Target 2020 | NF Railway to Electrify 50% of railway tracks

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More than 50 per cent of the total 6,242 km of railway lines to be electrified by March 2020 : NF Railway said in a statement.

A total of 534 km of railway lines has already been electrified and an additional 2,631 km of railway lines will be electrified by March 2020, the spokesperson of NF Railway, P J Sharma, said.

Electrification of 1,085 km of railway tracks, including the Raninagar-Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon-Rangiya- Guwahati section, is supposed to be completed by December 2019.

The work on preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) is also in progress for sections where electrification has been sanctioned during 2018-19 and these include Rangiya- Rangapara-Harmuti-Naharlagun (339 km), Harmuti-Murkongselek (230 km), Badarpur-Silchar section along with Arunachal- Jiribam and Katakhal-Bhairabi sections, Sharma said.

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