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Departure: Yesterday @ 20:00
12439/Ranchi - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro Steel City)
Trip# 102218    Traveller: ©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2129574
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A
From: BKSC/Bokaro Steel City
To: NDLS/New Delhi
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Train Status: 2h 8m late
Last Update: ETW/Etawah Junction 5 km<-->2 km SB/Sarai Bhopat @ Today (09:33)
Next Station: GNRL/Gangraul
Next Halt: NDLS/New Delhi

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Today (10:27)
Abhishek Kumar©~   9326 blog posts   1793 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2129574-61            Tags   Past Edits
HWH WAP-7 Offlink For Ranchi Rajdhani.

Don't know whats the problem today. Super crawling all the way through Kanpur

Still to reach Tundla

Today (11:58)
Lucknow Metro~   2345 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2129574-64            Tags   Past Edits
Lots of Temporary Speed Restrictions in that sector for now. Will reach NDLS after 2 only.

Today (12:05)
मातरं वन्दे*^~   27930 blog posts   152 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2129574-65            Tags   Past Edits
Happy Journey bhai :)
Aap toh RNC Raj ko daily passenger jaise use kar rahen hai. :P
Enjoy the run at fog ! :P
General Travel
Today (11:44)   INDB/Indore Junction BG (6 PFs)

Abhishek Malakar~   113 blog posts
Entry# 2132227            Tags   Past Edits
Sardar patel bridge on indore railway station

Today (11:56)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44104 blog posts   18267 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2132227-1            Tags   Past Edits
Space constraint at INDB holds its developement. Both side bridge :(

Today (12:01)
ఒం నమో వేంకటేశాయ^~   1181 blog posts   88 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2132227-2            Tags   Past Edits
Bro why some admins including you have back to the normal place I mean your name colour and other monitoring post???

Today (12:04)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44104 blog posts   18267 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2132227-3            Tags   Past Edits
On break as of now.

Today (12:04)
Dipanshu   1248 blog posts   81 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2132227-4            Tags   Past Edits
Fully agreed. There is hardly any space at the platform in the pic. Oh wait, is it a platform or should we call it a footpath / pavement? :D

Today (12:05)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44104 blog posts   18267 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2132227-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thats why another stn, Laxmibai nagar is coming up with several pfs also one pf is just ahead of this bridge too.
★  General Travel
Today (11:06)   12624/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Chennai Central Mail

imaravIndian^~   574 blog posts   299 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2132189            Tags   Past Edits
© Mohammed Ali

Today (11:25)
Ranchi Trip is in cancellation mode^~   27503 blog posts   22220 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2132189-1            Tags   Past Edits
Wave TB

Today (11:35)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   10142 blog posts   133 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2132189-2            Tags   Past Edits
Modern TB

Today (11:46)
imaravIndian^~   574 blog posts   299 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2132189-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes.. 😂

Today (11:59)
imaravIndian^~   574 blog posts   299 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2132189-4            Tags   Past Edits
Info Update
Yesterday (00:58)   01083/Nagpur - Madgaon specialFare Special | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

12051 Janshatabdi Express~   1783 blog posts   193 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2130835            Tags   Past Edits
Good news for passengers !! It has been decided to run following Special Trains in co-ordination with Central Railway to clear extra rush of passengers during weekend :-
1.Train No. 01005 Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Madgaon Special.
Train No. 01005 Lokmanya Tilak (T) - Madgaon special train will leave from Lokmanya Tilak (T) at 16:55 Hrs on 25th January 2017. Train will reach Madgaon at 04:00 Hrs on next day.
train will halt at Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal and Thivim stations.
Composition: Total 18 Coaches.
AC 2-tier -01 Coach, AC 3-tier -08 Coaches, Sleeper Class – 04 coaches, General – 03 coaches, SLR's – 02 coaches.
2.Train No. 01084 Madgaon – Nagpur Special.
Train No. 01084 Madgaon – Nagpur special train will leave from Madgaon at 10:40 Hrs on 26th January 2017. Train will reach Nagpur at 12:45 Hrs on next day.
The train will halt at Thivim, Kudal, Kankavali, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Khed, Roha, Panvel, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik, Manmad, Bhusaval, Akola, Badnera and Wardha stations.
Composition: Total 18 Coaches.
AC 2-tier -01 Coach, AC 3-tier -08 Coaches, Sleeper Class – 04 coaches, General – 03 coaches, SLR's – 02 coaches.
3.Train No. 01083 Nagpur – Madgaon Special.
Train No. 01083 Nagpur - Madgaon special train will leave from Nagpur at 13:50 Hrs on 26th January 2017. Train will reach Madgaon at 14:45 Hrs on next day.
The train will halt at Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Bhusaval, Manmad, Nasik, Igatpuri, Kalyan, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Sawantwadi and Thivim stations.
Composition: Total 18 Coaches.
AC 2-tier -01 Coach, AC 3-tier -08 Coaches, Sleeper Class – 04 coaches, General – 03 coaches, SLR's – 02 coaches.
4. Train No. 01046 Madgaon – Mumbai CST Special.
Train No. 01046 Madgaon – Mumbai CST special train will leave from Madgaon at 16:30 Hrs on 27th January 2017. Train will reach Mumbai CST 06:15 Hrs on next day.
The train will halt at Thivim, Sawantwadi, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Khed, Roha, Panvel, Thane and Dadar stations.
Composition: Total 18 Coaches.
AC 2-tier -01 Coach, AC 3-tier -08 Coaches, Sleeper Class – 04 coaches, General – 03 coaches, SLR's – 02 coaches.
5. Train No. 01013/01014 Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Karmali – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Special.
Train No. 01013 Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Karmali special train will leave from Lokmanya Tilak (T) at 01:10 Hrs on 29th January 2017. Train will reach Karmali at 11:00 Hrs on same day.
Train No. 01014 Karmali – Lokmanya Tilak (T) special train will leave from Karmali at 14:00 Hrs on 29th January 2017. Train will reach Lokmanya Tilak (T) at 23:55 Hrs on same day.
The train will halt at Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali and Kudal stations.
Composition: Total 18 Coaches.
AC 2-tier- 01 Coach, AC 3-tier -08 Coaches, Sleeper Class – 04 coaches, General – 03 coaches, SLR's – 02 coaches.

Yesterday (12:03)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2130835-1            Tags   Past Edits
In the news last year they proposed Nagpur - Vasco train via Akola-Latur-Miraj same route as 11403/4, this would have been shortest route with less traffic. Hope they re-consider route after special, as swr relaxed ghat constraints on Braganza.

Yesterday (16:25)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6160 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2130835-2            Tags   Past Edits
Don't know how hard is it to bring for Railways a train to terminate at Vasco be it special or regular. They are always after Madgaon and now the Karmali.
People from a train from Nagpur to Vasco and CR runs it till MAO. Also still IR has not given VSG a much needed connection to Mumbai.

Today (09:39)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2130835-3            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly, even i feel it some what mysterious when comes to CR/SR trains. We all know that SCR, SER trains come and halt at VSG other than SWR trains. But what happens to trains coming from konkan route, there are ok with madgaon.

Today (09:52)
12051 Janshatabdi Express~   1783 blog posts   193 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2130835-4            Tags   Past Edits
If direct line constructed betn karmali/verna to Vasco & loco reversal avoided at madgaon then it will be possible to takes konkan route train to Vasco.
IR should construct line between this two station.
So karmali terminated train can be extended upto Vasco.

Today (12:02)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2130835-5            Tags   Past Edits
Hey good suggestion, you mean a bifurcation line just after zuari river bridge coming from Karmali, which can be connected to Sankval stn on Vasco line, this can bring new train possibilities to north.
General Travel
Yesterday (08:03)  

Fan of 12479^~   77331 blog posts   5080 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2130918            Tags   Past Edits
Projects going all over India
This is list of projects going all over India in various zones
Please update your zones project here I will add in main blog with credits
- DFC , Digha Bridge Doubling,Muzaffarpur Hajipur Doubling,Ramdayalu Hajipur Doubling ( By Subrat)
Narkatiyaganj Raxaul Gc , Bakhtiyarpur Rajgir Electrification (By Rahul )
ER - Rampurhat Malda Electrification , Bardhman Bandel 3rd line , Dankuni Bally 3rd line , Gauge Conversion Balgona Katwa ( By Rahul )
Sainthia -Rampurhat 3rd line with electrification , Chandanpur-Dankuni 4th line with electrification , Ahmedpur-Katwa gauge conversion , Katwa - Azimganj electrification , CC link doubling ( By Debarathi)
ECoR - Khurda Road- Bolangir, Paradeep - Haridaspur, Talcher- Bimalgarh, Puri- Konark, Jagdalpur- Rayagada Doubling, Titlagarh- Visakhapatnam Doubling, Raipur - Titlagarh Doubling, Sambalpur- Talcher- doubling, Talcher- Cuttack tripling, Nergundi- Bhadrak tripling, ( By afraaz)
KR - Roha to Veer Doubling , Roha to Thokur Electrification ( by Konkan)
1. Ongoing doubling and electrification of ALY-MUV-BSB-ARJ-GCT-BUI-CPR in which doubling is completed between Varanasi City and Aunrihar Jn. rest is under process and is expected to be completed till 2019-20. ( By Bruce Wayne )
2. Construction of new line connecting BSB-AMH-GKP. ( By Bruce Wayne )
3. Construction of new line connecting MAU to TARIGHAT i.e. NER to ECR project has been started. New line is via Ghazipur Ghat station to Tarighat. ( By Bruce Wayne )
5. Electrification of single diesel line from Kanpur Anwarganj - Farrukhabad. ( By Bruce Wayne )
6. Electrification of single diesel line from Rampur Jn.- Kathgodam. ( By Bruce Wayne )
7. Construction of ELS at GorakhpurJn. , Construction of DEMU shed at Aunrihar Jn. & Construction of Basic Training Centre at Ghazipur. ( By Bruce Wayne )
8. Gauge conversion ASH-STP-MLN & GD-BRK ( By Ravi Prakash Shukla )
NFR- New Domohani New Alipurduar Doubling(excluding Jaldhaka, Torsa R. Bridge),KIR RQJ electrification,New y link at New Jalpaiguri ( By Prabir ji )
NWR - DFC , Doubling in Ajmer Palanpur , Phulera Degana , Alwar Bandikui , Gauge conversion in Churu Sikar Jaipur , Mavli - Barisadri , Udaipur - Himmatnagar , Electrification in Ajmer Palanpur, Ajmer Udaipur , Rewari - Phulera
NL dausa ganagapur city , Dungarpur banswara ratlam , Thiyat sanu hamira ( by riz)
Guntakal-Wadi electrification and doubling - close to completion
Peddapalli-Nizamabad - Close to completion
Guntur-Guntakal-Bellary electrification - On-going, Guntur-Guntakal stretch in good progress.
Bhimavaram-Gudivada-Vijayawada Electrification and doubling - On-going ( Work had practically stopped due to lack of funds, the last time I checked)
Bidar-Gulbarga - Was struggling due to land issues, now going at a brisk pace.
Guntakal-Dharmavaram Doubling - No progress
Kacheguda-Mahbubnagar doubling -
Secunderabad-Bolarum electrification - On-going, poles erected.
Parbhani-Mudkhed doubling - Slow progress
Obulavaripalle - Krishnapatnam - On-going, Earth work completed for the entire route.
Vijayawada-Balharshah tripling - On-going, a short section on the Balharshah end is almost completed ( correct me if I am wrong).
Nadikude-Venkatagiri - Survey going on for land acquisition
Kotipalli - Narsapuram - Survey going on for Kotipalli-Amalapuram section, Tenders to be called soon for New Godavari Bridge.
Akola-Akot gauge conversion - Yet to begin. ( By D S P Anirudh )
SECR - dalli rajhara - raoghat- jagdalpur , korba - pendra road and balaghat- nainpur - sukrimangla guage conversion, raipur -durg tripling , jharsugda- bilaspur quadrupling ( By saurabh)
PTJ-POY gauge conversion. ( By Aditya Siddharth) , Villupuram Dindigul doubling, Takkolam Arakkonam new line, Pollachi Podanur Gauge conversion, Sengottai Punalur Gauge Conversion, Charvattur Mangalore electrification, Erode Trichy electrification. ( BY SOURAV)
electrification of MYS-SBC and doubling at S. ( By Aditya Siddharth)
Tumkur Kalyandurga new line, Doubling of Yelhanka to Dharmavaram, Hubli to Tumkur Doubling, Guntakal to Vasco da gama doubling ( BY SOURAV)
WCR - Kota Bina doubling , Itarsi Allahabad Electrification
WR - DFC ,
New Line --- Dahod Indore , Chhotaudepur dhar, Somnath kodinar , Patan bhildi , Modasa shamlaji
Gauge conversion ---Kalol mahesana tarnga hill , Ahmedabad himatnagar , Bhuj naliya , Ahmedabad botad , Jetalsar dhasa
Doubling -- Udhna jalgaon , Viramgam samakhiyali , Palanpur samakhiyali , Surendranagar RAJKOT , Vatwa Ahmedabad 3rd line , Vtwa Ahmedabad , Sabarmati 3 n 4 th line , Chitourgadh nimuch , Indore dewas ujjain
Electrification - Ahmedabad Palanpur , Ahmedabad rajkot , Mahesana viramgam samakhiyali , Gandhidha kandla mundra , Indore mhow ( By Riz )

35 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (16:20)
©The Dark Lord™~   3949 blog posts
Re# 2130918-39            Tags   Past Edits
ECR me MFP-Ramdayalu already Double electrified section hai or HJP-Ghoswar bhi double Electrified Section hai to Ab Doubling GHOSWAR-RAMDAYALU ka chal raha hai. Subrat ji ko boliye ki jankari na hone par galat jankari na bata kare.
ECR me HJP-SAGAULI New line ban raha hai ise bhi add Ker lijiye.

Yesterday (21:02)
upgrade durgiana exp to LhB   205 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2130918-40            Tags   Past Edits
Back in December 2017 when I travelled I did not find activity plus no earth work nothing and IF starts then how much time it is going to take

Yesterday (21:06)
DM^~   4032 blog posts   9465 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2130918-41            Tags   Past Edits
priority very less hai usi route ka.....main priority HWH-NJP main line via BHP,RPH
so complete hone ke liye bahut time lagega and double line work also progress in KWAE-AZ section.....doubling hone ke bad electrification ka kam thik se start hoga

Yesterday (21:07)
upgrade durgiana exp to LhB   205 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2130918-42            Tags   Past Edits
ECR-SONNAGAR-DHANBAD THIRD track VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT money for this project was allocated by suresh prabhu In rail budget 2015 but still work is not started

Today (12:00)
Shubham NZB Jn~   178 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2130918-43            Tags   Past Edits
In SCR doubling and electrification works on Bolarum - medchal section is going on at good speed. So secbad bolarum is almost completed
★  Info Update
Today (11:11)   NMA/Nirmali (1 PFs)

Pp*^~   4186 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2132194            Tags   Past Edits
कोसी महासेतु
ड्रोन केमरा शॉट दैनिक भास्कर द्वारा

Today (11:25)
Ranchi Trip is in cancellation mode^~   27503 blog posts   22220 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2132194-1            Tags   Past Edits
Camera installed on drone is very high pixel camera...
Nice shots

Today (11:32)
DBG Needs A New SF For NDLS~   826 blog posts
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बहुत बढिया शॉट लिया गया है।
आज दरभंगा लालकिला का भी ड्रोन शॉट डाला है दैनिक भास्कर ने।

Today (11:35)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   10142 blog posts   133 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2132194-3            Tags   Past Edits
Laalkila to Delhi me hai

Today (11:58)
DBG Needs A New SF For NDLS~   826 blog posts
Re# 2132194-4            Tags   Past Edits
यहीं तो विडम्बना है यार,तुम बिहारी होकर भी दिल्ली के लालकिले को जानते हो पर दरभंगा किले को नहीं,जो दिल्ली से भी ऊंचा है।
General Travel
Today (11:46)  

Mohit Hetamsaria~   465 blog posts   1625 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2132230            Tags   Past Edits
The Railway Fare for Current booking is less then the normal fare for the same class in General Booking.
I have seen this many times
Do any one have any idea regarding this ??
#moderator_sir #admins

Today (11:52)
Boxer Bhai   37078 blog posts   12617 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2132230-1            Tags   Past Edits
10% less

Today (11:56)
Dipanshu   1248 blog posts   81 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2132230-2            Tags   Past Edits
This is under new scheme promoted by IR which allows 10% discount on current bookings, as compared to last booked ticket in regular bookings.

Today (11:58)
SRG*^~   34918 blog posts   151221 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2132230-3            Tags   Past Edits
Rlys have introduced a feature where in the tickets in current availability can be booked at 10% discount on basic fare...So the reduced fare.
General Travel
Today (11:40)   JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   9241 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Entry# 2132223            Tags   Past Edits
moderator*^~ 5382 blog posts 20 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2122160-7 Reply Actions Tags Past Edits
@2122160-0 @HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~
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Today (11:45)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   10142 blog posts   133 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2132223-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why are you posting it again.moderator already posted
General Travel
Today (11:57)  

Abhishek Malakar~   113 blog posts
Entry# 2132250            Tags   Past Edits
Lokmanya nagar platform
Rail News
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Today (11:33)   Bengaluru Suburban Rail: 10 Possible Rail Routes To Decongest India’s Silicon Valley

karbang   19 news posts
Entry# 2132238   News Entry# 291593         Tags   Past Edits
Commuter rail services in Bengaluru have received the nod, and will be moving towards implementation in the not-so-distant future.
What is important now is to consider key rail routes that these trains will cover so that the city’s roads get decongested effectively.
This writer proposes 10 rail routes that can help achieve that goal.
decade-long demand of Bengaluru residents has finally been heard with the city finally moving towards building a commuter rail system. Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Karnataka for utilising the megacity’s existing railway infrastructure to operate commuter rail services similar to that in Mumbai and Chennai.
As part of the deal, Karnataka will pitch in 80 per cent of the cost to convert 15 trains to electric multiple units while Indian Railways will take care of the rest. The total cost is pegged currently at Rs 360 crore. And the first train is set to have Ramanagara, 35 km outside the city, as its destination point.
It has been a long journey trying to get commuter rail service started in Bengaluru, a city that already has a metro rail system, with a light rail system also in the docks. Although far from perfect, suburban rail is the most practical and cost-friendly solution to ease Bengaluru’s traffic problems. You get such advantages as:
Rail lines already exist
Land acquisition not required
No time spent on construction
No felling of trees or digging underground
No inconvenience to existing commuters
The only additional thing required is passenger trains. Weighing the costs and benefits of implementing this system, the choice becomes clear.
Okay, so now that commuter rail is set to materialise, it’s worthwhile to discuss what the possible rail routes could be. Based on a map of railway lines across the city, this writer has attempted to come up with ten rail routes that could work. (Do note that this writer does not have real data on how many users would benefit from the proposed routes and what exact impact it would have on traffic -- the math on this is yet to be done.) So here are ten possible suburban rail routes:
1. Bidadi-Nelamangala (via Bangalore City railway station (Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station), Malleshwaram, Yeshwantpur)
People residing along Mysore Road and near Peenya would especially benefit from this rail route. It will also connect two highways, namely Mysore Road and Tumkur Road.
A mapping of possible beneficiaries:
a) Bidadi: Factory workers, Innovative Film City visitors, Nithyananda devotees
b) Hejjala: Wonder La visitors
c) Kengeri: Kengeri Satellite Town residents, Big Banyan Tree tourists
d) Gnanabharathi: Students and staff of R V College of Engineering and Bengaluru University, Global Village Tech Park employees, residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Nagarbhavi (key station)
e) Nayandahalli: Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Nagarbhavi and Chandra Layout (makeshift stations -- one platform each at RPC Layout and ETA Mall would be even better), students and staff of PESIT and neighbouring colleges (another key station)
f) Bangalore City railway station: Direct connectivity to the city’s main railway station is a must.
g) Malleshwaram: This locality attracts a lot of people. With this route, a commute from Gnanabharathi to Malleshwaram, for instance, which now takes an hour or more, would take about a half-hour.
h) Yeshwanthpur: Another important locality. Rail connectivity to this area would benefit a lot of people.
i) Nelamangala: Several educational institutions and industries are situated in this area. Students and workers alike would benefit as a result.
Even just three trains in a day, one in the morning peak-hour, one in the afternoon time and one in the evening peak-hour, would help reduce traffic along Tumkur Road and NICE Road significantly.
2. Bidadi-Whitefield (Bangalore City railway station, Cantonment, Baiyappanahalli, K R Puram)
This would help anyone living in and around Mysore Road commute to the eastern limits of Bengaluru with relative ease. A train from Bidadi to Whitefield via Bangalore City railway station, Cantonment and K R Puram will combat traffic congestion effectively.
3. Nelamangala-Whitefield (via Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore City railway station)
This rail line can connect North-West Bengaluru to East Bengaluru. If one wants to travel from Nelamangala to Whitefield in the present, it’s quite a difficult commute. For instance, one would have to go to Nagasandra, take the Green Line up to Mantri Mall, take a bus from there to Majestic, take the Purple Line from there to Baiyappanahalli and then take a bus from there. A direct train along this route, therefore, would do wonders for regular commuters.
4. Nelamangala-Heelalige (via Yeshwanthpur, Lottegollahalli, Hebbal, Banaswadi, Bellandur)
Besides Whitefield, which other areas in Bengaluru would one consider super-congested? Topping the list of many would be the localities of Marathahalli and Electronic City.
This proposed rail line will connect North-West and South-East Bengaluru. The city’s employees, especially IT employees, would be most benefited by this line. It would also greatly reduce traffic on Old Airport Road. Anyone commuting to Marathahalli from the north-west side and vice versa would also have it easier.
5. Bidadi-Heelalige (Bangalore City railway station, Baiyappanahalli, Bellandur)
Similar to the previous line, this route will help link areas near Mysore Road to Bellandur and Electronic City. In effect, it will reduce the dependence on NICE Road and Old Airport Road, which would be a significant.
6. Bidadi-Banaswadi (Bangalore City railway station, Yeshwanthpur, Hebbal)
This line would benefit residents who commute regularly from Mysore Road to Hebbal and vice versa. It will significantly reduce the dependence on Outer Ring Road as well.
7. Whitefield-Heelalige (via Baiyappanahalli, Bellandur)
A direct railway line linking the two major Information Technology hubs of the city cannot help but be a boon for Bengaluru’s large and growing IT crowd.
Rail routes to the airport (to be introduced with the highest priority)
As if there isn't enough traffic in Bengaluru already, a commute to the city’s airport is close to a nightmare for those living far from it. In most cases, flying from Bengaluru to another city and beyond takes lesser time than commuting from one's house to the airport -- that is how far it is!
Taking the BIAL (airport) bus is possible only when one has a lot of time on their hands. Otherwise, one has to rely on cabs, which can take anywhere from one-and-a-half to two hours, depending on where one is starting their commute from.
So then, what is the solution for a quicker commute to the airport? Suburban rail. The city already has a rail line that goes by the airport. So that can be used. Every major city in the world has rail connectivity to its airport. Bengaluru, despite being a world-class city, unfortunately does not.
Besides trains, the only additional thing required would be a railway station near the airport. The ideal location to construct this station would be as shown on the map:
The airport railway station could be built on either of the two locations marked by red lines. These trains, while primarily serving the purpose of airport commute, can be extended to Nandi Halt. If this is done, it would help tourists heading to Nandi Hills as well.
It would be preferred that these trains operate round the clock, as many international flights depart in the middle of the night.
8. Bidadi-Nandi Halt (via Bangalore City railway station, Yeshwanthpur, Lottegollahalli, Yelahanka, Kempegowda International Airport)
There are two ways of implementing this route, namely through Yeshwanthpur (recommended) and through Baiyappanahalli (because this station will or should already facilitate the connection from Heelalige).
9. Heelalige-Nandi Halt (via Baiyappanahalli, Channasandra, Yelahanka, Kempegowda International Airport)
Since a majority of the IT population resides in Electronic City area -- and they’re more likely to take the flight than the average Bengalurean, this rail link is bound to be effective.
10. Whitefield-Nandi Halt (via K R Puram, Yelahanka, Kempegowda International Airport)
This is as crucial as the Electronic City-airport link. These two routes should be sufficient to keep a lot of cars off the airport road.
In conclusion, I believe that if trains are introduced on these specific routes with a reasonable frequency, it can help decongest the roads and reduce overall traffic, turning Bengaluru into the paradise that it once used to be. Now, wouldn’t we all want that for Namma Bengaluru?

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Some good suggestions. At least hope railways looks into some of them.
The SBC-Hosur road section is a critical section. Hope railways introduces few suburban trains. Will benefit lot of people working in ORR/Electronic city areas. But then these services must be properly marketed and highlighted by railways.

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Very good, this will be big relief for silicon capital and will make history too, A city story from congestion to de-congestion.
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