BENGALURU: One of the most jam-packed rail sections between Bengaluru and Chennai has become unpopular of late, thanks to the Covid pandemic. A Super Fast (SF) special launched between the two cities stands cancelled from November 21.
The KSR Bengaluru-Chennai Central-KSR SF train (Train nos 02027/02028) launched on October 23 on all days of the week, barring Tuesday, was to be operational until further notice from the Railways. It has now decided to stop it due to poor occupancy.
Divisional Railway Manager A K Verma told The New Indian Express, “We have been
Run Brindavan express to cover the distance in 6 hours. It will be a super hit.
During this pandemic, in many of the routes people are avoiding travel by AC and instead 2S and SL are running with good occupancy. Full AC trains in many routes are running with less people
Exactly. Brindavan express does not have AC coaches. 23/24 non AC coaches with 108 seats will bring big relief.
BENGALURU: While Indian Railways plans to complete electrification of all lines in the country by 2023, only 731km (20%) of the 3,566km track network in South Western Railway has been electrified so far.
This means SWR will have to electrify 2,835km in the next three years. Complete electrification is likely to push up speed of trains by 10-15% and provide seamless operations by eliminating detention of trains due to change in traction from diesel to electric and vice-versa. It will also reduce dependence on petroleum-based fuels.
Very tuff task for SWR authority.
It is basically poor planning. In addition to electrification , electric loco sheds are to be provided so that the trains can run with Electric engines. Karnataka,Rajasthan are among the mainland states with worst track record of Railway electrification, besides North East. Even today trains to Jaipur ,capital of Rajasthan, run with Diesel locos.
SWR can easily electrify the rest of the sections except the ghats in the Kulem-Castle Rock in Braganza Ghats and Subrahmanya Rd- Sakleshpur in the Shiradi Ghats.
GIPR could electrify the much steeper Bhor and Thull ghats more than 75 years ago, so this should be much easier.
NFR not possible b4 end of 2025. It may go upto 2030
Indian Railways in a bid to increase the speed of the trains has recently removed a reverse curve in the rail track of Jolarpettai station of Chennai division which is under the Southern Railway zone.
The removal of the reverse curve will help in increasing the spped of the trains passing through this station from the current 80kmph to 110kmph.
Railway engineers and technicians shown a sign a marvellous engineering to replace the reverse curve with a simple curve in the railway track which will help in increasing the speed of the
First Vande Bharath Exp of south in shaping..