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Posted: Mar 13 2018 (14:55)

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Mar 13 2018 (13:33)   Electric trains to Mysuru may not chug for now

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It has been nearly a month since Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the electrification works of Bengaluru-Mysuru double line. But, railways will not be able to run electric trains for at least six months, thanks to delay in power supply.
The state government and the railways spent Rs 218 crore for electrification work. However, the Yeliyur sub-station, which has to supply power to half of the 138-km line in Mysuru and Mandya section, is yet to be connected to the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited's (KPTCL) power grid. "Railway officials came to us in January seeking power to Yeliyur sub-station with a peak load of 5000 kVA. Tenders for drawing lines from Tubinakere Industrial Area to the sub-station have been finalised and
the letter of intent (LoI) will be given to the contractor within a day or two," KPTCL MD Jawaid Akhtar told DH.
Sources in the Railways said they initially planned to carry out the work themselves before approaching KPTCL. An official said the industrial area is situated nearly 3 km away from Yeliyur sub-station and the powerline has to go through agriculture fields.
"There were several issues with farmers, which have been settled recently. We believe that the work will be completed within six months after the contractor gets LoI," the official said. The South Western Railway, which had plans to replace diesel locomotives with electric ones for at least six trains by the first quarter of 2018, has now put off the plans. At present, only Shatabdi Express (Daily), Darbhanga (Weekly) and Chennai-Mysuru Weekly Express, run with electric locomotive as powering trains from Bidadi sub-station, resulting in high wastage.
A conventional locomotive requires about 700 litres of diesel for one-way trip between Mysuru and Bengaluru, the route that sees an average of 22 trains running in each direction. Railways believes that electrification will reduce annual consumption by
1.2 crore litres, at a time when it procures the fuel by paying Rs 57.20 per litre. Conversion of all the trains is expected to save Rs 20 crore annually.
Railway activist T P Lokesh said the delay shows the lack of planning on the part of railways. "For a work executed over the last two years, electrification is poorly planned. It shows the negligence of railway officials. How can they declare work as completed when a sub-station is not connected to the grid," he asked.

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