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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ದಂಡು     बैंगलूरु छावनी

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 89
Number of Originating Trains: 7
Number of Terminating Trains: 6
Station Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru-560052
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 928 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Yesterday (11:29)  It’s all about world-play (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 291592   Blog Entry# 2132242     
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
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
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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.

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Yesterday (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

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Prometh Suresh   103 blog posts   180 correct pred (63% accurate)
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there is heavy rail traffic in the Bangalore city limits at morning hours as long distance trains come early in the morning due to which the MEMU gets delayed but my suggestion is let SWR rail controller give more priority to local MEMUs than expresses/passenger trains from other places.
Jan 10 2017 (09:17)  Commercial run of MEMU train to Whitefield will start from January 17 (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 290904   Blog Entry# 2122078     
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Kuppam/KPN added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Posted by: Design Engineer at Johnson controls~  37 news posts
BENGALURU: To make good for the delay in introduction of a suburban rail service, the Bangalore Railway Division recently announced a list of trains to partially cover a segment of the proposed suburban route. In this connection, two Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services to Whitefield will be run at timings convenient to IT professionals from January 17.
According to railway sources, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be coming to the city to flag off these services along with three services from here to Ramanagara on January 16. “The trains will be flagged off on January 16 evening and will run a short trip. The actual commercial run will begin the next morning (January 17),” they said.
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of the services will run exclusively to Whitefield while the second service will stop at Whitefield enroute Kuppam. Three pairs of trains to Ramanagara, two of them evening trains, will also be launched on that day.
The MEMU to Whitefield will leave Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station at 8.45 am and reach Whitefield at 9.40 am. In the return direction, it will leave Whitefield at 10.30 am and reach KSR at 11.10 am. The second train will leave KSR at 11.20 am and reach Kuppam at 1.45 pm. It will leave Kuppam at 2.45 pm and return to KSR at 5.20 pm. The trains will stop at Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations in both directions.
“With the Suburban Draft Policy making the state government solely responsible for putting in place a suburban network and calling for new infrastructure solely for suburban trains, Railways is now relived of playing the key role in putting in place the suburban service,” added a railway official.
The services between KSR and Ramanagara will have stops at Nayandahalli, Kengeri, Hejjala and Bidadi.
The timings of the proposed morning service is as follows: leave KSR at 5.20 am and reach Ramanagara at 6.15 am; In the return direction, leave Ramanagaram at 7 am and KSR at 8.40 am.

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Jan 10 2017 (10:08)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
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After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.

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Jan 10 2017 (13:04)
Design Engineer at Johnson controls~   280 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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At last a relief for passengers
Jan 01 2017 (19:34)  Decongesting rail terminals (www.deccanherald.com)
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Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Chikbanavar Junction/BAW added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
Packed with long-distance trains, all its tracks perennially occupied, the city railway station is not everyone’s terminal. The Yeshwantpur station was upgraded to decongest, but is caught up in operational issues. Can a new terminal at Baiyappanahalli be the game-changer?
Bengaluru’s collective, 33-year-old yearning for a suburban rail network has always had a stock response from the Railways and Centre: The tracks are saturated and its stations, space-starved. Can some smart use of available space free up the existing terminals?
For decades, the city station, now named after Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna, with its
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10 platforms, has remained Bengaluru’s premier rail head. Severe space-crunch forced the South Western Railway to acquire a part of the Binny Mill land from BBMP. But a project, sanctioned in 2013, to build a shunting yard there, is still stuck.
Here’s why: No access. A main road passes right across the land, and a plan to build a road underbridge with reinforced concrete cement (RCC) has not worked due to the multiplicity of underground utility lines.
The implications are clear. No shortcuts can work. A long-term alternative, as urban rail analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar suggests, could be to dig up the entire area, build a proper four lane road and top it. This way, any number of tracks can be laid above, decongesting the city station.
Dedicated shunting yard
Lack of a dedicated shunting yard forces long-distance trains to be parked on tracks between the platforms. The pit lines and stabling lines run parallel to the platforms, blocking trains coming from the Cantonment side. The decongestion by shifting these lines to the Binny Mill land will be dramatic.
To introduce a fully functional commuter rail/suburban network for the city, freeing up tracks between stations/terminals is critical. Consultancy firm RITES had even recommended tripling/quadrupling the lines, so that suburban trains could be run on two lines at a frequency of five minutes during peak hours.
How does this plan fit into the available land between the City and Yeshwantpur terminals? Currently, the two biggest stations of Bengaluru are connected only by two tracks. Any chance of fitting in two more tracks has vanished with the Okalipuram bridge built by BBMP, points out Dyamannavar.
South Western Railway had parted with the land in exchange for the Binny Mill land. The bridge ramps are so designed that they rule out any additional tracks on that stretch. Future expansion is clearly out.
Inter-terminal linkage
This critical connectivity issue poses a big challenge for a seamless suburban network. But the Yeshwantpur terminal has another operational issue to sort out: The railway gate on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) cutting across the line towards Chikkabanavara station.
Due to high traffic on ORR, the police do not allow the gate to be closed for long durations. Long-distance trains from the city station are often stuck at platforms 1, 2 and 3 of Yeshwantpur station.
Unless these trains are allowed to move on to Chikkabanavara, trains from the city station are not given the green signal to proceed to Yeshwantpur. Result: Congestion at both the terminals. The 4th, 5th and 6th platforms at the Yeshwantpur station are occupied by inter-city trains that depart from the terminal.
Opening the road overbridge at the railway gate can potentially solve the problem. Trains can then leave the first three platforms in three minutes, accelerating incoming rail traffic from the city station side and back.
Yeshwantpur terminal extension
Once the operational issues are sorted out, the Railways could ideally think of a terminal extension or even a second terminal. Space should not be an issue, provided a factory that manufactures cement sleeper blocks for broad guage lines is shifted from the far-end of the station.
Railways had even offered a four-acre land to shift the facility outside the city. The move is being resisted. But if the area is cleared, eight to 10 tracks can be planned towards Tumakuru, up from the current three. The pit and stabling lines too could be extended, freeing up more space.
Only two tracks connect the city station with Baiyappanahalli station. But Railways has enough land – about 130 acres - for a full-fledged terminal.
Over the last four years, Rs. 20 crore has been spent to lay additional pit and stabling lines. Tenders were again called and awarded in October 2016 for three platforms, a pit line to clean and maintain coaches and other facilities, inform South Western Railway officials.
Baiyappanahalli project
The Rs 116-crore project envisages building eight platforms, six pitlines and stabling lines, station buildings, foot overbridges, signals and other associated installations.
Foundation stone for the project is expected to be laid in the second week of January. Once the terminal is commissioned as planned some time in 2018, a few inter-city trains are likely to terminate here without heading to the city station.
A full-fledged terminus at Baiyappanahalli, a decongested city railway station and an optimally utilised Yeshwantpur terminal, all linked by tripled or quadrupled tracks could effectively pave the way for a functional suburban rail network.
A sustained, coordinated approach by all stakeholders including citizens could make it happen. But is everyone moving in the same direction?
Linking Metro with SWR terminals
Seamless inter-modal transport connectivity implies helping commuters to switch from Namma Metro to a South Western Railway terminal or vice-versa. It is a reality at Baiyappanahalli, where a bridge funded by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) links the Metro terminal with the SWR station. In two years, the station is proposed to be upgraded to a terminal.
But this connection is glaringly lacking at Yeshwantpur, where the Metro station and SWR terminal are only a few metres apart.Thousands of commuters climb up and down stairs, lugging heavy baggage and cross the busy roads underneath to switch over. The SWR and BMRCL are yet to strike a cost-sharing deal on a bridge that would make it all easy.
Once the Metro phase I is fully launched with the green and purple lines intersecting at the Majestic station, the connectivity with the city railway station will have to be seamless. Currently, the Majestic Metro station has a single exit point, from where access to the city station is cumbersome.
Commuters are forced to walk 200-300 metres, step down to an underpass and climb up before heading to the ticket counters and platforms through another bridge.
A second entrance is from the Metro’s underground city station that leads to the 10th platform of the SWR station near Okalipuram. But it is a good walking distance away. A third entry route is now in the pipeline. This route will help commuters cross the Gubbi Thotadappa Road directly from the Majestic metro station, leading to the city station platforms.

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deepakyerr~   688 blog posts
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Where is the location of new Byappanhalli station is it in between the space of metro rail and ksrtc terminal in kasturinagar or the line towards banaswadi. If its so then it I'll be 1 km away and how I'll it be connected to metro for seemless travel even the road network seems to be lacking. Due to bbmp lacking of proper planning g they have given land to bmrcl for old madras road kasturinagar road is too narrow which should be at least 100 ft with 2.5lanes on both sides.
Dec 25 2016 (13:22)  New train from Bengaluru to Guwahati (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Dec 25 2016 (1:22PM)
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Dec 25 2016 (1:22PM)
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Posted by: Banerjee™^~  281 news posts
BENGALURU: In line with the Railway Budget announcement, a new train will run between Bengaluru and Guwahati beginning this Sunday (December 25).
The inaugural Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantonment Humsafar Special (Train no. 02504) will leave Kamakhya (in Guwahati) at 12.15 pm and reach Bengaluru Cantonment on December 27 at 5 pm, said an official release.
From Cantonment, the first run will be on December 30. On a regular basis, the train will run from Bengaluru Cantonment on Fridays and from Kamakya on Tuesdays.
Dec 22 2016 (09:57)  Bengaluru will hear Chuku Buku soon: Railways to start morning service to Whitefield (www.thenewsminute.com)
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Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
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Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 22 2016 (9:57AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

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Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  926 news posts
South-Western Railways (SWR) is all set to run a morning train service from Majestic to Whitefield in Bengaluru.
The train that starts from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) station at Majestic at 8 45 am will reach Whitefield in less than an hour’s time, reports The Times of India.
The train service between Ramanagara and Bengaluru will be extended to make this possible in a month’s time.
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first train from Bengaluru to Ramanagara departs at 5 20 am, that returns to Bengaluru City at 8 45 am. This service will be further extended to Whitefield and will return back to Bengaluru city at 11.10 am.
The decision comes days after a citizen forum Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) launched a campaign “Chuku Buku Beku” demanding a well-connected suburban local train network in the city.
The campaign on Saturday saw many citizens take a rail yatra from Cantonment station to Whitefiled in KSR-Bangarpet MEMU, to highlight the necessity of local trains. A day after this, Union Minister Ananth Kumar assured that development works will be taken up soon.
The new train service is extended to decongest the city, of the heavy traffic in the peak hours of morning.
“This will help ease peak-hour traffic and benefit many who travel to Whitefield,” Sanjiv Agarwal, division railway manager of Bengaluru division, SWR, told TOI. He added that the train will halt at Cantonment, Bengaluru east, Byappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations.
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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Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
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Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

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Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
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Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
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Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
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Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Lotte Golla Halli/LOGH added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:37AM)
Station Tag: Belandur Road/BLRR added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
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.
Oct 30 2016 (13:17)  Special train to Bangalore (www.assamtribune.com)
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Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Station Tag: Kamakhya Junction/KYQ added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Train Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Suvidha Special/82502 added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Oct 30 2016 (1:18PM)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Suvidha Special/82501 added by 1st trip outside Assam Nov 2014~/1329476

Posted by: Pratap 😀😀 KJM WDP4D 40387 😀😀 प्रताप~  366 news posts
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to continue the service of the 82501/82502 Weekly Suvidha special train between Kamakhya and Bangalore Cantonment for another 10 trips to clear rush of passengers during the festival season.
The Suvidha special train (no-82501) will leave from Kamakhya at 8.10 pm on November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22 and November 29, NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.
In the reverse direction, the Suvidha special train (no-82502) will leave from Bangalore Cantonment at 10.15 am on November
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4, November 11, November 18, November 25 and December 2.
The train will have one AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier and nine Sleeper Class coaches. It will have a stoppage at New Bongaigaon in Assam and its fare structure will be dynamic.
Oct 18 2016 (13:15)  The reservation compartments are filled with unreserved passengers. (localnews.manoramaonline.com)
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Posted by: MCPNBR~  357 news posts
റിസർവേഷൻ കംപാർട്ട്മെന്റുകളിൽ ഹ്രസ്വദൂര യാത്രക്കാരുടെ തള്ളിക്കയറ്റം; പിന്നെ എന്തിന് റിസർവേഷൻ? Tuesday 18 October 2016 07:23 AM IST
ബെംഗളൂരു ∙ കേരളത്തിലേക്കുള്ള ട്രെയിനുകളിലെ റിസർവേഷൻ കംപാർട്ട്മെന്റുകളിൽ ഹ്രസ്വദൂര യാത്രക്കാരുടെ അതിക്രമം തുടർക്കഥയാകുന്നു. വൈകിട്ട് പുറപ്പെടുന്ന ബെംഗളൂരു സിറ്റി-കൊച്ചുവേളി എക്സ്പ്രസ്, ബെംഗളൂരു സിറ്റി-കന്യാകുമാരി എക്സ്പ്രസ് ട്രെയിനുകളിലെ റിസർവേഷൻ കോച്ചുകളിലാണ് പതിവ് ഹ്രസ്വദൂര യാത്രക്കാരുടെ തള്ളിക്കയറ്റം കാരണം റിസർവേഷനുള്ള ദീർഘദൂര യാത്രക്കാർ പൊറുതിമുട്ടുന്നത്.
സിറ്റി റെയിൽവേ സ്റ്റേഷനിൽനിന്ന് ട്രെയിൻ പുറപ്പെടുന്നതിനു പിന്നാലെ കന്റോൺമെന്റ്, കെആർ പുരം, വൈറ്റ്ഫീൽഡ് സ്റ്റേഷനുകളിൽനിന്നാണ് ഇവരുടെ തള്ളിക്കയറ്റം. ബംഗാർപേട്ട്, കുപ്പം എന്നിവിടങ്ങളിലേക്കുള്ളവരാണ് റിസർവേഷൻ കോച്ചുകളിൽ സ്ഥാനം പിടിക്കുന്നവരിലേറെയും. റിസർവ് ചെയ്ത യാത്രക്കാരാകട്ടെ കോച്ചിനുള്ളിലേക്ക് കയറാൻ പോലും കഴിയാതെ വാതിൽപ്പടിയിൽ ഇരുന്നു പോലും യാത്ര ചെയ്യേണ്ടിവരുന്നു. സീറ്റിനെച്ചൊല്ലി വാക്കേറ്റവും തർക്കവും പതിവാണ്. തിരക്കുള്ള ദിവസങ്ങളിലും ഉൽസവകാലത്തും റിസർവ് ചെയ്ത യാത്രക്കാർക്ക് ട്രെയിനിൽ കയറാൻ പോലും സാധിക്കാത്ത അനുഭവങ്ങളുമുണ്ട്.
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പാലാ സ്വദേശിയായ മാനുവലും കുടുംബവും ഈ മാസം എട്ടിന് പൂജ അവധിക്ക് നാട്ടിലേക്കു പോകുന്നതിന് കൊച്ചുവേളി എക്സ്പ്രസിലാണ് ടിക്കറ്റ് ബുക്ക് ചെയ്തിരുന്നത്.
കെആർ പുരം സ്റ്റേഷനിൽനിന്ന് ഭാര്യയും രണ്ട് കുട്ടികളുമൊത്ത് എസ്– 8 കോച്ചിൽ കയറാൻ ചെല്ലുമ്പോൾ വാതിൽ പോലും അടച്ചാണ് റിസർവേഷനില്ലാത്തവരുടെ സംഘം ഇരിപ്പുറപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. വാതിൽ തുറക്കാൻ പറ‍ഞ്ഞപ്പോൾ വേറെ കംപാർട്ട്മെന്റിൽ കയറാനായിരുന്നു നിർദേശം. ഇതിനിടെ ട്രെയിൻ നീങ്ങിത്തുടങ്ങുകയും ചെയ്തതോടെ ഇവർക്ക് കയറാനും കഴിഞ്ഞില്ല. പിന്നാലെ വന്ന എക്സ്പ്രസ് ട്രെയിനിലെ ജനറൽ കംപാർട്ട്മെന്റിൽ കയറി സേലത്ത് ഇറങ്ങിയാണ് ‌നാട്ടിലേക്കുള്ള ട്രെയിൻ പിടിച്ചത്. റിസർവ് ചെയ്ത ടിക്കറ്റ് പാഴായതിനു പുറമെ ലഗേജുകളും മറ്റുമായി ഏറെ നേരം നിന്നു യാത്ര ചെയ്യേണ്ടതായും വന്നു.
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റിസർവ്ഡ് കോച്ചുകളിലെ അനധികൃത യാത്രക്കാരെക്കുറിച്ച് ടിടിഇമാരോട് പരാതി പറഞ്ഞാൽ തങ്ങൾ നിസഹായരാണെന്നാണ് മറുപടി. ടിക്കറ്റ് പോലും എടുക്കാതെയാണ് പലരും റിസർവേഷൻ കോച്ചുകളിൽ യാത്ര ചെയ്യുന്നത്. ക്രിമിനൽ സംഘങ്ങൾ തമ്മിലുള്ള അടിപിടിയും മോഷണവും വരെ അതിനിടെയുണ്ടാകുന്നു.

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Oct 19 2016 (16:52)
srinivasvasanthi   3560 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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In LHB rakes reduced 2+2 in front and back with power car ( with luggage + guard ).
Sep 15 2016 (10:45)  Call for rail roko: It is Railways versus Kannada activists (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Vinod KL~/1264560

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Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Vinod KL~/1264560

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Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Vinod KL~/1264560

Posted by: Design Engineer at Johnson controls~  37 news posts
BENGALURU: In line with the massive ‘Rail Roko’ call issued earlier this week against the Supreme Court directive to Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu, Kannada groups are adamant to disrupt train services on Thursday. However, the Bangalore Railway Division says all trains will run with enhanced security. Kannada forums have called for ‘rail roko’ from 6am to 6pm in the state.
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, Jai Karnataka, Vatal Kannada Paksha and Dr Rajkumar Fans Association are among the 800 Kannada organisations which will take part in the protest.
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how they would breach the security cordon, Pravin Shetty of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike said, “Our men will position themselves inside trains and pull the emergency chains midway.” He also claimed that 5,000 activists will be in action in Bengaluru alone.
Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, Railway Protection Force, M Suresh, said railway stations will be barricaded. “Anyone attempting to create any problem will be booked under the Railways Act under Section 147 (Trespassing without permission of authorities), Section 145 (creating nuisance inside railway premises) Sec 146 (Not allowing a railway official to perform his duty) and Section 174 (Squatting on railway tracks).”
In addition to 100 RPF personnel, an equal number of Government Railway Police (GRP), the State Police and Railway Special Protection Force will be deployed in every railway station.
“In addition, we have Quick Response Teams. An RPF battalion has arrived from Hyderabad to support us. A huge number of RPF personnel have been deputed from Hindupur and Dharmapuri,” he said.
When asked about possible chain pulling, he said that even if a train is stopped, the lever outside a coach will be adjusted and the train will run within 4 or 5 minutes.
Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru Division, Sanjiv Agawal, said, “Anyone indulging in any miscreant activity will be booked. Videographers will record everything to serve as evidence.”
Meanwhile, Vatal Nagaraj, president of Kannada Okkoota, told Express that all Kannada forums will begin a protest march from Mysore Bank Circle at 10.15am and head to the KSR railway station.
Jul 27 2016 (08:52)  Railway parking fee to go up again? (www.newindianexpress.com)
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BENGALURU: Thanks to the imposition of service tax, charges for parking vehicles across all railway stations in Bengaluru are likely to be increased shortly.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs, a few days ago, notified the Railway Department to pay a tax of 15 per cent from the revenue earned at its parking facilities.
“We are thinking of passing on the charge to the customer,” a top railway official told City Express.
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Bangalore Railway Division has 108 stations, of which only 30 have paid parking facility. The parking fee was substantially increased just three months ago (on April 21) to bring it on par with the charges levied by other civic agencies.
The rates across all the stations were doubled and even trebled depending on the vehicle. “Since the contracts presently granted are short-term, we were planning to call for long-term tenders. The service tax component will be included in the new tender,” the official said.
Confirming the development, Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal said, “We have been asked to pay arrears towards service tax, while we have not collected any additional tax all these years.”
This has come as a blow to the Railways which had increased the parking fee after a long time in
order to boost its revenue. Authorities are mulling over how to handle the situation. “We can either pass on the 15 per cent tax on to the consumer by hiking the parking charges or pay it from our earnings. The latter would eat into our revenue,” Agarwal said.
To manage the parking system more effectively, the Railways plans to split the stations into five or six groups and call for a contractor for each group. “Presently, each individual station has a different contractor,” the DRM said.
Tumakuru, Mandya, Bangarpet, Ramanagaram, Gowribidanur, Maddur, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) and Cantonment are among the stations where parking is currently available.
If the tax is passed on to the customer, it could pose daily issues pertaining to availability of change. For instance, if one had to pay a parking fee of Rs 10, it would come to Rs 11.50 with the added tax.
The new tenders for the parking lots would be called within a month and the department would decide on a solution before that, Agarwal added.
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