SCR takes 30 trains on electric traction : To save Rs 53 crores

South Central Railway, has taken 30 trains on electric traction during the current fiscal FY20 saving about Rs 53 crores per annum. This follows Indian Railways’s decision in 2018 to fully electrify its BG network.

IR is estimated to save overall Rs 13,510 crore per annum by switching to electric traction.

Following is the list of trains taken on electric traction :

Train NumberTrain NameFrequencyExisting tractionImplemented traction
12761/62TPTY-KRMR- TPTYBi- WeeklyTPTY-PDPL (Elect) PDPL-KRMR (Dsl.)TPTY-KRMR (Elect.)
End to end
12795/96Intercity
Express
DailyLPI-BZA (Dsl)LPI-BZA (Elect)
End to end
12805/06Janmabhoom
i Express
DailySC-TEL (Dsl), TEL-
VSKP (Elect)
LPI-VSKP (Elect)
End to end
17229/30Sabari
Express
DailyHYB-GNT (Dsl),
GNT-TVC (Elect)
HYB-TVC (Elect)
End to end
12747/48Palnadu
Express
DailyVKB-GNT (Dsl)VKB-GNT (Elect)
End to end
12703/04Falaknuma
Express
DailySC-GNT (Dsl),
GNT-HWH (Elect)
SC-HWH (Elect)
End to end
12603/04Chennai
Express
DailyHYB-GNT (Dsl),
GNT-MAS (Elect)
HYB-MAS (Elect)
End to end
12733/34Narayanadri
Express
DailyLPI-GNT (Dsl),
GNT-TPTY (Elect)
LPI-TPTY (Elect)
End to end
17213/14NSL-NS
Express
5 daysNSL-NS (Dsl)NSL-SC, BZA-NS
(Dsl),
17231/32NSL-NS
Express
2 DaysNSL-NS (Dsl)NSL-SC, BZA-NS
(Dsl),
SC-BZA (Elect)
16593/94SBC-NED
Express
DailySBC-NED (Dsl)SBC-VKB (Elect.)
VKB-NED (Dsl)
17313/14UBL-MAS2 DaysUBL-MAS (Dsl.)UBL-GTL (Diesel)
GTL-MAS (Elect)
07115/16HYB-KCVL
H.Spl
1 dayHYB-GNT (Dsl), GNT-KCVL (Elect.)HYB-KCVL (Elect.)
07117/18HYB-ERS
H.Spl
1 dayHYB-GNT (Dsl) GNT-ERS (Elect.)HYB-ERS (Elect.)
07425/26KCG-COA
H.Spl
1 dayKCG-BZA (Dsl) BZA-COA (Elect.)KCG-COA (Elect.)
07438/39KCG-TATA
H.Spl
1 dayKCG-BZA (Dsl) BZA-VSKP (Elect.)BZA-TATA
(Elect.)
KCG-TATA (Elect.)
7016KCG-VSKP
H.Spl
1 dayKCG-BZA (Dsl) BZA-VSKP (Elect.)KCG-VSKP (Elect.)
7258MTM-HYB
H.Spl
1 dayMTM-HYB (Dsl.)MTM-BZA (Dsl.)
BZA-HYB (Elect.)
07149/50SC-KYQ
H.Spl
1 daySC-BZA (Dsl.) BZA-KGP (Elect.)SC-KGP (Elect.)
07685/86SC-RMM
H.Spl.
1 daySC-GNT (Dsl.) GNT-VM (Elect.)SC-VM (Elect.)
06044/43SC-VM H.Spl1 daySC-GNT (Dsl.) GNT-VM (Elect.)SC-VM (Elect.)
06060/59SC-MAS
H.Spl
1 dayGNT-MAS (Elect.)SC-MAS (Elect.)
57258/57COA-TPTY
Passenger
DailyCOA-BZA (Elect.) BZA-TPTY (Dsl)COA-TPTY (Elect)
17255/56HYB-NS
Express
DailyHYB-NS (Dsl)HYB-GNT (Elect)
GNT-NS (Dsl)
56501/02BZA-UBL
Passenger
DailyBZA-UBL (Dsl)BZA-BAY (Elect) BAY-UBL (Dsl)
57273/74TPTY-UBL
Passenger
DailyTPTY-UBL (Dsl)TPTY-BAY (Elect) BAY-UBL (Dsl)
17015/16SC-BBS
Visakha Exp
DailySC-VSKP (Dsl)SC-BZA (Elect) BZA- VSKP (Dsl)
57651/52SC-RAL
Passenger
DailySC-RAL (Dsl)SC-GNT (Elect) GNT-RAL (Dsl)
16339/40NCJ-CSMT
Express
4NCJ-SA (Elec) SA- DD (Dsl) DD- CSMT (Elec)NCJ-CSMT (Elec) WADI-DD (Dsl
topping)
16351/52NCJ-CSMT
Express
2NCJ-AJJ (Elec) AJJ-DD (Dsl) DD CSMT (Elec)NCJ-CSMT (Elec) WADI-DD (Dsl
topping)
16331/32TVC-CSMT
Express
1TVC-ED (Elec) ED DD (Dsl) DD- CSMT (Elec)TVC-CSMT (Elec) WADI-DD (Dsl
topping)

Fuel savings

Date of implementationDiesel under wire saved (in Kms)Monetary savings per day
28.4.2019202512
1.9.201967071525
1.9.201967092561
1.9.201957276029
1.9.201970693840
1.9.201956277641
1.9.201957276029
1.9.201960683720
1.9.201950162800
1.9.201917822321
10.9.20191278129743
17.9.201925926337
28.9.20198210146
25.9.20198210146
27.9.20199110717
30.9.2019919760
24.9.20194610885
29.9.201947
27.9.20199110717
27.9.2019808540
26.9.2019808122
29.9.2019808540
25.9.201976673756
2.10.201958080128
18.11.201996682903
18.11.201973871060
18.12.201962683207
20.12.201956053921
23.12.201937748137
26.12.201930739199
28.12.20199412002
Per day12,378 kmsRs 14,46,946
Per annumRs 52,81,35,301

Benefits of electric traction :

  1. Reduced expenditure on maintenance of locomotives. Electric locomotive maintenance cost is Rs. 16.45 per thousand GTKM compared to diesel locomotive maintenance cost which is Rs. 32.84 per thousand GTKM. About 15-20% energy will be saved due to regeneration facility in electric locomotives.
  2. Seamless train operation by eliminating detention of trains due to change in traction from diesel to electric and vice versa, thereby enhancing line capacity due to higher haulage capacity of electric locomotives.
  3. Reduction in diesel oil consumption by about 2.8 billion litres, thereby reducing dependence on imported diesel oil and saving foreign exchange.
  4. In line with commitment made by India in COP21, total shift to electric traction will reduce CO2 emission of Railways by 24% till 2027-28. Green house gas emission for electric traction will fall below diesel traction by 2019-20 making it environmentally friendly option.

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