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Indian Railways ordered locomotives worth Rs 26,000 crore from Siemens Mobility

Published on January 18, 2023
Current Context: Indian Railways, which is under the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India, has ordered 1,200 electric locomotives with 9,000 horsepower from Siemens Mobility, which is operated by Siemens AG of Germany, for 3 billion Euros (about Rs 26,000 crore) (HP).
Indian Railways ordered locomotives worth Rs 26,000 crore from Siemens Mobility
  • This agreement calls for the delivery of locomotives over an 11-year period and calls for 35 years of full-service maintenance. This order for locomotives represents the single largest order ever placed by Siemens Mobility and Siemens India combined.
  • Siemens Mobility will design, produce, assemble, test, and commission the locomotives as part of this agreement.
  • The trains, which were developed by Siemens and have a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), will be put together in India over the course of the next 11 years, with deliveries beginning in 24 months. The assembly will take place at the Gujarati city of Dahod's Indian Railways facility.
  • Four Indian Railways depots—in Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Kharagpur (West Bengal), and Pune—will be responsible for the locomotives' maintenance (Maharashtra).
  • The locomotives use cutting-edge propulsion systems made in-country at Siemens Mobility plants in India.
  • Siemens Mobility will deliver the best availability and performance using the strength of its Railigent platform.
  • The world's largest green rail network will be created in India thanks to this agreement with Siemens. This confirms Indian Railway's commitment to completing India's rail traffic's full electrification.

Question:

Q.1 India ordered locomotives worth _______ from Siemens Mobility?
a. Rs 27000 crore
b. Rs 26000 crore
c. Rs 28000 crore
d. Rs 23000 crore

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