Embracing Electric Traction of Belagavi SF Exp for Sustainable Railways
In a symbolic transition, the GM-EMD diesel beasts that served for 4 years and 6 months on the Belagavi Londa section are now succeeded by the Krishnarajapuram WAP-7s.
The electrification of the route marks a significant milestone, with the Belagavi SF Exp proudly showcasing its first Electric/AC locomotive after 6 months of OHE Energisation. As the crew beams the lamp, signifying a new beginning, the baton is passed successfully to the era of AC Traction for the Belagavi SF Express.
The historic inaugural run of the Belagavi-Bengaluru Superfast, powered by the #Krishnarajapuram WAP-7 39212, was under the expert guidance of Loco Pilot Shri Dheeraj Rao and Assistant Loco Pilot Shri Joydeep. With their skilled hands at the controls, the locomotive embarked on its journey, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the electrified era. The dedication and expertise of the crew were evident as they steered the train through the electrified tracks, ushering in a promising future for railway connectivity in the region.
The inaugural journey witnesses a spiritual pooja performed by the Belagavi Core Development Group members and dedicated railfans. Krishnarajapuram WAP-7 39212 leads the way in this transformative journey.
The shift from diesel to electric/AC traction brings numerous benefits, including reduced environmental impact, lower operational costs, and improved efficiency. Electric locomotives are inherently more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly compared to their diesel counterparts. The electrification of rail routes contributes to a cleaner and greener transportation system, aligning with sustainable practices. Additionally, the transition often leads to a decrease in overall maintenance costs and a more reliable and technologically advanced rail network. The move towards electric traction represents a progressive step in modernizing railway systems, ensuring a more sustainable and efficient future.
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