The Railways has kick-started the Electrification works on the Mysuru – Chamarajanagar railway line
The electrification works include installation of Overhead cable support poles, catenary system among other allied activities. Currently, the foundation works for Overhead cable supporting poles have commenced from the Mysuru end.
M/s Powerguru Infratech Private Limited to execute the works
The Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) has awarded the electrification work to M/s Powerguru Infratech Private Limited headquartered in Gurgaon for Rs. 20.02 Crore, the period of completion being 12 months from the receipt of the letter of award. Electrification is to be carried out for a total of 61 Running KM/ 71 Total KM. CORE has set the target for the completion of electrification works in the entire stretch of the Mysuru – Chamarajanagar section by March 2022.
Scope for MRTS in future and a boon to the industries
Mysuru – Chamarajanagar railway line connects industrial areas of Kadakola, Sujathapuram, Nanjangud & Badanaguppe enroute. With the completion of electrification works, the Chamarajanagar – Mysuru line will get integrated with the already commissioned Mysuru – Bengaluru – Chennai electric mainline, thereby, enabling the introduction of MEMU trains on the Chamarajanagar – Mysuru – Bengaluru section. Also, the electrification work assumes greater significance in the light of the upcoming Inland Container depot by CONCOR at Kadakola
Advantages of Electrification
Every 100 kilometres electrified section results in saving of annual consumption of more than four million litres of diesel oil, which saves crores worth foreign exchange annually.
Electric traction encourages a pollution-free atmosphere for not only the travellers but also the surrounding environment. It is proven to be less polluting than the existing diesel mode with reduced noise.