Northern Rail commissions Ghaziabad – Meerut City – Saharanpur electrification

Railway Board

Meerut City-Saharanpur section (113 route kilometre) of Northern Railway has been commissioned on electric traction on 12.3.2016, after inspection and authorisation of Commissioner of Railway Safety, Northern Circle. Earlier Ghaziabad-Meerut City section was commissioned on electric traction on 3.12.2015.

In this way, now electrification of entire Ghaziabad – Meerut- Saharanpur section of 161 route kilometre has been completed. This entire project at an estimated cost of Rs. 275 Crore has been executed by Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE). Electric trains now can run seamlessly from Delhi/Ghaziabad/Khurja towards Haridwar, Ambala, Jammu, Amritsar etc. with reduction in journey time between 30 to 60 minutes. Sectional traffic throughput will also increase with electrification leading to higher capacity. wishes the very best.

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