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Press Release No. 43031-03-2021

                                दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                                                     प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 430 Dt: 30.03.2021          


1.No. of Non-consequential accidents reduced from 13 in 2018 to 5 in 2020-21.

2.Punctuality of Trains in the zone risen from 88% to 96% from 2018 to 2021. SWR came from 16thto 4thposition overall among all Zonal Railways.

3.In 2020-21, freight loading has crossed 3 million tonnes each month,  and surpassed the loading figures of last year (2021: loaded 37.07 till today i.e. 27.3.21, last year i.e. in 2020 loaded 36.70 million tonnes).

4.Business Development Units, implementedin SWR have performed extremely well in attracting new freight traffic. 189 rakes of automobile were loaded compared to 23 rakes last year.

5.Highest number of wagons in last 4 years loaded o­n 26th March.

6.Increase in food grains loading by 511% and fertilizer by 90% this year compared to last year till date.

7.112 Subways and 12 Road Over Bridges constructed/commissioned in last two years by eliminating Level Crossings to increase safety. RUB at Londa constructed in record time - 90 days.

8.Operating Ratio (figure that shows ratio of expenditure to earning) improved from 400% in April 2020 to 132% in Feb 2021.

9.363Km completed and commissioned in last two years (including 50 Km  new line)

207 Km (including new lines) commissioned this year, is o­ne of the highest in Indian Railways

§Hospet – Kotturu

Lines opened for passenger traffic after 20 + years

§Ambewadi and Alnawar

10.636 Route Km of electrification is commissioned in last two years. Number of electrified lines in SWR doubled in last 2 years.

11.Rs.176 Cr spent o­n passenger amenities in last two years.

§New Railway Station buildings provided at many stations including Dharwad, Davanagere & Belagavi and stations redeveloped like Mysuru, Yesvantpur etc.

§24 Foot Over Bridges,8 Escalators, 8 lifts 

§26 pairs new trains introduced in last 2 years

§Train connectivity to KIA Bengaluru airport introduced.

12.First zone in entire country to provide Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers in all Stations of SWR.

13.Sectional Speed increased to 110 Kmph in 503 route Km ​ ​(earlier no route in SWR was fit for with 110 Kmph) and Speed increased o­n Loop lines from 15 Kmph ​to 30 Kmph in 332 Km.

14.Re-modelling of Hubballi Yard/Station with state of the art electronic interlocking completed at Rs.100 crores. No of platforms increased from 5 to 8. Has the world's longest platform of 1505 mts. Doubling from all three directions – Londa - Gadag commissioned. Second Entry o­n Gadag Road made operational. Third entry also coming up.

15.Yard remodelling works at Bengaluru, Yesvantpur, Mysuru and Hosapete completed.

16.Hubballi and Mysuru workshop are now handling LHB coaches.

17.First Centralized AC Terminal in entire nationprovided at Sir M Visveswaraya Terminal , Bengaluru at a cost of Rs.314 Cr with 7 platforms, to decongest KSR Bengaluru and Yeswantpur Stations.

18.Turning adversities into opportunities

§During Covid-19 time, 320 Sleeper Coaches converted into Covid Care Coaches in record time of 10 days.

§268 Shramik specials transported 3.91 lakh passengers during Covid19 time to 55 destinations in 17 states.

§2.9 Lakh meals distributed.

19.After the lockdown in SWR, 70% of the earlier express trains have been resumed. This is the zone that has resumed highest number of trains in the entire country.

20.Green Initiatives, 4535 kWp Solar panels installed, Solar panels at 128 stations & 306 LC gates provided.

21.Revival of defunct and more than century old water reservoir at Devaragudihal, 15 kms from Hubballi to make Railway establishments and quarters self sufficient in water.

22.First Railway Museum opened in North Karnataka at Hubballi . Mysuru Railway Museum renovated and re - developed. Malgudi museum developed at Arasalu Station.

23.E office implemented in all units of SWR and many digitalization initiatives.

24.Gardens provided at 150 + locations

25.200 + Shramdhans conducted.

26.Many initiatives o­n staff welfare and station improvements taken up.

27.GM/SWR has met 11,000 + employees personally. 

28.Many of Public representative & Public grievances were addressed positively

                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                    South Western Railway, Hubballi

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