India has introduced its first all-electric high-speed train today in the region of Bihar, which would be flagged off from Bihar’s Madhepura loco factory by the Prime Minister of India.
Narendra Modi—the Indian Prime Minister introduced the all-electric train of the nation. The train features a 12,000 HP (horsepower), breaking all the past records of the nation’s most powerful electric engine of 6,000 HP.
As per the details provided by the DNA India, this newly launched train would cut down the operational cost for the Indian railways alongside with a reduction in the gas emissions.
The double-section of the electric train has got a transportation capacity of around six thousand tons and is able to travel at a speed of 120 kilometre per hour, which means a faster and much safer mode of transportation for heavier weights throughout the country.
The electric train is the first significant project of Modi’s government initiative project Make-in-India, finished by the Alstom of France. As per the Alstom’s agreement the nation would get 800 HP electric locomotives within the span of eleven years at a cost of around 3.5 billion euros.
Additionally, Prime Minister Modi would most probably be flagging off a new bi-weekly train referred to as the Humsafar Express too that would be connecting Katihar to the New Delhi, as reported by NDTV.
Furthermore, Alstom also announced three new contracts costing around seventy-five million euros, which includes a contract for the new train-sets from the Chennai Metro Rail Corporation, a power supply agreement from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) and another power supply deal from the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation.