Indian Railways’ Banaras Locomotive Works Manufactures Record 367 Locomotives In FY22

The Ministry of Railways on Friday (1 April) said that the Banaras Locomotive Works (BLW) has clocked record output during the financial year 2021-22.

The BLW manufactured the highest ever 367 locomotives during FY22, including four locomotives exported to Mozambique.

“Banaras Locomotive Works created history by setting a new record by manufacturing the highest number of locomotives till date during the financial year 2021-22,” the Ministry of Railways said in a release.

These 367 locomotives include 31 WAP7 passenger locomotive, 332 WAG9 freight locomotive, and four locomotives that were exported to Mozambique.

“Along with this, BLW received 60.68 crore from exported locos in the financial year 2021-22 and a total of 704 crore since 2011 and 1,837 crore from non-railway customers since 2011 till date,” the ministry added.

In the year 2021-22, BLW generated revenue of 6.09 crores from exported locomotive parts as against 1.08 crores in the previous year 2020-21, which is an increase of 464 percent over the previous year, it said.

Similarly, the revenue received from non-railway customers from the supply of locomotive parts was 16.4 crore as compared to 8.29 crores in the previous year 2020-21, which was 98.6 percent higher in comparison, the ministry said.