New Delhi, October 3: In yet another significant push to the Made in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives, Railways unveiled the first batch of indigenously manufactured Tejas Express locomotives for 'push-pull' operations. Praveen Kumar Mishra, General Manager flagged off these Tejas Express locos from CLW sidings in presence of Sr officers and staff of CLW. It is manufactured in West Bengal's Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW).
The Tejas Express locomotives were unveiled in Asansol Railway station. Tejas Express locos will be utilized to haul prestigious & premium passenger trains of Indian Railways. These two WAP-5(35012-35013) type electric locomotives are of 6000 HP capacity each and both are equipped with the latest IGBT-based propulsion system. The Tejas locomotive is capable to run at 160 kmph.
These are highly advanced & energy-efficient locos. These will assist to reduce air drags at higher speeds for more energy efficiency and dynamically stable during high-speed operations. These are noise-free, pollution-free, and environmentally friendly green locomotives which are high on energy efficiency and low on maintenance. The composite converters provided in these locos will directly supply power to the coaches and pantry cars, thus eliminating the need for a separate diesel power generator cars.
The composite converters provided in these locos will directly supply power to the coaches and pantry cars, thus eliminating the need for a separate diesel power generator cars. This means, if these locos are used for Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani Express, the journey can be reduced by at least 90 minutes. The locomotive in front of the train will be manned and pull while the one at the back will be unmanned and function as a push.