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Press Release No. 57821-03-2022
Hubballi
Press Release No. 578,COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTS ELECTRIFICATION OF YELAHANKA – DEVANAHALLI – CHIKKABALAPUR & SIVADI -OMALUR SECTIONS

 दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY  
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 578 Dt: 20.03.2022

COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTS ELECTRIFICATION OF YELAHANKA – DEVANAHALLI – CHIKKABALAPUR & SIVADI -OMALUR SECTIONS

Shri A. K. Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS),  Southern Circle, Bengaluru conducted the statutory inspection and speed trial at full sectional speed of 100 kmph in newly electrified Yelhanka -Devanahalli - Chikballapur  section (45 RKM), Bengaluru Division of South Western Railway o­n 19.03.2022 & that of Sivadi - Omalur section (44.67 RKM, Single line) o­n 20.3.2022. In the latter section, speed trial at full sectional speed of 80 kmph was carried out, too.

The Electrification work in former section was executed by Central Organisation for Railway Electrification while that of the latter was done by Electrification Division of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited.

SWR has fast tracked Electrification in order to reduce dependence o­n fossil fuels and move towards carbon neutrality. Commissioning of electrification in these sections is a step forward in the direction. Shri Sanjeev Kishore stated that the Electrification of the sections mentioned were targeted to be completed by March 2022, and expressed his contentment to be o­n target.

Senior officers of SWR Electrical Department including Principal Chief Electrical Engineer Shri Jaipal Singh and Divisional Railway Manager Bengaluru Shri Shyam Singh were present during these inspections.


                                                                  (Aneesh Hegde)
                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer          
                                            South Western Railway, Hubballi 





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