All Routes of Northeast Frontier Railway to Be Electrified

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Date of Post: 19 Sep, 2018

Guwahati: Consequent upon the approval given by the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) during its meeting chaired the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all previously sanctioned work of electrification of railway track has got the required thrust. Currently, Indian Railway has around 13,675 km of un-electrified broad gauge (BG) railway tracks. Out of which 2,536 km falls under N.F. Railway.

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  • NFR chief spokesman P. J. Sharma said, presently the only electrified portion of N.F. Railway is between Katihar and Malda Court stations via Kumedpur (101 km).
  • He said,”Electrification work of the balance portion of un-electrified track has been segregated into different segments and targeted for completion in a phased manner.”
  • Work has been distributed amongst two agencies: CORE (Centre for Railway Electrification) and RVNL (Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd).
  • While CORE has been doing the work from Katihar to Raninagar Jalpaiguri (267 kms); RVNL has been entrusted for completing the Raninagar Jalpaiguri to Guwahati via Rangiya portion (382 kms).
  • New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Goalpara (175 kms) and Guwahati to Dibrugarh via Lumding (661 kms) is being implemented by CORE.
  • Already, contracts have been awarded and work is in various stages of progress in all the above portions, he said.

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