Manamadurai-Karaikudi railway line in TN electrified | So Good News
1 November 2022 The CW team
The 61 km long Karaikudi-Manamadurai railway section in Tamil Nadu will soon be electrified with 25 KW power as the electrification works were completed recently.
Southern Railway’s Principal Electrical Engineer AK Siddhartha inspected the line last week. Siddhartha traveled in an inspection train with a diesel locomotive and checked the power line under the Sivagangai flyover, electric poles on the Manimutharu bridge and other key points, including electrification in curves on the stretch.
Siddhartha interacted with trackmen and assessed their knowledge of safety rules on this electrified route. He also ensured the availability of warning boards at railway stations and public utility areas, warning people not to touch or approach high voltage power lines. A speed test was also held. The train left Manamadurai at 2.20 pm and reached Karaikudi at 3.10 pm. After the trial run, Siddhartha said that the electric traction will start in the section in 10 days.
With this, another milestone towards zero emission in Madurai railway division has been achieved.
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