PM Modi flags off first ever Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the first ever Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive at Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi.

In line with the Indian Railways’ Mission of 100 per cent electrification, Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi has developed a new prototype Electric Locomotive converted from Diesel Locomotive.

After its mandatory trials, Prime Minister Modi inspected the locomotive and flagged it off.

Indian Railways has decided to convert all Diesel Locomotive to Electric Locomotive during its mid-life rehabilitation.

The project is a step towards saving traction energy cost and also cut down on carbon emissions. Diesel Locomotive Works took just 69 days to convert two WDG3A Diesel Locos into a Twin Electric WAGC3 locomotive of 10,000 HP.

A complete ‘Make in India’ initiative, the conversion is an Indian R&D innovation in the entire world.