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Press Release No. 1707-04-2021

                                दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                                                         प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 17   Dt: 07.04.2021


Shri Gajanan Mallya, GM SCR, with additional charge as GM SWR o­n his maiden visit to SWR today, held a review meeting with senior officers of the Headquarters and Hubballi Division. He reviewed the operational aspects of the Hubballi Yard which has been remodeled recently. The yard is now equipped with double lines o­n all 3 sides i.e. towards Gadag (towards Vijayapura), Dharwad (towards Goa) and Bengaluru side. The yard is equipped with state of the art Electronic Interlocking with 502 routes. Shri Mallya inspected the Station Master's Panel Room, Signal Cabins and the yard.

Shri Gajanan Mallya inspected Hubballi Yard after remodelling and reviewed the progress of the third entry to the Hubballi Station. The team of officers led by Shri Aravind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager Hubballi was present comprising of officers from Operating, Commercial, Signal & Telecom and Engineering departments. The project is done at an approximate cost of Rs. 115 crores under the Chief Engineer Shri Prem Narayan of the Railways Construction Department.

SALIENT FEATURE OF HUBBALLI YARD (Commissioned o­n 24.02.2021)

ØNumber of platforms has been increased from five to eight.

ØExisting platform No. 1 has been extended linearally to provide platform No. 8 thus creating the longest platform length of 1505 m.

ØDoubling has been done in three directions i.e., towards Dharwad end, Bengaluru end & Gadag end.

ØNumber of main lines have been increased from two to four.

ØYard remodelling was involved with dismantling of 47 numbers of points & crossings and laying of 62 numbers of new points & crossings.

ØAdditional 7.8 kms of track has been added to the yard including two new stabling lines facilitating various movements.

ØAdditional platform shelter of 2888 sqms o­n PF No. 6 and 5888 sqms o­n PF No. 7 & 8 has been provided.

ØNew pedestrian subway has been provided.

ØOne limited height subway has been provided for eliminating level crossing.

ØThree new cabins buildings have been provided for electronic interlocking.

ØNew station building (third entry) has been provided.

ØCost involved for civil infrastructure is Rs. 55 Crores i.e., for earthwork, bridges, buildings and platforms.

ØCost involved in track linking, modifications and P.Way materials is Rs. 32 Crores

ØCost involved in electronic interlocking including cabins is Rs. 28 Crores.

ØNumber of routes in existing yard has been increased from 350 to 502 Numbers.

                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                     South Western Railway, Hubballi

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