TRACTION POLICY AND FUEL CONSERVATION IN INDIAN RAILWAYS

In broad terms, the traction policy of the Indian Railways, as of now, envisages use of steam locomotives till the end of their codal or economic life, for the present, extension of electrification on high density routes as predicted by economic and resource considerations and dieselization of the balance of services. The steam locomotive holding by 1992-93 would be around 5,000 units as against the present level of about 8,000. The diesel and electric locomotives, on the other hand, would increase from the present level of about 2,800 units to about 7,500 units during the same time span. The consumption of energy is expected to be of the order of 10 million tons of coal, 1.2 million tons of HSD oil and about 2,500 million kWh of electrical energy for traction purposes by 1988-89, though, as a proportion of national consumption, this would be an insignificant percentage, namely, 5 per cent of the national consumption of coal, 1.5 per cent of national crude demand and 2 per cent of the national power consumption.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Productivity Council, Business Mgt Sect

    Productivity House, Lodi Road
    New Delhi 110003,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Pande, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 25-31
  • Serial:
    • Energy Management
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: National Productivity Council, Business Mgt Sect

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM