Electrification of India’s northern railway proceeding
March 17, 2016
Electric traction can now be deployed on the Meerut City-Saharanpur section (113 route km) of the northern railway in India. Electrification of that stretch completes work on Ghaziabad – Meerut- Saharanpur section (161 route km), as the track between Ghaziabad and Meerut City already went “live” in December 2015.
The entire project, estimated to cost INR 2.75 billion (EUR 3.7 million) was executed by India’s central organisation for railway electrification. Electric trains now can run seamlessly from Delhi/Ghaziabad/Khurja towards Haridwar, Ambala, Jammu, and Amritsar, and they reduce the journey time by 30 to 60 minutes.
The electrification scheme will also boost sectional traffic throughput resulting in higher capacity. (ben)