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Railway Electrification of 1,973 Route km (2,647 TKM) achieved during 2022 – 2023 so far
- Electrified Network of IR has been extended to 83%
- 41% higher as compared to corresponding period of 2021 – 22
- In addition, 1,161 & 296 km of electrification of double lines & sidings respectively have also been completed till date
- Total 4100 TKM have been electrified during 2022 – 23
Posted On: 14 DEC 2022 5:49PM by PIB Delhi
To reduce the Nation’s dependence on imported petroleum – based energy and to enhance the country’s energy security, with a vision of providing eco – friendly, faster and energy – efficient mode of transportation, Indian Railways is marching ahead towards 100% electrification of Broad Gauge tracks.
In this process, Electrification of 1,973 Route km (2,647 TKM) has been achieved during 2022 – 23, which is 41% higher as compared to corresponding period of 2021 – 22.
In addition, 1,161 & 296 km of electrification of double lines & sidings respectively have also been completed till date. Thus, total 4100 TKM have been electrified during 2022 – 23.
Major achievements during 2022 – 23 so far are as under:
- Electrified Network of IR has been extended to 83%.
- North Central Railway has been 100% electrified. Five zonal railways – ECOR, NCR, SER, WCR & ER have been 100% electrified.
- Uttarakhand State has been 100% electrified.
- Last mile seamless connectivity on electric traction is now available from New Delhi to Kathgodam / Ramnagar.
- With completion of Sikar – Churu section, alternate route connectivity of Churu (Shekhawati area – business and tourist hub) to Delhi via Jhunjhunu is made. Additionally an alternate route on electric traction between Jaipur to Amritsar/other part of North India bypassing Delhi has been made possible.
- Last mile seamless connectivity on electric traction is now available from Chennai to Kanniyakumari with electrification of Tiruchchirapalli – Manamadurai – Virudunagar section.
- Last mile seamless connectivity on electric traction is now available for Karaikkal Port from rest part of India.
- Seamless connectivity on electric traction is now available for Samakhiali from New Delhi after completion of Palanpur – Samakhiali route (247 RKM) electrification which is a main freight – intensive & DFC feeder route of IR.
- With the commissioning of Dindigul – Palani section, the entire section from Dindigul – Palakkad section has been completed. It is a freight route and various other tourism destinations and pilgrimage centers are reachable from stations en – route. The natural beauty and cultural richness of Pollachi town attracts film industry. Abounding with scenic locations, Palani Temple being a world famous pilgrimage destination attracts appreciable quantum of devotees and thereby boosting passenger earnings seasonal. Traction change is avoided for all traffic between Dindigul and Palakkad saving considerable time and ensuring faster transportation.
- With the commissioning of Kalikiri – Tummanamgutta section the entire section from Dharamavaram – Pakala is electrified. All mail express trains to Tirupati (The city is home to the important Hindu shrine of Tirumala Venkateswara temple and other historic temples and is referred to as “Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh”) via Dharmavaram – Pakala has been switched to electric traction.
- With the commissioning of Sihor – Bhavnagar section, Termuinus Vartej Railway Goods siding connected with all major railway stations seamlessly on electric traction. No ltraction change required at Sabarmati. Bhavnagar Terminus which is a major commercial city of Gujarat has been connected seamlessly on electric traction, no tracction change is now required at Ahmedabad thereby improving mobility.
- With the commissioning of Wankaner – Maliya Miyana section, seamless connectivity on electric traction to 03 major loading points of Western Railway i.e. Morbi, Lavanpur & Vavaniya, has been obtained. Additionally, last mile seamless connectivity on electric traction is now available for Navlakhi Port from rest part of India.
- With the commissioning of Karaikkudi – Manamadurai Section, a major freight route through Tiruchchirappalli – Karaikkudi – Manamadurai – Virudunagar section has been 100% electrified. Various tourist destinations are accessible from stations en – route and traction change has been eliminated. Manamadurai town is a commercial centre and has been a contributor to the freight earnings from this section.
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- Indian Railways Complete Electrification Line and Electrification Map of 45,881 Route Kms by zone wise
Indian Railways, the life line of India, is taking the lead in reducing the nation’s dependence on petroleum-based energy by rapid electrification of railway tracks.
In recent years, the Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE) has contributed the majority of total electrified sections of Indian Railway.
Set up in 1979 under the Ministry of Railways with the prime objective of electrification of railway tracks over the Indian Railways, it has electrified 45,881 Route kilometers (RKM) that is about 71% of the total Broad-Gauge network of Indian Railways (64,689 RKM, including Konkan Railway) by March 31, 2021. CORE plans to electrify all BG routes of Indian Railway by December 2023.
In order to electrify important railway routes for harnessing maximum benefits from their traffic potential, nine project units of CORE are operational at Ahmedabad, Ambala, Bangalore, Chennai, Danapur, Jaipur, Lucknow, New Jalpaiguri and Secunderabad.
The pace of electrification has gathered momentum in the last few years as since 2014, a record 24,080 RKM has been electrified against electrification of 4,337 RKM during 2007-14. Remarkably, out of the total 45,881 RKM electrified so far, 34% has been electrified only in the last three years.
Indian Railways has also commissioned a record 56 TSSs (Traction Sub Stations) during 2020-21, as against previous best of 42, which is an improvement of 33% despite the pandemic.
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With rapid electrification on Indian Railways in the 42 years since its inception, CORE has thus achieved substantial savings in foreign exchange reserves since a large component of petroleum-based energy resources is still imported.
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Indian Railways complete Electrification of 45,881 Route Km
Total length of Broad Gauge (BG) routes, electrified BG routes & routes yet to be electrified, zone wise as on 31.03.2021 are as under:-
|SN||RAILWAY||Total Broad Gauge (BG) Route Km||Electrified BG Route Km||Balance BG Route Km to be electrified|
|11||South East Central||2,348||2,120||228|
Electrification works are under different stages of planning / execution on balance 18,808 RKM of BG routes of IR, which are being electrified expeditiously.
To complete the projects in time, various steps have been taken which include among others award of large size Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, better project monitoring mechanism, assured / committed funds through ‘Extra Budgetary Resource (Institutional Finance), decentralization of powers to field units etc.