Londa Miraj Railway line doubling by March 2023 & Vande Bharat Upto Belagavi
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Londa Miraj Railway Line Update and Vande Bharat: SWR electrifies 712 route km in a year, the biggest amount ever. The zone recorded its highest originating gross revenue ever: Rs. 7509 crores.
major push for infrastructure improvement to improve mobility
General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore spoke to the media today at Rail Soudha in Hubballi.
highlighted a few of SWR’s most important triumphs from January to December 2022. For listing:
Most electrification ever: 712 route kilometers in a single year
The average speed of goods trains grew by 58% over 2021, making SWR the zone with the most significant mobility development. Punctuality: SWR is the third most punctual zone among all Indian Railways zones, with a 94% on-time rate.
highest-ever vehicle loading of 405 rakes, up 70% from the previous year.
The highest originating gross revenue ever was Rs. 7509 crores. Maximum passenger revenue ever: Rs. 2534 crores.
Among all zones, SWR is ranked second in Key Performance Indices (a complex system of measurement of the performance of zonal railways that depends on several factors.)
He added that there is a strong focus on creating high-quality train infrastructure. Between January and December 2022, 210 km of new line and 22 km of existing line were built. The Londa Miraj Railway line section and Hubballi-Chikjajur are expected to double in size by February and March of the current year (2023), respectively. As a result, the entire railway section between Miraj and Bengaluru would have two lines.
Belagavi Vande Bharat Status:
The proposed Bengaluru-Dharwad Vande Bharat Express can be extended up to Belagavi, according to the general manager, as the doubling and electrification of the length up to Belagavi of the Londa Miraj Railway line will also be finished shortly.
Londa-Belagavi Section Updates
Doubling: Londa to Gunji Pending. (20% Works Remain)
Electrification: Poles, Gantry Erected on Entire Stretch, Brackets attached (85%), OHE Cabling Started and is at 55%.
Conclusion: Vande Bharat Express can easily run at 100KPH on the Londa Belagavi Section of the Londa Miraj Railway Line.
Shri Kishore stated that the new line’s progress is proceeding apace. The Gadag-Wadi project’s Sangnal-Kushtagi (34 km) and Ginigera-Raichur New Line project’s Karatagi-Sindhanur (18 km) sections are slated for completion in 2023. The Bagalkot-Kudachi new line project’s segment from Khajjidoni to Lokapur (9 km) is currently under construction. The Lokapur-Yadavad segment has already been subject to a second EPC tender. The Tumakuru-Davangere project has already started its first phase, which covers 20 kilometers.
Ground Updates for Belagavi Miraj Section:
Londa to Belagavi has far more significant work cum progress as compared to the Belagavi Miraj section of the Londa Miraj Railway Line.
Looking at the Krishna River Bridge work it looks like it will take another year March 2024. As progress on the bridge is far from slow. All station’s Non-Interlocking Works, Platform works, and Station building works are pending, and Track bed work particularly between Shedbal-Vijaynagar-Miraj still pending. How SWR will complete before Londa Miraj Railway Line on March 2023 is a million-dollar question, and it may drag to March 2024. (Belagavi to Miraj Section only).
According to the general manager, based on passenger demand in 2021, 252 special trains had been conducted, 244 coaches had been permanently augmented, and 221 coaches had been temporarily increased during holidays and festivals.
He stated that in order to make it easier for people attending the 86th Akhil Bharatiya Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, special trains are being run between Bengaluru and Hubballi with a halt at Haveri. For the same, Haveri has added additional stoppages for seven long-distance express trains.
The speed capability of the lines was increased to 110 kmph including the Londa Miraj Railway line along an 808 km stretch in 2021, and 91 trains were accelerated. The parcel revenue in 2022 was 106.4 crores, an 18% increase over 2021.
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