Dec 16, 2017

Identification Of Routes For Electrification Of Railway Tracks

Indian Railways have prepared an Action Plan to electrify 38000 Route Kilometers in five years (2017-18 to 2021-22) for 100% electrification of its Broad Gauge (BG) rail routes.   Year wise details are as under:-

Year
Route Kilometer targeted for commissioning on electric traction.
2017-18
4000
2018-19
6000
2019-20
7000
2020-21
10500
2021-22
10500
Total
38000

            Railway Electrification projects are not confined to State boundaries.  State-wise route kilometers of railway lines identified for electrification and planned for inclusion  in Budget 2018-19 are as under:-

SNo.
STATE
TOTAL ROUTE KILOMETERS  IDENTIFIED FOR ELECTRIFICATION
1
Andhra Pradesh
385
2
Assam
1448
3
Arunachal Pradesh
12
4
Bihar
566
5
Chattisgarh
76
6
Gujarat
1088
7
Haryana
116
8
Himachal Pradesh
40
9
Jharkhand
293
10
Karnataka
1051
11
Kerala
150
12
Madhya Pradesh
416
13
Maharashtra
615
14
Mizoram
02
15
Odisha
583
16
Punjab
964
17
Rajasthan
1991
18
Telangana
301
19
Tamil Nadu
1016
20
Tripura
267
21
Uttar Pradesh
1308
22
Uttarakhand
185
23
West Bengal    
802

Total
13675


To achieve 100% electrification of Broad Gauge (BG) rail routes, pace of electrification has been increased from present average of 1700 route kilometer per Annum to 4000 Route Kilometer/Annum which will further be increased to 6000 Route Kilometers in 2018-19.
  Further, to expedite electrification of railway lines in the country, various steps have been taken, which inter-alia include award of Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, better project monitoring mechanism, enhancing power of field units for award of contracts including sanction of estimates and increasing the number of executing agencies from existing three to six by entrusting electrification works to new agencies viz.  Indian Railway Construction Company, Rail India Technical and Economic Services ad Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
                                               
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 15.12.2017 (Friday).


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