20th June, 2018
National

Delhi-Jaipur Rail Route To Get Electrified by Dec 2018

Stepping up the rail speed, the rail route between New Delhi and Jaipur will be electrified by December 2018. The announcement was made by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Dec 23.

Lohani also said that 4,000 km of rail track will be electrified in the current fiscal and another 7,500 km track will be electrified in the next year. The electrification route will improve the average speed of trains.

Rail safety

After several rail accidents, refurbishment and maintenance of rail tracks is also being done on priority basis.

The railways is currently refurbishing nearly 400 km track every month. It was earlier limited to 200 km a month.

Stations Upgrade

Twenty-two stations are picked to be developed to match world standards.  And 963 stations are to be equipped with CCTV cameras by the end of 2018.

All rail services are also to be equipped with bio-toilets.