South Western Railways (SWR) has successfully completed 19 years of operations. The only zone that covers most parts of Karnataka is celebrating its birthday today.
84% of the zone’s jurisdiction is located in Karnataka state. The balance 16% of the route length falls in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Goa.
The zone connects several world heritage sites including a few touristic places like Hampi, Badami, Pattadakallu, Aihole, etc in the Hubballi division; Belur, Halebidu, Jog falls, etc in the Mysuru division.
Read more about South Western Railways here: Overview of Railway facilities in Karnataka.
The zone hosts Carriage Workshop at Hubballi which is in service for 125+ years. The workshop caters to Periodic Overhauling of all types of coaches of SWR, KR, and other Railways.