Date Of Post: 29 Dec, 2017
New Delhi: A proposal to convert 200 diesel locomotives to electric locomotives is under consideration, the government informed Parliament.
- There is a proposal to completely phase out diesel locomotioves in the next five years, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, said.
- The minister said, proposal for conversion of 200 diesel locomotives to electric locomotives is under consideration.
- He said,”It is planned to achieve annual recurring saving of Rs 13,510 crore per annum at current price after switch over of all trains from diesel traction to electric traction.”
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