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Rlys to rope in contractor for LNG locomotive project

Rlys to rope in contractor for LNG locomotive project

In an attempt to reduce the operating cost of locomotives, Indian Railways plans to set up a locomotive prototype equipped with a single gas turbine operating on LNG.

For this purpose, the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), which is the research arm of Indian Railways, sought application from interested contractors who could develop such a locomotive.

Following this, three parties showed interest – joint stock company led by Russian Railway Research Institute, Moscow (Russian Railways, owned by Russian Government); Indo Russian Aviation and BHEL. Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy, Minister of State of Railways, stated this Rajya Sabha.

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