Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Sat Jan 19 17:45:06 IST
Post BlogPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 3756793
Posted: Aug 28 2018 (13:59)

No Responses Yet
Rail News
New Facilities/Technology
Aug 28 2018 (13:59)   Karur - Salem BG section to get electrified by December - TAMIL NADU - The Hindu

a2z~   12807 news posts
Entry# 3756793   News Entry# 353659         Tags   Past Edits
The Central Organisation for Railway Electrification, under the Ministry of Railways, is executing the electrification project in Karur - Salem section via Namakkal and Rasipuram.
Electrification of the Karur - Salem broad gauge section has reached the advanced stage and is expected to be completed by December. The 85-kilometre stretch from Karur to Salem is the third major section were electrification work is going after completion of work on the Erode-Karur-Tiruchi and Karur - Dindigul broad gauge sections.
The Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE), under the Ministry of Railways, is executing the
electrification project in the Karur - Salem section via Namakkal and Rasipuram.
Divisional Railway Manager, Salem U. Subba Rao toldThe Hinduover phone on Monday that the target was to complete the electrification works on the Karur - Salem BG section by December. The project was in the advanced stage, he said adding that a traction sub station had been established as part of the project at Namakkal.
The CORE had taken up three major electrification projects with Karur as the focal point. The 140-kilometre Erode - Karur - Tiruchi BG section was electrified and was commissioned early this year followed by electrification of the 73-kilometre Karur - Dindigul section. Electric loco hauled rail services were currently being operated in both these energised sections.
Electrification of Karur - Salem section would result in saving of precious fuel besides avoiding loco change for trains, said the Divisional Railway Manager. Further, trains hauled by electric locomotives would have faster acceleration, he said. The combined cost of the three major electrification projects was about Rs. 350 crore, he said.
Besides executing the Karur-Salem electrification works, the CORE is also simultaneously engaged in electrification of the Tiruchi - Thanjavur (50 km) and Thanjavur - Karaikal Port broad gauge sections (103 km). These two sections are targetted to be electrified during the current fiscal, according to CORE.

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Tue Jan 29
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Sun Feb 3
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Mon Feb 18
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Sun May 19


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4200970
    Yesterday (10:12PM)

    @all: This is to formally announce the END of the RailCal app. Due to the information blockade, the app has lost its value, and has been rendered completely useless. We are unable to support RailCal anymore. Sorry to disappoint our users. . RailCal has already been taken off the Google PlayStore. So once...
  • Entry# 4188821
    Jan 06 (02:19AM)

    @all: At this time, the PNR Forum is functioning again, albeit at a greatly reduced volume and efficiency. Refreshing PNRs is a very cumbersome affair. We may expect this to end as well, eventually, as the Govt. tightens these controls further. At IRI, we CANNOT waste any more time on this fruitless...
  • Entry# 4187635
    Jan 05 (01:47AM)

    The following changes are being introduced to keep the PNR Forum functioning. . 1. A "bookmarklet" called "PNR Refresh" has been created. Just Copy/Paste a small piece of text into your browser bookmarks. The bookmarklet will be available by morning. . 2. When you click on Post/Update/Refresh PNR, you will be taken to the Official...
  • Entry# 4180488
    Jan 02 (11:57AM)

    @all: The PNR Forum as we know it is OVER. The official website has unilaterally decided to thoroughly block and shut down all access to PNR info. We had put in MANY, many years of PAINSTAKING effort to develop the PNR Prediction infrastructure, and our Sr. Legendary Members have helped countless people...
  • Entry# 4135478
    Dec 22 (12:58PM)

    Starting Monday, we shall be starting the slow Test rollout of our new app - called RailFan. . What is RailFan? It is expected that RailFan will be the future of the IRI site for mobile phones. A full dedicated offline-capable messaging/blogging app, encompassing all the features of the IRI site. The RailFan app...
  • Entry# 4073462
    Dec 06 2018 (12:50PM)

    There are some minor changes to the PNR Forum: 1. The main PNR feed will only show UN-predicted (by you) PNRs which are coming in. However, if there are replies, the PNR will show and will bubble to the top. Once you predict the PNR, it will go away from the main...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy