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BHEL flags off energy-efficient electric locomotive to Railways

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-run Friday said India's first with a regenerative system developed by the PSU for has been flagged off from its plant.

The helps avoid loss of when brakes are applied and feeds the back to the overhead power lines.

has developed a state-of-the-art system through in-house R&D efforts for Indian Railways' fleet of conventional electric locomotives, a company statement said.

The country's first such regenerative 5,000 HP WAG-7 was flagged off from the company's plant, it added.

The idea of developing the energy-efficient system was mooted by and responded to it by successfully developing the technology in-house, giving an impetus to the Make in initiative.

Presently, Indian Railways' electric have a system where the generated during application of brakes gets wasted in the form of heat.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 16:51 IST