A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have suggested to the Indian Railways to not rush through unilaterally with its grand drive of 100 per cent electrification of the country’s railway network.
Ghaziabad has become the first district in the state to have electricityin all its households. Chief minister Yogi Adityanathpraised the Centre’s Saubhagya scheme and said his government’s efforts to augment the powerinfrastructure through it would cover the entire state in the future.
Around 47,000 Distribution Lineman-Multi Skills and Technical Helpers will be trained in these six focus states to give fillip to rural electrification
A special project under the PMKVY launched in Six States – Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh
To boost railway connectivity and ease congestion in eastern and central India, the CCEA on Tuesday approved doubling, new-line and electrification projects worth Rs 11,662 crore, which are expected to create 211.74 lakh mandays of work.
The government on Tuesday approved six projects at a cost of Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks, which would generate more than 200 lakh person days of employment in Uttar Pradesh and three other states, the railways said.
Karnataka has got a budget outlay of Rs 3,353 crore in this year’s Rail budget. The doubling of the Baiyyappanahalli-Hosur and Yeswanthpur-Channasandra railway lines have been sanctioned, apart from electrification of the 989km line worth Rs 919 crore.
The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) remained a non-starter even after nearly two- and-a-half years of launch in Jammu and Kashmir where 102 villages remained unelectrified.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that the electrification of railway routes has taken a “quantum jump” under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
Indian Railways has proposed its highest plan outlay of Rs 1.46 lakh crore for the next fiscal, up from Rs 1.31 lakh crore for the current financial year.
The power ministry targeted 100 per cent rural electrification by May 2018.
At the current rate, this target could be achieved soon.