Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) officials and Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) are working on different strategies to put several pending projects on track and complete them within the revised deadlines.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare open the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway electrification line later in the month.
The PM is likely to launch the project after mid-January, sources told TOI.
In a major shift from the past, Indian Railways plans to bid out large tenders as high as 1,500km under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model for railway electrification, to achieve its target of full electrification by 2021.
Indian Railways is working with a commitment to serve in a time-bound manner for the common people,” he said
Emphasising on Indian Railways’ vision to achieve 100% electrification of tracks in the next four years, railway minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asked officials to prepare an incentive-cum-penalty programme for vendors in order to implement the plan in a time-bound manner.
The Centre’s railway electrification policy seems to have backtracked quite a bit in the recent past.