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India’s 1st All Electric Superfast Train flagged off

The All Electric Superfast Train manufactured under the Make in India project was flagged off by our honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
India’s 1st All Electric Superfast Train flagged off
  • India’s first all-electric high speed locomotive with 12,000 horsepower was flagged off in Bihar. It is considered to be a great boost to the Make in India initiative of the Modi government.
  • The train was developed at Madhepura’s Electric Locomotive Factory in collaboration with a French firm Alstom.
  • With the launch of this high speed locomotive, India has joined the league of nations including Russia, China, Germany and Sweden where such locomotives are operational.

Aim

To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha anniversary, PM Modi has launched the “Satyagraha se Swachhagrah” campaign. This campaign is a fusion of two national concepts of Satyagraha and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. To mark this event, the superfast train was flagged off which primarily aims to stop open defecation in Bihar. It will not only give a boost to Clean India mission but also become a major source of employment in Bihar. It aims to reduce the greenhouse emissions as well as to reduce the costs for the railways.

It's features

  • It is a part of the Make in India initiative.
  • Place of development- Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura
  • Manufacturer- Alstom
  • Engine strength- 12,000 HP
  • Maximum speed- 120 km per hour
  • Energy efficient (would reduce greenhouse emissions)
  • 40 such locomotives will be launched in 2020 by the end of March.
  • Alstom plans to roll out 800 such engines in 11 years with an estimated cost of more than Rs 20,000 crore.
  • The average cost of each locomotive is estimated to be Rs 25 crore.
  • These engines will help decongest saturated routes by improving the speed and carrying capacity of freight trains.
Expected Question
India’s first all-electric high speed locomotive with 12,000 horsepower was flagged off in
a. Bihar
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Maharashtra
e. Karnataka

India’s first all-electric high speed locomotive with 12,000 horsepower  was developed at Madhepura’s Electric Locomotive Factory in collaboration with firm Alstom of
a. Russia
b. Japan
c. France
d.China
e. None

Electric Locomotive factory is located in which of the following districts of Bihar?
a. Sheohar
b. Munger
c.  Buxar
d. Arwal
e. Madhepura
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