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Sunday, January 5, 2020

CORE - Railway Electrification


Railway Electrification / CORE

·         CORE - Central Organisation for Railway Electrification set up in 1979 under Ministry of Railways.

·         Hqrs - Allahabad

·         Officers - 300 (Approx) and Staff -3700 (Approx)  -- Total - 4000 (Approx)

·         Object: Electrification of Railway Tracks over IR. To reduce the Nation’s dependence on imported petroleum based energy i.e., Diesel and to enhance the country’s energy security, with a vision of providing eco-friendly, faster and energy efficient mode of transportation.
·         Target  by 2021-22 - 100% electrification of all Broad Gauge routes.

·          As on 01.04.2019 position  - Indian Railways Network - in Route Kilo Meters (RKMs)
Total
Broad Gauge
Electrified
69182 RKMs
64298 RKMs (93 %)
35488 RKMs ( 55 % of BG )
·         Fast Growth in Electrification after Independence - In RKMs
Year
Electrified Rout KMs
Remarks
1947
388

2013
21191
55 times increased during 65 years
2019
35488
67 % increased in last 6 years
·          03.02.1925  - First Electric train  - Bombay VT and Kurla Harbour   - 1500 Volt  DC (Direct Current)

·         1957  - Adopted 25 kv system in place of 1500 Volt DC

·         1961 - First Electric Loco named "Lokamanya" rolled out from CLW, Varanasi

 Advantages:
1.        Reduce dependence on imported petroleum based fuels i.e., Diesel
2.        Saving in Foreign exchange
3.       Reduce diesel consumption by 283 Crores liters per annum
4.        Faster and environment friendly.
5.        Reduces LHC - Line Haul Cost
6.        Increased sectional capacity by 18% due to higher average speed
7.        Reducing Operating and maintenance costs.
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