South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to implement Automatic Signalling between Bangalore (Yeshwantpur) and Arsikere for the movement of Passenger and Freight trains.
The project covering a distance of 165.86 kilometers has been allocated a budget of ₹218.75 Crores. The project is expected to be completed within 3 years.
Bengaluru and Mysuru divisions under the Hubballi headquartered South Western Railway (SWR) zone, have been experiencing a continuous surge in demand for increased commuter trains.
The Yeshwantpur to Sampige road section (part of the Bengaluru division) constituting a length of 107.21 kilometers, operates at peak hours line capacity utilization of 118%.
On the other hand, the section between Sampige Road and Arsikere (part of the Mysuru division), spanning a length of 58.65 kilometers operates at peak hour line capacity utilization of 81%.
What is Automatic Signalling? Automatic Signalling is a system in which the movement of trains is controlled by Stop Signals which are operated automatically by the passage of trains past the signals.
Anticipating a manifold increase in both passenger and freight traffic, the Automatic Signalling project aims to boost the line capacity of the section significantly.
The enhancement enables seamless operation of additional trains at shorter intervals, addressing the growing demands of commuters and fostering the economic development of the region.
The project has been envisionedwith the strategic vision of accommodating the projected surge in rail traffic (including both passenger and freight) over the next decade.
The implementation of Automatic Signalling is a pivotal step towards modernizing and optimizing Rail infrastructure, ensuring a more efficient and robust transportation network.