The RITES Ltd. appointed agency has kick-started the electrification works on the 119.20 Running KM (142 Total KM) of Mysuru – Hassan railway section of Mysuru Division, South Western Railway with an estimated cost of Rs.91.27 crores, excluding GST. The completion period of this work is 18 (Eighteen) months from the date of commencement.
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.
Traction substation (TSS) is proposed to come up at Mandagere, and other TSS 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 travelers but also the surrounding environment. It is proven to be less polluting than the existing diesel mode with reduced noise.