100% Electrification of Broad Gauge Routes of Indian Railways
CCEA has approved electrification of remaining unelectrified broad gauge (BG) routes of Indian Railways
Upon completion of electrification of the proposed routes, Indian Railways broad gauge network will be 100% operational on electric traction
Once completed, it promises to give significant benefits in the areas of Safety, Capacity, Speed, Energy Security & Sustainability.
Proposed electrification is mainly for missing links and last mile connectivity and will increase the operational efficiency, enhance the line capacity and improve the average speed of trains.
Post electrification, Indian Railways is likely to save Rs 13,510 crore per annum in fuel bill.
The project will generate direct employment of about 20.4 crore man days during the period of construction.