Some good news for Rail travellers, South Western Railway (SWR) has completed the Doubling and Electrification of the Railway line between Hubballi and Bengaluru.
Speed trial with E-loco was conducted between Devaragudda and Hubballi. KJM WAG9HC ran at full sectional speed of 100 Kmph in between Devaragudda Hubballi section.
The stretch between Devaragudda and Bengaluru was already Doubled and Electrified. So, it makes the Hubballi Bengaluru railway line a Fully Doubled and Electrified (FEDL) route.
Doubling and Electrification of the Railway line between Bengaluru and Hubballi was crucial to run the Vande Bharat Express. So all the hurdles have been cleared to start the train.
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 160kmph.
Twitter account of Railway Electrification, Bengaluru tweeted that the Commissioning of TSS helps in smooth running of proposed Vande Bharat Express between Bengaluru and Hubballi.
Devaragudda TSS (Group-259, Harihar-Karajgi section of Mysuru Division) has been successfully commissioned with incoming 110 kV supply from Ranibennur GSS of KPTCL yesterday.
Also, Birur TSS (Group 259, Nittur Arsikere Birur section of Mysuru Division) has been successfully commissioned with incoming 110 KV power supply from Kadur GSS of KPTCL through Open Access.