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New Delhi : In a historical achievement, Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) authorisation has been received for introduction of AC electric traction to & from Guwahati railway station. Guwahati is the biggest and busiest railway station of Northeast being located in the capital of Assam. So the biggest city of Northeast is now literally connected with all metros and other big cities through 25KV AC traction.
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has successfully completed Electrification work of total 649 RKM / 1294 TKM from Katihar to Guwahati. This way, total HDN (High Density Network) routes (649 RKM) falling in NFR have been commissioned with Electric Traction. This great feat will now connect New Delhi to Guwahati on seamless Electric Traction. This is yet another effort by NFR for capital connectivity by Green Transportation, according to a PIB release.
It may be mentioned here that, Northeast Frontier Railway has already started running trains with electric traction from Kamakhya station with the arrival and departure of the Brahmaputra Mail with AC traction since 22nd October 22, 2021.
With the completion of the electrification of the Guwahati station, other prestigious trains like Rajdhani Express, Tejas Rajdhani Express etc from Northeast can now be switched over to run on electric traction from Guwahati to the National capital and other cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc directly without change of traction en route.
This Electrification work will save our foreign exchange reserves spent on HSD Oil, and will provide greener transportation and reduced carbon footprints. In addition to above, passenger trains with higher speed and heavier goods trains can be run.