Uttar Pradesh Achieves 100% Electrification of their Railway Networks
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his delight at the complete electrification of Uttar Pradesh's broad gauge rail network. With the completion of the Subhagpur-Pachperwa Broad Gauge (BG) route in North Eastern Railway on Tuesday, the railways reached a significant milestone by electrifying all broad gauge routes in Uttar Pradesh.
"Very good!" said the prime minister in response to the Railway Ministry's tweet declaring the state's broad gauge rail network to be 100 percent electrified.
With this, the Railways has completed electrification of broad gauge routes in six railway zones, namely the East Coast Railway, the North Central Railway, the North Eastern Railway, the Eastern Railway, the South Eastern Railway, and the West Central Railway.
In addition, the Highly Utilized Network (HUN-5) of Jhansi-Muzzaffarpur-Katni is now fully electrified.
Jhansi-Lucknow-Barabanki-Burhwal, Gonda-Anandnagar-Gorakhpur-Valmikinagar-Sugauli, Muzzaffarpur-Bachwara, and Narkatiyaganj-Raxual will benefit from improved connectivity.
Sitamarhi-Darbhanga-Samastipur, or Sitamarhi-Muzzaffarpur-Hazipur with Bhatni-Varanasi?
Naini (Allahabad)-Manikpur-Satna-Katni and Chhapra-Varanasi are the routes.
"With 85% of route kilometres electrified, Indian Railways is rapidly progressing towards Mission 100% electrification and becoming the world's largest green railway network," the Railways said in a statement.