IR achieves 83 per cent electrification

In a bid to reduce the country’s dependence on imported oil-based energy and enhance India’s energy security, IR is working towards 100 per cent electrification of its broad-gauge tracks. The electrification of 1,973 route km (2,647 tkm) has been achieved during 2022-23 (as of Decem­ber 13, 2022), which is 41 per cent higher than the corresponding period in 2021-22. With this, 83 per cent of tracks have been electrified.