Minister of Railways inspects electric locomotive maintenance depot in harapur

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Saharanpur, Jul 15 (UNI) Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who is on a second day visit to harapur, visited the Northern Railway Electric Locomotive Maintenance Depot in Khanalampura, harapur on Friday.

He was accompanied by Ashutosh Gangal, Managing Director, Northern Railway, Gurinder Mohan Singh, DRM, Ambala, Dimpy Garg, DRM Delhi, Principal Heads of Northern Railway Departments and Senior Officers of Ambala and Delhi Division.

According to a press release from the railways, the minister inspected a 12,000 HP locomotive at the electric locomotive maintenance depot in Saharanpur. This locomotive, the tallest ever produced in India, is equipped with the latest navigation technology. It has a speed potential of 120 km/h.

The maintenance depot, a state-of-the-art facility, was set up as part of the Joint Venture (JV) module. This will be involved in the maintenance of electric locomotives, which are mainly used to pull long-haul freight trains carrying heavy loads by Indian Railways. The Depot also has a training school for the training of locomotive drivers. This is a sustainable property with effluent and sewage treatment plants, rainwater harvesting, daylighting panels for natural light and 100% LED usage.

Interacting with railway staff at the depot, the minister said that Indian Railways had witnessed major positive changes over the past few years. Modernization efforts have been made in infrastructure and assets, passenger and freight train services. Large-scale digitalization in all sectors facilitates day-to-day business management and creates efficient business modules for passengers and freight. He enthused the officers to share their ideas and use them in innovative ways for the betterment of railways in India.

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