Update: October 29, 2021 4:26 AM STI
New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): In a step towards a shift to green transport, the first fully electric-traction passenger train arrived Thursday at Kamakhya Station in Guwahati on the Northeast Frontier Railway.
Train number 05956 Delhi – Kamakhya (Brahmaputra) Mail Special departing from the nation’s capital reached Kamakhya station at 1:30 p.m., covering over 2,000 km by electric traction. Similarly, in the return direction, train number 05955 Kamakhya – Delhi (Brahmaputra) Mail Special left for Delhi from Kamakhya station on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by electric traction.
The Ministry of Railways said in an official statement that the train became the first Courier / Express train to run on electric traction to Kamakhya Station in Guwahati after the successful operation of a parcel train on a electric traction the day before. “So the NF railway is starting a new era,” he added.
Earlier on October 21, 2021, the Northeast Frontier Railway ran its first electric traction parcel train to Kamakhya Station and achieved a historic moment for the NF Railway and the Northeast region.
After the successful completion of the railway electrification works to Kamakhya station and the authorization granted by CRS / NF Circle after inspection from October 7 to 9, the section from New Coochbehar to Kamakhya was opened for operation. electric traction. With this, a total of 760 km of road / 1701 km of track was electrified on NF Railway.
Until now, trains with electric locomotives came from Katihar and Malda to New Coochbehar, where the electric locomotive was detached from the train and the diesel locomotive was tied up for its subsequent journey. Now, with the completion of the railway electrification works and the commissioning of the section to Kamakhya, these trains will arrive directly at Kamakhya with no change in traction. As such, there will be direct connectivity from New Delhi to Kamakhya on electric traction with no change of locomotive en route.
The ministry said, “At this point, it is worth noting the many advantages inherent in electric traction, namely higher speed potential allowing for faster trains, saving time and energy, efficiency. increased energy with higher power-to-weight ratio, regenerative braking, carrying capacity with high-powered locomotives, improved reliability and line capacity, pollution-free mode of transport, cost-effective due to low costs ‘less maintenance and operation, etc. (ANI)