(THE GIST OF PIB) Northeast Frontier Railway electrification project

(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Northeast Frontier Railway electrification project


Northeast Frontier Railway electrification project

  • In a historical achievement, CRS authorization has been received for introduction of AC electric traction to and from Guwahati railway station.


  • Guwahati is the biggest and busiest railway station of Northeast being located in the capital of Assam. So, the biggest city of Northeast is now literally connected with all metros and other big cities through 25KV AC traction.
  • Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has successfully completed Electrification work of total 649 RKM / 1294 TKM from Katihar to Guwahati. This way Total HDN (High Density Network) routes (649 RKM) falling in NFR have been commissioned with Electric Traction.
  • This great feat will now connect New Delhi to Guwahati on seamless Electric Traction. This is yet another effort by NFR for capital connectivity by Green Transportation.
  • It may be mentioned here that, Northeast Frontier Railway has already started running trains with electric traction from the Kamakhya station with the arrival and departure of the Brahmaputra Mail with AC traction since 22nd October last.
  • With the completion of the electrification of the Guwahati station, other prestigious trains like Rajdhani Express, Tejas Rajdhani Express etc from Northeast can now be switched over to run on electric traction from Guwahati to the National capital and other cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc directly without change of traction enroute.



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Courtesy: Science Reporter