Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) maintains working inventory with high-speed diesel locomotives on about 25 per cent of its community, regardless of the railways’ goal of electrifying all routes by 2024, spending crores of rupees each month.
The SCR community covers a complete of 6,400 route kilometers. Of this, 4,900 route miles are electrified, whereas the remaining 1,500 route kms, together with 450 route kms in Telangana, usually are not.
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and part of Karnataka are all included within the SCR. Mahbubnagar-Kurnool, Medchal-Dharmabad, Manoharabad-Gajwel, Devarkadra-Makthal, Mudkhed-Adilabad and another routes nonetheless must be electrified.
Diesel locomotives are used to haul trains like Nanded-Sambalpur Nagavali Categorical, Nanded-Visakhapatnam Categorical, Secunderabad-Manmad Ajanta Categorical, Secunderabad-Mumbai Devgiri Categorical and Nizamabad-Tirupati Rayalaseema Categorical.
In response to officers, SCR has to make use of 16,500 kiloliters (1.65 lakh liters) of high-speed diesel each month for the functioning of the rolling inventory.
Earlier than COVID-19, the sector was depending on 23,600 kg of gasoline per 30 days, however over 1,000 km of routes have been electrified within the final two years. Presently 480 diesel locomotives can be found from South Central Railway for transportation of each passenger and items trains.