WAG 12B joins Railway Fleet

Trail run of WAG 12B IGBT based, 3 phase drive, 9000 KW electric locomotive with power of 12000 HP and capable of carrying 6000 T load was conducted from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Jn to Barwadih via Dehri-on-Son on 19th May 2020.

The various features and details of this Trail run is mentioned below.

SNWAG 12B DetailsRemarks
1Power of WAG 12B12000HP
2Type of locomotiveIGBT based, 3 phase drive, 9000 KW electric locomotive
3Load it can carry6000 Ton in maximum gradient of 1 in 150
4Maximum Speed it can run120KMPH
5Manufactured byElectric Locomotive Factory Madhepura, Bihar
6In partnership with which Foreign CompanyM/S Alstom, French Company
7FDI agreement signed in2015 between Indian Railways and M/s Alstom for 3.5 Billion Euros to manufacture 800 locomotives in India
8First time run from which place to which placeFrom Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Jn to Barwadih via Dehri-on-Son
9No of Good trains wagons carried118
10WAG12B will be used forDFCCIL
11Maintenance depots of WAG12B in India other than MadhepuraSaharanpur and Nagpur
12Indian’s positionIndian became 6th country to produce high horse power locomotive indegenously

It is expected to provide a much-needed breakthrough for railways in running long haul trains. Also, it will reduce congestion and enhance efficiency in the movement of goods traffic in the country.

Question: India has recently operationalised it’s most powerful locomotive railway engine produced indigenously. The power of the engine is:
(a)10000 HP
(b)11000 HP
(c)12000 HP
(d)15000 HP
Answer: (c)