Taking a huge step to improve the condition of the Indian Railways network, the Rail Ministry and the Power Ministry are aiming to achieve 100 per cent electrification of the entire rail network.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal.
If the two ministries are able to achieve this target by 2013, these 35,000 km electrified railway line would be more than the total length of rail line which has been electrified since the Independence.
Experts also say that this would contribute hugely towards cleaning the environment.
At present, on an average, 1,350 km of rail line is electrified every year which at times slows down due to cash crunch.
A final decision on the matter is likely to be taken by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu soon.