Jamalpur, Bihar:- The Jamalpur workshop of Indian Railways has bagged orders from Rail India Technology and Economic Services (RITES) to manufacture diesel locomotives. It would manufacture locomotives after a lapse of 88 years.
These locomotives will be of WDS6 type. The workshop would initially manufacture three such locomotives at an estimated cost of Rs 2.33 crore, said chief works manager (CWM), Jamalpur workshop, Animesh Sinha. According to him, the workshop would get a boost with the RITES orders. It is rich in technical expertise and has all the modern facilities available at any workshop of railways across the country, he said.
Sinha told TOI that the Jamalpur workshop has become the only workshop in the country capable of manufacturing all four types of rolling stocks for railways namely diesel locomotives, cranes, tower cars and goods wagons of different types, including BOX-NHL, BLC and BVZI. Besides, it is the main hub of repair centre of locomotives, cranes, tower cars and other equipments for railways, he said adding periodical overhauling of rolling stock has been the mainstay of the workshop.