Indian Railways completes 100 per cent electrification of broad gauge network in Odisha

Reportedly, Indian Railways has achieved 100 per cent electrification of the existing broad gauge network in Odisha.

The existing broad gauge network of Odisha is 2,822 route kilometres, which is 100 per cent electrified, resulting in saving on account of reduced line haul cost (about 2.5 times lower), heavier haulage capacity, increased sectional capacity, reduced operating and maintenance cost of the electric loco, energy-efficient and eco-friendly mode of transportation with reduced dependence on imported crude oil, saving of foreign exchange.