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BAND/Banaswadi (3 PFs)
ಬಾನಸವಾಡಿ     बानसवाडि

Track: Single Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 30
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Jayabharathi Nagar, Maruthi Sevanagar, Bangalore
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 912 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Mar 24 2017 (12:42)  Don't wait for long at Banaswadi station (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 297439   Blog Entry# 2209020     
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Mar 24 2017 (12:42)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Kishor*^~/72091

Mar 24 2017 (12:42)
Train Tag: Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express/14715 added by Kishor*^~/72091

Posted by: Kishor*^~  30 news posts
This news says story of Toilets at Banaswadi ...
in times of then RM Mallikarjun Khadge :
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BANGALORE: Each time Krishnan L, 65, has a train booking from Banaswadi railway station, he makes sure he has a bottle of water and an umbrella. Before leaving home, he visits the toilet. For the railway station has a toilet but it's locked, no drinking
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water and no shelter for passengers.
Just two days ago, Union railway minister Mallikarjun M Kharge visited this station to flag off two new express trains: Bangalore City -Nagercoil- Bangalore City and Yeshwantpur - Kamakhya - Yeshwantpur, and inaugurated three other major railway projects. Though the minister was at the station for a while, he was oblivious to the absence of basic amenities here.
No one in the department really knows how old Banaswadi station is, where passenger traffic is around 700 a day, with over 40 trains crossing the station.
It's worse during the monsoon. The station has two platforms -- one doesn't have a shelter while the other does, but only a small one. Though the Railways claimed that construction of the shelter began a few months ago, there wasn't a single labourer at the construction site when TOI visited the station on Monday.
"Trains are often late. How do you expect senior citizens like us to wait at a station with no drinking water and toilets? The speakers announcing arrivals and departures weren't working for a long time. I live close by so this station is convenient for me. We're willing to pay for the facilities,'' says Krishnan, a retired HAL employee.
Manjunath M, a businessman who travels from Banaswadi to Yeshwantpur and on to Kannur frequently, said there are no metal detectors and other security measures at the station. "It's dangerous for railway stations to be so casual about security," he said.
Anil Kumar Agarwal, divisional railway manager, South Western Railway, Bangalore, said the toilets here have been repaired many times, but the public have rendered it useless, so it's locked.
A tender for a pay-and-use toilet system has been floated, but no one has come forward till now, said Agarwal. He admitted the station has a water crisis. "A ground level reservoir tank with a capacity of 1 lakh litres will be constructed in the station soon,'' he said.
Unmindful of the absence of basic facilities, work has begun on an additional line, at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore.
Times View:
It's a crying shame that Banaswadi railway station has been left way behind on the path of development. The lack of basic facilities is surprising, considering the Railways and the state government have taken on projects to turn Bangalore City, Byappanahalli and Yeshwantpur into world-class transit hubs. The authorities could spend a fraction of the funds on sanitation and water pipes for Banaswadi. The Railways should aim to provide comfort to all passengers, who often need to wait for hours when trains are delayed.

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Mar 24 2017 (12:46)
Kishor*^~   4648 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
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"Anil Kumar Agarwal, divisional railway manager, South Western Railway, Bangalore, said the toilets here have been repaired many times, but the public have rendered it useless, so it's locked.
A tender for a pay-and-use toilet system has been floated, but no one has come forward till now, said Agarwal. He admitted the station has a water crisis. "A ground level reservoir tank with a capacity of 1 lakh litres will be constructed in the station soon,'' he said.
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of the absence of basic facilities, work has begun on an additional line, at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore."
Mar 19 2017 (17:06)  12 more railway stations in State to get free Wi-Fi facility soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~  57 news posts
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Seven stations, including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru, have the facility
Very soon, 12 more railway stations in the State would get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. Seven major stations in the State have the facility now.
RailTel, a public sector undertaking of the Railway Ministry, is executing the project announced in the 2016–17 Railway Budget. The Railway Board had entrusted RailTel
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with the task of installation of Wi-Fi facility at 400 stations across the country in collaboration with Google, under the Digital India initiative of the Union government.
Presently, free Wi-Fi is available at KRS Bengaluru City, Yeshwantpur, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru Central, and Kalaburagi stations through RailTel. Belagavi station has got the facility under the MPLAD scheme. With each access point covering up to 40 metres, all platforms, passenger concourse and entrance of the stations are covered, according to South Western Railway’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya.
In 2017–18, the Railways would provide the facility at Vijayapura, Ballari, Dharwad, Hosapete, and Vasco da Gama (Goa) stations in Hubballi division; Bengaluru Cantonment (to be commissioned shortly), Bangarpet, Kengeri, Krishnarajapuram, and Sri Satya Sai Prasanti Nilayam stations in Bengaluru division; Davangere and Shivamogga Town in Mysuru division, and Mangaluru Junction station in Palakkad division of Southern Railway.
Seventeen more stations would be covered in the next financial year. They are Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Londa, and Toranagallu in Hubballi division; Banaswadi, Hindupur, Hosur, Mandya, Tumakuru, and Yelahanka in Bengaluru division, and Arsikere, Birur, Bhadravathi, Harihar, Haveri and Hassan in Mysuru division.
One can get Internet access with speeds up to 1 Mbps for upload and 3 Mbps for download for the first 30 minutes. Subsequently, the speed reduces to 64 Kbps, but, one could access railway-related sites through WiFi for information such as PNR, and train inquiry, throughout the day.
Jan 27 2017 (09:11)  Bangalore Railway Division comes out with a wishlist for Centre (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 292362   Blog Entry# 2141873     
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Jan 27 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by karbang/50057

Jan 27 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by karbang/50057

Jan 27 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

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Jan 27 2017 (09:11)
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Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
BENGALURU: With less than a week to go for the first Railway budget in 92 years to be merged with the General Budget, the Bangalore Railway Division has sent across its wishlist to the Centre for inclusion in the Pink Book (the official register of the Indian Railways).
Chief among the demands are a train connecting Hubballi with Mysuru via Bengaluru, three doubling projects and increased allocation for passenger amenities.
Speaking to Express on the doubling projects, Ashok Gupta, Chief Administrative Officer, Constructions, South Western Railway, said, “The doubling of the
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existing line between Yeshwantpur and Baiyappanahalli via Hebbal will help us run more trains along this busy stretch. The 22-km line will require funding of Rs 170 crore.”
Another doubling line between Baiyappanahalli and Hosur that will cost Rs 375 crore has also been requested.
“This will be a 48-km line and will immensely help passengers commuting between the two cities regularly,” Gupta added. A 41-km second line between Penukonda and Dharmavaram via Nagasundaram that will cost Rs 294 crore has also been sought, he said.
Sanjiv Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru Railway Division, said, “To decongest the packed Chamundi Express that leaves from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) station in the evenings, we have requested a day train that would connect Hubballi to Mysuru via Bengaluru. It is expected to be sanctioned.”
When asked if any more new trains were sought, the DRM said, “It is not possible to run more trains as we have already reached a saturation point. Hence, we have not requested for more.”
The Division has also sought funding to upgrade Platform 5 and 6 of the Banaswadi station and carry on yard-related work. “The platforms are very small and this is posing a problem to trains coming from Kolar. We need Rs 11 crore for it but even if Rs 3 toRs 4 crore is released, we can begin work on it,” he said.
Agarwal also said that Bengaluru was hoping to get more funding to improve passenger amenities across its Division. “We received very less for it in the previous budget and could not carry out many improvements,” he added.
The South Western Railway Zone (Bengaluru, Hubballi and Mysuru Railway Divisions) as a whole received only Rs 33 crore for passenger amenities in the 2016-17 Railway Budget whereas, it had received nearly Rs 90 crore in the 2015-16 budget, pointed out a top railway official. “We are hoping for Rs 100 crore for the SWR Zone for passenger amenities alone so that Bengaluru gets at least Rs 30 to Rs 40 crore allocated out of it,” he said.
Asked about what tops the amenity, the official said KSR, Cantonment, Yeshwantpur and Krishnajapuram stations require digital passenger information boards.

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Koushik Patel~   1105 blog posts   117 correct pred (86% accurate)
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SWR has really gone wrong in setting the TT of New UBL - SBC- MYS Express, It wont help UBL people in any sense, It will rather act as a new FAST PASSENGER...... Instead they could have gone with following TT : as BGM - SBC - MYS SF Express
BGM : 18:30
UBL : 21:30/45
SBC : 06:10/25
MYS
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I know, the TT between SBC and MYS would clash between SBC and MYS, but would give better patronage to the train between BGM and SBC when compared to a day train between this route with just 47 AVg..... where in a normal train has atleast 53 kmph avg....
NO proper plans are laid by SWR in BGM - SBC section to make it comfortable....
* Adding stops to 12725 and 16590, has make them miserable to travel.....
* A new SF is required to make it comfortable to travel.

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Koushik Patel~   1105 blog posts   117 correct pred (86% accurate)
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UBL - YPR JS - I feel better opt HPT - YPR via GTL
VSG - GHY - Will never be a reality due to Braganza
VSG - PNBE - as same as above
UBL - NDLS - As of now not required, better to run UBL - BSB/ Kanpur / TATA
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- Bidar via ASK, UBL, BJP would sound great.
Amaravati to VSKP, Zone issue and Secondary Maintenance issue. as the train might loose time, if extended to this section....
LTT - MAS , Please no circle routes now, Better have BAY - LTT ( via GDG, BJP, SUR, PA) and a weekly from UBL to MAS via BAY
ur judgements are welcome.....
Jan 24 2017 (09:55)  Rail to decongest the way (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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The suburban rail service that connects Yeshwanthpur and Heelalige is part of city’s tech corridor which badly needs to be decongested. By road, it can take up to three hours to cover this path but a train can bring that time duration down to an hour. Techies are demanding increase in train frequency on this route, but is anyone listening?
Jan 20 2017 (08:41)  It’s time for a halli-day (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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It’s time for a halli-day
Reaching Kempegowda International Airport from any part of the city is easier said than done. But if the powers-that-be apply a little thought, you could end up with a cost-and-time saver in the form of a suburban railway link to KIA. Mirror brings you the finer aspects of what it means to journey right into Bengaluru’s northern frontiers
Dec 12 2016 (09:37)  CITY'S IT FOLK ARE DITCHING CARS AND JUMPING ON TO TRAINS TO TRAVEL TO WORK (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Bellandur to Hebbal in 35 minutes, at a cost of `10. No way? Way! That is if you are like around 2,000 city folk who have said goodbye to traffic jams and the pain (physical and otherwise) of travelling 30-35 kms a day (one-way) to and from work. And they have managed to do this by junking their carsbikes and jumping on to a train instead.
While many debates have been held off late about the proposed measures being taken by the government to ease traffic congestion in the city, a quiet few have made the switch to traveling on outstation trains that stop at railway stations across the city. Bengaluru does not have a local train network like Mumbai or Chennai,
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which is why many people don't even know that there are railway stations in, say , Whitefield and Bellandur, where one can catch a train to go across the city to destinations like Hebbal and Lottegollahalli. For six years, techie Suhas Narayanamurthy was travelling from his home in Yelahanka to his offices in Electronics City, Whitefield and Bellandur on his two-wheeler. As a result, he was bed-ridden after suffering a slipped disc due to the long-distance travel on his scooter. Suhas was aware of a train station near his house, and 23 months ago, in an attempt to find an alternative mode of travel, he thought about checking if there was one near his office at RMZ Ecoworld in Bellandur. “To my surprise, I found that there are two stations close to my office -Carmelaram Railway Station and Bellandur Road Railway Station.I tried taking the train to work one day , and have been doing so since. My travel time has reduced drastically , and I come back home fresh and have more time to spend with my family . I am also saving a lot of money ,“ says Suhas.
After realizing the benefits of travelling by train, Suhas started the social media page Namma City Express to spread awareness among city folk who can benefit from the train service. Word spread quickly as people shared the information on the page; it has so far been shared with two lakh people across the globe.
Manju Janarthanan, a lead consultant who works at ITC Infotech, travels from Carmelaram Railway Station to Banaswadi Railway Station and back every day .And she covers this distance in a span of 20 minutes.Manju has not only been reaping the physical and psychological benefits of not travelling by road, but switching to train travel has also helped her retain her job.“Travelling to work used to take 1.15 hours by bike, and two hours by car and bus (one is required to change two buses). I have a young child, and I was thinking about quitting my job because of the distance. I discussed this with a colleague, who asked me to try travelling by train instead. It turned out to be a life-saving option and has helped me retain my job. The trains are not always on time, but there are around 1,900 people who give real-time updates of where each train is via the Trainspotters group on Telegram. This way , not just me, but many other women have benefited from travelling by train,“ she says.
Many people also club Metro and train travel, as the Baiyappanahalli Metro Station is a short walk from the Baiyappanahalli Railway Station.
Although travelling by train has eased stress and reduced travel time considerably , a common complaint is the frequency of the trains.Chaitra Ramesh, an analyst, who lives in Yelahanaka and works at RMZ Ecoworld, takes a train from Hebbal Railway Station to Bellandur Railway Station -a journey that takes 20-25 minutes and costs `10 -only when she is in the general shift, as the timings are not feasible when she works in the US shift. To tackle this issue, Suhas has been in touch with Gopinath, s senior divisional opera tionals manager, South Western Railways, who is also in charge of the s timetable for trains, and , Sanjay Agarwal, the division al railway manager. To making travel to and from the stations easier, T Prabhakar, former KSRTC chairman, is helping arrange a BMTC bus shuttle service from the rail way stations to tech parks, and vice versa. These buses will not ply on the main roads, but will approach the tech parks from the back gates.
Dec 03 2016 (08:29)  Yesvantpur - Vizag train has to run daily (www.eenadu.net)
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Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam SpecialFare Special/06579 added by WAP7/1472033

Posted by: WAP7  12 news posts
ఈనాడు-అమరావతి:బెంగళూరు(యశ్వంత్‌పూర్‌)- విశాఖపట్నం మధ్య రెండు నెలల కిందట ప్రవేశపెట్టిన వీక్లీ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌ను రోజువారీ రైలుగా మార్చాలని కేంద్ర పట్టణాభివృద్ధి శాఖ మంత్రి ఎం.వెంకయ్యనాయుడు కోరారు. ఈ మేరకు రైల్వే మంత్రి సురేష్‌ప్రభుకు లేఖ రాశారు. దీనిపై రైల్వేబోర్డు, నైరుతి (సౌత్‌వెస్ట్రర్న్‌ జోన్‌) రైల్వే అధికారులు వెనువెంటనే స్పందించారు. బెంగళూరు నుంచి విశాఖపట్నం వరకు నడుపుతున్న వీక్లీ (స్పెషల్‌) ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌ రైలుకు ప్రయాణికుల రద్దీ ఎక్కువగా ఉందని, దీని రెగ్యులర్‌ కోసం రైల్వే బోర్డుకు సిఫారసు చేయాలని కర్ణాటకలోని హుబ్బళ్లి కేంద్రంగా ఉన్న నైరుతి రైల్వేజోన్‌ నిర్ణయించింది. ఈ మేరకు బోర్డుకు సోమవారం నివేదించినట్లు విశ్వసనీయంగా తెలిసింది. ఈ ప్రత్యేక రైలు విషయంలో మొదటినుంచి ఆటంకాలు కల్పిస్తున్న ఈస్ట్‌కోస్ట్‌ రైల్వేజోన్‌.. విశాఖ నుంచి తిరుగు ప్రయాణంలో డైనమిక్‌ ఛార్జీలతో ప్రయాణికులపై భారం మోపుతోంది. విశాఖ నుంచి బెంగళూరుకు నిత్యం నాలుగు విమానాలు ఉండటం, ఇదే సమయంలో రైలు ప్రయాణికుల సమస్యలను గుర్తించిన వెంకయ్య బెంగళూరు-విశాఖ ప్రత్యేక రైలుపై స్పందించి ప్రతిరోజూ నడపాలని సురేష్‌ప్రభుకు లేఖ రాశారు.

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Dec 04 2016 (09:19)
AAA   355 blog posts
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Yes ..he is in touch with him even now

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Dec 04 2016 (09:24)
B S Reddy~   168 blog posts
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aadu pradyule gaani.. nuv evado seppa anna;)

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Dec 04 2016 (13:58)
❤Cheesbali Lovez Devasena❤   530 blog posts   140 correct pred (93% accurate)
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Is he still around here? What is his name?

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Dec 04 2016 (13:58)
❤Cheesbali Lovez Devasena❤   530 blog posts   140 correct pred (93% accurate)
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??

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Dec 04 2016 (16:05)
B S Reddy~   168 blog posts
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?? nee tatangam chustante chandragiri musgulo kailasagiri bhajana chestandave

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Dec 04 2016 (16:41)
❤Cheesbali Lovez Devasena❤   530 blog posts   140 correct pred (93% accurate)
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Na screen name artham ayi unte, ee question Adagavu 😝
Nov 01 2016 (08:36)  Welcome initiative by SWR (www.thehindu.com)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by AAA/51244

Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by AAA/51244

Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by AAA/51244

Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
Train Tag: Vishakapatnam - Yesvantpur Tatkal Fare Special/06580 added by AAA/51244

Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam SpecialFare Special/06579 added by AAA/51244

Posted by: AAA  5 news posts
Thanks to the South Western Railway (SWR), the long-pending demand for introduction of an originating train from Vizag to Bengaluru was realised with the launch of the 06579 Yesvantapur-Visakhapatnam weekly special Tatkal express.
Though the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had failed to introduce a direct train to cater to the high demand for berths from Vizag to Bengaluru, it had taken over the special train, launched by the SWR in the past. After running it for sometime, it gave the most inconvenient timings, converted it into a Suvidha special with dynamic fare and finally did not renew it.
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software engineer from Bengaluru, Venky, says how popular the special Tatkal express is. “I had booked a bus ticket for Rs.2,500 to travel to Vizag for Deepavali and after seeing on Twitter that SWR was running a Tatkal Special, I cancelled my bus ticket and booked my ticket in the special train. By the time, I completed booking my ticket the availability position came down from 378 to 77 in just half-an-hour.”
“The train was delayed at the starting point itself in view of the late intimation to passengers. All the coaches were jam-packed within four hours after announcement of the train. The timings are very convenient not only to the people of Visakhapatnam but also to those from cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh.”
“During the course of interaction with fellow passengers, I came to know that many had cancelled their bus tickets and were travelling by this train. They all wanted that this train should be made a regular train. The next afternoon around 3.30 p.m., train reached Duvvada, from where the jurisdiction of ECoR starts.
“As SWR took up the mantle of the demands from Vizag, ECoR stopped this train several times and gave clearance to other trains, while our train was made to wait at the outer signal. Finally, our train reached PF no. 5 at 5 p.m. The disgusting acts of ECoR did not end there. They changed the ‘tatkal train’ to ‘Suvidha Special’ with dynamic fare in the return direction. While I paid Rs.650 (sleeper class) from Yesvantapur to Vizag, I found it was Rs.2,000 (sleeper class) in the return journey.”
“I feel that ECoR is playing all sorts of games to get this train cancelled on the plea that this train has no patronage. A new railway zone in AP with headquarters in Visakhapatnam is the only solution to end the injustice from ECoR,” says Venky.
The Railways do not seem to have learnt a lesson even after getting a spate of complaints on Twitter on the unclean coaches and other problems on trains originating/terminating in Visakhapatnam.
Barely a couple of weeks after passengers tweeted on untidy coaches in popular trains like Godavari and LTT express trains, a passenger who travelled by the S1 coach of Godavari express to Hyderabad on October 28, says there is no improvement in the situation.
“The wash basins, both in toilets and outside, were overflowing with water, barely a few hours after the train started from Vizag. One can imagine the plight of those who wish to wash their face or brush their teeth in the early hours,” says R.V. Koteswara Rao of Visakhapatnam.
“To add to our woes, there was no power in the toilets and there was no one to attend to the problems. Beggars were getting into the reserved coaches and travelling short distances and there was no one to check their entry,” he adds.

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Nov 07 2016 (14:35)
Venkat వెంకట్   3126 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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North coastal andhra people very clear about the asking zone for VSKP. Even Srikakulam MP raised this issue of zonal HQ at vskp many times in parliament. Dont judge it by just new paper reports.
Who told if vizag gets train to delhi like Raj will not be useful for north andhra ?? It will stop at VZM, PVP if goes via Katni. Stops at SLO, RJY, EE, BZA if goes via WL. How come one train will help only originating station ??
Still many VSKP originating train have GNWL upto BZA.
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Most of the COA trains wont GNWL to BZA but vskp originating trains have. Even some machilipatnam train not having GNWL to bza.
If new zone comes PSA can be created as a Originating station with Pit lines which is not happening under ECoR.
Also Railway zone is not only for new trains, there are huge issues related to employs and region sentiments. I think North andhra region people can understand better what i am saying.
If south andhra people constantly ignore the issues of north andhra and hatred towards vizag develops it will create much bigger issues to AP state than SCR split.

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Nov 07 2016 (14:38)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2544 blog posts
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Thank you for presenting a clear picture of the situation. Let's rest the argument here.

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Nov 07 2016 (14:40)
Venkat వెంకట్   3126 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Hope you changed your mind about zone at Vizag as HQ , not a silly demand.

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Nov 07 2016 (15:22)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2544 blog posts
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I have never thought of it as a silly demand. I too was very keen about development of railway facilities in the VSKP, VZM, CHE and the rest of AP that is struggling under ECoR. Your arguments were very concise and informative and I shall try to convey the same idea to others in future. Thank you for that.
I was born and brought up in Kakinada and Vizag and have always closely followed railway developments in both areas. But only difference was that I always tried to argue in favor of a situation where Vizag region gets it's share of facilities while the rest of Andhra stays intact with SCR, under which it has
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done well. (To be honest, I favor the old 9 zone system and usually put up idealistic arguments about people learning to work together instead of just separating when there are problems. Don't pay attention to that rambling. :) )
However, don't misjudge me for saying this. Speaking only from a railway perspective, unlike the VSKP region, which has a strong reason to demand a separation from it's home zone, the rest of AP has no such extreme problems with SCR and has no reason to demand for a separate zone. So you cannot expect people from here to just start supporting a move to separate from SCR without getting a clear picture as to why such a move has become necessary or what difference it can bring to the concerned regions. At the outset, the new zone doesn't mean as much to the rest of AP as it means to the northern part. Only with a proper communication of the needs and necessities can we get a unanimous support for the idea. And random people demanding diversion of trains from CCT to VSKP here on IRI did not help the situation as far as my reactions here on IRI are concerned.
So, please understand that neither I nor any one else from AP are against VSKP region getting better railway infrastructure. But solely as an RF, I hope you can understand why RF's from the SCR region may not accept the idea of a new zone wholeheartedly as much as they would accept the idea of merging WAT with SCR.

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Nov 07 2016 (15:54)
Venkat వెంకట్   3126 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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See my friend, Again i am saying dont see it as VSKP region issues alone. If that the case the VSKP region from where highest taxes are getting collected by state, spending more on Capital region at Guntur by state govt, what if people of vskp region people fights for not using our taxes some where ?? As a state we need to take care about issues of all region. If not another separate state movement will come.
I dont know how many scr RF will be there , but railway issues of Vizag region is all about 1 crs people. Its became one of the biggest issue of this region my years.
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again if vizag is part of AP railway it helps atleast 6-7 coastal not alone north coastal AP. Many trains to south can be started as it has more pit lines and also space for expansion. Diversion of CCT trains to VSKP not possible as CCT is terminal but extension of VSKP trains to CCT is possible.

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Nov 07 2016 (20:05)
Foamer~   1834 blog posts
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They do use it. I didn't ask for many trains to be run. But just one daily to KCG. Like a standard overnight train for that section, instead of a mix-up of bi-weeklies. Train on wednesday is missing currently.
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Yes connection to new capital and commercial capital VSKP in the route u mentioned is needed. I don't know why SWR is not allowing Kondaveedu to be made daily?

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Nov 07 2016 (20:08)
Half Girl friend   39184 blog posts   12706 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Kondaveedu wont help pak-dmm section.
Daily as of now not possible

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Nov 07 2016 (20:20)
Foamer~   1834 blog posts
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Hardly anyone in Rayalseema bothered for a new zone. Because they know better than to protest. The state split because coastal Andhra, Krishna, Godavari districts cornered all resources. Many in Rayalseema wanted 3 way split (after split was finalized), because they knew capital, revenue and other developments will all be cornered by those districts.
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One can compare Uttarandhra and Rayalseema as being short changed by all attention and development of coastal districts.
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Media keeps harping on VSKP issues because all their owners are from there.

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Nov 07 2016 (20:29)
Foamer~   1834 blog posts
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No for HUP, ATP region I was saying. That DMM-BZA train has no UR coaches at all, so this will help to some extent.

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Nov 07 2016 (20:37)
Half Girl friend   39184 blog posts   12706 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Gen coaches will alloted to tri weekly in future days
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Sep 14 2016 (2:25PM)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 14 2016 (2:25PM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 14 2016 (2:25PM)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 14 2016 (2:25PM)
Station Tag: Kannur Main (Cannanore)/CAN added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 14 2016 (2:25PM)
Train Tag: Kannur - Hubballi SpecialFare Special/06528 added by MCPNBR~/261443

Posted by: MCPNBR~  399 news posts
കണ്ണൂരില് നിന്ന് കര്ണാടകയിലേക്ക് പ്രത്യേക തീവണ്ടി.
കണ്ണൂര്: തിരുവോണദിവസം കര്ണാടകയിലേക്കുള്ള യാത്രക്കാര്ക്കായി കണ്ണൂരില് നിന്ന് പ്രത്യേക തീവണ്ടി പുറപ്പെടും. കണ്ണൂരില് നിന്ന് പാലക്കാട് വഴി ഹുബ്ലിയിലേക്കാണ് തീവണ്ടി. വൈകിട്ട് 7.10-ന് കണ്ണൂര് റെയില്വേ സ്റ്റേഷനില് നിന്ന് പുറപ്പെടും. പാലക്കാട് വഴി രാവിലെ 9.20-ന് യശ്വന്ത്പുരിലും വൈകിട്ട് ഏഴിന് ഹുബ്ലിയിലുമെത്തും. 21 ബോഗികളുള്ള തീവണ്ടിക്ക് പ്രത്യേക ടിക്കറ്റ് നിരക്കായിരിക്കും. റിസര്വേഷന് സൗകര്യവുമുണ്ടാകും.
Special train from CAN to UBL - 06528
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Sep 13 2016 (12:36PM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur-Kannur Onam Special/06527 added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 13 2016 (12:35PM)
Station Tag: Ernakulam Junction (South)/ERS added by MCPNBR~/261443

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Station Tag: Kannur Main (Cannanore)/CAN added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 13 2016 (12:35PM)
Station Tag: Kozhikode Main (Calicut)/CLT added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 13 2016 (12:35PM)
Station Tag: Palakkad Junction (Palghat)/PGT added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 13 2016 (12:35PM)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 13 2016 (12:35PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by MCPNBR~/261443

Sep 13 2016 (12:35PM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by MCPNBR~/261443

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കാവേരി സംഘര്ഷം; കേരളത്തിലേക്ക് ചൊവ്വാഴ്ച രാവിലെ സ്പെഷ്യല് ട്രെയിന്
ബാംഗ്ലൂര്/കോഴിക്കോട്: കാവേരി സംഘര്ഷത്തെ തുടര്ന്ന് കര്ണാടകയില് കുടുങ്ങിപ്പോയ മലയാളികള്ക്ക് നാട്ടിലെത്താന് വഴി തെളിയുന്നു. കേരളത്തിന്റേയും കര്ണാടകത്തിന്റേയും അഭ്യര്ത്ഥന സ്വീകരിച്ച് ബെംഗളൂരുവില് നിന്ന് തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തേക്ക് റെയില്വേ സ്പെഷ്യല് ട്രെയിന് പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു. ചൊവ്വാഴ്ച രാവില 11.15-ന് ബാംഗ്ലൂര് സിറ്റി സ്റ്റേഷനില് പുറപ്പെടുന്നു ട്രെയിനിന് കന്റോണ്മെന്റ, കെആര് പുരം, കര്മലാരം എന്നിവിടങ്ങളില് സ്റ്റോപ്പുണ്ടാവും. ഈ ഈ തീവണ്ടിയുടെ എല്ലാ കോച്ചുകളും ജനറല് ആയിരിക്കും. തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തേക്കാണ് തീവണ്ടിയെങ്കിലും മലബാറിലേക്കുള്ള യാത്രക്കാര്ക്കും ഈ തീവണ്ടി ഉപയോഗപ്പെടുത്താം. ഷൊര്ണ്ണൂര് വഴി കടന്നു പോകുന്ന ഈ ട്രെയിന് അവിടെ എത്തിയ ശേഷം വടക്കന് കേരളത്തിലുള്ള യാത്രക്കാര്ക്കായി ഷൊര്ണ്ണൂരില് നിന്ന് കണ്ണൂരിലേക്ക് മറ്റൊരു സ്പെഷ്യല് ട്രെയിനും സര്വ്വീസ് നടത്തുന്നതായിരിക്കും.
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