Indian Railways brings good news! Electric trains to run on Delhi-Rewari tracks
The Delhi-Rewari railway track will witness the running of electric trains from February next year, as the overhead electrification project on this route will be completed by January 2019,
Indian Railways has some really good news for these passengers. The Delhi-Rewari railway track will witness the running of electric trains from February next year, as the overhead electrification project on this route will be completed by January 2019, said a Hindustan report, adding that it will not only improve the railway traffic but also lessen the movement of diesel engine driven trains.
The electrification of Sarai Rohilla-Rewari overhead project covering 78 kms had started in 2014-15 with a budget to Rs 593.97 crore. The report citing RN Singh, DRM of Delhi zone, Northern Railway said this project is first phase of the Delhi-Ahmedabad rail electrification project, covering 900 kms.
Singh reportedly express confidence that electrification from Rewari to Ahmedabad section will complete by 2019-20. The section will get electric supply from a power sub-station at Garhi-Harsaru station in Rewari section, the report added.
Notably, the foundation stone of electrification work of the Delhi-Rewari rail track was laid by Union minister of state for planning Rao Inderjit Singh.
The project will also contribute in lessening the impact of pollution. This aspect is significant as from Rewari section only about 80 diesel engine driven trains pass through every day. Of these, 9 are passenger trains.
The report stated that one diesel engine discharges about 15 kg carbon in an hour. Trains from Delhi to Rewari cover the distance in almost two hours, while passenger trains take 2.5 hours. Taking this aspect into consideration, diesel engine discharges about 45 kg carbon, while 80 such trains emit about 3600 kg carbon.