After Uttar Pradesh, Indian Railways has achieved 100 percent electrification in Uttarakhand Railway news

Indian Railways is running on mission mode to become the world’s largest green railway and aims to become a “net zero carbon emitter” by 2030, the railway ministry said in a press release on Monday. With the recent completion of electrification in Uttar Pradesh, Indian Railways has achieved another major milestone. Indian Railways completes electrification of Uttarakhand. According to official data provided by the Ministry of Railways, Uttarakhand’s existing broad gauge network is 347 route kilometers, which is 100 percent electrified.

This leads to a reduction in the cost of network transportation (about 2.5 times lower), an increase in cargo carrying capacity, an increase in sectional capacity, a decrease in the cost of operation and maintenance of electric locomotives, an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transport that reduces dependency. on imported crude oil, saving foreign exchange. The territory of the state of Uttarakhand falls under the jurisdiction of the North and North Eastern Railway.

Some major railway stations in Uttarakhand are Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Rishikesh, Kathgodam and Tanakpur. Some of them have religious significance and some are attractive tourist spots. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Hemkund Sahib, Mussoorie, Nainital, Jim Corbett and Haridwar to name a few.

Kathgodam station is an important station with an annual passenger flow of around 7 lakhs and this terminus acts as an entry point to the Kumaun region of Uttrakhand. The first train arrived at this station on April 24, 1884.

Also, some of the reputed trains of Uttarakhand are Nanda Devi, Haridwar Express, Mussoorie Express, Utkal Express, Kumaon Express, Dun Express and Shatabdi Express. These trains provide convenient connectivity to various parts of the state and other major cities of India, which is of great help to the state in the tourism business.

“Furthermore, new line work is underway from Rishikesh to Karnprayag, which will be another major achievement of Indian Railways, bringing the Char Dham pilgrimage route to the Indian Railways circuit. This route is allowed along with the electrification of the railways. 100 percent electrified network policy,” said the press release.

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