Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal. [File Photo]
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal. [File Photo]

Test run for battery-operated dual-mode shunting locomotive successful: Piyush Goyal

ANI | Updated: Jul 08, 2020 12:11 IST

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced that test runs for the battery-operated dual-mode shunting locomotive at the Jabalpur division were successful.
"A battery-operated dual-mode shunting loco 'Navdoot' was constructed in the Jabalpur division of the railway, which was a successful test," tweeted the Union Railways Minister (translated from Hindi).
Goyal further said that the battery-operated engine is a sign of a 'bright future'.
"This battery-operated loco is a sign of a bright future, which will be a major step forward in saving foreign exchange towards diesel purchase and is a big step towards environmental protection," he further added. (ANI)

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