IR achieves 100 per cent electrification in three zones

In a notable development, IR has achieved 100 per cent electrification on three of its zones – the Kolkata Metro, West Central Railway and East Coast Railway. The national transporter is working to become the largest green railway in the world and is moving towards becoming a “net zero carbon emitter” before 2030. Considering the economic benefits of electric traction in an accelerated manner, IR has planned to electrify the balance broad gauge routes by December 2023 to achieve 100 per cent electrification of broad gauge routes.

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