x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   In JK, Govt teachers prefer clerical works in offices | After seeking unity with NC, PDP leader takes U-turn | Warrant of precedence violated in Navratra festival | Terrorists falling like lame ducks, Pak stooges in a fix | Governor's words are Delhi's words | SAC to meet next week, reshuffle of HoDs expected | Ridiculous: For NC strengthening Panchayats is attack on special status of J&K | Locals question DPO Kishtwar's enquiry | #MeToo encourages Kathua | Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar | Kamsar inhabitants hold protest, demand construction of walkway | Notorious criminal held with country made revolver | Dussehra celebrated across Jammu region | Ramnavmi celebrated with gaiety | State volleyball association hails victory of VFI | MV International School holds half yearly prize distribution ceremony | PG College Rajouri celebrates 'Sir Syed Day' | At least 25 Pandits from Jammu elected on BJP tickets from Valley | Pictures don't lie: JeM, LeT terrorists part of Pak's BAT teams | Pvt School teacher booked for beating students | Discarded Azad says 'Hindu brothers' don't invite me for campaigning | No move to deploy 'Black Cat' commandos in Jammu and Kashmir: Governor Malik | Neglected 15 km border road irks Ramgarh residents | 4-member Tibetan MPs team meets NC leader | JK still lacks infrastructure for power improvisation | TuM terrorist killed by security forces | Forest Deptt allows unauthorized industries to operate | School Children continue to do menial jobs in Kishtwar district | Labour Department fails to realize levy, suffers huge financial loss | CBI begins probe in J&K arms licence case | Diagnostic labs conducting sex determination tests unabated | Miscreants set common facility centre on fire in Anantnag | Rajnath Singh's direction to Indian troops not to first fire against Pak force | DNA of the Indian Constitution | Read the lips of Army Commander Northern Command | MLA interacts with locals | Bawa Kailakh Dev Mandir organized Shastra pujan | JKSWDC organizes awareness camp | BBIA says micro, small scale sector on verge of closure | Spiritual event concludes at Bhagawaan Gopinathji Ashram | Manav Ekta Samagam organized | Awareness camp for blood donation organized | RSS celebrates foundation day | 35 day collaborative skill development training programme concludes | Land mine blast victims demand compensation | Infiltration bid foiled, four unidentified militants killed in Boniyar forests | HC quashes trial court order | Advisor Kumar visits Kargil, reviews developmental scenario | Surinder Kumar appointed as Director/Chairman of Anti Corruption Trust of India | Draft Juvenile Justice Bill-2018: Social Welfare Deptt seeks suggestions of stakeholders | DSEJ withdraws DDO powers of ZEO Ramnagar, teachers hail action | Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies, three injured in road mishap | 10 of 13 Slaughter Houses in Jammu illegal | State govt orders transfers in Health Deptt | Traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh NHW | Internet services restored in Srinagar | Traffic jams in Mandi irk masses, permanent solution demanded | JJSF ends 3 days fast after performing Havana, Purna Ahuti | SAKS celebrates Shashtra Pooja on eve of Dussehra | BJP misleading people over 73rd, 74th amendment in Panchayats: Harsh | Overloading continue in Mendhar, traffic police in slumber | JKNPP appoints district president | Political parties real killers of democratic institutions: AAP | Auto Operators appeal to stop unnecessary objection | Police seize 20 litres of illicit liquor, accused arrested | 16 bovines rescued, smuggler arrested | New GOC of XVI Corps reviews security situation in Jammu region | Locals rescue 4 injured CRPF men in Anantnag | Back Issues  
 
news details
Why Indian Railways is aiming for 100% electrification of its network by 2021-22
9/25/2018 4:45:36 PM

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways is aiming to achieve 100 per cent electrification of its network by 2021-22. With its Mega Electrification Plan 2021, the Railways is aiming to hit two big targets - a) to reduce the diesel prices, b) to enhance the speed of the trains.

When the electrification of the network is complete, the average speeds of trains is expected to increase by 10-15 per cent. It will also run freight trains in dedicated freight corridors on electricity.

As per sources, the Railways will be able to reduce the diesel charges to Rs 1000 crore by full electrification of its network. As of now, Railways incurs an annual expenditure of Rs 17,000 crore on diesel for the trains. If the plan works as estimated, the Railways will be able to save Rs 16,000 crore annually on the fuel cost.
However, the power bill of the Railways will see a slight increase due to its mega plan. The bill that currently stands at approximately Rs 9,000 crore is likely to be increased to Rs 13,000 crore.

The Railways is in talks with states to reduce this expected rise in the electrification energy bill. The Railways has reached out to states for permission to procure power through open access route.

It may be noted that the Electricity Act 2003 conferred Deemed Licensee status on Railways due to its involvement in generation, transmission and distribution of energy from the time electricity came to India. Accordingly, it had been working to get this provision of Electricity Act operational. However, it didn't come through for quite some time due to various factors.

Railways sources power through Open Access route in several including Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka.

Railways is also planning to convert all diesel locomotives among its 5,500 fleet which have run for 18 years (mid life) into electrical locomotives. The 1,000 diesel locomotives that will be delivered by General Electric (GE) will be used for "disaster management and strategic needs."

"Converting them would cost us Rs 2 crore per engine, while their mid-term rehabilitation after 18 years is around Rs 5 crore. These converted locos will have 5,000 horsepower. These are completely 'Make in India' and a matter of great pride," Ghanshyam Singh, Member (Traction) Railway Board said.

While two such locos have already been converted at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), a production unit of the Indian Railways in Varanasi, two more are in the process of being converted, he said. This year, around 100 locos are expected to reach the 18-year mark.

A team consisting of engineers from Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), DLW and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) worked on the project together.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU