Development of battery-powered dual-mode locomotive 'Navdoot
Tags: National Science and Technology
West Central Railway has developed a battery operated dual-mode locomotive named Navdoot.
This engine runs on both the modes i.e. battery and electricity.
Presently it is being used during shunting of trains at Jabalpur, Murwara and other stations on trial basis.
This dual mode locomotive has also received the Best Innovation Award from the Railway Board.
With this new locomotive, Railways will save 1000 litres of diesel per day and it will be used more after clearing all the trials.
About the Nav Doot
This e-engine can haul 18 coaches at a speed of 30 kmph.
It has 84 batteries and currently has a towing capacity of 400 tonnes.
It has been developed by the Electricity Department of New Katni Junction.
After clearing all the tests, it will be used more widely for purposes like carrying goods, coal, oil tankers etc. to other stations.
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