Indian Railways complete Electrification of 45,881 Route Km

New Delhi : Total length of Broad Gauge (BG) routes, electrified BG routes & routes yet to be electrified, zone wise as on 31.03.2021 are as under:-

SN RAILWAY Total Broad Gauge (BG) Route Km Electrified BG Route Km Balance BG Route Km to be electrified
1 Central 3,853             3,336 517
2 East Coast 2,800             2,791 9
3 East central 4,008             3,540 468
4 Eastern 2,820             2,490 330
5 North Central 3,222             2,707 515
6 North Eastern 3,102             2,299 803
7 Northeast Frontier 4,152                652 3,500
8 Northern 7,062             5,512 1,550
9 North Western 5,248             2,186 3,062
10 South Central 6,206             4,145 2,061
11 South East Central 2,348             2,120 228
12 South Eastern 2,713             2,661 52
13 Southern 4,914             3,570 1,344
14 South Western 3,578             1,208 2,370
15 West Central 3,011             3,011 0
16 Western 4,885             3,183 1,702
17 Kolkata Metro 27                  27 0
18 Konkan 740                443 297
  TOTAL 64,689 45,881 18,808

Electrification works are under different stages of planning/execution on balance 18,808 RKM of BG routes of IR, which are being electrified expeditiously.

To complete the projects in time, various steps have been taken which include among others award of large size Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, better project monitoring mechanism, assured/committed funds through ‘Extra Budgetary Resource (Institutional Finance), decentralization of powers to field units etc.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology,  Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.