Konkan Railway to Operate Electric Loco-Hauled Coaching Trains From May 1: Know More

Konkan Railway to Operate Electric Loco-Hauled Coaching Trains From May 1: Know More

The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd has decided to commence operation of electric loco-hauled coaching (passenger) trains in a phased manner from May 1. The decision has been taken after the entire 741 km route network of Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd, which is a crucial link on the West Coast of the country has been certified to operate trains on electric traction on March 28.

The six pairs running on the Karnataka coast include, Trains 12619/12620 Mumbai LTT-Mangalore Central-Mumbai LTT Matsyagandha Express; 12133/12134 Mumbai CSMT-Mangalore Junction-Mumbai CSMT Express; 12617/12618 Ernakulam-Hazrath Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Mangala Lakshadweep Express; 16346/16345 Thiruvananthapuram-Mumbai LTT-Thiruvananthapuram Netravathi Express, 56640/56641 Mangalore Central-Madgaon-Mangalore Central passenger special and 12431/12432 Thiruvananthapuram-Hazrath Nizamuddin-Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express.

The first coaching train to run on electric traction on KRCL network in Karnataka was Train No. 16515 Yeshwantpur-Karwar tri-weekly (day) express on January 20 from Mangalore Junction. KRCL had been operating a few freight trains on electric traction between Mangalore Junction and Karwar since May 2021 while Trains 16515/16516 were the first coaching trains to run on electric traction on the section.

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