NFR achieves 61% electrification of routes

Overhead electrification poles lining above railway tracks are seen in this handout photo provided by the NFR. As per the Northeast Frontier Railway, a total of 2,583 kilometres (RKM) out of total network of 4,260 RKM under its jurisdiction have been so far. (Photo Courtesy: NFR CPRO)

Overhead electrification poles lining above railway tracks are seen in this handout photo provided by the NFR. As per the Northeast Frontier Railway, a total of 2,583 kilometres (RKM) out of total network of 4,260 RKM under its jurisdiction have been so far. (Photo Courtesy: NFR CPRO)

Guwahati, June 24 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is speeding up all the electrification works of un-electrified Broad-Gauge routes works under its jurisdiction and so far has achieved electrification of 2583 RKM (Route Kilometres) or 61.00% of total 4260 RKM of the network.

As per an official release, in the eight North-Eastern states, 1399.34 RKM have been electrified so far. The total comprised of 1229.36 RKM in Assam, 2.81 RKM in Manipur, 9.58 RKM in Meghalaya, 6 RKM in Nagaland and 151.59 RKM in Tripura. 

Meanwhile, the overall total includes 318.87 RKM in Bihar and 864.93 RKM in West Bengal under the NFR jurisdiction.

Electrification works are being executed in a phased manner byIndian Railway Construction International Limited (IRCON), Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) and NFR/Construction in different sections over the zone. 

The release from NFR CPRO further maintained that electrification will significantly improve the mobility of trains under its jurisdiction and strengthen the rail network in NE States. 

The step would provide an eco-friendly, faster, and energy-efficient mode of transportation as well as reduce dependence on imported crude oil saving precious foreign currency, it said. 

This would also facilitate seamless traffic and also increase the average speed of trains resulting in punctuality of train, it added. 
As per the NFR, the electrification is part of the Indian Railways’ mission mode towards becoming the largest “Green Railways” in the world.