Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation  stone of Gujarat's  first locomotive manufacturing  unit in Dahod.

The  Dahod workshop will be used to manufacturing of 9000 HP locomotives. 

These locos are equipped with Digital Tracking System (Kavach), which is an Automatic Train Protection System.

These locos are to be manufactured with the use of green energy and to have green manufacturing tag. 

The 9000 HP locomotive is capable to haul a load of 4500 tonne cargo load. 

It would be Gujarat’s first production unit t to manufacture locomotives.

This upgraded unit  will manufacture 1200 locomotives of 9000 Horse Power having a speed potential of 120 km per hour.

In this production unit, standard gauge locomotives are to be manufactured for the international market and broad gauge locomotives for Indian Railways.

The manufacturing of locos will be done under the supervision of technology partner as part of the Modi government’s ‘ Make in india’ initiative.

The first locomotive is expected to turn out from the factory in the first quarter of 2024.

Learn more about the list of railway manufacturing units in India. Important for  RRB NTPC CBT II, SSC MTS and SSC CHSL.