India's first 12,000 horsepower locomotive: All you need to know

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* The Madhepura factory is a high-value Foreign Direct Investment joint venture with French rolling stock giant Alstom, reported news agency IANS

* The Rs 20,000-crore project is expected to roll out 800 high horsepower locomotives over 11 years

* The average cost of each locomotive is estimated to be Rs 25 crore

* The project cost includes Rs 1,300 crore for the setting up of the factory and two locomotive maintenance depots at Saharanpur (in Uttar Pradesh) and Nagpur (in Maharashtra) and the building of the stipulated number of locomotives

* According to the agreement, the first five locomotives will be imported, while the remaining 795 will be manufactured in the country under the ‘Make in India’ programme

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* The first locomotive, being rolled out today, April 10, will be followed by four more in the current fiscal

* In 2019-2020, the facility will manufacture around 35 locomotives, followed by 60 in 2020-21. Following that, the factory will roll out 100…

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