All trains coming to Delhi to be on electric traction by December 2019

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New Delhi: All trains coming to Delhi will be on electric traction by December 2019, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had said on Mar 7, 2019. The move is expected to lower fuel bills, improve safety and increase speed of the trains, officials said.

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  • Trains, which are presently running with diesel locomotives in the Delhi region, will be taken over on electric locomotives progressively in phased manner commensurate with progress of electrification over the broad gauge network, the minister said.
  • Till now, 118 pairs of trains (39 in Phase-1, 60 in Phase-2 and 19 in Phase-3) have been identified for the switch-over to electric traction.
  • 40 trains (20 pairs) have already been taken over on electric traction over Delhi area.
  • Further, 98 pairs of trains have been identified for electric traction.
  • About 650 trains start, end, or pass through Delhi daily, which handles approx. 12 lakh passengers everyday.
  • In September last year, the cabinet had approved a proposal for the complete electrification of the Indian Railways in the next 4 years at a cost of Rs 12,134 crore, reducing dependence on imported fossil fuel and saving revenue for the national carrier.

Rail Analysis insights:  In September last year, the cabinet had approved a proposal for the complete electrification of the Indian Railways in the next 4 years at a cost of Rs 12,134 crore, reducing dependence on imported fossil fuel and saving revenue for the national carrier.

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