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Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw
Minister for Railways

Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

Smt. Darshana Jardosh
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

   Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), as it is known for the past 73 years, the leading railway locomotive manufacturer of the world, has been the flagship production unit of Indian Railways. CLW has remained pioneer in turning out electric locomotives to international standards, providing safe and comfortable journey for the railway passengers. CLW, thus plays a key role in making Indian Railway’s self reliance in the field of electric locomotive production, becoming a prime mover to the Indian economy.
  It has manufactured more than 12000 locomotives of various class since its inception which comprises; 2351 nos. of steam locomotives (1950-1968), 842 diesel locomotives (1968-1993) and 9105 electric locomotives of different types from 1961. About 90% of all electric locomotive ever used by IR have come from assembly lines of CLW.
  CLW was adjudged best Production Unit of IR along with ICF for the year 2021-22 and was given the Best Production Unit Shield on 28th May 2022 by Hon’ble MR Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw during annual award function at Bhubaneswar.



As of March 31, 2024, CLW has manufactured 580 locomotives in the fiscal year 2023-24, surpassing RB’s target of 540 locomotives. This achievement marks the highest locomotive production figure ever recorded in any fiscal year in the history of CLW.

     CLW scripted another page of history once again by engraving its name in the Limca Book of Records for its production of 431 electric locomotives in FY 2019-20. It is the second time since the loco production figure of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has got recognition from the Limca Book of Records as a World Record after its first reorganization for producing 402 locomotives in the FY 2018-19 as World Record.

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