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Track: Single Diesel-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 26
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Jn Pt: ASK/MYS/MAJN/SBGA, Bangalore Mangalore Rd, Hassan
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 951 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: Mysuru (Mysore)
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Mar 19 2017 (19:01)  Yeshwantpur-Hassan Intercity Express on new line on March 26 (www.deccanherald.com)
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Posted by: karbang~  128 news posts
Trains are set to chug on the new Chikbanavar-Hassan railway line with the railways setting March 26 as tentative date for the inauguration of the Yeshwantpur-Hassan intercity express.
South Western Railway officials said former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will flag off the train. However, the programme is yet to be finalised.
The direct line will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and Hassan from 259 km (via Arsikere) to 172 km. Work on the line started 19 years ago and the railways missed many deadlines
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due to problems associated with land acquisition.
The 179.28 km new line passes through Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur and Shravanabelagola. The project was sanctioned in 1997 when Deve Gowda was prime minister.
In 2010, the state government agreed to share half of the project’s cost to expedite the work. The project took a major step forward after Siddaramaiah succeeded in getting the Kunigal stud farm acquired for laying the track.
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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Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  18 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.
Mar 09 2017 (15:01)  Hassan, B'luru rail service after March 15 (www.deccanherald.com)
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Posted by: प्यार की एक कहानी^~  284 news posts
Revanna told reporters that the service was scheduled to begin from March 9. As the chief secretary had informed that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would attend the programme, it has been postponed for a few days and would now be held in the third week of March. Siddaramaiah would present the Budget on March 15.
All arrangements have been made for the launch of the service between the two cities. The Hassan-Bengaluru train will depart Hassan at 6 am and reach Bengaluru by 9.30 am.
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Bengaluru at 6 pm and reach Hassan by 9.30 pm. “The Centre has announced the service as a birthday gift for former prime minister H D Deve Gowda,” Revanna said.
A memorandum has been submitted to the Indian Railways, seeking extension of Mysuru-Shravanabelagola passenger train up to Bengaluru, Revanna added.

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Mar 12 2017 (13:43)
Prometh Suresh   119 blog posts   192 correct pred (65% accurate)
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But suvidha and premiums are temporary trains to clear the crowd for a specific time period we want permanent and daily night train or day reason as this section has patronage throughout the year

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Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4105 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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They may start up with that, or even they can go for Humsafar.
Feb 22 2017 (09:21)  New Bengaluru-Hassan line commissioning next week; Prime Minister invited for inauguration (www.railnews.in)
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Posted by: ❤ WAP7 ❤~  926 news posts
Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity Express is the first confirmed train to run after the formal inauguration, the date for which is yet to be announced
BANGALORE: Former Prime Minister and Hassan Lok Sabha member H.D. Deve Gowda will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new Hassan-Bengaluru line. “The Railway Minister (Suresh Prabhu) desires that the line be opened by the Prime Minister and [has] requested me to extend a formal invitation. I’m going to Delhi tomorrow and try to speak the Prime Minister or intimate this to his office,” Mr. Deve Gowda told on Tuesday.
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after coming to power, Mr.Modi had promised to complete the line on priority; it still took about three years. “I am not going to blame anyone for the inordinate delay of 22 years for the completion of the line,” said Mr. Deve Gowda, who had sanctioned the line when he was PM.
The 110-km Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola railway line, part of the new 166-km Bengaluru-Hassan line, is set to be commissioned by South Western Railway (SWR) on February 28. This follows authorisation given by A.K. Manoharan, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, who inspected the line and conducted speed trials between February 6 and 10. Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer, Construction, SWR, told The Hindu that the commissioner on Monday issued authorisation to run passenger trains with a maximum speed of 80 kmph.
With this, the hope of the people of Hassan and coastal regions for the shortest rail route to Bengaluru has come true. The project had been announced by Deve Gowda way back in 1996, but the work progressed at a snail’s pace, partly owing to non-availability of land and mostly because of meagre fund allocation by the Railways.
Sharing the cost
In 2010, the then Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa decided to share the cost of ongoing as well as new Railway projects to sped up the work. More funds from the Railways came when D.V. Sadananda Gowda was Railway Minister.
SWR’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya said the commissioning would be done with a trial run of a passenger train on the section on February 28. The formal inauguration would be done depending upon the dates acceptable for the dignitaries.
New train
As of now, SWR has planned an intercity express between Hassan and Yeshwantpur, leaving Hassan at around 6 a.m. and reaching Yeshwantpur at 9.30 a.m. In the return direction, the train would leave Yeshwantpur at around 6 p.m. and reach Hassan at 9.30 p.m. It is tentatively scheduled to halt at Chikkabanavar, Kunigal, Yediyur, Balagangadhar Nagar, Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna.
Meanwhile, the zone has sought the Railway Board’s permission to re-route the yet-to-be-introduced Train No. 16575/576 Bengaluru-Mangaluru Kudla Express via the new route. Mr. Sadananda Gowda had announced this train in 2014 to run via Mysuru.
Ms. Vijaya also said three goods trains between Mangaluru and Bengaluru would be diverted via the new section after February 28.
Manpower allocation
Since it is a large section, SWR requires at least 120 workers, including 60 tracks-men and about 35 stations masters. The zone is in the process of identifying personnel for posting and the process could take about a fortnight, Ms. Vijaya said.

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Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4105 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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They may take up few years agree, but not 20 years as that of HAS-YPR new line. Required land for this line was held by liquor baron Vijay Malya for decade, because of his Kunigal Stud farm. Once he went out of India, SWR moved in fast pace acquired pending land and completed it. But where as for CMGR-SKLR line, there are no hurdles and now Railways are also serious and completing many projects at good pace, Hope it would complete soon, as DRU-CMGR line already commissioned.
Feb 22 2017 (06:58)  Modi to be invited for inauguration (www.thehindu.com)
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Former Prime Minister and Hassan Lok Sabha member H.D. Deve Gowda will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new Hassan-Bengaluru line.
“The Railway Minister (Suresh Prabhu) desires that the line be opened by the Prime Minister and [has] requested me to extend a formal invitation. I’m going to Delhi tomorrow and try to speak the Prime Minister or intimate this to his office,” Mr. Deve Gowda told The Hindu on Tuesday.
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years. “I am not going to blame anyone for the inordinate delay of 22 years for the completion of the line,” said Mr. Deve Gowda, who had sanctioned the line when he was PM.
Feb 22 2017 (06:53)  New Bengaluru-Hassan rail line to be commissioned next week (www.thehindu.com)
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The 110-km Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola railway line, part of the new 166-km Bengaluru-Hassan line, is set to be commissioned by South Western Railway (SWR) on February 28.
This follows authorisation given by A.K. Manoharan, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, who inspected the line and conducted speed trials between February 6 and 10. Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer, Construction, SWR, told The Hindu that the commissioner on Monday issued authorisation to run passenger trains with a maximum speed of 80 kmph.
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shortest rail route to Bengaluru has come true. The project had been announced by Deve Gowda way back in 1996, but the work progressed at a snail’s pace, partly owing to non-availability of land and mostly because of meagre fund allocation by the Railways.
In 2010, the then Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa decided to share the cost of ongoing as well as new Railway projects to sped up the work. More funds from the Railways came when D.V. Sadananda Gowda was Railway Minister.
SWR’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya said the commissioning would be done with a trial run of a passenger train on the section on February 28. The formal inauguration would be done depending upon the dates acceptable for the dignitaries.
New train
As of now, SWR has planned an intercity express between Hassan and Yeshwantpur, leaving Hassan at around 6 a.m. and reaching Yeshwantpur at 9.30 a.m. In the return direction, the train would leave Yeshwantpur at around 6 p.m. and reach Hassan at 9.30 p.m. It is tentatively scheduled to halt at Chikkabanavar, Kunigal, Yediyur, Balagangadhar Nagar, Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna.
Meanwhile, the zone has sought the Railway Board’s permission to re-route the yet-to-be-introduced Train No. 16575/576 Bengaluru-Mangaluru Kudla Express via the new route. Mr. Sadananda Gowda had announced this train in 2014 to run via Mysuru.
Ms. Vijaya also said three goods trains between Mangaluru and Bengaluru would be diverted via the new section after February 28.
Since it is a large section, SWR requires at least 120 workers, including 60 tracks-men and about 35 stations masters. The zone is in the process of identifying personnel for posting and the process could take about a fortnight, Ms. Vijaya said.
Modi to be invited for inauguration
Former Prime Minister and Hassan Lok Sabha member H.D. Deve Gowda will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new Hassan-Bengaluru line.
“The Railway Minister (Suresh Prabhu) desires that the line be opened by the Prime Minister and [has] requested me to extend a formal invitation. I’m going to Delhi tomorrow and try to speak the Prime Minister or intimate this to his office,” Mr. Deve Gowda told The Hindu on Tuesday.
× Immediately after coming to power, Mr. Modi had promised to complete the line on priority; it still took about three years. “I am not going to blame anyone for the inordinate delay of 22 years for the completion of the line,” said Mr. Deve Gowda, who had sanctioned the line when he was PM.

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rdb*^   30779 blog posts   363345 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Great News!!

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shuk RAILWAY is my first crush~   591 blog posts   309 correct pred (56% accurate)
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Great news :-)
Feb 21 2017 (13:02)  Going to Mars was way, way cheaper (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Station Tag: Nelamangala/NMGA added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

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Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1176 news posts
Bengaluru-Hassan rail line took 21 years to be completed and cost almost Rs 1,300 crore, three times the cost of launching ISRO's Mars mission
One must congratulate all the Railways ministers of India and the governments of Karnataka between 1996 and 2017 for the completion of the Hassan-Bengaluru broad gauge line via Shravanabelagola.
However, it took almost 21 years to complete and cost of the project was four times the initial sanctioned amount due to delay in implementation. The safety inspection was conducted recently, and commercial operations may begin soon.
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website of the South Western Railways pegs the total cost of 167-km line at Rs 1,289.92 of crore, three times the cost of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (Rs 450 crore).
The railway line was the dream project of former prime minister HD Devegowda, who represents the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency.
The line was sanctioned during his stint as prime minister in 1996-97 with an initial estimated cost of Rs 295 crore, as per the original sanctioned pink book cost.
However, the final cost went up as much as four times of that estimation.
According to the pink book, 8 km of tracks was to be constructed per year with each kilometer costing Rs7.72 crore.
Of the total 167 km of the total project length, the 44 km track between Hassan and Shravanabelagola was commissioned in 2006 during Mahamastakabhishekha of Bahubali, and work between Nelamangala and Chikkabanavara (off Bengaluru) of 14 km was completed in 2013 (a total of 58 km for both work) and took 17 years.
On calculation, it comes out that a shocking 0.30 km of work per year was done in these two stretches.
Railways sources told BM that the commissioner for railway safety has conducted a statutory inspection of the section from Nelamangala to Shravanabelagola between February 6 and 10, including speed run trial which shows a possible 120 km per hour speed.
The sections from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Station (KSR), Bengaluru and Nelamangala on the one end, and Hassan and Shravanabelagola on the other end have already been commissioned for passenger traffic.
The remaining stretch from Nelamangala to Shravanabelagola will be started after authorisation by the commissioner for railway safety, probably by the end of this month.
Speaking on the delay,rail expert Sanjeev V Dyamannanavar said, “The cost got escalated due to Karnataka government's failure to acquire land in required time. Another reason for the delay was the alignment issues. Initially, the railway line was to pass through Vijay Mallya owned stud farm. However, following objections, Railways decided to go for re-alignment to save the stud farm. However, the farmers who were about to lose the land due to the re-alignment then approached court which ruled in their favour and directed the court to go for the alignment over Kunigal stud farm. At least five years was lost in this.Now, to recover the huge investment, the Railways have to convert Hassan into a railway hub by running trains from different parts of the state, otherwise it would become a non-profitable line like the Chikkamagaluru-Kadur or ChikkaballapurKolar lines. Even the freight traffic should be routed to Mangaluru port using Hassan railway line.“
It may also be recalled as to how Hassan-Shravanabelagola train service was operational in 2007 itself and there was a night train from Shravanabelogala to Bengaluru via Hassan and Arasikere. The train would leave Shravanabelagola in the night and reach Bengaluru in the morning (while the road route would take a couple of hours) and subsequently the train was discontinued.
Tunnel thrill
Adding to the glory of the track between Bengaluru and Mangaluru, the line will have a tunnel constructed at Marur village in Biskur forest area between Nelamangala and Kunigal. The passengers will be enthralled to travel in tunnel that is almost 30 metres below the ground level. The tunnel will be one kilometer long in an area where the forest is not so dense. It will be the closest rail tunnel to Bengaluru.
Distance and journey time reduced
The take-off point for the new line is Chikbanavar on Bengaluru-Tumakuru BG line. Chikbanavar is 13 kms from KSR Bengaluru City Railway station.The distance from Chikbanavar to Nelamangala is 14 km. Two pairs of trains are currently running between KSR Bengaluru City and Nelamangala.
The much awaited line will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and Hassan by 50 km via Arsikere and about 87 km via Mysuru. With distance being reduced, the journey time between these two junctions will be reduced by one hour. The passengers commuting to Mangaluru will also enjoy the benefit of distance being reduced by 50 km via Arsikere and 107 km via Mysuru.
This is a cost sharing project between the government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways.
Blame game on for Whitefield-Kolar railway line project
The Whitefield-Kolar railway line is all set to take the route of Hassan-Bengaluru railway line via Shravanabelagola, as it seems it is going to take a long time to be completed and the initial estimate costs might go through the roof.
The railway line of 52 km between Whitefield and Kolar was sanctioned in the 2011-12 Railways budget for Rs 343 crore, with a cost sharing system between Indian Railways and the government of Karnataka.
The project is likely to take decades to finish as the physical progress of the project is shown as `Nil' on the Railways website.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer (construction), Bangalore Railway Division said, “There has not been any progress as the state government still has not allotted the required land of 831 acres.“
Ministers at the helm
During the railway budget years between 1996 and 2017, Railways got 15 ministers, with Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar taking charge twice
Two ministers from Karnataka, Mallikarjuna Kharge and DV Sadananda Gowda, have also taken charge as Railways ministers during this period

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Feb 23 2017 (14:49)
srinivasvasanthi~   3700 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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National Highways faces mostly no land problems and completed their works in time .

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Feb 23 2017 (14:53)
A good day ahead~   2448 blog posts
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Roads typically do not have any problem with sharp curves, gradients etc. So they are quite flexible and land acquisition is usually not a problem for them as they can have any random alignment. Railways have very stringent requirement on curves, gradients, soil quality etc. So, land acquisition is a very big problem for them as the alignment cannot change much from the design.

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Feb 23 2017 (14:57)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8075 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Aisa nahi hai Bhai.

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Feb 23 2017 (15:56)
deepakyerr~   823 blog posts
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NH too face land acquisitions like railways and are not completed in time. They too take 1-2 yrs for land acquisitions and project competition takes 36-48 months though the stipulated time is 30months after handing over land. Total project will take 60 months and cost overruns.

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Feb 23 2017 (16:33)
Foamer~   1380 blog posts
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Random alignment? The 4 lane and 6 lane roads eliminate as many curves as possible, hence travel at 100Kmph or more is possible. The ghat sections too are eliminated as much as possible. They too have stringent standards to adhere to. There is lot more agitations during land acquisition for NHs than railways.

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Feb 23 2017 (16:44)
Foamer~   1380 blog posts
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In this 20 years you talk of, 5 years NDA 1 was in power, 2.5 years this govt. And in KA too they were in power for more than 5 years.
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Yes let's see if this govt. completes the GC of remaining stretches in TN. And after GC how many trains they will ply?
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was during this govt. GC of Pollachi-Palakkad was completed and we have seen how many trains ply now.....

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A good day ahead~   2448 blog posts
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My mistake, 'random' was probably not a very good choice of words here. :)
I meant that the engineering restrictions for roads and road vehicles are somewhat more relaxed than that of train routes. Curves can be banked, and larger gradients can be dealt with more effectively than that of a railway track where no such flexibility exists. Roads can be banked to higher angles, and can deal with much larger gradients easily while still maintaining the high speed requirements. So, minor realignments etc are technically as problematic for roads as they are for rails.
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My comments were mostly about the engineering aspects only. It's not by any means a conclusive statement.
Feb 04 2017 (08:36)  Karnataka gets Rs 724 for rail safety. (www.newindianexpress.com)
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BENGALURU: The huge allocation of funds towards railway safety in Karnataka and electrification of tracks stand out in the 2017-2018 budget. Passenger amenities though have been sidetracked. The details of allocations for the South Western Railway Zone were made public following the release of the Pink Book in Parliament on Friday.
An amount of Rs 724.26 crore has been allocated for the Rail Safety Fund (Rashtriya Rail Sanraksh Kosh) out of the overall budgetary allocation of Rs 3,174 crore, giving a boost to passenger safety in the light of a spate of derailments across the country in the last few months.
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the increase in allocation, a statement from the South Western Railway said, “For the year 2016-2017, an amount of Rs 445.15 crore was allocated for the Safety Fund.”
There have been no new trains sanctioned though there was a demand for at least one additional train on the packed Bengaluru-Mysuru section.
The Rs 1,211.75 crore sanctioned for electrification works across the zone is a big step towards improving the traction (pulling power) of the trains (break-up given in box).
“The diesel-run trains will switch to electric which will ensure efficient running of trains,” said Chief Administrative Officer, South Western Railway, Ashok Gupta.
The only new line sanctioned is between Gadag and Yalvigi which is expected to cost Rs 640 crore.
Another new 98-km line between Shivamogga and Ranebennur has been proposed. However, the Rs 1,700 crore funding for it has to be mobilised by forming a joint venture with the state government.
A sum Rs 1,629.6 crore have been sanctioned for ongoing track doubling works. Major allocations among them are Rs 344 crore  for Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag; Rs 200 crore for Hubballi-Chikkajajur; Rs 140 crore for Arasikere-Tumakuru and Rs 120 crore for Yelahanka-Penukonda lines.
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Oct 13 2016 (09:38)  New stoppage (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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South Western Railway has decided to provide a one-minute stoppage for train no. 16515/16516 Yesvantpur - Karwar - Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Express at Donigal, Kadagaravalli, Yedakumeri and Shrivagilu. The departure times for Train no. 16515 Yesvantpur - Karwar Tri-Weekly Express are Donigal (12.41pm), Kadagaravalli (1.06pm), Yedakumeri (1.26pm) and Shrivagilu (2.11pm)
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Oct 12 2016 (19:16)  Goods wagon derails near Edakumari (www.thehindu.com)
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A goods wagon derailed at Sirivagilu near Edakumari in Sakaleshpur taluk on Wednesday, forcing the South Western Railways to stop Yeshwanthpur-Karwar Express (16515) train at Hassan Railway Station. The passengers, who had planned their trips Mangaluru, Karwar and Subramanya, had a difficult time.
The goods train heading to Bengaluru from Mangaluru derailed around 11.15 a.m. According to senior officials of the South Western Railway, one wagon derailed near Sirivagilu, amidst the Western Ghats. There were no reports of casualty. The rescue team was rushed to the spot. The track would be restored by late evening, SWR officials said.
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Yashwanthpur-Karwar Express was stopped at Hassan station around 11.45 a.m. The passengers were told either seek refund of their ticket or wait until the track was restored.
While many took the refund and looked for buses to reach their destination, a few stayed in the railway station. Ravi Kumar, a Tumakuru resident, was accompanying his family to Subramanya. “Fifteen members of our family had planned the trip by train to enjoy the greenery in the Western Ghats. It is now difficult to make alternative arrangements to reach our destination,” he said.
Similar was the situation of Ramesh, a resident of Bengaluru. He was travelling with his family members to attend a wedding in Dharmasthala. He said that the SWR should compensate the loss caused to the passengers. “They return the ticket amount (partially)... but that will not compensate the hardship caused to the passengers," he said.
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