100% railway electrification to double power demand by 20222 min read 17 Sep 2018, 03:26 AM IST
100% railway electrification will increase power demand for broad gauge from 2,000 MW to 3,400 MW, while the two dedicated freight corridors will require another 600MW
New Delhi: With the union cabinet approving the complete electrification of broad-gauge railway tracks by 2022, power demand by Indian Railways is set to double in the next four years. The power requirement for broad gauge will increase from 2,000 megawatts (MW) to 3,400MW, while the two dedicated freight corridors will require another 600MW, according to a railway official, requesting anonymity.
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