Bengaluru to Hubballi Railway Electrification works is progressing in brisk pace and is expected to be completed by first quarter of 2023 (February 2023).
As of now, the section in between Bengaluru to Nittur and Chikkajajur to Hosadurga Road has been completely electrified and CRS inspection has also been completed.
According to CORE, The 69Rkm section in between Nittur to Arsikere and 37 Rkm section in between Chikkajajur to Tolahunase will be electrified by September 2022.
The final part of the work i.e 146 Rkm section in between Tolahunase – Haveri – Hubballi is likely to be completed by February 2023 as per Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE).
OHE foundation work is in progress on between Arsikere and Birur. Poles have been erected and wiring has been completed in between Birur junction and Chikkajajur.
Chikkajajur railway station is fully electrified and CRS has also been completed (part of Chikkajajur-Hosadurga project). OHE foundation work in progress between Davanagere outer and Harihar.
Central government has planned to run Vande Bharat express train in between Bengaluru and Dharwad. For that, electrification in between Bengaluru and Hubballi needs to be completed.
South Western Railways (SWR) is expediting all the electrification projects in Karnataka. Marching towards mission 100% electrification, SWR has electrified 511.7 RKM in a year (Highest ever!).