Haryana becomes first state in India to have 100% electrified railway network: The railway network in the Indian state of Haryana was completely electrified by Indian Railways in March 2023, making it the first state in the country to achieve this feat.
April 2023 Current Affairs Quiz
Haryana: 100% Electrified Railway Network:
- The existing Broad Gauge network of Haryana is 1,701 Route kilometre, which is now 100% electrified, resulting in saving on account of reduced line haul cost (about 2.5 times lower), heavier haulage capacity, increased sectional capacity, reduced operating & maintenance cost of electric loco, energy efficient and eco-friendly mode of transportation with reduced dependence on imported crude oil, saving of foreign exchange.
- In addition, a new Broad Gauge network will be sanctioned alongside electrification, in accordance with the Railways’ policy of a 100% electrified network.
Indian Railways: 100% electrification of its broad-gauge routes by December 2023:
As per the latest updates, the Broad Gauge routes of seven zonal railways in India have achieved the 100% electrification target.
East Coast Railway (ECoR), North Central Railway (NCR), North Eastern Railway (NER), Eastern Railway (ER), South Eastern Railway (SER), West Central Railway (WCR), and Central Railway are the railways involved (CR).
This achievement is a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable transportation in the country.
The Indian Railways has set a target to achieve 100% electrification of its broad-gauge routes by December 2023, and this milestone achieved by these seven zonal railways is a significant step towards achieving this goal.