India to Electrify Railway Board Gauge Routes at £1.29 Billion Indian government has decided to electrify un-electrified board gauge routes of Indian Railways at a cost of £1.29 billion (Photo Credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images).
Radhakrishna N S
Indian government has decided to electrify un-electrified board gauge routes of Indian Railways comprising of 108 sections covering 13,675 kilometers (16,540 track kilometers) at a cost of £1.29 billion. This electrification process is likely to be completed by 2021-22, said India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday (12) in a statement. The approved electrification will reduce the use of imported fossil fuels thereby improve energy security to the nation. After the planned electrification, there would be a reduction in the consumption of high-speed diesel oil by about 2.83 billion litres per year and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.…
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