Piyush Goyal to flag off electric train between Mysuru and Bengaluru ?

Piyush Goyal to flag off electric train between Mysuru and Bengaluru ?

December 21, 2017

Mysuru: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will flag off the electric trains between Bengaluru and Mysuru on Dec. 26. The date for the inauguration of electric trains had been decided following the completion of track electrification work by the Central Organisation for Rail Electrification (CORE), Allahabad, according to reports.

However, when Star of Mysore contacted the SWR officials, they said that the date for the inauguration had not yet been finalised.

Sources said that the inspection of the track between Yeliyur and Mysuru was done by Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) and a clearance certificate was issued on Dec. 14.

The electrification of the 139 km Bengaluru-Mysuru track has been completed at a cost of Rs. 210 crore. The electrification project and track doubling works commenced in 2007. Now, with the commissioning of 1.7-km stretch at Srirangapatna on Nov. 21 this year, the track doubling works has been fully completed.

Sources added that the SWR would soon phase out the existing diesel engines between Mysuru and Bengaluru to be replaced with electric trains.

SWR is also planning to introduce two other long distance trains from Mysuru towards Darbhanga in Bihar and Howrah in West Bengal, sources added.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Piyush Goyal to flag off electric train between Mysuru and Bengaluru ?”

  1. ರಾಜೇಶ.ಬಿ says:

    There is no use of Mysureans by introducing North India based long distance trains. Instead of these trains, introduce within Karnataka destinations like Mysuru-Mangaluru, Hubballi, Belagavi, Gadag, Bidar. This is very much useful for Mysureans. Look into it.

  2. Vox Populi says:

    There is no subsequent update as to when the formal inauguration of the Electric Traction between Mysuru and Bengaluru would take place.Why cant we get authentic dates from either the policy makers or babus who are managing our country. This project has taken more than 30 years and it is unfortunate that even after one month of clearance from CRS( Commissioner of Railway Safety) for the last stretch of 1.7 km on Nov 21st ,2017 we have no update. Can’t the concerned authorities of SWR take decision in the best interest of the tax payer and commuting public to go ahead and commission the much delayed and hyped project immediately?

  3. SHANKAR RAO says:

    When Bidar-Gulburga new line was inaugurated by Prime Minister, it was said that the line will reduce 400 km distance between Bangalore and New Dehli. After that there is no new on diverting any trains to that line.


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