an yet another attempt to clear the air of the National capital from pollution,
the Railway Ministry has set a one year deadline to stop the use of diesel loco
hauled trains in the National capital region. Railway Minister Mr Piyush Goyal
hailed the resolve of the Railway administration that no diesel hauled train
would be permitted in the Delhi area by March 2019.
has lauded the initiative of Railways Electrical Engineering Department of
converting Diesel Locomotives into Electric Locomotives, as part of the
challenging target to achieve 100 per cent in the next few years.
acknowledged that making of 279 Electric Locomotives by the Railways till 31st
January 2018 counts among its significant achievements for the current
financial year. The Minister said adoption of modern technology and innovative
ideas can help Indian railways transform the future. He emphasized the need of
transformation and change in work culture of Railway men. The Union Minister
was speaking as the Chief Guest on the occasion of 7th Indian
Railway Service of Electrical Engineers’ Day in New Delhi.
Minister hailed the resolve of Member Traction, Railway Board that by March,
2019, no diesel loco hauled train would be permitted in Delhi area. He also
urged Member Traction, Railway Board to reduce the cost of Electrification by
using automation and modern technologies.
Railway board Ashwani Lohani, while announcing that the target of one hundred
per cent electrification in the entire railway network will be achieved as per
target said all Diesel locomotives will be converted into 10000/12000 HP
Electric Locomotives as against 4500 HP. No equipment of the existing Diesel
Locomotives will be allowed to go waste.
mark the special occasion the railway minister launched a mobile app on Tender
Information system of CORE, Allahabad for public transparency. The new edition
of news bulletin “GARVITA” was also released on the occasion. The Minister also
inaugurated the exhibition especially mounted recapitulating the technological
advancements of IR titled “BHARTIYA RAIL VIDYUT VIBHAG KE BARHTE KADAM”.
Institution of Railway Electrical Engineers celebrates February 3 annually to
commemorate the introduction of 1st Electric Train in 1925 on same
day. IREE is a technical body of Railway Electrical Engineers under the
auspices of Ministry of Railways. Member Traction, Railway Board is the Patron
of the Institution.
The Institution is to
disseminate and share the technical knowledge among the fraternity and industry
regarding the available and new technology related to design, construction and
maintenance of electrical assets. The Present Membership of the
Institution is more than 1650. The Institution has chapters at the headquarters
of different Zonal Railways and Production Units.