November 03, 2016

Power Grid wins Indian electrification contract

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INDIA’s Ministry of Railways has awarded Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) a Rs 8.89bn ($US 133m) contract to electrify four lines totalling 761 route-km as part of a programme to electrify 24,000km of the Indian Railways (IR) network over the next five years.

Under the contract, PGCIL will be responsible for the electrification of the Pune - Miraj Kolhapur (326km), Chhindwara - Nainpur - Mandla Fort (183km), Londa - Miraj (189km) and Mansi - Sahrsa - Dauram Madhepura (63km) lines.

The electrification programme is intended to reduce IR’s fuel consumption, which amounts to around 2.8 billion litres per year, representing around 18% of operating costs.

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