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Press Release No. 51424-01-2022
Hubballi
Press Release No. 514, SWR UPGRADED THE INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE MISSION RAFTAR

             दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY               प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 514 Dt: 24.01.2022

SWR UPGRADED THE INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE MISSION RAFTAR

• Sectional Speed over 317.42 Route km o­n SWR has been increased

• 32 trains speeded up during 2021-22

The “Mission Raftaar” of Indian Railways envisages improving of average speeds of passenger and freight trains. To improve average speeds of Passenger and Freight trains, Railway is working o­n many fronts including doubling.  o­ne of the thrust area being strengthening of track by undertaking various track improvement works. 

            South Western Railway has undertaken Track Renewal and Engineering Works in a big way  to improve sectional speeds, improve speeds o­n  loop lines at stations and to   eliminate permanent speed restrictions.  This is paving way for  long restriction free stretches thereby increasing the speed potential of trains.  Some of the significant achievements of SWR in the current financial year Up to December 2021 are as under :

Over 317 Route km of South Western Railway, sectional speed has been increased.  Some of the sections includeArsikere-Tumakuru, Davangere-Tolahunse, Harihar-Devargudda, Chikkaballapur-Kolar,  Yelahanka-Oddarahalli, Makalidurg-Devarapalle, Chikkodi Road-Raybag-Kudachi,  Gadag-Binkadakatti, Jumnal-Vijayapura etc. Over last three years o­n almost 2000 RKM sectional speed was raised.

In first 9 months of this financial year, Speed o­n loop lines at various stations totaling to153 Km  has been increased from 15 Kmph  up to 30 Kmph.  Loop lines speed has been increased in all the stations between Yesvantpur and Hubballi in last 3 years. Similarly Loop line speed has been increased in all the stations between Yesvantpur-Omluru, Mysuru-Arsikere, Wandal-Hotgi etc.

UptoDecember 2021, 18 permanent speed restrictions have been removed/relaxed  over South Western Railway . 

Shri  Sanjeev  Kishore, General Manager, South Western Railway appreciated the works done under the guidance of Principal Chief Engineer, Shri S.P.S. Gupta  and the Divisional Railway Managers of Hubballi, Bengaluru and Mysuru Division. 

Shri  Sanjeev  Kishore, GM/SWRsaid that as a result of progress achieved o­n account of doubling of track and above works, the mobility of trains has improved.   During 2021-22 itself, till now 32 Express/Passenger trains have been speeded up.  He said that SWR is doing all out efforts  to increase the speed by pursuing doubling works in Bengaluru-SSS Hubballi, Londa-Miraj and Gadag-Hotgi routes.  The increase in sectional speed will not o­nly  reduce travel time but also improve punctuality.  

Trains Speeded up during 2021-2022 

Sl.No

Train

From-To

Speededby

1

12649

YPR-NZM

05Minutes

2

12777

UBL-KCVL

10Minutes

3

12778

KCVL-UBL

10Minutes

4

12725

SBC-DWR

10Minutes

5

16591

UBL-MYS

10Minutes

6

16592

MYS-UBL

15Minutes

7

16590

MRJ-SBC

15Minutes

8

12089

SBC-SMET

15Minutes

9

16543

YPR-UBL

30minutes

10

16507

JU-SBC

35Minutes

11

16209

AII-MYS

35Minutes

12

16505

GIMB-SBC

35Minutes

13

12080

UBL-SBC

35Minutes

14

16589

SBC-MRJ

39Minutes

15

14805

YPR-BME

40Minutes

16

16587

YPR-BKN

40Minutes

17

14806

BME-YPR

45Minutes

18

16588

BKN-YPR

45Minutes

19

12079

SBC-UBL

45Minutes

20

16589

SBC-MRJ

50Minutes

21

17326

MYS-BGM

52Minutes

22

16544

UBL-YPR

60minutes

23

17324

BSB-UBL

60minutes

24

16546

KTGG-YPR

60Minutes

25

16541

YPR-PVR

61Minutes

26

22498

TPJ-SGNR

80Minutes

27

07367

ASK-UBL

80Minutes

28

07348

CTA-UBL

90Minutes

29

17316

VLNK-VSG

93minutes

30

19668

MYS-UDZ

93Minutes

31

17309

YPR-VSG

100Minutes

32

16546

KTGG-YPR

145Minutes



                                              E. Vijaya

                                                                                    Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                                                 South Western Railway, Hubballi 






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