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Blog Entry# 2027014  
Posted: Oct 17 2016 (17:21)

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Last Response: Oct 19 2016 (14:47)
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Oct 17 2016 (06:54)   Track electrification up to Mangaluru by Dec.

rdb*^   130814 news posts
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Work up to theNetravathibridge hasalready been executed
The track-electrification work up to Mangaluru is progressing as per schedule and is likely to be completed by December end.
The electrified track up to Cheruvathur was commissioned a few months ago and now the Southern Railway is working overtime to complete electrification of the 85-km track up to Mangaluru, which is part of the 307-km Shoranur-Mangaluru stretch.
Railway sources told The Hindu that electrification up to the Netravathi bridge, near Mangaluru, had already been executed. The focus now was on the leftover work at the Mangaluru Central station yard and the nearby Mangaluru Junction, which was expected to be completed within schedule, they said. The Kerala State Electricity Board has commenced laying underground 110 kV electric lines so as to feed the traction sub-station at Cheruvathur and near Elathur in Kozhikode by December itself, while the works on the sub-station at Uppala could take two more months, they said.
Upon completion, the authorities would approach the
Office of the Chief Railway Safety Commissioner in Bengaluru for the formal commissioning of the line which would mark the completion of the mainline track electrification works in Kerala.
Once commissioned, Railways would use electric locomotives for 75 per cent of the freight and passenger traffic, thereby opening avenues to run additional services, including Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU), that would offer cheaper and swift travel for short-distance passengers. Besides, Railways are also planning to set up an electric loco shed in Mangaluru to carry out urgent mechanical works.
Commissioning of the electrified stretch will mark a major milestone in the Railways drive to reduce fuel expenses, ensure punctual rail services, and introducing new train services in the sector.
KSEB lays underground lines to feed traction sub-stations at Cheruvathur, Elathur
Electrified track up to Cheruvathur commissioned
Work up to Netravathi bridge has already been executed

Oct 17 2016 (17:21)
Rail Fanning~   2695 blog posts
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Even in the existing stretch at least till calicut, there seems to be not much of difference in the time of trains despite electrification.
The benefit will only come if there is some speed up and running time reduction in this stretch and also introduction of MEMU services to benefit local passengers.

Oct 19 2016 (14:42)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2027014-2            Tags   Past Edits
Practically speed is dependent on the track conditions (esp. Max Permissible Speed & speed restrictions) and electrification has little impact on speed (except suburban trains). However Journalists never miss opportunity to report that the speed of trains shall appreciably increase after electrification.

Oct 19 2016 (14:47)
rooky1979   45 blog posts
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Very true

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