Track electrification work almost completed in ECR. Patna News – Times of India

PATNA: East Central Railway (ECR) is moving fast towards completing the track electrification work in all its five divisions – Danapur, Sonpur, Samastipur, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction (DDU) and Dhanbad.
It will be a rare feat for East Central Railway to achieve 100% electrification in its divisions to maintain fast connectivity of passenger trains in the state.
According to ECR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Birendra Kumar, complete track electrification in the ECR jurisdiction will be a Play At a time when it is important for railways to maintain eco-friendly behaviour, transformers Global warming The danger is hovering over the whole country.
“Also, the railways will reduce the high carbon footprint by eliminating the services of diesel locomotives, which are incurring heavy expenditure on the railways,” he said.
Passenger and freight trains with diesel locomotives are being stopped. “Railways will, thus, contribute to the eradication pollution At the same time, it will reduce its dependence on imported fuel ‘Diesel’. Diesel is expensive as compared to electricity, which leads to carbon emissions leading to pollution,” said the CPRO.
Out of a total of 4,124 route kilometers under ECR, the Railways has completed 3,910 route kilometers till February this year. Work on the rest is going on in full swing.
“The ECR has set a deadline to complete the entire track electrification work this year, giving a new lease of life to the railways in 2024,” Kumar said. Time restriction will also be maintained.
Railways has increased the minimum speed limit of long distance mail and express trains to 130 kmph. Electric locomotives have more traction than diesel locomotives.
Sources said the track on the Jhajha-Patna-Buxar-DDU mainline route is fit to run passenger trains at a maximum speed limit of 160 kmph.