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CRS AUTHORIZATION RECEIVED FOR INTRODUCTION OF AC ELECTRIC TRACTION FOR GUWAHATI RAILWAY STATION

CRS AUTHORIZATION RECEIVED FOR INTRODUCTION OF AC ELECTRIC TRACTION FOR GUWAHATI RAILWAY STATION

Context:

CRS authorization has been approved for the introduction of AC electric traction to & from Guwahati railway station.

Key Highlights:

  • The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has completed the 649 RKM / 1294 TKM Power Plant project from Katihar to Guwahati.
  • In this way, the Total High-Density Network (HDN) (649 RKM) routes crossing into the NFR are provided with Electric Traction.

Some of the benefits from the Electrification of the sections are:-

1. There will be foreign savings on HSD Oil of up to Rs 300 Cr per year.

2. HSD oil consumption will also be reduced by 3400 KL per month.

3. Due to the seamless operation of the train, the inevitable towing shift in New Jalpaiguri and New Coochbehar, will now be completed. This will improve train mobility.

4. Due to improved travel, the total running time between Katihar to Guwahati will be reduced by 2 hours (approximately).

5. With Electrification heavy goods trains can be operated at high speeds.

6. 10% new trains can be introduced, and this will assist in raising additional Rajdhani exp financing projects.

7. Electricity installations will reduce dependence on imported petroleum.

8. By installing electricity, they can use the Head on Generation (HOG) technology to replace the End on Generation (EOG) system with two electric vehicles using two DG sets on both sides of all trains installed by Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) trainers.

9. Power vehicles that consume about 100 litres of diesel per hour can be stored without noise, smoke emissions during racing.

10. The greenhouse gas emissions will decrease, which will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions.

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