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Press Release No. 40720-02-2020
Hubballi
Press Release No. 407, 32 R KM OF SECTION BETWEEN TORANAGALLU AND KARIGANURU ON HUBBALLI DIVISION OF SWR ELECTRIFIED

                                                                                                         

                                                                 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

ELECTRIFIED

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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