The Indian Railways has set a target of going for 100% electrification by the end of 2022. With this, the Indian Railways aims at doing away with all diesel locomotives and ensuring reduction in operating cost of trains.
Once 100% electrification is enabled across the railway network, the pollution emanating from trains is likely to go down considerably.
Apart from this, the average speed of trains operating in the country will also increase after all routes go for electrification. The operating cost of trains will also be reduced at a large scale, with the saving on diesel prices.
The initial steps in this regard have already been initiated by the Indian Railways. Read more
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