The first two diesel locomotives of 6,000 hp, manufactured by GE, arrived at the Mundra port on Sunday. They will be commissioned and tested by the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) of Indian Railways (IR) before joining the IR fleet.
Three hundred such locos will be manufactured at the GE plant at Marhowra in Bihar and will be allotted WDG-6G as the classification.
The plant will also manufacture 700 locomotives of 4,500 hp known as WDG-4G taking the total number of high powered diesel freight locos to 1,000 over a 10-year period.
The total investment in the joint venture for the manufacturing of 1,000 diesel locos by the Government of India and GE is Rs 2052.58 crore.