Guwahati, Nov 21: The North East Frontier (NF) Railway is moving forward with the aim towards 100 per cent electrification of un-electrified Broad Gauge routes of the zone.
This will minimize railways dependency on fossil fuels and will help in its mission mode for Indian Railways towards becoming the largest “GREEN RAILWAYS” in the world.
In an endeavour for complete electrification, N. F. Railway has achieved electrification of 1956.63 RKM (Route Kilometres) which is 45.00% of total 4348 RKM of the network, as part of its target of achieving net zero carbon emission.
In the North-eastern states, remaining route of 2391.38 Km are to be electrified yet. Out of the total electrified routes in North-eastern region, 910.45 Km in Assam, 9.58 Km in Meghalaya and 6.00 Km in Nagaland have already been electrified.
Moreover, 285.87 Km in Bihar and 744.726 Km in West Bengal have already been electrified under the jurisdiction of N. F. Railway.
Recently, three sections at N.F. Railway has been inspected upon completion of electrification works in the state of Assam. The sections are Badarpur- Silchar (29.60 RKM), Badarpur- Baraigram (41.77 RKM) & Baraigram- Dullabcherra (27.00 RKM).
For further speeding up the electrification works, Indian Railway Construction International Limited (IRCON), Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), NFR/Construction and Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) have been executing the electrification works in a phased manner in different sections over the zone.
Electrification will significantly improve the mobility of trains on NFR and strengthen the Rail network in north-eastern states.
In addition to the reduction in pollution, the financial performance of the Railway will also improve due to the shift from fossil fuel to electricity. This would also facilitate seamless traffic and also increase the average speed of trains resulting in punctuality of train movement.
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