SHILLONG: According to a statement from the Indian Railways, the electrification of two crucial routes would allow it to run its first electric trains in the northeastern state of Meghalaya.
By commissioning a 22.823-track-kilometer single-line section of the Dudhnai-Mendipathar and a 34.59-track-kilometer double-line section between Abhayapuri and Pancharatna on March 15, the Northeast Frontier Railway accomplished the milestone.
The Railways stated in a statement that Mendipathar is currently the sole station in the northeastern state of Meghalaya that has been open since the prime minister's inauguration in 2014.
Trains pulled by electric locomotives will now be able to run directly from Mendipathar in Meghalaya following the commissioning of electric traction, improving the average speed.
"More trains carrying passengers and cargo will be able to go through these sections at their top sectional speeds. This portion will also be more punctual. Electric locomotive-powered parcel and freight trains from other states will be allowed to travel directly to Meghalaya," the declaration said.
In northeast India, electrification will greatly increase train movement. As per a statement, the region's railroad system will operate more efficiently with the reduction in pollutants brought on by the switch from fossil fuel to electricity.
In addition to conserving valuable foreign currency, it was claimed that this would promote smooth traffic and shorten train travel times to and from northeastern states.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of railways, posted a touching video of a woman traveling with her cherished puppy on March 15. The video has gained a lot of attraction on social media, and for the cutest reasons.
It was initially published on Instagram, where it garnered 27 million views. The railway minister became interested in the video when it spread to other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Siddharth Bakaria was the one who initially shared it on Twitter. Later, Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted it again. In the video, a woman and her dog are seen taking a snooze on a bed. When the woman removes the blanket, her dog is seen relaxing on the train.
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