India’s biggest locomotive manufacturer has become bigger. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has expanded its production capacity to 500 units per year.
Under project AP-275, a new assembly shed was commissioned on 14th October 2020 at a cost of 22.88 crores. This new shed now provides additional berthing space for assembly, furnishing and testing of locomotives.
CLW has also commissioned seven new overhead cranes of various capacities.
With this expansion project complete, CLW can work on 35 units at the same time. As a result, production capacity has been raised to 500 locomotives per annum.
General Manager, CLW, Praveen Kumar Mishra inaugurated this newly extended shed in loco assembly shop on 14th October 2020.
The manufacturer recently flagged off its 150th unit produced in the financial year 2020-21. Despite being hit by the COVID-19 lockdown, CLW has ramped up production to normal levels, producing 150 units between resumption of work in May and mid-October.
100 locos were produced in 102 working days, with the next 50 locos in 27 working days. 150 locomotives have been produced in 129 working days this year in FY 2020-21, as against 150 locomotives produced in 128 working days in FY 2019-20.
CLW claims it expects to surpass the target again in 2020-21. A world record was created by producing 402 and 431 locomotives in 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively.
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