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HISTORY

South Western Railway was created by amalgamating the re-organized Hubli division from South Central Railway and Bangalore & Mysore divisions from Southern Railway. It has been operational from 1st April 2003 having the headquarters at Hubli in the state of Karnataka. The Railway comprises of 03 divisions, viz. Hubli, Bangalore & Mysore and primarily caters to Karnataka state with 84% of its jurisdiction located there.The balance 16% of its route length falls in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa.

Bangalore division of this zone is passenger oriented while Hubli & Mysore divisions are fright oriented.Bangalore city is a world famous Information Technology hub of India.Hubli and Mysore are having important tourist places. This Railway hosts a large number of world heritage sites.Some of the important tourist destinations like Hampi ruins, Caves of Badami, Pattadakallu, Aihole, Goan Beaches come under the jurisdiction of Hubli division of this Railway.Mysore division caters to the World famous Dasara celebrations and other historic places like Hoyasala dynasty’s monuments in Belur, Halebeedu, Somanathapura and the famous Jogfalls.

There has been perceptible improvement in Railway services across Karnataka and its districts.After its formation 345 km of new line, 598 km of GC and 521 km of doubling have been commissioned. 110 numbers of new Express/Passenger trains have been introduced.Apart from this, services of many trains have been extended and frequency of some trains has been increased for the benefit of travelling public.

PROFILE    

 

Sl.No.

Particulars

As on 31.03.2017

1.

Divisions

Hubballi

Bengaluru

Mysuru

2.

Route Kms

3560

3.

Number of stations (including halts) Division wise

372

Hubballi:

115

Bengaluru:

125

Mysuru:

132

4.

Originating Earnings(in Rs. crores)

5847.59

5.

Apportioned Earnings(in Rs. crores)

4607.22

6.

No. of Originating Passengers(in millions)

192.64

7.

Originating Loading(in Million Tonnes)

44.21

8.

Operating Ratio

119.56

9.

Average Number of passenger Trains run per day

 

a)Mail / Express trains

148

b)Passenger Trains

181

10.

Staff strength (as on 01.06.2017)

37350

11.

Workshops

02

Hubballi & Mysuru

12.

Diesel Sheds

02

Hubballi & Krishnarajapuram


STATES SERVED

SlNo

State

Total Broad Gauge

(Kms)

 

 1.
Karnataka

3006

2.

Andhra Pradesh

286

3.

Tamil Nadu

174

4.

Maharashtra

24

5.

Goa

69

Total

3559


FACILITIES FOR SALE OF TICKETS

In   order to make easy availability of tickets to passengers, SWR has focused on installing PRS/UTS at various stations over the years. The details of facilities provided are as follows:

Sl No

Type of Ticketing Facility

No. of stations

1

Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS)

187

2

Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sewak Centres (JTBS)

45

3

No. of stations having exclusive PRS

46

4

UTS cum PRS

72

5

Defence area locations

4

6

India Post service centres

39

7

Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK)

11

8

Station Ticket Booking Agents

54

9

Automatic Ticket Vending Machines –card based

90

10

Automatic Ticket Vending Machines –versatile

20

11

Point Of Sale machines installed

143


BRIEF ABOUT MAIL/EXPRESS/PASSENGER TRAINS RUN OVER SWR

 

Details

Rajdhani

Exp

Shatabdi Exp Incl.Jan Shatabdi

Sampark Kranti Exp

Garib Rath

Duronto

Other Mail Exp

Originating Mail/Exp

2 Pairs

3 Pairs

3 Pairs

2 Pairs

2 Pairs

116 Pairs

Passing through

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13 pairs

Daily

53 Pairs

ØAvg No. of Mail/Exp trains run per day:148

ØAvg No. of Passengertrains run per day : 181

(Out of Passenger Trains, 12 pairs of trains are with DEMU & 12 pairs of trains are MEMU rakes)

ØMaximum No. of Mail / Express Trains (Monday) :– 150 Trains

ØMinimum No. of Mail / Express Train(Thursday): – 155 Trains

Six days a week

02 Pairs

Five days a week

02 Pair

Four days a week

03 Pairs

Tri Weekly

15 Pairs

Bi weekly

10 Pairs

Weekly

56 Pairs

Total

141 Pairs






Source : South Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 30-06-2017  


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