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Press Release No. 40406-03-2021

           दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                           प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 404  Dt: 05.03.2021                    


§First electric locomotive ran o­n trial basis at Dharwad.

§Electrification works completed in 162 Km and scheduled for CRS inspection

§SWR already commissioned electrification of 111 Km in 2020-21 till now.

§Hosapete – Hubballi – Castle Rock total track to be electrified in next six months.

Indian Railways has aimed to complete Electrification of it’s Broad gauge network by 2023.  Work o­n electrification projects o­n South Western Railway is in full swing and 162 Km will be inspected by Commissioner of Railway safety in coming three days i.e. 7th, 8th and 9th  Mar.2021. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. is executing the works of Electrification in Hubballi, Vasco, Ballari to Chikjajur & Baiyappanahalli to Salem Routes.

On Bengaluru Division, 47 Rkm between Periyanagathunai - Palakkodu, which is part of Baiyyappanahalli – Omalur Section, will be inspected by CRS o­n 07.03.2021. So far 72 RKm between Baiyyappanahali – Anekal Road – Periyanagathunai has been commissioned in this section.  With this, total of 119 Rkm out of 196 Rkm will be completed which will facilitate faster running of trains between Baiyyappanahalli  and Omalur and also suburban train services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Hubballi Division, 65 Rkm between Hubballi and Alnawar will be inspected by CRS o­n 08.03.2021. This is part of the Hosapete - Hubballi – Vasco section. Electrification between Kariganuru – Harlapur (73 RKm) was completed this year. Hosapete to Hulkoti (99 Rkm) work of Electrification has already been completed .Electrification Work between Hulkoti to Hubballi and Alnavar to Castle Rock is in progress and is targeted for June 2021. All the mandatory works such as tests and inspection by senior Railway officials have been completed. Mandatory Electric Loco trial prior to CRS inspection was conducted o­n 3rd March in this section. With this 138 Km has been completed o­n this section.

On Mysuru Division 50 Rkm between Thalaku and Chitradurga will be inspected by CRS o­n 09.03.2021.  This is part of the section between Ballari and Chikjajur. General Manager, South Western Railway, Shri Ajay Kumar Singh has said that remarkable progress has been achieved by the Zone in terms of electrification, even in the year marked by pandemic.

Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR appreciated the efforts of Shri Manoj Mahajan, PCEE/SWR and Shri Dinesh Jain GM/RVNL, Electrical who were instrumental in achieving this progress.  

                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                    South Western Railway, Hubballi

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