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PR No. 596 - SCR Commissions 98.7 Route Kms Electrification between Khanapur - Latur Road Section

- Part of Vikarabad - Parli Vaijnath electrification project

-Continuous stretch of 204 Route kms (RKms) electrified lines is now available between Vikarabad - Latur Road Which covers Telangana, Karnataka & Maharashtra States

South Central Railway is completing electrification works o­n war footing basis, giving a major boost to “Mission electrification”. In this regard, a huge stretch of 98.7 Route Kms electrification has been completed at o­ne go between Khanapur - Latur Road stations covering both Karnataka & Maharashtra states. This section is completed as part of Vikarabad - Parli Vaijnath electrification project. With this, a continuous stretch of 204 Rkms stands electrified between Vikarabad - Latur Road.

The stretch between Khanapur - Latur Road for a distance of 98.7 RKms is part of Vikarabad - Parli Vaijnath electrification project, which was sanctioned in the year 2018-19 at an estimated cost of Rs 262 Crores for a distance of 269 Rkms. While, the stretch between Vikarabad – Kohir Deccan (for a distance of 45 Kms) has been commissioned in March, 2021, the stretch between Kohir Deccan – Khanapur (for a distance of 60.4 Kms) is completed in January, 2021.Out of the present stretch of 98.7 Rkms electrification which is completed, 46.8 Kms is in Maharashtra and 51.9 Kms falls in Karnataka. The trains originating and terminating from Latur Road & Bidar towards Southern direction can now run with electric traction, which will help in seamless transportation. The Works in the remaining stretch i.e., Latur Road - Parli Vaijnath is in fast progress.

The electrification of these railway lines will significantly strengthen Rail infrastructure in the state of Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra state and provide seamless movement of freight and passenger traffic, besides reducing the enroute detentions. Electrification of railway lines in these sections immensely benefit the Railways by reducing the fuel expenditure, while also being environment friendly, as it reduces the emission of carbon foot prints.

Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager Incharge, SCR expressed his happiness o­n completion of electrification works of a single long stretch at o­ne go. He complimented the officials of Electrical wing of both Headquarters and Division for completing the project works. The General Manager has stated that, the electrification works are being carried out o­n large scale in different sections of the Zone so that the set targets can be achieved within the specified time.

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