Meghalaya to get electric trains for the first time
For the first time in Meghalaya, electric trains will be available
The commissioning of the single-line Dudhnai-Mendipathar (22.823 track kilometers) and double-line Abhayapuri-Pancharatna (34.59 track kilometers) sections by Northeast Frontier Railway on March 15 marked another significant step in the railroad's effort to fully electrify.
The electrification work in these sections was conducted, according to the Ministry of Railways, by the Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE). The Indian Railways' goal of being a Net Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030 has been advanced by this.
In the northeastern state of Meghalaya, Mendipathar is the sole railroad station that has been in operation since 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened it.
Following the installation of electric traction, trains pulled by electric locomotives would be able to go directly out of Mendipathar in Meghalaya, increasing the average speed.
The ability to travel through these sections at full sectional speeds will allow more trains that carry passengers and freight. A statement from the Railways stated that electric locomotive-hauled parcel and freight trains from other states will be allowed to travel directly to Meghalaya.
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