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Total Broad Gauge (BG) Route kilometer (RKM) Indian Railways (including Konkan Railway) is 63,631. As on 01.04.2020, 39,866 RKM have been electrified. Zone wise length of Rail line yet to be electrified are as under:

 

Zonal

Railways

Total BG RKM

Electrified RKM

Balance RKM As on 01.04.2020

Central

3853

2928

925

East Coast

2774

2774

0

East Central

3883

3336

547

Eastern

2804

2235

569

North Central

3222

2569

653

North Eastern

2994

1738

1256

Northeast Frontier

4112

319

3793

Northern

7057

4816

2241

North Western

5083

1801

3282

South Central

6058

3744

2314

South East central

2099

1863

236

South Eastern

2713

2392

321

Southern

4834

3381

1453

South Western

3566

731

2835

West Central

3010

2525

485

Western

4805

2578

2227

METRO Railway

27

27

0

Konkan Railway Corporation Limited

737

109

628

TOTAL

63,631

39,866

23,765

 

Ministry of Railways has planned for 100% electrification of Broad Gauge (BG) routes by December, 2023 as per following planning:-

 

Year

Target (RKM)

2020-21

6,000

2021-22

6,000

2022-23

6,500

2023-24

5,265

Total

23,765

Allocation of funds for Electrification projects are allocated Project wise not zone wise. Budget allocation of recent past and current year is as under:

 

Year

Budget Allocation

(`in crore)

2017-18

3,457

2018-19

6,302

2019-20

6,960

2020-21

6,326

 

To expedite electrification of railway lines in the country, various steps have been taken, including award of large size Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, better project monitoring mechanism and decentralization of powers to field units.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Sources https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1655120

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