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2353 CRORES SANCTIONED FOR ELECTRIFICATION OF ENTIRE TRACK-LENGTH OF NF RAILWAY
4:12:31 pm 09-February-2018
Guwahati, 9th Feb (northeastnews): The days of electric locomotives hauling railway traffic in NF Railway are not far as the new budget has sanctioned electrification of entire length of railway track under it at an estimated cost of Rs 2, 353 Crores informed . PJ Sharma CPRO NF Railways here today.

With the sanctioning of electrification of 2536 kms of track, the whole of N.F. Railway track length including all branch lines would now be covered by electric traction.

Four railway electrification works for electrification of a total of 1102 km of railway tracks at an estimated cost of Rs. 1432 crore were sanctioned in last year’s Budget. The sections currently being electrified are – New Bongaigaon – Agthori via Rangiya, New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara, Guwahati to Dibrugarh via Tinsukia & Simaluguri to Dibrugarh & Raninagar Jalpaiguri to Samuktala.

It is to be mentioned that, electrification of railway tracks up to Katihar and between Katihar and Old Malda has been completed and first passenger train on the Katihar – Old Malda section ran on 24th January this year. Currently, trains coming to and going out from N. F. Railway change from diesel traction to electric traction at Katihar.

Sharma informed that presently work is in progress for electrification upto Guwahati, which is to be completed by January, 2020.

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