Konkan Railway to complete electrification by June

The Konkan Rail Corporation Limited (KRCL) that connects Mumbai with Goa and the southern states of Karnataka and Kerala will soon save Rs 150 crore a year as they are completing total electrification of the line by June this year.

Konkan Railway deputy general manager, public relations, Girish Karandikar, said, “The project will cost us Rs 1,100 crore, and we have spent Rs 825 crore till now. The line from Roha to Thokur will be electrified. The work had started in August 2017 and will be completed in June 2021. The total length of the Konkan Railway is 740 km, and power will be drawn from Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. We will reduce pollution substantially by using electric locomotives.’’

The line from CST to Roha was electrified years ago, and belongs to Central Railway. Trials have been done from Roha to Ratnagiri and from Thokur and Karwar. Rest of the trials are yet to be completed. The Konkan Railway runs 25 pairs of trains, including DEMUs and RoRo (train that carries trucks).

Besides, the Konkan Railway is also doubling tracks from Roha to Veer Dasgaon, a stretch of 46.8 km. The line from CST to Roha is already a twin track. 

Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror

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