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Blog Entry# 935240  
Posted: Dec 15 2013 (11:16)

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Last Response: Dec 15 2013 (11:30)
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Dec 15 2013 (11:16)   11301/Udyan Express

narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
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Hi, could anyone tell me why all south bound trains, including Udyan express, have diesel locos between Mumbai and Pune, when electrification is available?
Diesel doesn't come anywhere close to electric as far as riding comfort and speed is concerned. Plus, I would assume there are environmental considerations with the ghats.
I see north-bound trains running on electric locos though. Is there a reason?

1 posts - Sun Dec 15, 2013

Dec 15 2013 (11:22)
divjyotahluwalia   171 blog posts   31 correct pred (61% accurate)
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The issue is that beyond Pune there is no electrification. So there is no point in doing a loco change after 150 kms at Pune for trains heading south. Many trains have diesel locos in order to save time and operational constraints. Eg- Many times uttar sampark kranti and jammu rajdhani have diesel locos though route uptill jallandhar is electrified. Even Pooja exp from Ajmer to Jammu has deisel loco inspite more than half its route being electrified.

Dec 15 2013 (11:23)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
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As I mentioned, I see north-bound trains running on electric. They must be changing at Igatpuri or Manmad too right? So whats wrong in changing at Pune?

Dec 15 2013 (11:24)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
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Ah ok I see

Dec 15 2013 (11:25)
Western Railway°°°   1213 blog posts   500 correct pred (71% accurate)
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any idea, how much time will take for the rest of the section between pune-bangalore to get electrified..? :)

Dec 15 2013 (11:30)
Begins Falls Rises ™~   21453 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
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No idea. wait for some more time i.e years.
LTT - KYN voltage change itself is under pending, so u can imagine how much time will it take for the entire Pune - WADI/GTL to get energized.
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