In the month of August 2017, POWERGRID has partnered with Indian Railway for Electrification of Un-electrified Railway Tracks under this the Londa-Miraj 189 rkm at a Cost Rs 208.15 crore has been proposed.
Indian Railways had launched Mission Electrification on 3rd Nov’16 for electrification of 24,400 route kilometre (rkm) of BG network in next five years i.e. almost equal to what has been done from introduction of electric traction since 3rd Feb’1925.
Now they have reached the outskirts of Belagavi city, and work is seen of setting up poles for the same near Fourth Gate.
Even such poles are visible on the Suldhal-Sulebhavi Route.
In order to make this ambitious project successful, Indian Railways for the first time has changed from Business as usual (BAU) approach and entrusted new electrification works not only to Railway PSUs like Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Indian Railway Construction Company (IRCON) and Rail India Techno Economic Service (RITES) but also to Power Grid Corporation India Limited (PGCIL), a well known transmission sector PSU under Ministry of Power (MoP). As part of Mission Electrification, in recent past 10 different electrification projects covering 2516 route kilometer at a cost of about Rs 2797 Cr. have been finalized in a short duration.