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Press Release No. 27701-08-2021
Hubballi
Press Release No. 277, COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTS ALNAVAR-LONDA ELECTRIFIED SECTION

                             दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                                प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 277 Dt: 01.08.2021

COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTS ALNAVAR-LONDA ELECTRIFIED SECTION

Shri A.K. Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety conducted statutory inspection of newly electrified Alnavar- Londa section today.  Electrification of 33.16 Route KM section of Alnavar-Londa is a part of Hosapete-Hubballi-Londa-Vasco Da Gama Electrification project.  It is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL).  Shri A.K. Rai inspected the Electrified section and checked various safety parameters.  He inspected OHE Depot at Alnavar, Sub sectioning & Paralleling Posts (SSPs) at Tavaragatti & Devarayi, Foot Over Bridges, Level Crossing gates, Bridges, Curves in the section.  He also inspected Tavaragatti, Devarayi, Shivathan and Londa stations.   A Speed Trial with Electric Loco was conducted from Londa to Alnavar during the inspection. 

Shri Arvind Malkhede, Hubballi Divisional Railway Manager; Shri Manoj Mahajan, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; Shri M. Ramakrishna, Chief Project Manager (Railway Electrification)/ RVNL; Shri Dinesh Jain, General Manager, RVNL; Shri H. Vijay Kumar, Joint General Manager/RVNL and other Officers were present. 

Electrification will significantly improve mobility of 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.


                                                                                                   Aneesh Hegde

                                                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer          

                                                                                      South Western Railway, Hubballi 




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