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Press Release No. 22919-03-2018
Press Release No. 229, CONVERSION OF DIESEL LOCO TO AC LOCO

                                                                                                       

                                                                 SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                       Press Release No. 229 Dt. 19.03.2018


CONVERSION OF DIESEL LOCO TO AC LOCO

Railway has decided that the following trains will be running o­n AC traction between KSR Bengaluru - Mysuru - KSR Bengaluru sections without traction change at KSR Bengaluru o­n permanent basis with effect from 19th March, 2018 o­nward. The revised diesel loco link is enclosed as mentioned below:

1.Train No. 22817, Howrah - Mysuru weekly Express journey commencing o­n 23rdMarch, 2018 from Howrah.

2.Train No. 22818, Mysuru - Howrah weekly Express journey commencing o­n 26thMarch, 2018 from Mysuru.

3.Train No. 16021, Chennai - Mysuru Cauvery Express journey commencing o­n 19thMarch, 2018 from Chennai.

4.Train No. 16021, Mysuru - Chennai Cauvery Express journey commencing o­n 20thMarch, 2018 from Mysuru.

5.Train No. 16220, Tirupati - Chamarajanagar Express journey commencing o­n 19thMarch, 2018 from Tirupati.

6.Train No. 16219, Chamarajanagar - Tirupati Express journey commencing o­n 20thMarch, 2018 from Chamarajanagar.

7.Train No. 12007, Chennai - Mysuru Shatabdi Express (6 day a week) journey commencing o­n 19th March, 2018 from Chennai.

8.Train No. 12008, Mysuru - Chennai Shatabdi Express (6 day a week) journey commencing o­n 19th March, 2018 from Mysuru.

9.Train No. 12577, Darbhanga - Mysuru Weekly Express journey commencing o­n 20thMarch, 2018 from Darbhanga.

10.Train No. 12578, Mysuru - Darbhanga Weekly Express journey commencing o­n 24thMarch, 2018 from Mysuru.

11.Train No. 22682, Chennai - Mysuru Weekly Express journey commencing o­n 22ndMarch, 2018 from Chennai.

12.Train No. 22681, Mysuru - Chennai Weekly Express journey commencing o­n 28thMarch, 2018 from Mysuru.

           By attaching the electrical locos at Mysuru itself, the extra time required at Bengaluru for changing from diesel loco to electrical loco will be avoided.There by it improves punctuality. Besides, the measure will reduce air pollution and also result incost effectiveness which help the Railways to save crores of rupees annually for fuel.


                                                                             (E. Vijaya)

                                                                              Chief Public Relations Officer
                                                                       South Western railway, Hubballi





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