SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
BANKURA–SONAMUKHI ELECTRIFICATION WORK COMPLETED
Kolkata, 16th July, 2020:
Electrification work of Bankura-Sonamukhi Section in Adra Division of South Eastern Railway has been completed and Commissioner of Railway Safety will inspect the electrification work on 18th July, 2020 for necessary safety clearance. Bankura- Sonamukhi section is a part of Bankura-Masagram Electrification Project. The total length of the electrification project from Bankura to Masagram is 118 km and the estimated cost is Rs 106.45 crores.
At present, the electrification work of 41 km Bankura-Sonamukhi Section has been completed at a cost of approx Rs. 41.8 crores. There are total 8 Passenger Halts between Bankura and Sonamukhi. The work of the remaining portion of the project between Sonamukhi and Masagram which is of 77 Km is going on in full swing.
The completion of the total electrification work from Bankura to Masagram will help to establish a seamless operation in the section. The electrification work will also ensure better connectivity and punctuality in service by providing energy efficient and pollution free transportation.