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Posted at: Sep 12, 2018, 4:28 PM; last updated: Sep 12, 2018, 4:28 PM (IST)

Cabinet approves Rs12,000 crore railway electrification proposal

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 12

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal worth over Rs. 12,000 crore for electrification of 13,000-km railway route, a step toward achieving 100 per cent electrification of its tracks in 12 years’ time.

Addressing the press, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said engineers at Indian Railways had developed a technology to convert exiting diesel engines into electric locomotives. 

He, however, said the national transport monolith would continue to require diesel engines for border areas and standby.

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