दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 505 Dt: 15.01.2022
40 TRAINS on SWR GO SILENT BY RUNNING on HOG
·POWER CARS THAT RUN on END on GENERATION REPLACED WITH HEAD on GENERATION
·BY USING HOG RS.70.12 CRORE FUEL SAVED FOR THE YEAR 2021
In a new environmental-friendly initiative, Indian Railway has cut down on its fuel bills by introducing HOG (Head-on-Generation) technology on trains.
On South Western Railway (SWR) HOG technology has been introduced since November -2019, so far in 40 trains on its network. For HOG to be adopted the trains shall have LHB coaches and shall be hauled by electric traction.
The HOG technology is being implemented in trains to caters the power needs of coaches such as air-conditioning and lighting. Earlier two power cars known as end on generators (EOG) housing Diesel Generators were attached to the trains to generate power for providing air conditioning and extending lighting in coaches.
In HOG system, the power supply to electrical equipment’s in LHB coaches is supplied from HOG compatible Electrical LOCO by tapping Over Head Power lines, there by resulting in huge reduction in consumption of HSD (High Speed Diesel). Besides saving in HSD, The Noise due to operation of DG sets is totally eliminated in HOG system. Due to fast pace of electrification in SWR, more and more trains will be run with HOG system in future.
In place of power coaches additional coaches can be attached to trains and additional berths will be available for passengers every day.
Shri Sanjeev Kishore, General Manager, South Western Railway has informed that in SWR, at present, 40 trains are running with HOG system. The Estimated savings on account of reduction in HSD (High Speed Diesel) consumption in power cars, by using HOG trains,for the month of Dec-2021 alone is Rs. 6.93 Cr and for the entire Year 2021 is Rs. 70.12 Cr.
The list of trains which have been converted to HOG technology on SWR so far are as follows:
1.Train No.12028/27 KSR Bengaluru – MGR Chennai Central–KSR Bengaluru Shatabdi Express
2.12608/07 KSR Bengaluru – MGR Chennai Central -KSR Bengaluru Lalbagh Express
3.Train No.12609/10 MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru – MGR Chennai Central Express
4.Train No.12253/54 Yesvantpur – Bhagalpur – Yesvantpur Anga Express
5.Train No.16526/25 KSR Bengaluru – Kanniyakumari - KSR Bengaluru Island Express
6.Train No.16593/94 KSR Bengaluru – Nanded – KSR Bengaluru Express
7.Train No.22691/92 KSR Bengaluru – Hazrat Nizamuddin – KSR Bengaluru Rajdhani Express
8.Train No.12213/14 KSR Bengaluru – Delhi Sarai Rohilla – KSR Bengaluru AC Duronto Express
9.Train No.22677/78 Yesvantpur – Kochuveli – Yesvantpur Superfast Express
10.Train No.12295/96 KSR Bengaluru – Danapur – KSR Bengaluru Sanghamitra Express
11.16583/84 Yesvantpur – Latur – Yesvantpur Express
12.16571/72 Yesvantpur -Bidar -Yesvantpur Express
13.12627/28 KSR Bengaluru – New Delhi – KSR Bengaluru Karnataka Express
14.12658/57 KSR Bengaluru -MGR Chennai Central – KSR Bengaluru Mail
15.16547/48 KSR Bengaluru -Danapur – KSR Bengaluru Clone Express
16.12291/92 Yesvantpur – MGR Chennai Central – Yesvantpur Express
17.16502/01 Yesvantpur – Ahmedabad – Yesvantpur Express
18.12251/52 Yesvantpur – Korba – Yesvantpur Express
19.12539/40 Yesvantpur – Lucknow – Yesvantpur Express
20.16565/66 Yesvantpur – Mangaluru Central – Yesvantpur Express
Last four trains (indicated in S.No. 19&20) )have beenconverted to HOG in the month of Dec.2021.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi