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Electrification works under NFR in full swing

By EMN Updated: Sep 01, 2023 10:44 pm

DIMAPUR — In order to minimise the dependence on fossil fuels, Indian railways is working in mission mode to become the largest “Green Railways” in the world.

In an endeavour for complete electrification, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has achieved electrification of 1788.584 RKM (Route Kilometre) which is 41.13% of total 4348 RKM of the network, as part of its target of achieving net zero carbon emission, an update from the NFR informed.

The zone plans to electrify its entire route kilometre by December, 2023.

A total route of 2975.23 km is to be electrified in northeastern ststes.

Out of the total electrified routes in Northeast, 748.409 km in Assam and 9.58 Km in Meghalaya have already been electrified.

Meghalaya got electric train for the first time on March 15 this year. 285.869 km in Bihar and 744.726 km in West Bengal have already been electrified under the jurisdiction of NFR.

For further speeding up the electrification works, Indian Railway Construction International Limited (IRCON), Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), NFR/Construction and Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) have been executing the electrification works in a phased manner at NFR, the update informed.

Some of the major sections includes New Coochbehar – Golakganj – Dhubri (78 RKM) in Alipurduar Division; Simaluguri – Dibrugarh (97 RKM) in Tinsukia Division; Katakhal – Bhairabi (84 RKM) in Lumding Division; Raninagar – Jalpaiguri – Haldibari (31 RKM) in Katihar Division and Helem – Harmuti – Naharlagun (79 RKM) in Rangiya Division.

Electrification will significantly improve the mobility of trains on NFR and strengthen the Rail network in north-eastern states. 

In addition to the reduction in pollution, the financial performance of the Railway will also improve due to the shift from fossil fuel to electricity and will facilitate seamless traffic while increasing the average speed of trains resulting in punctuality of train movement, the update further informed.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 01, 2023 10:44:59 pm
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