CAG Report Summary Electrification Projects in Indian Railways

Published By: PRS Legislative Research | Published Date: July, 31 , 2017

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submitted a report on the electrification projects in Indian Railways (between 2013-14 and 2015-16) on July 21, 2017. Trains on Indian Railways are hauled either by diesel locomotives or electric locomotives. In 2015-16, the total expenditure on energy/fuel was Rs 23,699 crore. Of this, 56% was spent on diesel and 44% on electricity. As on March 31, 2016, 42% of the total railway route length (66,687 route kilometres) has been electrified. The audit looked at the project implementation and management, and post project utilisation of electrified lines. Key findings and recommendations of the audit report are summarised here.

Author(s): PRS Legislative Research | Posted on: Aug 07, 2017 | Views() | Download (105)

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