Almost 1,000 kilometres of track has been electrified in the first four and a half months of the financial year 2019-20, sources in Indian Railways said.
The Ministry of Railways had set the Railway Board a target to electrify 1600 km of lines in 100 days. This period of 100 days began in June, soon after the new govt took over, and is ending on September 10th 2019.
Another 100-day target was set for the period between 1st July 2019 and 10th October 2019. Electrification of around 2,500 km is targeted for completion in this period.
With the first 100-day target date less than a fortnight away, more sections are likely to go live over the next few days.
CR recently carried out CRS trials on the Pune -Shindavane stretch. With this, it will have completed 32 km of its 170 km target for 100 days.
NER and WCR have already exceeded electrification of their 100-day targets, with 286 and 182 km completed. On the other hand, NFR and KR may miss targets by a wide margin, with not a single km commissioned yet. The zones were to complete electrification for 125 and 108 km by September 10th, 2019.
The annual electrification target set for 2019-20 is 10,960 km. Work on the tendering process for approximately 5,000 km is underway as of now.