Boost for railway track electrification

Boost for railway track electrification

South Central Railway to mechanise process for 780 km

South Central Railway (SCR) will be breaking new ground in Indian Railway history by going in for complete mechanisation of the electrification programme between Manmad (Maharashtra) and Dhone (Andhra Pradesh) for a distance of 780 km, costing about Rs. 865 crore.

The project to be taken up under the new project management paradigm cleared by Railway Board to fast track works saw complete survey, detailed project report and tenders done in double-quick time, so much so that a two year pre-work schedule has been cut down.

Test case

“This is the first major work being taken up under the new process and will be a test case for the entire railway network. Electrification of the route will be done with help of a German machine and through pre-fabricated piers and foundations, we expect to compress the entire work to three years,” says SCR General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav. The work is part of 1,261 km sanctioned for electrification at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,172 crore for 2018-19. Read More

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