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Electrical Department


SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY


ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT


DRIVING TOWARDS EXCELLENCE, ECONOMY & ECSTASY (PASSENGER)





Brief Overview:


Electrical Department is headed by  Principal Chief Electrical Engineer assisted by Chief Electrical General Engineer, Chief Electrical Engineer (EEM), Chief Electrical Loco Engineer, Chief Electrical Distribution Engineer & Chief Motive Engineer (Diesel). PCEE/SWR is Electrical Inspector to Govt for SWR & overall incharge for Electrical & Diesel Traction and Railway Electrification & General Power Supply arrangements with assistance from various field units under him


 
          TRACTION


  • Electrical Locomotives

                   WAG – 9                                        WAP - 7


Presently, SWRly is holding a total of 66 Electric Locomotives  ( 23 WAP7 & 43 WAG9HC) homed  at KJM . Trip Attention is being given for Coaching Locomotives at KSR Bengaluru & SGT


 


  • Diesel Locomotives

    SWRly having around 409 Diesel Locomotives, based at Krishnarajapuram & EMD Diesel Loco Shed (Hubballi) working for passenger & Goods Services.

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                                    Diesel Locomotives at Doodh Sagar


 


RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION (RE)



Railway Electrification will enable railways to shift towards Electric Traction from Diesel Traction, which in turn save the Diesel fuel besides better performance & saving of time for traction change, for seamless operation.


Existing Electrified Section :[1756.456 Route Kilometres / 3645.898 Track Kilometres]

  • Bengaluru – Jolarpettai (towards Chennai)
  • Bengaluru – Yesvantpur – Dharmavaram (towards Mumbai)
  • Bengaluru – Mysuru
  • Bengaluru Sub Urban Area (Channasandra – Yelahanka – Banaswadi)
  • Yesvantpur-Nittur
  • Ballari-Hubballi-Londa-Tinaighat
  • Ballari-chikjajur-Birur
  • Gadag-Hole Alur
  • Hotgi-Kalgurki-Wandal
  • Ghataprabha-Kudachi
  • Tornagallu-Ranajitapura
  • Baiyyappanahalli-Omlur
  • Yelahanka-Chikkaballapur
  • Ongoing Railway Electrification Projects :[1157 Route Kilometres]



ENERGY CONSERVATION / HARNESSING SOLAR ENERGY


South Western Railway cordially join hands for implementation of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Solar Mission for harnessing Green Energy.


  • Completed Rooftop Solar projects over South Western Raillway:

At Hubli Station an aggregated capacity of 280 kWP Grid Connected Solar Roof Top has been installed (on Developer Mode). 


    100 kWp Solar Roof top plant installed at Mysore Divisional office (on Developer Mode). 

500 kWp Grid Tied Rooftop Solar Plant at Carriage & Repair Workshop, Mysuru (on Developer Mode) Shares approximately 50-55% of Workshop Energy requirements

DRM Office  Bangalore has total installed capacity of 80 kWP (on Developer Mode)

 250 kWp solar rooftop plant has been installed  over Rail Soudha, SWR HQ (on Developer Mode)


In total  4535 kWp of solar Rooftop plants has been installed over SWR, generating in total of   4.61 Million unit of Clean Energy per annum on an average, resulting quantum of saving of  Rs. 1.96 Crores (On an average) per annum to railways.




PASSENGER FRIENDLY AMENITIES


  • Provision of Lifts :

    So far, 37 nos Passenger Lifts have been commissioned at various Important Railway Stations over SWRly for facilitating Disabled / Senior Citizens as below;