Electrification of one of the most important Railway lines in Karnataka i.e
Bengaluru to Hubballi line is progressing well, and now it has reached Davanagere outer.
The electrification of the entire stretch from Bengaluru to Hubballi is being executed simultaneously at different locations to complete the project soon.
As of now, the stretch in between
Bengaluru and Tumakuru has been fully electrified. Poles have been erected at certain places in between Tumakuru and Arsikere.
Fully electrified Chikkajajur Railway Station
OHE foundation work is in progress 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 the Chikkajajur-Hosadurga project). OHE foundation work in progress till
OHE foundation works started at Davanagere outer
Central government has planned to run Vande Bharat express train between
Bengaluru and Dharwad. For that, electrification in between Bengaluru and Hubballi needs to be completed.
Vande Bharat express train likely in between Bengaluru and Dharwad
However, there are no signs of electrification whatsoever in between
Hubballi and Davanagere. SWR can start electrifying from the Hubballi side as well to minimize the project duration.
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 in a year!).