SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No. 407 Dt. 19.02.2020
32 R KM OF SECTION BETWEEN TORANAGALLU AND
KARIGANURU on HUBBALLI DIVISION OF SWR
The Ministry of Finance after the Union Budget 2020 has stated that Indian Railways will aim to achieve the full electrification of its tracks in the next three years. on SWR 466 Rkm of electrification has been targeted this financial out of which 110 RKMS has been completed so far.
CRS inspection and speed trial of 110 kmph of 34 R km newly electrified section of Hubballi division on SWR between Toranagallu and Kariganuru on was done on 18.02.2020. Shri K Manoharan, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Region conducted speed trial of this section. Shri BG Mallya, PCEE/SWR and Shri Arvind Malkhede, DRM/UBL, Shri VVS Rao, CEE/Traction/SWR & Shri Himanshu Sharma GM/RVNL and were present on this occasion. This section is part of the Toranagallu – Hosapete electrification being done by RVNL. CRS inspection was also done for doubling of track between Harlapur and Binkadakatti.
CRS will conduct one more speed trial of 34 R km between Baiyappanahalli and Anekal Road of Bengaluru Division on 20.02.2020. Electrification will significantly improve mobility trains on SWR and strengthen Rail network in Karnataka. In addition to reduction in pollution efficiency of Railway will improve due to shift from fossil fuel to electricity.
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