Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off world’s first diesel to electric converted locomotive twin engine of ten thousand Horse Power at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) here in Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister also inspected an exhibition on locomotives at DLW campus in the city.
Diesel Locomotive Works has converted two WDG3A Diesel Locos into a Twin Electric WAGC3 loco of 10,000 HP, said an official release.
A complete ‘Make in India’ initiative, the conversion is an Indian R&D innovation for the entire world, it added saying the converted locos will result in less Green House Gas emissions and better efficient locomotives for the Indian Railways.
Later, Modi reached Sant Ravidas Temple at Sier Govardhan where he took part in foundation stone laying of Ravidas Birth place development projects. He also paid homage to Guru Ravidas.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister highlighted the values of Guru Ravidas of brotherhood and service to mankind. He said Guru Ravidas envisioned an India where there is no discrimination and that everyone is taken care of.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the newly constructed Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre of Banaras Hindu University later today.