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Indian Railways has embarked upon an ambitious plan of 100 percent electrification of its complete Broad Gauge (Broad Gauge) network. NITI Aayog stated that this would not only result in better fuel energy usage resulting in increased throughout, reduced fuel expenditure but also savings in precious foreign exchange.
During the Financial Year 2022-23, till October 2022, Indian Railways has achieved 1223 Route Kilometers (RKMs) of electrification as compared to 895 RKMs during the corresponding period of Financial Year 2021-22.
It is 36.64 percent more than the previous year figures of the corresponding period.
It is worth mentioning that the record electrification of 6,366 RKMs was achieved in Indian Railways’ history during 2021-22. Earlier, highest electrification was 6,015 RKM during 2020-21.
As on October 31 of this year, out of 65,141 RKMs of BG network of Indian Railways, 53,470 BG RKM have been electrified, which is 82.08 percent of the total BG network.