Govt aims for complete electrification of Railways by 2023


  • The Indian Railways, led by Piyush Goyal is moving towards its goal of complete electrification by December 2023. Meanwhile the Eastern Railway Zone has already become 100 percent electrified with the recent electrification of the Nimmita-New Farakka railway section in the state of West Bengal.

  • It was stated by the Railway Ministry that complete electrification will increase the speed of the rail as well as reduce the carbon footprint in the environment.

  • Manoj Joshi, General Manager of Eastern Railway informed that an amount of Rs. 19811.7 crores has been invested by the Indian Railways on infrastructural works as well as Rs. 710.3 crores on passenger amenities in the Eastern Railway Zone during 2014-2020.

  • The Zonal Railway stated that for the financial year 2021-2022 the total plan outlay is 10.86 percent higher than that of last year’s fund allocation.

  • It was also informed by the National Transporter the budgetary allocation last year was Rs. 2273.69 crores for the Eastern Railway Zone and for the financial year 2021-2022 it is Rs. 2520.70 crores.

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