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Posted: Aug 02 2017 (16:05)

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Aug 02 2017 (15:13)   Railways eyes Rs 26k crore savings in energy costs over 10 years through electrification

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   37794 news posts
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The Railways has set a target of electrifying 24,400 km of routes by 2022 to drastically decrease the use of diesel for reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The target will be announced by Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 4.
The Indian Railways has chalked out a blueprint to electrify its network over the next ten years that will result in an estimated total savings of Rs 26,400 crore on energy costs, a ministry official said. The energy bill of the public transporter is around Rs 32,000 crore a year, of which diesel accounts for Rs 16,000-18,000 crore.
electrification of major rail routes, the ministry estimates annual saving of the tune of Rs 3,300 crore, the official said. The Railways has set a target of electrifying 24,400 km of routes by 2022 to drastically decrease the use of diesel for reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The target will be announced by Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 4, the ministry official said.
Currently, only about 42 per cent of total rail network is electrified. To fast-track the pace of electrification Railways have joined hands with three PSUs – IRCON, RITES and PGCIL. During the last three years and for 2017-18, a total of 93 railway electrification projects along 16,815 kms have been included in the Budget at an estimated cost of Rs 17,165 crore.

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Aug 11 2017 (11:16)
rahultup380   174 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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At present SR have highest number of WAP 4 in form of ED shed around 115 and RPM have 66 WAP 7 and also RPM and AJJ have much amount of Eloco. But the thing is these locos are being extensively used to haul trains within Kerala and Karnataka. Also Tamil Nadu and Kerala have more kms of electric lines than Karnataka and you should know that almost 7/10 of a train in SR use Eloco. But we still have some trains like 16332 using eloco upto Guntakal, Jayanti Janta using Eloco from CAPE to Guntakal. We have many trains within Kerala using using ED locos from Trivandrum,Ernakulam to Shoranur. 4 trains use ED,RPM locos upto Mangalore also. All the trains from Ernakulam,Coimbatore,TVC,Shoranur to Chennai,Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati (till Rake reversal takes places)use SR loco.
are busy extensively now if TSS completes at Tirur what will happen to Eloco,and if Erode-Karur-Trichy and Salem-Karur-Dindigul gets completed all trains except few will get eloco. Surely all the trains will get Eloco in the route Kurla cannot get Eloco till 2020-2021.
1.Dharmapuri line is Diesel line and work for electrification hasn't started
2.RVNL,when they will complete the work who knows.

Aug 11 2017 (11:40)
6 Years of IRI*^~   9872 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes , SCR is very quick. They have given E loco so soon

Aug 11 2017 (11:46)
6 Years of IRI*^~   9872 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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So how come u say CBE RJT cant get E loco ? With allotment in RPM rising up. AJJ have been given the locos of RPM as well. SR is getting a handful of E locos.
Once GTL ELS is commissioned , it can be done very easily. I'm very much aware of loco usage of SR trains. SR is rated as the worst in terms of loco usage as well. The earlier plan was to run E loco all the way till CSTM with D loco hauling in Daund to Wadi with E loco as dead for all Mumbai Chennai trains. The plan has been paused for a while.

Aug 12 2017 (10:23)
vipinpv   177 blog posts
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TVC up to MAQ is in SR, so SR has to provide loco from their sheds only. unless of course SR decides that they need a dedicated shed to serve South TN, West coast ED/RPM/AJJ would be doing that work. Another aspect that would be taken into consideration is progress of konkan railway electrification, if that gets executed significantly faster the necessity for a dedicated shed on west coast increases further.

Aug 12 2017 (14:44)
rahultup380   174 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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I am saying that if at all in future, Mangalore line starts getting Eloco all trains from TVC,ERS be it Rajdhani,Duronto,will start geting eloco. Now the only electrification part will be left is Mangalore-Verna. Since Roha-Verna section is sanctioned to L&T,then in future all trains will get Eloco of SR unless or otherwise new loco shed is not planned within Kerala, all this train will get Eloco just like Himsagar,Millenium,Swarna Jayanti,Kerala Express, Vivek,Guwahati Express, and much more trains needless to say of ED,RPM,AJJ shed.
Right now what I think is there is some problems in building of TSS at Tirur side.
by 2019, the trains going through this route will get end to end Eloco
Erode-Karur-Trichy-Villupuram-Chennai Egmore
Mangalore-Coimbatore-Vijayawada-Delhi-Jind-Dhuri-L udhiana-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra.
Coimbatore-Malda town-New Jalpaiguri.
By 2020-2021
Madgaon-Ahmedabad -Jaipur-Rewari -Delhi
Wouldn't comment on projects being undertaken by RVNL,because they are sleeper cells.

Trichy-Mayiladuthurai -Chennai
Pune-Guntakal doubling/electrification
Palanpur-Ajmer is being taken combined by NWR/RVNL
Projects being undertaken by
1.Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer by L&T
2.Erode-Karur-Trichy and Salem-Karur-Dindigul by Kalpataru power
3.Roha-Verna by L&T
4.Trichy-Thanjavur -Thiruvarur-Karaikal by EMC-Quatro Joint Venture

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