Indian railways play an important role in the countryâ€™s growth. The wide network of rail lines not only connect states and people, but they are heavily relied upon for freight.
The Indian Railways
started its operations on April 16, 1853 with The Fairy Queen locomotive
which is even today
operational. That being said about the legacy of Indian Railways, more and more
innovative steps are being taken to make railway transport in India â€˜future
readyâ€™. As a reputed railway electrification
structures supplier, we share
with you some useful insights on the future of railway transport in India:
Aim to electrify Indian Railways completely
Over the last few
decades, several initiatives have been taken to electrify all railway lines. As
of now, 80% of broad-gauge routes have been electrified with 25 kV AC electric
traction. The aim is to electrify the entire rail network by 2024. This vision
is guided by the growing needs to make the railway network eco-friendly,
cost-effective and efficient. The target is to become the worldâ€™s first
net-zero emissions railway by 2030.
In this journey of Indian
Railways, Utkarsh India Limited has an important role to play. As a CORE PART I
approved vendor, we manufacture and supply steel
structures for railway electrification.
High speed rail connectivity on the cards
The Indian government
plans to launch a high-speed rail network across India that will connect Delhi,
Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. The corridor connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad has
already been approved by the Government. The new high-speed service will use a
Japanese Shinkansen system and rolling stock.
The government plans to
create a semi-high-speed rail network.
It will connect important routes. These trains will run at a speed of
160 km/h, which will be increased to 200 km/h later on. One such semi-high
speed that is in operation is the Vande Bharat Express. It runs on two routes.
Similar trains will be imported and operated on other routes.
High-speed freight corridors being planned
It would not be wrong to
say that Indian Railways is the backbone of the country's logistics sector. It
carries more than 1.4 billion tonnes of freight
every year. The government plans to
create a dedicated freight corridor. It will have six freight corridors
connecting the entire country. Dedicated
freight corridors will free the dual use of high demand trunk routes for
running more high-speed passenger trains.
As a reputed railway
electrification structures supplier, we offer railway electrification
structures such as portals, masts, beams, and substation structures. All our
products are of the highest quality standards. We also offer customised
structures. We have two plants of 12.5 mtr Long Hot Dip Galvanising facility
using Special high grade Zinc. We source raw materials from reputed brands such
as SAIL and Hindustan Zinc. Our design department uses the latest hardware and
We also have decades of
experience in manufacturing galvanised steel structures for road safety,
illumination, power transmission and distribution, relecomand various other
structural applications. Get in touch with us to know more.