Indian Railways is targeting 100% electrification of its Broad Gauge (BG) rail routes. The railways have prepared an Action Plan to electrify 38000 Route Kilometers in five years (2017-18 to 2021-22). To achieve 100% electrification of BG rail routes, on an average 4000 Route km/annum will be electrified in place of 1700 route km/annum, which will further be increased to 6000 Route Kilometers in 2018-19. Further, to expedite electrification of railway lines in the country, various steps have been taken, which inter-alia include award of EPC contracts, better project monitoring mechanism, enhancing power of field units for award of contracts including sanction of estimates and increasing the number of executing agencies from existing three to six by entrusting electrification works to new agencies viz. Indian Railway Construction Company, Rail India Technical and Economic Services and PGCIL.