives to friendly countries across the world wherever possible and migrate our locomotives stock to only newer & energy efficient locomotives operations as soon as possible.
I remember reading reading about DLW target above 350 sometimes back almost equal to CLW, will have to dig in more. Recently Railway minister had shared a production graph as well which showed DLW actually producing same number of electrical locomotives as CLW, excluding the diesel locomotives it produced for IR and exports. I had been to DLW probably 15 years back as my one of the Fufa ji was engineer there back then, just before his retirement.

BHEL used to produce the upgraded WAG7s in past.
The Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi has registered a record production of electric rail locomotives in July 2020. According to details shared by Piyush Goyal chaired Railway Ministry, a total of 31 electric rail locomotives have been produced by the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi in the month of July.
 

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Simply because we have thousands of locomotives, including electric traction based, based on old technology which needs to be phased out in near future. There are plans to sell or gift these old locomotives to friendly countries across the world wherever possible and migrate our locomotives stock to only newer & energy efficient locomotives operations as soon as possible.

The Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi has registered a record production of electric rail locomotives in July 2020. According to details shared by Piyush Goyal chaired Railway Ministry, a total of 31 electric rail locomotives have been produced by the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi in the month of July.
31 loco each by both CLW and DLW in July 2020.
 

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Mozambique Railways to soon get Diesel Loco sets from Indian Railways​

New Delhi: Railways is piloting national and economic empowerment through exports. Mozambique Railways will soon get Diesel Loco sets from Indian Railways. Rail Wheel Factory, Bengaluru has paved the way for exports through swift production of 90 wheels & 45 axles soon to be assembled at DLW, Varanasi.

Note that till the early 1980s, Indian Railways was importing about 55% of the requirement of wheels and axles. Indigenous capacity was available only at Tata Iron & Steel Company [TISCO] and Durgapur Steel Plant [DSP]. The TISCO plant was technically not capable of meeting the changing requirement of wheels and axles for the new designs of rolling stock and production was discontinued.

DSP was only able to partially meet Indian Railways’ needs. The cost of imports was high with prices rising in the world market. Financing of imports, delays in supplies and limited availability of foreign exchange adversely affected wagon production and rolling stock maintenance.

It was in this context that in the early 1970s, the Railway Ministry felt the necessity for setting up a new specialized Production Unit for manufacture of rolling stock wheels and axles as import substitute. The ultimate objective was that DSP and the Rail Wheel Factory [RWF, formerly Wheel & Axle Plant] should be able to totally meet Indian Railways requirement for standard wheels and axles so that their import could be stopped.

Now, the Rail Wheel Factory, situated in Bangalore, Karnataka, is a state-of-the-art plant, meeting bulk of the requirement of wheels, axles and wheelsets for the Indian Railways. The spare capacity available is profitably utilised to meet the domestic demands for non-railway customers and exports. Aside from domestic supply, it will now be exporting Diesel Loco sets to Mozambique.

Indian Railways To Withdraw Over 2,600 Diesel Locomotives And Pave The Way For 100 Per Cent Electrification​

Aiming at reduction in emissions and use of fossil fuel in train operation, Indian Railways would phase out over 2,600 diesel locomotives in the next few years, paving the way for 100 per cent electrification in broad gauge routes.

With focus on clean and green energy, the state-run transporter has written to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) with details of an action plan to phase out 2,695 diesel locos from the operation in the next five years.
 
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