Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flags off 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotive for export to Mozambique

Indian Railways is exporting the first batch of two locomotives as part of a total order of six 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotives and 90 stainless steel passenger coaches to Mozambique.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday flagged off a 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotive indigenously developed by the Banaras Locomotive Works to be exported to Mozambique. The export of locomotives to Mozambique shall boost the Indo-African relationship and pilot economic empowerment, a statement from the ministry said.

Indian Railways is exporting the first batch of two locomotives as part of a total order of six 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotives and 90 stainless steel passenger coaches.

These locomotives are developed by the Banaras Locomotive Works under Make-in-India. They are being exported through Indian Railways’ PSU, Rites Limited. In spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat, these Cape Gauge Diesel Locos have been designed in India, Made in India and financed by India, the statement said.

“With significant innovation, re-modelling & upgradation, Indian Railways wishes to become the preferred supplier for Mozambique and countries around the world for all their requirements. We are willing to support further development of the rail network in Mozambique. By 2030, we plan to become a net-zero Railway and power our entire electricity requirements by renewable energy. We will be the first large railway in the world to become 100 per cent electric traction driven,” Goyal said.

Courtesy of The Economic Times – full article here