New Delhi: The Indian Railways has 100 percent electrified existing Broad Gauge network of Chhattisgarh state, On the lines of setting the target of achieving Net Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030.
The 1,170 Route kilometre, resulting in saving on account of reduced line haul cost, heavier haulage capacity, increased sectional capacity, reduced operating and maintenance cost of electric loco, energy efficient and eco-friendly mode of transportation with reduced dependence on imported crude oil, saving of foreign exchange.
Further, new Broad Gauge network shall be sanctioned along with electrification, in sync with Railways’ policy of 100 percent electrified network.
Chhattisgarh state falls in South East Central and East Coast Railway’s jurisdiction. Some of the major railway stations in Chhattisgarh are Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg and Korba etc.
Bilaspur is the largest railway station in Chhattisgarh map and is located on the Mumbai-Howrah main line. It is an important junction and connects major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
Chhattisgarh state has the highest freight loading in the country and significant Railway’s revenue generate from here. The railway network plays an important role in the transportation of minerals, agricultural products, and other goods from Chhattisgarh to other parts of the country.
Some of the prestigious and famous trains of Chhattisgarh state are Durg-Jagdalpur Express, Chhattisgarh Express, Samta Express, Kalinga Utkal Express. These trains provide convenient connectivity to various parts of the state and other major cities in India.
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