38,650 Km Length of Railway Electrification Achieved Since 2014 Till Oct, 2023

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The present status of Railway Electrification as on 31.10.2023 is as under:

SN STATE Electrified BG RKM as on 31.10.2023
1 Uttar Pradesh 8,516
2 Madhya Pradesh 4,857
3 Odisha 2,849
4 Jharkhand 2,558
5 Telangana 1,923
6 Haryana 1,701
7 Chhattisgarh 1,199
8 Uttarakhand 347
9 J&K 298
10 Delhi 183
11 Himachal Pradesh 67
12 Puducherry 21
13 Chandigarh 16
14 Meghalaya 9
15 Bihar 3,625
16 Andhra Pradesh 3,841
17 Maharashtra 5,561
18 Tamil Nadu 3,659
19 West Bengal 3,771
20 Kerala 947
21 Gujarat 3,445
22 Rajasthan 4,988
23 Punjab 1,992
24 Karnataka 3,060
25 Goa 147
26 Assam 871

The Railway projects are sanctioned/executed Zonal Railway-wise and not State-wise as the Railways’ projects may span across state boundaries. As on 01.04.2023, across Indian Railway, 231 Doubling projects of total length 20,296 km, costing approx.`2.70 lakh crore are in planning/approval/construction stage, out of which 5,455 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of approx. ` 1.03 lakh crore has been incurred upto March, 2023.

38,650 km length of railway electrification has been achieved since 2014 till 31.10.2023. 21,801 km of railway electrification was achieved pre-2014.

The completion of Electrification project(s) depends on various factors like forest clearances by officials of forest department, shifting of infringing utilities, statutory clearances from various authorities, geological and topographical conditions of area, law & order situation in the area of project(s) site, number of working months in a year for particular project site due to climatic conditions etc. All these factors affect the completion time of the project(s). As such the confirmed time frame for completion of project(s) cannot be ascertained at this stage.

The amount spent on Railway Electrification projects since 2014 is as under:

Year Expenditure ( Rs in cr)
2014-15 1391
2015-16 2291
2016-17 2956
2017-18 3837
2018-19 5955
2019-20 7145
2020-21 6141
2021-22 6972
2022-23 6658
2023-24 (Upto Oct, 2023) 3534

 

The long term impact of Railway Electrification to the nation are:

  1. Clean and Green mode of transport.
  2. Better haulage capacity.
  3. Better line haul cost.
  4. Reduction in carbon emission.
  5. Saving in precious foreign exchange for crude oil.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha t

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