Economy Indian Railways' full electrification to improve throughput, line capacity and train speed Updated : September 24, 2018 07:07 PM IST Union cabinet approved electrification of 108 sections covering 13,675 route kilometres of tracks by 2021-22 for over Rs 12,000 crore. Indian Railways currently has around 5,500 diesel locomotives and as many electric engines. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.