Traction Substation installed in Khurja-Bhaupur Section of Easter Dedicated Freight Corridor
Nov 25, 2020
Biruni (Uttar Pradesh) November 25 (ANI): India’s first Traction Substation (TSS) of 2x25 KV system has been installed at Biruni in Khurja-Bhaupur Section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC). Traction Substation is an electrical substation where power supply from 132 KV/220 KV is converted to 2x 25 KV. This 2x25 KV is fed to Over Head Equipment (OHE) for running the trains. Total 55 TSS are planned along the entire length of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai to Dadri) will have 25 TSS and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (from Ludhiana to Son Nagar) will have 30 TSS. The Over Head Equipment (OHE) in WDFC is of 7.4 meter height and in EDFC it is 5.8 meter in contrast to the existing Indian Railways (IR) OHE of 5.5 meter. This will facilitate double stack container movement on flat wagons in WDFC. DFC has a provision of 2 x 25 KV OHE to undertake higher haulage at greater speeds while Indian Railways has 25 KV OHE capacity. Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) is committed for targeted commissioning of the section and till date 500 km stretch are being used by running trains. By March 2021, it will increase to 992 kms. Remaining all 1700 Km route, i.e. 60% of the project will be completed by June 2022.