PM Modi to launch Rs 213 cr expansion of loco project today
Varanasi-based Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) is set for expansion and modernisation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to launch a Rs 213-crore project in this direction on Thursday.
“The expansion and modernisation of the DLW is required to increase the production capacity of high horse power locomotives at the plant,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The official said the work was being undertaken as part of the Prime Minister’s thrust on expansion and upgradation of the railways.
Automatic high capacity storage system, modern material handling equipment, a new loco assembly shop, and induction of high productivity machines are part of the Rs 213 cr project.
Besides, there will also be a new paint shop with advanaced painting booths and baking ovens at DLW.