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Today (11:45)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   10142 blog posts   133 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Why are you posting it again.moderator already posted
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Today (11:46)  

Mohit Hetamsaria~   465 blog posts   1625 correct pred (85% accurate)
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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)
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10% less

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

Today (11:51)
Rail Fanning~   2519 blog posts
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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.

Today (11:56)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
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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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SHW/Samhon 4 km<-->6 km BNT/Bharthana: 2h 11m late
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Abhishek Kumar©~   9326 blog posts   1793 correct pred (62% accurate)
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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
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Today (11:44)   INDB/Indore Junction BG (6 PFs)

Abhishek Malakar~   113 blog posts
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Sardar patel bridge on indore railway station

Today (11:56)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44104 blog posts   18267 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Space constraint at INDB holds its developement. Both side bridge :(
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Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5766 blog posts   633 correct pred (69% accurate)
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"May I have your attention please...." attracts u from distance even if u are not travelling, you have love for trains....!!

Yesterday (18:17)
HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   9241 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
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Very correctly said
Also if this dialogue is said in a very sweet & respectful voice 😍😍

Yesterday (18:22)
HA1~   364 blog posts   59 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Generator sound & sound of horn plays a vital role to attracts a railfan .

Yesterday (18:27)
HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   9241 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
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Not generator sounds
Not at all

Today (11:53)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44104 blog posts   18267 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Welcome Back Dear.
Yes it do, even a loco horn attracks us, missing days of previous trips...!!!
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Today (11:29)   It’s all about world-play

karbang   19 news posts
Entry# 2132242   News Entry# 291592         Tags   Past Edits
In today’s edition, Bangalore Mirror brings to you the second part of its series — the suburban rail service that connects two major worlds. One, new and upwardly mobile, and the other, as old as the very soil itself. A ride between City station and tech hub Whitefield is, metaphorically, a journey from crowds to crowd-sourcing
A solution that saves time, money
When a city is connected by local railway, travelling becomes much more easy and quicker. On a certain occasion, when the city was going through a bus strike, I had to
travel to Hosur from Hebbal and since there were no buses available, I had to avail of the local train. It was on that day that I realized how feasible it is to travel around the city by local trains.
Since buses are an integral part of Bengaluru, most people like me miss out on the advantages of travelling by local trains, and only during crisis do they realize that one can travel to most parts of the city by local trains.
It is only in Bengaluru that suburban railway has seven directions and that is a great thing for a city to possess. If you are well versed with the timings of the local trains, you will not have any problems travelling to most parts of the city. What makes it beautiful is that in Karnataka, the local train travels through lush greenery, unlike Mumbai where you get to see construction sites everywhere.
A distance that requires three hours to reach can be reached in 45 minutes if you are travelling in local trains. Since there are two sides to every story, there are things
that make local railway problematic as well.
The thing that bothers me the most is the punctuality of the trains. There is no fixed time for a train to arrive and hence that creates a problem.
Spare the roads, and oil the tracks
In order to avoid the heavy traffic that Bengaluru is famous for, travel by local train. I have always been a supporter of suburban railway because that is the only way we can travel across the city in a very less time. One of the very effective solutions to the problem would be local trains. The outer ring road that has the most number of cars blocking each other will see 50 per cent less traffic if we begin commuting by local trains.
I don’t understand why people do not use them for their daily travels because when you can reach a location in 40 minutes, why would you want to take the roads and waste hours reaching the same spot. As we can clearly understand that travelling becomes easy when we avail of local trains, it also goes unnoticed that it creates lesser traffic congestions, faster connectivity, all at a lower cost.
What the public want these days is point-to-point connectivity, which is not possible when you are availing of public transport. I will always be ready to walk that extra mile to either take a metro or a train if that reduces both travel time as well as cost. With proper planning by the government, the bottlenecks can be reduced in no time.
One more aspect everybody misses out on is that avoiding cars and availing of local trains will reduce fuel consumption. That is national savings. We can save dollars for our country if we are saving petrol.

Today (11:53)
karbang   29 blog posts
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Trains do run on the route between SBC and Whitefield, but the majority of the commuters want the trains to run on schedule.
Hope IR manages to keep up the timings of the local trains in accordance with Metro services
ब्रैंड वाली ट्रेन,
सुरेश प्रभु के रेल मंत्रालय संभालने के बाद से इस विभाग में आइडिया की आंधी सी चल रही है। हर तीसरे दिन कोई नया आइडिया नमूदार हो रहा है और उसे मीडिया कवरेज भी भरपूर मिल रहा है। मुश्किल सिर्फ एक है कि ये सारे आइडिया मिलकर भारतीय रेलवे की दशा में रत्ती भर भी सुधार नहीं कर पा रहे। और तो और, रेल दुर्घटनाओं की संख्या बढ़ती जा रही है और नामी-गिरामी ट्रेनों की भी पहचान दस-बीस घंटे लेट होने से लेकर ऐन मौके पर कैंसिल हो जाने तक के लिए बनती जा रही है। रेल मंत्री का लेटेस्ट आइडिया ट्रेनों और स्टेशनों को बोली लगाकर बड़े औद्योगिक घरानों को विज्ञापन के लिए सौंप देने का है। इससे
भारतीय रेलवे को कुछ आमदनी जरूर हो सकती है, लेकिन जब-तब कुछ हास्यास्पद स्थितियां भी पैदा हो सकती हैं। किसी कॉफी के नाम पर चलने वाली ट्रेन आपको किसी कोल्ड ड्रिंक के नाम पर चल रहे स्टेशन पर पहुंचाएगी। विज्ञापन के मामले में सबसे ज्यादा सक्रियता शराब कंपनियां दिखाती हैं- अपने ब्रैंड नाम से बिकने वाले पानी को आगे रखकर। काफी संभावना है कि एक-दो साल बाद आप किसी व्हिस्की के नाम वाली ट्रेन में सपरिवार यात्रा करते नजर आएं। स्टेशन पर घोषणा हो रही होगी कि शराब के अमुक ब्रैंड वाली एक्सप्रेस अगले पांच मिनट में पहुंचने वाली है। ऐसे में स्टेशन का नाम अगर किसी मसालेदार चिप्स के ब्रैंड वाला हुआ, तब तो मजा ही आ जाएगा। इसका कमजोर पहलू यह है कि ट्रेन और स्टेशनों की सुरक्षा व्यवस्था का ध्यान रखने वालों को अपनी ड्यूटी ज्यादा चुस्ती से निभानी होगी, क्योंकि पैसे देने वाली कंपनियां रेलवे की अपनी कलर स्कीम (जिसमें लाल-हरे सिग्नल भी शामिल हैं) की परवाह किए बगैर स्टेशनों का चप्पा-चप्पा चमकीले रंगों से भर डालेंगी। ये सारी मुश्किलें बर्दाश्त की जा सकती हैं, बशर्ते भारतीय रेलवे अपनी सेफ्टी-सिक्युरिटी, टाइमिंग और क्वालिटी पर पर्याप्त ध्यान दे। अभी तो हाल यह है कि लोगों को अपनी छोटी-छोटी जरूरतों के लिए भी रेल मंत्री के ट्विटर हैंडल को टैग करना पड़ रहा है, इसके बावजूद इनके पूरा होने का प्रतिशत बहुत कम है। दरअसल यह विभाग अपने मंत्री से गुमनामी में रहकर मशक्कत करने की मांग करता है, लेकिन इसका दुर्भाग्य कि खबरों के भूखे मंत्री ही लगातार इसके हिस्से आ रहे हैं।

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Today (11:52)
shirjeelyunus~   50 blog posts
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phir ye log sab kuch videshiyon ko bech denge aur India phir ghulam ho jaega yahin hai bjp ki deshbhakti
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Today (11:48)   INDB/Indore Junction BG (6 PFs)

Abhishek Malakar~   113 blog posts
Entry# 2132233            Tags   Past Edits
Old memory indore mhow
National highway 3 bombay to agra
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