Siemens is supplying indigenously-made propulsion system to Indian Railways, which is upgrading its electric locomotives. The Indian Railways is upgrading its electric locomotives from 6,000 HP to 9,000 HP as part of its rail electrification initiative.
These locomotives will boost the haulage capacity of Indian Railways by around 50 per cent, thereby improving average speed and utilisation of rolling stock assets. The advanced technology aims to save traction energy cost, thereby reducing fuel expenses and carbon emissions.
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