IR completes electrification of network in Haryana

Indian Railways (IR) has completed 100 per cent electrification of the railway network in Haryana. Haryana’s existing broad-gauge network stands at 1,701 route kilometre. The electrification will help in saving line haul co­sts (about 2.5 times lower), enable heavier haulage capacity, increase sectional capacity, reduce operations and maintenance costs of the electric locomotives, become an energy efficient and eco-friendly mode of transportation, and reduce the dependence on imported crude oil, thereby saving foreign exchange.