Ministry of Railways01-November, 2004 12:2 IST
Railway Electrification
Indian Railways are executing 1086 route kilometres of electrification, presently.

The electrification projects are : 208 kilometres Kharagpur—Bhubaneswar part of main route from Howrah to Chennai and branch lines connecting Paradeep on South Eastern and East Coast Railways, 44 kilometres Khurda Road—Puri on branch line Howrah—Khurda Road—Chennai main line, 218 kilometres Ernakulam—Trivandrum via Alleppey Kottayam on Southern Railway forming part of important route of Chennai-Kanyakumari via Palghat and Ernakulam, seven kilometres on Chengalpattu-Arakonam on Southern Railway forming part of Chennai—Madurai, 222 kilometres on Renigunta—Guntakal on Golden Quadrant from Mumbai to Chennai on South Central Railway, 154 kilometres on Saharanpur—Moradabad on Northern Railway forming part of B route from Mughalsarai to Amritsar via Lucknow and Morabad, 128 kilometres on Krishna Nagar—Lalgola on Eastern Railway forming part of mainline Sealdah to Lalgola for Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) services and 106 kilometres Tirupati—Pakala—Katpadi on South Central Railway, which is a branch line connecting important route from Vijayawada to Jolarpettai.

Till March 31, 2004, Indian Railways have electrified 16,960 route kilometres of its 63,140 route kilometres of track. This forms 27 per cent of the total route kilometres.

The electrified routes carry 60 per cent of freight and 48 per cent of passenger traffic on the Railways.
(Release ID :4641)