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Indian Railways has sent another 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotive to Mozambique to strengthen the Indo-African relationship.
Earlier this year, the national rail transporter exported the initial batch of two locomotives.
The locomotives were sent as part of a total order of six locomotives, along with 90 stainless-steel passenger coaches to Mozambique.
These Cape Gauge diesel locos have been developed indigenously by Banaras Locomotive Works, a production unit of Indian Railways, under the Make-in-India initiative.
The 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotives have the capacity to transport 2,255t at a speed of 100km/h.
The control console of the locomotive has been created and developed for right-hand drive.
The locomotives have been installed with a computer-controlled brake system (CCB 2.0), supporting maintenance and safety.
The driver’s cabin of the locomotive is Noise Vibration and Harshness standard-compliant, featuring an integrated Graphics Driver Display, improved acoustics, and ergonomically designed seats.
The locomotives have been equipped with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) to provide a comfortable environment for crew members.
Other features include an onboard water closet (toilet module), refrigerator, hot plate and a 6,000l fuel tank for longer operation.
In addition, stainless-steel pipes have been utilised for resisting corrosion.
The 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotives adhere to international standards and are also cost-effective.
Recently, the Indian Government approved a proposal to allot 5MHz spectrum in the 700MHz frequency band to Indian Railways.
The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet to increase the safety and security of railway operations.
This article first appeared on www.railway-technology.com
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