Indian Railways: Entire Broad Gauge Rail Line Electrified In Uttar Pradesh

Arun Kumar Das

Feb 22, 2023, 06:04 PM | Updated 06:04 PM IST

Representative image.
Representative image.

After prolonged efforts, Indian Railways has achieved a significant milestone on Tuesday (21 February) in railway electrification.   

With the completion of electrification of the Subhagpur-Pachperwa Broad Gauge (BG) route on the North Eastern Railway, the national transporter has completed the electrification of all BG routes in Uttar Pradesh.

This will improve rail connectivity and the speed of trains in the region.

Taking note of the significant achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated Indian Railways for accomplishing this remarkable feat.

With this achievement, Indian Railways has completed electrification of BG routes in six zonal railways — East Coast Railway, North Central Railway, North Eastern Railway, Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and West Central Railway.

Also, the highly utilized network (HUN-5), Jhansi-Muzaffarpur-Katni is fully electrified now.

This will improve connectivity between Jhansi and a number of places including Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Chhapra and Varanasi.

With 85 per cent of route kilometre (RKM) electrified, Indian Railways is rapidly progressing to accomplish 'Mission 100 Percent Electrification' and become the largest green railway network in the world.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at

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