The wait for intercity suburban electric train services on the Mysuru-Bengaluru section, which will benefit thousands of commuters, is set to get longer.
The work on the 220 kV transmission line from Yeliyuru substation to Tubinakere, a stretch of 4 km, is yet to commence though the Ministry of Railways deposited ₹13.09 crore to the Karnataka Power Transmission Ltd. (KPTCL) exactly a year ago. A letter dated March 23, 2017, written by the railway authorities to KPTCL, sought immediate commencement of the transmission line works by finalising the tenders. This would enable commission of electric traction and introduction of the Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services on the Bengaluru-Mysuru section.
Where is it said that the amount has been deposited a year ago?
In the News: "The work on the 220 kV transmission line from Yeliyuru substation to Tubinakere, a stretch of 4 km, is yet to commence though the Ministry of Railways deposited ₹13.09 crore to the Karnataka Power Transmission Ltd. (KPTCL) exactly a year ago"
Then it also says that "railway was initially advised to execute the project on its own". Is this after deposit of amount? Because it seems SWR was asked to do on its own. Then couldn't. Now approached KPTCL.
But railways approached a year ago, what was State govt doing these many days, they would have raised the issue, if Railways found to be lying.
Both SWR and KPTCL are incompetent. SWR more pathetic 😏😏😏
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
We are back, to where we started.
CRS completed in Dec.
Thennnnn these electrification folks approach KPTCL for power......
Why not approach last Jan itself and get the ss ready by the time CRS is done.
Same with Tirur ss, don't