Mysuru – Chamarajanagar Railway Line: Central Organisation for Railway Electrification – CORE (CAO/RE ), GOI, had called tender for “Design, Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of 25kV, 50 Hz, Single Phase, AC Electrification Works including OHE & TSS as Composite Electrical Work” in Mysuru (Excl)-Chamarajanagar(Incl) section Gr. 297 of Mysuru division of SWR.
The work has been awarded to M/s Powerguru Infratech private limited headquartered in Gurgaon for Rs. 20.02 Crore, with completion period of 12 months from the receipt of letter of award. The electrification work is to be carried out for a total of 61 Running KM/ 71 Total KM.
Indian railways plans to complete 100% electrification of broad gauge routes in the country by 2023.
Mysuru – Chamarajanagar railway line connects industrial areas of Kadakola, Sujathapuram, Nanjangud & Badanaguppe enroute. With the completion of electrification works, Chamarajanagar-Mysuru line will get integrated with the already commissioned Mysuru-Bengaluru- Chennai electric main line, thereby, enabling introduction of MEMU trains on the CMNR-SBC section in future and also ensure punctuality of trains powered by electric locos due to their reliability and better performance.
Also the electrification work assumes greater significance in the light of the upcoming Inland Container depot by CONCOR at Kadakola, which will benefit the movement of cargo with better energy efficiency, zero emissions and lower operating costs. The electric locomotives are more powerful and responsive than their diesel counterparts for heavy cargo movement.