SER ACHIEVES 100% ELECTRIFICATION OF ITS NETWORK
WITH COMPLETION OF ELECTRIFICATION WORK OF
Kolkata, 10th February, 2022:
With the completion of electrification work of entire Rupsa-Bangriposi section of Kharagpur Division on 09.02.2022, South Eastern Railway has achieved the milestone of 100% electrification of its total Route Kilometres. South Eastern Railway is the second Zonal Railway after West Central Railway to achieve 100% electrification.
Rupsa–Bangriposi (89 km) Electrification Project was sanctioned in the year 2018-19 at a cost of Rs.94.89 crore. The Electrification work of Rupsa-Bhanjpur Section (55 km) was completed on 30.03.2021. The electrification work of the remaining portion of the project i.e. Bhanjpur – Bangriposi (34km) has been completed on 09.02.2022.
Sri S. Mitra, Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Eastern Circle inspected the Bhanjpur – Bangriposi Section on 9th February, 2022 along with Sri Ishaq Khan, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, SER, Sri M. Pradhan, Divisional Railway Manager, Kharagpur and a team of officers from SER Headquarters and Division.
The completion of 100% electrification work will reduce the carbon foot print in the environment. This will also help to establish seamless train operation in SER jurisdiction. It will ensure better connectivity and improve punctuality in service by providing energy efficient and pollution free transportation.