South Western Railway’s key milestones in 2022

Hubballi headquartered South Western Railway (SWR) registered the highest-ever revenue of ₹ 7,509 Crores. The figure is including a passenger revenue of ₹ 2,534 Crores.

SWR achieved the highest-ever Electrification ever of 712km. As of now, 75 trains under SWR limits are running on Electric traction. The number was 63 back in 2021.

SWR also commissioned 22km of New line and 210km of Doubling. It also commissioned 19 Road Over Bridges and 35 Road Under Bridges making travel safe for both road and rail users.

SWR transported 404 rakes of Automobiles emerging as the Transporter of choice for Automobiles. The customers include Toyota, Kia, Ashok Leyland, TVS, etc.

SWR developed a World-class railway station Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru. Prime minister Narendra Modi dedicated SMVT, Bengaluru on 20th June.

Dharwad Railway Station was redeveloped with passenger-friendly facilities such as Retiring rooms, Improved circulating areas, a new Foot-over Bridge, Vertical Garden, etc.

South Western Railway also commissioned the 3rd entry to the Hubballi Railway Station. The project was undertaken to keep up with the growing needs of Hubballi.

SWR has also undertaken the Re-development of Yeshwantpura and Bengaluru Cantonment railway stations. These stations will emerge as Urban icons of Bengaluru.

SWR’s Capital outlay stands at ₹ 6,900 Crores which is the highest ever since the formation of the zone. It has also implemented Gati Shakti to speed up the execution of projects.

South Western Railway (SWR) has maintained a punctuality of 94%, achieving the 3rd position among all zones avoiding delays as far as possible.

The average speed of Goods trains across SWR was increased by an impressive amount of 58%. The Maximum Permissible Speed (MPS) was increased to 110kmph on 808km of the railway line.

Net Tonne Kilo Metre (NTKM), a measure of improvement in the quantum and efficiency of freight loading went up by 12% in 2022 as compared to 2021.

General Manager of SWR Sanjeev Kishore said that “SWR will work towards breaking previous records and build world-class railway infrastructure offering high-quality service to the public”.

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