EV NewsIndian Railways on Track to Electrify Entire Broad-Gauge Network by December

Indian Railways on Track to Electrify Entire Broad-Gauge Network by December

As of June 30, 2023, over 90% of broad-gauge routes had already been electrified, and work is being undertaken on electrifying the remaining 6,226 RKM of tracks.

Indian Railways remains on track to meet its target of electrifying its broad-gauge network by December 2023.

This electrification drive should significantly save India Railways’ annual fuel bill of Rs15,000 crore, in line with India’s goal to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070.

The railways have set an ambitious target to electrify 6,565 RKM this fiscal year – a record. To reach their goal, the organization has instructed contractors to complete all tasks by year’s end.

Elevating the broad-gauge network will be a huge undertaking. Yet, railways remain confident in meeting their target date of electrification. Already underway and with an excellent record for managing large-scale electrification projects.

Electric trains will bring many advantages to railways and the environment, including reduced diesel consumption that will save money and emissions, improved reliability of services due to fewer mechanical issues requiring delays, and lower emissions levels.

Indian Railways is taking an essential step toward meeting its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal through electrification of its broad gauge network. By increasing efficiency and reliability while protecting the environment, this initiative will make rail travel much more straightforward for passengers while helping India meet this ambitious target.

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