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Press Release No. 20610-01-2019
Press Release No. 206, IMPROVED MOBILITY AT 62 STATIONS

                                                                                                         

                                                                    SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                      Press Release No. 206  Dt.   10.01.2019

IMPROVED MOBILITY AT 62 STATIONS

South Western Railway has taken steps to double speed of trains when they are running o­n turnouts of loop lines. Under the initiative, the speed of trains while using loop lines has been increased to 30 KMPH as against the speed of 15 KMPH at present. With this move, the trains will be able to run at a faster speed while passing through loop lines. The speed gained thus will help in trains maintaining punctuality. In last 7 months in the following sections the initiative has been successfully completed.

INCREASING SPEED o­n LOOP LINES FROM 15 KMPH TO 30 KMPH:

(Length: 697 km, Stations: 62)

Sl. No.

Section

Div

No of Stations

Length of section (KM)

Date of sanction

1

Arsikere - Chikjajur

MYS

11

113

17.05.2018

2

Yesvantpur - Omlur

SBC

13

213

31.05.2018

3

Yesvantpur - Tumakuru

6

69

29.11.2018

4

Ramanagaram - Mysuru

10

94

29.11.2018

5

Hosapete - Ballari

UBL

8

65

21.12.2018

6

Davangere - Hubballi

MYS

14

143

02.01.2019

Total

62

697


At a total number of 62 stations in Hubballi - Davengere, Mysuru – Ramanagaram, Arsikere - Chikjajur,  Yesvantpur- Omlur,  Hospete - Bellari, Yesvantpur- Tumkuru sections, speed o­n turnouts which  trains negotiate for coming o­n looplines has been increased from 15 KMPH to 30 KMPH.

 At remaining stations also infrastructure works required for increasing speed have been completed and sanction of CRS is being processed for. With this initiative, mobility of trains at stations will improve substantially.

                                                              

                                                     (E. Vijaya)

                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer





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