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News Entry# 419299
Sep 23 (17:43) EPC Contracts Among Steps to Expedite 100% Electrification by Dec 2023: Railway Minister to RS (twitter.com)
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Large-sized Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, assured funds and better project monitoring are among measures taken to speed up electrification work by Indian Railways.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Rajya Sabha of this in a written reply.

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minister’s response added that decentralization of powers to field units, utilisation of technology” were also among measures used to expedite work.

The Ministry of Railways has targeted 100% electrification of the Indian Railways Broad Gauge routes by December 2023. As of 1st April 2020, 39,866 kilometres of the route was electrified, the minister stated in his response.

The number has likely exceeded 40,000 km in the wake of several new stretches of track being electrified in the past five months.



Zone-wise Details of Electrification As on 1st April 2020

ZonalRailways Total BG RouteKilometer Electrified RouteKilometer Balance RouteKilometer As on 01.04.2020
Central 3,853 2,928 925
East Coast 2,774 2,774 0
East Central 3,883 3,336 547
Eastern 2,804 2,235 569
North Central 3,222 2,569 653
North Eastern 2,994 1,738 1,256
Northeast Frontier 4,112 319 3,793
Northern 7,057 4,816 2,241
North Western 5,083 1,801 3,282
South Central 6,058 3,744 2,314
South East central 2,099 1,863 236
South Eastern 2,713 2,392 321
Southern 4,834 3,381 1,453
South Western 3,566 731 2,835
West Central 3,010 2,525 485
Western 4,805 2,578 2,227
METRO Railway 27 27 0
Konkan Railway Corporation Limited 737 109 628
TOTAL 63,631 39,866 23,765
CORE had earlier set itself a target of electrification of 4,056 km of route in this financial year.
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