Patiala-based railway unit to make LNG locos

By , TNN

PATIALA: Innovation in railway engines could soon move to the next level with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-driven locomotives set to turn into a reality.

Patiala-based railway engine manufacturing unit has started pre-production exercise to manufacture LNG locomotives, which would be the first of its kind in the country.

The dream to manufacture country’s first LNG driven engine has moved beyond embryonic stage as Diesel Loco Modernization Works (DMW), a unit of Railways, has floated tenders to purchase the equipment required to manufacture the engine.

“It has been decided that the country’s first LNG driven railway locomotive will be manufactured in this unit. We have already moved beyond the planning stage. We have invited tenders from international companies to provide us some equipment, which we will use while manufacturing the locomotive”, HK Kala, chief administrative officer, DMW, told TOI. More info

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