The Indian railways has electrified a large chunk of its route during the pandemic
Bengaluru: Coronavirus may have brought the world to a standstill last year, but the Indian railways has used this adversity as an opportunity.
The organisation has logged the highest ever electrification of sections covering 6,015 Route Kilometre (RKM)in a single year during 2020-21, reports Live Mint.
"Despite COVID pandemic, It has surpassed the previous highest of 5,276 RKM achieved in 2018-19. It is a proud moment for Indian Railways for achieving target of 6000 km plus electrification project completion during tough time 2020-21. Indian Railways is becoming environment-friendly and energy secured," according to a statement from Ministry of Railways, the website quoted.
It should be noted that India has taken a lot of care and concern towards the environment to reduce its dependence on imported petroleum-based energy and to enhance the country's energy security, with a vision of providing eco-friendly, faster and energy-efficient mode of transportation.
The website lists out some of the major sections electrified by the Indian railways over the years:
1. Mumbai-Howrah via Jabalpur
3. Gorakhpur-Varanasi via Aunrihar
4. Jabalpur-Nainpur-Gondia- Ballarshah
8. New Delhi-New coochbehar-Srirampur Assam via Patna & Katihar
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Last Updated Apr 2, 2021, 7:04 PM IST