Indian Railway main logo Welcome to Indian Railways RDSO Logo
View Content in Hindi
National Emblem of India

About Us



Vendor Interface

News & Events

Staff Welfare

Contact Us

Bookmark Mail this page Print this page
About Directorate

About Directorate

Motive Power Directorate is engaged in designs and standards works related with diesel-electric and diesel-hydraulic locomotives. Important accomplishment ranges from Indigenisation of a large number of diesel locomotive components, establishment of special maintenance code in areas with reliability problems, evolving and adopting standards. The main activities of the directorate are as under:


a. Design and development of diesel-electric and diesel-hydraulic locomotives, 700 HP diesel hydraulic multiple units, 700 HP & 1400 HP diesel electric multiple units, 1600 HP DEMU, BG, MG & NG rail buses, 140 ton diesel hydraulic breakdown cranes, re-railing equipments and rescue devices.

b. Design and development of mechanical assemblies, bogies, under- gear, brake-gear, under frame and superstructure for diesel electric locomotives.

c. Development and standardisation of locomotive systems, spares / components and sub-assemblies.

d. Technical investigation into operational and maintenance problems of Railways.

e. Providing technical consultancy to Railway Management and other Public Sector Undertakings in matters connected with Diesel Traction.

f.   Acquisition and assimilation of state-of-the-art technology in the field of diesel locomotives and accident management equipments, e.g. 5500/6000 HP locomotive, 140 T Break down Crane.

g.  Development and Indigenisation of locomotive equipments / spares / components.

h.  Nodal directorate for issue of speed certificates for all types of rolling stock.



Source : WELCOME TO RDSO CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 25-06-2021  

  Site Map | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy Valid CSS! Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

© 2016  All Rights Reserved.

This is the Portal of Indian Railways, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Railways entities. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Railways Entities and Departments Maintained by CRIS, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.