Date of Post: 22 Sep, 2017
New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, the railways is looking at ways to speed up the electrification process as it would help cut down Rs 16,000 crore expense on diesel. The railway ministry is consulting all the people who are involved in the electrification process, he said.
The important things which are involved in the process include availability of equipment & adequate infrastructure.
- “we are giving a relook to the ways of speeding up the electrification process” of rail lines across the country, the Minister said.
- He said, the move would help in cutting down the diesel expenses on Indian railways, which is about Rs 16,000 crore and improving operating ratio of Indian railways.
- Goyal, who also holds the coal portfolio, further said that there is a continuous progress in the sector.
- He said,”Soon we want to start commercial mining.”