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Blog Entry# 3110549
Posted: Feb 16 (11:28)

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On one hand, where the railway line of all the country is electrified, on the other hand, the news of the Ministry of Railways has come to the news today. Indian Railways to get new GE diesel locomotives by February-end under $2.5 billion ‘Make in India’ project. for Indian Railways, the national transporter will receive new diesel locomotives from GE Transportation on February 22. These GE diesel locomotives form part of an Indian Railways order of 1000 engines. Tweeting about the development, Nalin Jain, President & CEO, GE Transportation, Asia-Pacific said, “Beautiful picture of 6 production locomotives on way from Erie, US to India for the GE Marhowra project in India. First 2 locos already here, handover to Indian Railways on 22nd Feb. @GETRANSPORT @GEIndia @RailMinIndia”. While the initial set of diesel locomotives will be manufactured in the US, eventually the production will shift to GE’s factory in Bihar. The $2.5...
billion project comes under Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
As stated by Nalin Jain, two diesel locomotives have already been shipped to India. The image shared by the GE top executive shows six new locomotives for Indian Railways, partly covered in snow, but with their bright hues of yellow and red and Indian Railways written in white – clearly visible. According to GE, red signifies energy and yellow freshness. GE has said that approximately 50 gallons of paint has been used for this colour scheme – something it claims will also provide protection to the locomotive’s exterior in harsh weather conditions.

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