South Central Railway On Track To Cut Travel Time

South Central Railway On Track To Cut Travel Time

People travelling on South Central Railway (SCR) will soon be reaching their destinations at least an hour earlier, thanks to the progress in electrification of the tracks. There has been an unprecedented speed at which electrification is going on.

For instance, from a mere 97 km electrification in 2016-17, the SCR has completed 443 route kilometres in the current financial year. Officials say that another 678 route kms would be electrified in the current financial year.

In SCR, out of the 6,168-total route kms, 2976 kms is electrified. Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR said, “The pace at which electrification is going on will put the zone well ahead of the schedule.” Apart from saving on time, Indian Railway is likely to save Rs 3,300 crore per annum to reduce present traction bill. Read More…

 

Credit By : The Hans India

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