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09-02-2021
Press Release:EASTERN RAILWAY ACHIEVED 100 % ELECTRIFICATION OVER ITS JURISDICTION



EASTERN RAILWAY ACHIEVED 100 % ELECTRIFICATION OVER ITS JURISDICTION 

Kolkata, February 06, 2021:


Successful Loco trial run of the Nimtita – New Farakka section ( Route Kilometer  24 )  has been completed o­n February 04, 2021. It was the fifth phase of the Nalhati – Azimganj, Katwa- Azimganj & Azimganj- New Farakka electrification project.
   
Previously the first phase of the electrification of the Azimganj- Nalhati section  ( Route Kilometer 45.07), the second phase i.e. Katwa - Azimganj section  ( Route kelometer 70), the third phase i.e. Azimganj- Manigram section ( Route kelometer 20) and the fourth phase i.e.  Manigram-Nimtita section including both Sagardighi thermal Power Station and Sonar Bangla Cement Siding ( Route kelometer 35) have been completed .

With the electrification Nimtita- New Farakka section, Eastern Railway achieved 100 % electrification in Nalhati_ Azimganj, Katwa- Azimganj and Azimganj- New Farakka sections. With the electrification of these sections, Eastern Railway achieved fully electrified route kelometer over its jurisdiction.

100 % electrification over Eastern Railway has provided faster and hassle free train operation and enabled railway to transport freight and passenger traffic with much greater ease. Electrification has also provided environment friendly mode of transportation. It led to  savings in Diesel consumption and facilitate unit traction system with reduced carbon footprint.





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