First Electric Train in India
India’s First Electric Train: Railways carry people and goods over long distances quickly and cheaply. Rail transport is an efficient system of signaling and communication. It is also the economic lifeline of India as many travelers use it every day. Most of us will have the experience of traveling in trains. Let us know when and from where did the first electric train run in India.
When and from where did the first electric train run in India?
The first electric train in India February 3, 1925. ran between Bombay VT ((now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai) and Kurla Harbor on 1500 V DC was electrified on Flagged off by Leslie Wilson, the locomotives for this train were built by Cammell Laird and Uerdingen Waggonfabrik (Wagon Factory).
According to Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway, Central Railway will continue to provide best possible and comfortable travel to its passengers on four lines. Main, Harbor and Transharbour and Fourth Corridor (Nerul/Belapur-Kharkopar).
Later the power line was extended to Igatpuri district of Nashik and then to Pune. 5 January 1928 on the suburban section of the Western Railway between Colaba and Borivali and between 15 November 1931 Madras Beach and Tambaram of the Southern Railway on Thus, before independence , India had 388 KM DC electrification.
Now let’s look at some other facts
In the post-independence era, First Five Year Plan during the period of the 3000 the electrification of the Howrah-Budwan section of Eastern Railway on 1958 was completed in
Indian Railways 1957 initial stages with SNCF in 25 kV AC electrification system as standard in the
– The first section to be electrified on 25 kV AC system 1960 was Raj Kharswan-Dongoposi of South Eastern Railway in the
– Howrah – Burdwan section of Eastern Railway and Madras Beach – Tambaram section of Southern Railway were 1968 switched to 25 kV AC system by
– 1960 Production of electric locomotives was simultaneously started indigenously at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in 14 October 1961 greenlit was flagged off.
The Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) required for Calcutta suburban services were manufactured indigenously at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perambur and 1962 the first EMU was commissioned during
Indian Railways Second Five Year Plan on 25 kV AC Traction during the 216 RKM completed electrification
– third plan , along with indigenization, electrification was 1678 RKM extended
Indian Railways Seventh Plan during 2812 RKM , Eighth Plan during the 2708 RKM , Ninth Plan during the 2484 RKM Tenth Plan during the 1810 RKM and Eleventh Plan in 4556 RKM achieved a record progress of
– 12th plan Indian Railways 6244 RKM achieved electrification
As part of the CORE mission, December 2023 it is planned to electrify all BG routes of Indian Railways Crossing the railway electrification of 4378 RKM last year, IR has achieved electrification of 6015 RKM in 2020-21.
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