Indian Railways: 82 Per Cent Of Total Broad Gauge Network Electrified


Indian Railways has embarked upon an ambitious plan of electrification of its complete Broad Gauge network.

This will not only result in a better fuel energy usage resulting in increased throughput, reduced fuel expenditure but also savings in precious foreign exchange.

During the financial year of 2022-23, till October 2022, the Railways has achieved 1,223 Route Kilometers (RKMs) of electrification as compared to 895 RKMs during the corresponding period of FY 2021-22.

It is 36.64 per cent more than the previous year figures of the corresponding period.

It is worth mentioning that record electrification of 6,366 RKMs was achieved in Indian Railways’ history during 2021-22. Earlier, the highest electrification was 6,015 RKM during 2020-21.

As on 31 October 2022, out of 65,141 RKM of the broad gauge network of Indian Railways, 53,470 BG RKM have been electrified, which is 82.08 per cent of the total BG network.

With rapid electrification, more and more trains are being hauled by electric locomotives replacing diesel locos.