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Siemens equipping Indian Railways’ electrification initiative


MUMBAI: Siemens is equipping Indian Railways in its initiative to upgrade its electric locomotives from 6000 HP to 9000 HP, the company said on Wednesday. Siemens is supplying indegenously-made integrated propulsion system and steel tank transformer to the Indian railways that is undergoing a transformation as part of its rail electrification initiative. “The advanced technology aims to save traction energy cost, thereby reducing fuel expenses and carbon emissions,” the company said in a release. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), the state -owned electric locomotive maker has pre-commissioned this 9,000 HP electric locomotive and trial runs will commence soon. “This important milestone is a step towards fulfilling Indian Railways’ vision of complete electrification, enhanced haulage capability and building high-technology systems in line with the Make in India initiative,” said Tilak Raj Seth, executive vice president of Mobility at Siemens.