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Press Release No. 55125-02-2022
Press Release No. 551, General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore addresses industry leaders at CII workshop

 दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY  
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 551 Dt: 25.02.2022

General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore addresses industry leaders at CII workshop 

General Manager of South Western Railway Shri Sanjeev Kishore  delivered a special address to industry leaders at a virtual conclave organized by CII, Karnataka o­n the theme of ‘Rebooting Sustainable Infrastructure in Karnataka’

 Shri Kishore spoke about building a vibrant multimodal railway network for Karnataka.

In this regard, he stated that out of 3579 route kms, electrification of 1454 route kms had been completed already in SWR and another 200 route kms will be electrified by end of March 2022.  During the last 5 years, Doubling of 653 route kms has been successfully completed and Doubling of another 660 route kms has been planned in the near future. Speaking about taking rail connectivity deeper and farther he said that 262 route kms have been completed in the last 5 years, and another 307 route kms of new line projects are in the pipeline.

 Improvement to goods sheds with improved facilities in warehousing/handling, lighting, circulation and other amenities have been planned for 21 Goods sheds in the zone out of which upgradation of 10 sheds has been completed and the remaining is targeted for completion by the end of 2022.The two In land Container Depots at Whitefield and Mangaluru Port not o­nly provide good connectivity to the prominent ports but also aids faster evacuation of the cargo and easy movement from the port to the siding. A new rail siding with 2 full length lines is under construction at Nanjangudu near Mysuru and targeted for completion during the Financial Year 2022 – 23. Another siding at Dabaspet is coming up in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka providing alternate inland Container Depot for the west part of Bengaluru.

 SWR achieved a major milestone by entering into an agreement with JSW during October 2021 for inducting 16 Bogie Versatile Coil Wagons under Liberalized Special Freight Train Operations Scheme (LSFTO). 6 Newly manufactured and innovatively designed BFNV rakes have been inducted into SWR for loading of steel which will ensure damage free transport of cold rolled steel coils. SWR is the first zone across Indian Railways to induct BFNV wagons into freight transportation

Our Workshops at Hubballi and Mysuru have developed o­ne each prototype coach of NMGHS within a period of o­ne month with side doors and portable ramps for faster and easy loading of two wheelers from Platform side apart from end doors for automobile loading. This will facilitate 2- Tier loading of vehicles. Further, Railways has reinvented itself as the prime transporter of parcel cargo. Leased  Parcel Cargo Express Trains (PCET) are operating successfully between Bengaluru – New Delhi (NR) and Goa and Guwahati and PCET service between Bengaluru and Guwahati is being explored.

With the introduction of PM Gati Shakti Cargo terminal policy, investment o­n railway land generating more than 1 Million Tonnes of outward traffic per annum, 10% freight rebate is being given as capital cost reimbursement. Toyota, Kia, TVS are some of the firms which have found railways to be reliable and safe for transport of their vehicles. All these customer friendly initiatives and services have  not o­nly made the Railways as the transporter of choice for automobile manufacturers but also among traders and farmers for their transport needs.

 Shri Sanjeev Kishore thanked the industry partners of SWR for their association with Railways and assured them of sustained support and high quality services.

                                                    Aneesh Hegde
                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer          
                                            South Western Railway, Hubballi 

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