Boosting Railway Infrastructure
In a major boost to the railway infrastructure in the Mysuru – Chamarajanagar region, The Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE), has called tender for “Design, Supply, Erection, Testing and 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 estimated cost of the work is Rs. 18.89 Crore, with a completion period of 12 months from the date of award of work. The electrification work is to be carried out for a total of 61 Running KM/ 71 Total KM.
Mysuru (MYS)-Chamarajanagar (CMNR) railway line connects industrial areas of Kadakola, Sujathapuram, Nanjangud & Badanaguppe on the way, having good passenger movement. With the completion of electrification works, Mysuru – Chamarajanagar line will get integrated with the already commissioned Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai electric mainline, thereby, enabling the introduction of MEMU trains on the CMNR-SBC section in future and ensuring punctuality due to their reliability and better performance.
The electrification work assumes greater significance in the light of the upcoming Inland Container depot by CONCOR at Kadakola, which will benefit movement of cargo with better energy efficiency, zero emissions and lower operating costs. Also, electric locomotives are more powerful and responsive than their diesel counterparts for heavy cargo movement.