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Sep 20 (11:46)   Nearly 40k Kilometres of Indian Railways Electrified By April 2020, Minister Tells LS

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Electrification of 39,866 kilometres of Indian Railways routes is complete as of 1st April 2020. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Railways, stated this in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Many more electrification projects have been completed since 1st April 2020. See more RailPost coverage on electrification works here.

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pace of electrification has picked up over the past three years as the transporter has decided to electrify 100% of its railway lines.

The Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE) had targeted electrification of 4,056 km of route in this financial year. It is unclear if the targets will be met considering the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total Broad Gauge (BG) Route kilometre (RKM) Indian Railways (including Konkan Railway) is 63,631.

As on 1st April .2020, 39,866 route km has been electrified.

Zone–wise Breakup of Electrification Status on Indian Railways

Zonal Railways Total BG RKM Electrified RKM Balance RKM As on 01.04.2020
Central 3853 2928 925
East Coast 2774 2774 0
East Central 3883 3336 547
Eastern 2804 2235 569
North Central 3222 2569 653
North Eastern 2994 1738 1256
Northeast Frontier 4112 319 3793
Northern 7057 4816 2241
North Western 5083 1801 3282
South Central 6058 3744 2314
South East central 2099 1863 236
South Eastern 2713 2392 321
Southern 4834 3381 1453
South Western 3566 731 2835
West Central 3010 2525 485
Western 4805 2578 2227
METRO Railway 27 27 0
Konkan Railway Corporation Limited 737 109 628
TOTAL 63,631 39,866 23,765


Ministry of Railways has planned for 100% electrification of Broad Gauge (BG) routes by December, 2023 as per following planning:-

Year Target (RKM)
2020-21 6,000
2021-22 6,000
2022-23 6,500
2023-24 5,265
Total 23,765
Allocation of funds for Electrification projects are allocated Project wise not zone wise. Budget allocation of recent past and current year is as under:

Year Budget Allocation (`in crore)
2017-18 3,457
2018-19 6,302
2019-20 6,960
2020-21 6,326
To expedite electrification of railway lines in the country, various steps have been taken, including award of large size Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, better project monitoring mechanism and decentralization of powers to field units.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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