INDIAN RAILWAYS ON A LOCOMOTIVE PRODUCTION SPREE


              CLW rolls out 300th locomotive in less than 9 months

New record for Indian Railways! Chittaranjan Locomotive Works of Indian Railways has recently turned out the 300th locomotive of the financial year 2019-20 and became the world’s largest producer of locomotives. The record in locomotive production has been made in 216 working days of the current financial year, which marks less than nine months. Interestingly, the 300 figure happened with a reduction of 28 per cent in the working days since the year 2017-18.

The Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) produced as many as 402 locomotives in the financial year 2018-19 and thus became the world’s largest producer of locomotives.

Meanwhile, Indian Railways has registered another record recently as its Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai has turned out its 3000th coach of the year. The target has been achieved in less than a period of nine months. To achieve this figure, the ICF had reduced the total number of working days from 289 days in the last year to 215 days in the current financial year. Thus, the factory has recorded an overall reduction of 25.6 per cent in working days for the same production numbers.