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Electrical Department

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY


ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT


DRIVING TOWARDS EXCELLENCE, ECONOMY & ECSTASY (PASSENGER)





Brief Overview:


The 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 GOI for SWR & overall in charge for Electrical & Diesel Traction, Railway Electrification and General Power Supply arrangements with assistance from various field units under him.

 
          TRACTION


  • Electrical Locomotives

                   WAG – 9                                        WAP - 7


Presently, SW Railway is holding a total of 195  Electric Locomotives: ( 58 WAP7 & 54 WAG9HC) homed  at KJM shed and (05 WAP7 & 78 WAG9HC) homed at UBL shed .Trip Attention is being given for Coaching Locomotives at KSR Bengaluru & SGT


  • Diesel Locomotives

    SW Railway is holding a total of 296 Diesel Locomotives based at Krishnarajapuram & EMD Diesel Loco Shed (Hubballi) working for passenger & Goods Services


                                                        WDP4D

  

                                                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 time for traction change resulting in seamless operation and environment friendly.

 Existing Electrified Section :[3226 Route Kilometres / 3662 Track Kilometres]

  • Bengaluru – Jolarpettai (towards Chennai)

  • Bengaluru – Yesvantpur – Dharmavaram (towards Mumbai)

  • Bengaluru – Mysuru

  • Bengaluru Sub Urban Area (Channasandra – Yelahanka – Banaswadi)

  • Yesvantpur-Chikbanavar-Hubballi

  • Ballari-Hubballi-Londa-Tinaighat-Castle rock

  • Kulem-Sanvordam-Madgaon

  • Majorda-Vasco D Gama

  • Ballari-chikjajur

  • Gadag-Hole Alur-Navanagar 

  • Hotgi-Kalgurki-Wandal-Bagalkot

  • Ghataprabha-Kudachi

  • Tornagallu-Ranajitapura

  • Baiyyappanahalli-Omlur

  • Yelahanka-Chikkaballapur-Chintamani-Bangarpet

  • Mysuru-Chamrajanagar

  • Birur-Masarahalli-Shivmogga Town-Kumsi-Anandipuram-Talguppa

  • Hosapete-Vyasa Colony-Yashvant Nagar-Swamihalli

  • Chikbanavar-Solur-Kunigal-Hirisave-Hassan

  • Londa-Belgaum-Suldhal-Ghataprabha

  • Kadur-Sakharayapatna-Chikamagaluru

  • Hassan-Arsikere

  • Hassan-Sakleshpur

  • Mysuru-Sagarkatte-HosaAgrahara-Holenarsapur-Hasan

  • Subramanya Road-Kabakaputtur-Padil


    


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 SW Railway:


150kWp Rooftop Solar installed at Indian Railway Institute of Disaster Management (IRIDM) / HJL.






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 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 60 kWp (on Developer Mode)

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






220 kWp solar rooftop plant has been installed  over Belgaum Railway Station

100 kWp solar rooftop plant has been installed over Dharwad Railway Station

The total capacity of the Rooftop solar installation of SWR is 6204 kWp. These solar installations contribute to a remarkable electricity generation of 56.9  Lakh units per annum and accrue a savings of 2.81 Crores per annum.(Figures 2023-24)



PASSENGER FRIENDLY AMENITIES


  • Provision of Lifts:

    So far, 52 nos Passenger Lifts have been commissioned at various Important Railway Stations over South Western Railway  for facilitating Disabled / Senior Citizens, the list is below:   


                        

S.NO

Stations

Lifts (No)

1

KSR Bengaluru City

2

2

Yesvantpur Jn

3

3

Yelahanka Jn

2

4

SSPN

2

5

Tumkur

2

6

Kuppam

2

7

Mysuru Jn:

2

8

Hassan Jn

2

9

Shivamogga Town

2

10

Arsikere

2

11

Birur Jn

2

12

Kadur Jn

2

13

Hospet Jn

2

14

Belagavi

7

15

Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal Bangalore

5

16

Dharmapuri

2

17

Ballari

2

189

Krishnarajanagara

1

13

Tiptur

2

20

Hosur

2

21

Ramanagaram (RMGM)/SBC

2

22

Channapatna (CPT)/SBC

2

Total

52

                            

                                                      


  • Provision of Escalators :

    So far, 47 nos Passenger Escalators have been commissioned at various Important Railway Stations over South Western Railway for facilitating Disabled / Senior Citizens, the list is below:

    S.NO

    Stations

    Escalator (No)

    1

    KSR Bengaluru City

    11

    2

    Yesvantpur Jn

    2

    3

    Mysuru Jn:

    4

    4

    Davangere

    4

    5

    Hubballi

    4

    6

    Gadag Jn

    2

    7

    Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal Bangalore

    8

    8

    Belgaum

    2

    9