Indian Railways electrifies entire Broad Gauge Network in UP


PM Modi appreciates Indian Railways for this remarkable feat


NEW DELHI, Mar 2: Indian Railways on achieved a significant milestone yesterday in Railway electrification. With the completion of electrification of Subhagpur-Pachperwa Broad Gauge (BG) route in North Eastern Railway, Indian Railways has completed the electrification of all BG routes in Uttar Pradesh.

This will improve rail connectivity in the region and will improve the speed of trains in the region. Prime Minister NarendraModi has appreciated Indian Railways for accomplishing this remarkable feat.

With this achievement, Indian Railways has completed electrification of BG routes in six zonal railways namely, East Coast Railway, North Central Railway, North Eastern Railway, Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway, West Central Railway. Also, Highly Utilized Network (HUN-5), Jhansi-Muzzaffarpur-Katni is fully electrified now.

According to a statement issued to Kashmir Despatch, this will improve connectivity between Jhansi-Lucknow-Barabanki-Burhwal, Gonda-Anandnagar-Gorakhpur-Valmikinagar-Sugauli, Muzzaffarpur-Bachwara and Narkatiyaganj-Raxual-Sitamarhi-Darbhanga-Samastipur, Sitamarhi-Muzzaffarpur-Hazipur including Bhatni-Varanasi—Naini(Allahabad)-Manikpur-Satna-Katni and Chhapra-Varanasi.

With 85% of RKM electrified, Indian Railways is rapidly progressing to accomplish Mission100Percent Electrification and become the largest green railway network in the world.

Moradabad division has achieved 100% electrification in 1409.14 route kilometers. Currently Moradabad division runs 155 out of 182 trains on electric traction. In year 2021-22, MB division has also shown 22% saving in SEC (specific energy consumption) as compared to previous year.

According to the statement issued to Kashmir Despatch, the switching to electric traction has provided following benefits: Environmental-friendly mode of transport, reduced dependence on imported diesel fuel, thereby saving precious foreign currency and reduced carbon footprint reduced operating cost, haulage of heavier freight trains and longer passenger trains with high haulage capacity of Electric Locomotives leading to increased throughput, increased sectional capacity by eliminating detention on account of traction change and saving of Specific Energy Consumption.


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