Indian Railways electrified a record 6,366 route km in 2021-22. In 2020-21 it was 6,015 route km.
Not only this, the following routes are now running electrified railways.—
• New Delhi to Kathgodam/ Ramnagar
• New Delhi to Samakhiali
• Chennai to Kanyakumari
Incidentally, on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the country’s seventh Bande Bharat Express, said that the development of the country is inextricably linked with the development of the railway infrastructure. That is why the railways are undergoing radical reforms and modernization. The center is making necessary investments for that. The Prime Minister said that in the last 70 years, electrification of about 20 thousand route kilometers has been completed in the country. In this regard, the Prime Minister said, “Centre is making record investments to build modern railway infrastructure.” But not only modern infrastructure, but also passenger safety, cleanliness, coordination, regularity, passenger comfort, service enhancement have also been looked at.
However, according to some experts, the target of making the railway network completely decarbonised is undoubtedly commendable. But if not only the railways, but the pollution as a whole cannot be controlled, if only the railways are decarbonized, there will be a gap in the work.