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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: 911 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.
Unmindful
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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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New Facilities/TechnologySWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 296824     
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bhadravati/BDVT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hindupur/HUP added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Toranagallu Junction/TNGL added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Londa Junction/LD added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Station Tag: Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam/SSPN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~  119 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

Jan 27 2017 (09:11)
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Jan 27 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  170 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~   1106 blog posts   119 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
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: 09:30
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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Jan 28 2017 (12:14)
Koushik Patel~   1106 blog posts   119 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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Posted by: karbang~  170 news posts
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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Jan 24 2017 (10:11)
Train Tag: Channapatna - Kolar Demu/76525 added by karbang/50057

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Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Kolar DEMU (Via Chik Ballapur)/76551 added by karbang/50057

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It’s time for a halli-day
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