Seems to have. If it reaches Dhone, hopefully the trains on YNK-DMM-GY-DHNE route will get E-Locos. Dhone does cater to crew change, so loco change won't be an issue. - But all this depends on when Someshwara sub station gets ready.
Guntakal is a major junction but trains are now bypassing it to avoid reversal.like 12650 Karnataka Sampark kranti comes from kurnool Dhone n takes route of Pendekallu Gooty Kalluru to Bangalore. The region is almost hot n dry. And looks deserted. Area after Kurnool esp Dhone Pendekallu Gooty KALLURU is rocky n deserted only. Ignored by govn n railways also. However now electrification has... more...
22694 n 12650 takes almost same route except Sspn. 22694 takes Dhone, Pendekallu Gooty KALLURU Dharmavaram SSPN Penukonda Yeswantpur 12650 takes Same route only difference is it goes Dharmavaram Penukonda directly.
There is too much of slack and unwanted stopages and a few overtakes. If speeded up the arrival at chennai might end up becoming midnight !! Dont know how much that has to do with so much slack being provided between VSKP-BZA and also BZA-MAS.
It can delay the start at DHN, so that it can reach VSKP at around 11 am and reach BZA around 18:20. 7 hrs shud be enough. It has given a running time of 6 and 1/2 hrs between BZA - GDR. Even if it counts from 19 hrs at BZA, It can still reach GDR at 00:20. Same with ALLP - DHN