*North Central Railway’s takes a long leap forward entire broad gauge network becomes 100% electrified *
*NCR attains this feat by electrifying the last section of NCR, Ishanagar-Udaipura of Jhansi Division*
*03 pairs of mail/express trains taken over from Diesel to Electric traction during 2022-23, further 03 more trains to run with electric traction*
*This achievement is the result of untiring efforts of team NCR: GM/NCR*
NCR crosses the last hurdle in pursuance of Mission 100% electrification with electrification of Ishanagar-Udaipura section of Jhansi Division. This was the last section which was due for electrification out of the NCR total Broad Gauge network of 3222 Route kilometers(RKM). North Central Railway was carrying out electrification of its all routes and of the missing links on war footage. Now this 76 Kms long section has also been electrified and the authorization to run the train with electric traction has also been received. Earlier two divisions Agra and Prayagraj were 100% electrified and with this now the entire broad gauge network of Jhansi division has also been electrified.
In 2022-23, authorization for running trains with electric traction has been received for following routes:
1. Barhan-Etah of Prayagraj Division (59 RKM)
2. Ishanagar-Udaipura of Jhansij Division (76 RKM)
With the electrification of entire network, now the NCR, Railway routes spanning through the parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan will now be served through electrified territories.
The significance of these massive electrification works lie in the fact that it will reduce the bottleneck of change of traction when a train coming from Electric locomotive arrives in a non-electrified territory. Since the requirement of changing of traction is done away with, it increases mobility and thereby is a leap ahead in improving the punctuality of trains. In Financial Year 2022-23, 03 pairs of mail/express trains running through NCR have been taken over from diesel to electric traction after completion of major electrification works in NCR and different sections of other zones. Three more pairs of trains will be taken over on Electric Traction soon.
Today on this occasion, GM/NCR Shri Pramod Kumar congratulated the team NCR especially the officers and staff of electrical department for attaining this feat. He said this a once in life time achievement, and it is the result of untiring efforts of a lot of known and unkown railway officers and staff. He further said the mission 100% electrification will have far reaching affect in nation’s development.
Principal Chief Electrical Engineer NCR Shri Satish Kothari informed during the meeting that during the inspection of newly electrified Ishanagar-Udaipur section all electrical & traction related installations, poles, OHE, TSS and all equipment were thorughly tested to operate as required. After assessing the quality of work of all the installations, speed trial was also conducted on the said railway section the speed of 110 kmph by special train.