Plans of conversion of diesel locos to electric dropped. Excess units to be condemned, sold or exported.
The Ministry of Railways has asked the Railway Board to quickly downsize Indian Railways’ fleet of diesel locomotives. 2,500 diesel units are likely to face the chopping block soon, sources told RailPost.in
Some of the drawbacks of above plan:
1) Condemnation of 5000 D-locos is a costly affair loss of about 50000 crores (50% cost of D-locos)
2) Procurement/ manufacture of 10-12K E locos in 2.5 yrs is a very difficult (almost impossible) task
3) Procurement cost of these many e locos need astronomical 1.5-1.8 lac crore Rs. in next 2.5 years
Very Good Step by Indian Govt.
Point 2) "Procurement/ manufacture of 10-12K E locos in 2.5 yrs is a very difficult (almost impossible) task"
10-12k is not quantity but 10-12k HP (horsepower).
Why condemn? Bech do, waise sab kuch bik raha hai. Engine bhi bech do
Pm post bhi bechna chahiye