Prime Minister Modi on March 30 also congratulated the people of Haryana after Indian railways achieved 100 per cent rail electrification in the state.
Prime Minister Modi said that the state of Haryana will benefit from this accomplishment.
While replying through a retweet quote of the Union Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Twitter, he said, “Congrats Haryana! Many benefits will come with this accomplishment”.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 30, 2023
Earlier on March 29 Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed on Twitter that 100 per cent of rail electrification is completed for Haryana state. Ministry of Railways also mentioned the benefits Haryana and Indian railways will achieve after this accomplishment.
The Haryana Broad Gauge network, which spans 1,701 kilometers, is now 100% electrified. This has resulted in lower line haul costs, increased capacity, reduced operating and maintenance expenses, and reduced reliance on imported crude oil. It is also more eco-friendly and energy efficient, the official statement mentioned.
“Indian Railways has achieved a significant milestone, by completing 100 per cent electrification of the Railway network in Haryana State. The existing Broad Gauge network of Haryana is 1,701 Route kilometres, which is now 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 & 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. Further, the new Broad Gauge network shall be sanctioned along with electrification, in sync with the Railways’ policy of a 100 oer cent electrified network,” the press release said.
Haryana state’s territory falls in Northern, North Central & North Western Railway’s jurisdiction. Some of the major railway stations in Haryana are: Ambala, Panipat, Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Hisar Junction, Rewari Junction, Rohtak Junction, and Bhiwani
Some of the prestigious trains passing through Haryana state are Kalka Shatabdi Express, Himalayan Queen, Kalka Mail, Paschim Express, Golden Temple Mail and Kalinga Utkal Express. These trains provide convenient connectivity to various parts of the state and other major cities in India.