Haryana becomes first state in India to have 100% electrified railway network

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Haryana becomes first state in India to have 100% electrified railway network

Indian Railways has successfully completed 100% electrification of railway network in the state of Haryana in March 2023 and with this achievement, Haryana has become the first state in India to have 100% electrified railway network.

An Overview of the News

  • The electrification project covers the existing broad gauge network of 1,701 route kilometres in Haryana.

  • The completion of this project will reduce the dependence of Indian Railways on imported crude oil and also save foreign exchange.

  • Electrification of Railways will help reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards the goal of a sustainable and environment-friendly transport system in India.

  • Indian Railways is working towards achieving 100% electrification of its railway network in the country to increase efficiency, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and promote clean energy sources.

  • Electrification of the railway network will also significantly reduce air pollution caused by diesel locomotives, thereby improving air quality.

About Indian Railways

  • It is one of the largest railway networks in the world and was established in 1853 during British colonial rule.

  • Indian Railways covers a vast network of over 67,000 km, connecting almost every corner of the country.

  • It operates a variety of trains including local passenger trains, express trains, superfast trains and luxury trains.

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