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Important Landmarks of Indian Railways Electrification

Sl. No.

Date & Year

Railway

RKMs

Landmarks

 1.  03.02.1925  Central

 16

First electric train on 1500 Volt DC from Bombay VT to Kurla.
 2.  Up to 1947  Central,  Eastern
  and South Eastern

 388

RKM electrified on Indian Railways at the time  of Independance.
 3.  1954-58  Eastern  142 3000 V DC electrification on Howrah - Burdwan and Sheoraphulli - Tarakeshwar sections.
 4.  14.12.1957  Eastern  142 Inauguration  of  EMU services on Howrah -  Sheroaphulli  section by  Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru, first P.M. of India.
 5.  1957  -  - Adoption  of 25 kV AC single phase electricfication on Indian Railways.
 6.  11.08.1960  South Eastern  75 First section electrified on 25 kV AC Rajkharswan - Dongoaposi.
 7.  14.10.1961  -  - Inauguration of first 1500 V DC electric locomotive (Lokmanya) for Bombay area by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first P.M. of India.
 8.  September
 1962
 -  - Indroduction of first indigenous Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) services.
 9.  1966 and 1968  Eastern and South
 Eastern
 - 3000 Volt DC converted in to 25 kV AC.
 10.  07.01.1977  Eastern and Northern  1445  Commissioning of electrified trunk route of
 Delhi-Howrah.
 11.  31.03.1987  Northern, Central and
 Western
 1388  Commissioning of electrified trunk route of
 Delhi-Bombay via Western Railway.
 12.  31.01.1991  Eastern, South
 Eastern and Central
 1976  Commissioning of electrified trunk route of
 Howrah-Bombay.
 13.  31.03.1991  Northern, Central,
 South Central and
 Southern
 2190  Commissioning of electrified trunk route of
 Delhi-Chennai.
 14.  31.01.1992  Nothern and Central  1542  Commissioning of electrified trunk route of
 Delhi-Bombay via Central Railway.
 15.  1994-95  Central and south
 Eastern
 770  Commissioning of 2x25 kV OHE system of Bina-
 Katni and Katni-Anuppur- Bishrampur-Chirimiri.
 16.  03.02.2002  Eastern and East
 Central
 534  Inauguration of eletricfied Howrah-Delhi route via
 Patna by then Prime Minister Shri A.B. Bajpayee.
 17.  30.05.2003  East Central  92  Inauguration of Patna-Gaya section by Hon’ble
 President of Indian Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.
 18.  29.08.2003  Central and Western  306  Inauguration of Udhna-Jalgaon section.
 19.  26.01.2004  Northern  137  Inauguration of Ludhiana-Amritsar section.
 20.  29.11.2005  South Eastern,
 East Coast and South
 Central  
 1117  Commissioning of electrified trunk route of
 Howrah-Chennai (Missing link Kharagpur-
 Waltair).
 21.  06.08.2006  Southern  37  Inauguration of Villupuram-Pondicherry section
 by Chief Minister of Puducherry, Shri N.
 Rangasamy.
 22.  30.12.2006  Southern  320  Commissioning of electrified route of Ernakulam-
 Trivandrum by Minister for Railways Shri Lalu Prasad.
 23.  24.11.2007  Eastern  127  Commissioning of electrified route of Krishnanagar-Lalgola by Minister for Railways Shri Lalu Prasad.
 24.  08.12.2007  South Central  103  Comissioning of electrified route of Tirupati - Pakala-Katpadi by Minister for Railways Shri Lalu Parsad.
 25. 07.07. 2008  East Coast  24  Successful Trial of Highest OHE in the world
 (7.45 m high contact wire) in Jakhapura-Tomka
 section for Double Stack Container Train
 operation.

 

 26. 

 

   26.10. 2009   Northern 100   Commissioning of electrified route of Lucknow-Hardoi section
 27.   30.01.2010     Southern   68 CRS sanction received on 03.08.09. Hon’ble MR inaugurated Electric traction in Ariyalur-Tiruchchirapalli section.
 28.    30.06.2011    Southern   95  Commissioning of electrified route of Tiruchchirapalli-Dindigul
 29.   26.06.2012  East Central Railway  140 Commissioning of electrified route of Chhapra Kachehari-Barauni section
 30.  04.12.2013  North Central Railway  231 Hon’ble minister of state (Rural Dev.) Shri Pradeep Jain ’Aditya’ inaugurated electric traction on  in Jhansi-Kanpur section.
 31.   19.05.2014  Southern  150  Commissioning of electrified route of Villupuram-Vellore
 32.   15.12.2014  Southern  142  Commissioning of electrified route of Virudhunagar-MEJ-Tirunelveli & Vanchimaniyachi-Tuticorin
 33.  24.05.2015   Northern   252  Inauguration of Rohtak-Lehra Mohbatt section
by Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu
 34.  22.11.2015  North East Railway  80 Hon’ble minister of state Railway Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated Electric traction in Gorakhpur Bhatni Section.
 35.  17.01.2016   Northern  Railway  207  Hon’ble minister of state Railway Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated Electric traction in Varanasi-Phaphmau-Prayag-Allahabad-Unchahar section.



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