Recently, SWR has taken the work of straightening the track between Haveri and Byadgi. Trains used to slow down at turns increasing overall journey time.
The straightening helps to increase the Maximum Permissible Speed (MPS) of the section. The straightening not only helps to increase the MPS but also the reduces the overall journey time.
Union Minister and Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi said that “Union government and Ministry of Railways are working hard to introduce Vande Bharat Express between Dharwad and Bengaluru via Hubballi”.
“The straightening of the railway track facilities the movement of Vande Bharat Express at a speed of 130 km per hour, it will increase the speed of other trains in the section” he added.
Pralhad Joshi reiterated that the Vande Bharat Express train service will be introduced between Dharwad and Bengaluru via Hubballi by March 2023.
The doubling and electrification work between Hubballi and Bengaluru are on a war footing. Both Doubling and Electrification works are expected to be completed by March 2023.
Pralhad Joshi added that “The work taken by SWR will resolve technical issues that hinder the speed of trains, and make the track ready for trains to run at much higher speeds”.
Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train-18 is a Semi-high-speed, Intercity, Electric Multiple Unit train operated by the Indian Railways. The train has been tested to operate at 180kmph.