No more running of Indian Railways diesel locomotives in Delhi-NCR region! Taking a major step towards curbing the pollution level in Delhi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced that all Indian Railways’ trains coming to the national capital will run on electric traction from December 2019 onwards.
The trains which at present, run with diesel locomotives across the Delhi region, will shift to using electric locomotives progressively in a phased manner along with the electrification over the broad gauge network of Indian Railways. It is being expected that the move will lower fuel bills of Indian Railways, improve safety and increase the speed of the trains.
As many as 118 pairs of trains have been identified for switchover to electric traction, with 39 pairs in phase 1, 60 pairs in phase 2 and 19 pairs in phase 3. Read More