NF Railway: Marking a milestone towards green transportation, the first fully electric-powered passenger train arrived in Guwahati on Friday.
Train No.05956 Delhi – Kamakhya (Brahmaputra) Mail Special from New Delhi reached Kamakhya Station in Guwahati at 1:30 p.m. traveling over 2,000 km by electric traction, NF Railway said in a statement.
Similarly, in the round trip direction, train 05955 Kamakhya – Delhi (Brahmaputra) Mail Special left for Delhi from Kamakhya station at 2:30 p.m. on Friday by electric traction.
The train became the first Courier / Express train to run on electric traction to Kamakhya Station in Guwahati after the successful operation of an electric traction parcel train the day before.
âSo the NF railroad begins a new era. Earlier on October 21, 2021, the NF Railway ran its first electric traction parcel train to Kamakhya Station and achieved a historic moment for the NF Railway and the Northeast region.
After the successful completion of the railway electrification works to Kamakhya station and the authorization granted by CRS / NF Circle after inspection from October 7 to 9, the section from New Coochbehar to Kamakhya was opened for the operation of the electric traction.
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With this, a total of 760 Route KM / 1701 Track KM was electrified on NF Railway.
Until now, trains with electric locomotives came from Katihar and Malda to New Coochbehar, where the electric locomotive was detached from the train and the diesel locomotive was tied up for its subsequent journey.
Now, with the completion of the railway electrification works and the commissioning of the section to Kamakhya, these trains will arrive directly at Kamakhya with no change in traction.
As such, there will be direct connectivity from New Delhi to Kamakhya on electric traction with no change of locomotive en route.
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There are many advantages inherent in electric traction, namely higher speed potential allowing faster trains, saving time and energy, increased fuel efficiency with higher power to weight ratio, regenerative braking , higher transport capacity with large power locomotives, improved reliability and line capacity, pollution-free mode of transport, cost-effective due to lower maintenance and operating costs, etc.