Another achievement of Indian Railway, trains run without diesel-electricityJuly 9, 2020
In the Corona era, the Indian Railways is making new achievements one after the other. Now the railway has taken a step further in the field of running the engine of the train. Indian Railways has built a battery-powered engine and has also successfully tested it. That means in a few days, trains running on batteries can now be seen on the tracks.
According to the railway, this engine has been built to save electricity and diesel consumption. Indian Railways informed that a battery-operated dual-mode shunting loco ‘Navdoot’ has been constructed in Jabalpur division of West Central Railway, whose test has been successful. This battery operated loco will be a big step in saving diesel as well as environmental protection.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, “This battery operated loco is a sign of a bright future, which will be a major step in saving foreign exchange with diesel and conserving the environment.”
Recently, Railways have talked about running trains with the power of solar power. Railways has made complete preparations for this. Railways has prepared a solar power plant in Bina, Madhya Pradesh. This will generate power of 1.7 mega watt and will directly reach the over head of the trains. Railways claim that India is the first country in the world to do so. No other country has done this before in the history of railways.
‘Sheshnag’ on the run
Last week, the Railways made history by running a 2.8 km long freight train on the tracks. The railway named this train Sheshnag. Four engines were installed in this train. The train ran with 251 wagons. Earlier, the Railways ran 2 km long Super Anaconda, in which 3 engines with a capacity of 6000 horsepower were installed. There were 177 loaded wagons in this train.