RVNL achieves milestones of Railway Electrification of Palakkodu – Sivadi 29.97 KM and 32.66 TKM section

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited team for the milestone achievement of Railway Electrification of Palakkodu – Sivadi 29.97 KM and 32.66 TKM section. CRS inspection and speed trial 100 kmph successfully held on 17.11.21.

The Railway Electrification (RE) works for the single line between Baiyyappanahalli to Omalur (via Hosur) of South Western Railway; Bangalore Division is being executed by RVNL for a sanctioned value of Rs.157.22 Cr by Railway Board.

  • The 220TKM/196RKM of RE works in this section; 132.006 TKM/119.45 RKM i.e., from Baiyyappanahalli to Palakkodu has been commissioned on dated 07.03.2021.
  • Presently, the CRS inspection between Palakkodu (Excl.)-Sivadi (Excl.) section for a route length 29.967 RKM & track length of 32.659 TKM has been completed successfully along with AC Loco Trial Run on dated 17.11.2021 with a maximum speed up to 100 Kmph.
  • Commissioning of the section from Palakkodu (Excl.) to Sivadi (Excl.) further facilitates hauling of trains particularly Goods trains with AC traction from Bangalore to Dharmapuri.

Recent Achievements:

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for achieving the 18th km of Tunnelling on 12.11.2021 in the most challenging geology on the Rishikesh-Karnaprayag New Rail line project in a remarkably short span of 11 days.

About Rishikesh-Karnaprayag Project: 

  • The Project, entrusted to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, proposes to bring rail connectivity to the higher reaches of Uttarakhand.
  • The electrified BG rail line will connect important towns like Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Gauchar, and Karnaprayag (5 districts). 
  • This is a technically challenging project involving the construction of a rail line in the rugged Himalayan topography with complex geology and with 83.08% of the total stretch of 125km rail line lying in tunnels (total 17 tunnels). 
  • The first station, Yog Nagari Rishikesh station was commissioned in March 2020.
  • 5 Adit tunnels have been completed and one of the three major Rail Bridges, over river Chandrabhaga Ji at Rishikesh, has been completed. 
  • Construction of the other two bridges over river Alaknanda at Lachmoli and Srinagar, respectively, is in progress. 
  • The team has notched a new benchmark in completing the 18th km of tunneling on 12.11.2021 in the most complex geology in a remarkably short span of 11 days.
  • Project completion is planned for 2024-25.

About RVNL:

  • The company began its operation in 2005 with the appointment of a Board of Directors.  
  • The company was granted Miniratna status in September 2013. 
  • RVNL has been rated “Excellent” for the 9 successive years by the Department of Public Enterprises.  
  • RVNL has also been ranked 1st amongst the Railway PSEs for the 4 times out of the last 5 years.
  • The turnover of the company for the financial year 2019-20 has increased by 44.44%.  
  • The authorized share capital of the company is Rs. 3000 cr. with paid up share capital of Rs. 2085 cr. 
  • The company has been listed after its disinvestment of its stake of 12.16% of the company through IPO.

Source: RVNL-Update | Image Credit (representational): MoR