• Friday, May 20, 2022

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Indian railways to completely switch to the electric trains in five years: Piyush Goyal

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Indian Railways in next five years would completely switch to the electric trains, weeding out the diesel based engines completely. The move comes after two months post run-in with manufacturing giant GE over the making of diesel locomotives. Speaking at a meeting of the executive committee of the industry lobby group Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Tuesday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “We have planned to switch all trains to electric-driven in the next five years.” He further added that the diesel locomotives would be used for backup purposes in the yards. The current decision…

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