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BHEL bags Rs 672-cr order for 25 kV AC Mainline EMU Trains

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Public sector firm Heavy Electricals Lts today said it has secured a contract for 146 sets of IGBT-based 3 phase electrics for 25 KV AC Mainline EMU (MEMU) trains.

"Valued at Rs 672 crore, the order has been placed on by Rail Coach (RCF), Kapurthala. BHEL's scope of the work in the order envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of IGBT-based propulsion system and other equipment for trains of Indian Railways," said in a statement today.

The system and equipment to be deployed in the project will be developed and produced by at its various located at Bengaluru, and Jhansi, it said.

BHEL has been supplying electric as well as diesel locomotives, EMUs, propulsion system sets and drives to Indian over the years.

Till date, BHEL has supplied 360 electric locomotives of various ratings to Indian apart from over 370 Diesel Electric Shunting Locomotives to various industries, the statement said.

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First Published: Mon, December 25 2017. 19:20 IST