DMW gets order to manufacture 60 electric engines
Patiala – The Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (DMW), which is engaged in manufacturing and rebuilding of diesel engines, has received the order to manufacture 60 electric engines. It is learnt that the in the future too DMW will only be engaged in the manufacturing of electric railway engines. The royal city of Patiala got this facility in October 1981 under name of the Diesel Component Works (DCW) and the plant started production in 1986. In July 2003, its name was changed from DCW TO DMW, that is, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works.It has so far manufactured 227 new WDM 3D locos. It also manufactured nations first 2400 HP energy efficient environment friendly multi-genset locomotive, which has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by 25 per cent to 30 percent and polluting gases by 85 per cent to 90 percent as compared to conventional locomotives. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), DMW, Ramesh Kumar said that the plant has received an order to manufacture 60 electric engines for which “we have initiated the work. In the first phase, we are assembling two electric locomotives.” “We are expected to roll out the first two locomotives in the first week of February,” he said.
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