Indian Railway journey to electrification

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Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world with 67,368km of tracks and 22,550 trains that carry 22.24 million passengers and 3.04 million tonnes of freight every day. At the time of independence, the country had limited number of trains and had just 388 km of electrified rail network. Railway electrification made its beginning in India in 1925 when the first electric train on 1500 volt D.C system ran over of a section of 16km. From Bombay Victoria Terminus to Kurla and Bandra, but did not make much headway till independence when the total length on electric traction stood at only 388 Route Kilometeres.

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