Railway Track Electrification – PIB
Ministry of Railways
Railway Track Electrification
23 SEP 2020
Ministry of Railways has planned for 100% electrification of its Broad Gauge (BG) routes by December, 2023.
Railway projects are not confined to State/Union Territories (UT)/Districts. However, zone wise details of Railway Electrification as on 01.04.2020 are as under:-
As on 01.04.2020
|South East central||2,099||1,863||236|
|Konkan Railway Corporation Limited||737||109||628|
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, assured/committed funds through ‘Extra Budgetary Resource (Institutional Finance), decentralization of powers to field units, utilisation of technology etc.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.