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HSRA/Hosur (3 PFs)
ஓசூர்     होसुर

Track: Single Diesel-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 26
Number of Originating Trains: 2
Number of Terminating Trains: 2
Railway Station Rd, Hosur
State: Tamil Nadu
Elevation: 896 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Mar 21 2017 (06:52)  Hooks on track missing (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 296982     
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Mar 21 2017 (06:52)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by rdb*^/69261

Posted by: rdb*^  128392 news posts
In a suspected sabotage bid, 15 iron hooks that latched the iron rail to the concrete of the railway track were missing on the Hosur-Bengaluru railway line, about 1.7 km from the Hosur railway station. Along with the hooks, 9 metal liners were also missing from the iron rail.
The missing hooks, also called clips, were spotted by railway track maintainer (gangman) Daniel, around 6.50 a.m. The clips were found missing in succession on one side of the iron rail of track number 161/100-200 running between Vikas Nagar and Annai Nagar, raising suspicion of sabotage.
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gangman managed to remove clips, alternately, from other stretches of the line and put these in the place of missing clips, also in alternate arrangement. After the Bengaluru railway division was alerted, the clips were replaced in time for the Inter-city from Bengaluru and the Nagercoil-Bengaluru Express that cross this section at 7.20 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. respectively. A team consisting of M. Suresh, Senior Security Commissioner, Bengaluru, inspected the line.
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  -  

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

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Station Tag: Toranagallu Junction/TNGL 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: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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~  38 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 10 2017 (13:58)  Electric trains to start from Bengaluru to Mysuru in 3 months (www.deccanherald.com)
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New Facilities/TechnologySWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 295922   Blog Entry# 2192747     
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Posted by: karbang~  152 news posts
​Electric trains to start from Bengaluru to Mysuru in 3 months
Trains between Chennai and Mysuru via Bengaluru will go green from June with electrification work between Mandya and Mysuru stations set to be completed in three months.
Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal told DH that completion of electrification work will also cut travel time of Shatabdi Express by around 10 to 15 minutes. The present travel time by Shatabdi Express from Chennai to Mysuru is seven hours.
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present, the train runs on electric traction between Chennai and Bengaluru. The electric locomotive is detached in Bengaluru to be replaced by a diesel locomotive. The electrification of the entire stretch will eliminate this process and save time,” he added.
However, long distance trains running to Mysuru from other places will continue with the diesel locomotive. “Changing locomotives at Bengaluru station is time consuming. Besides, we do not have spare electric locomotives to move other trains,” he said.
The senior official, however, said electric locomotives will dominate the future of railways. “It will start with trains originating in Bengaluru and Chennai stations to destinations with electrified tracks. Electrification has been sanctioned in all the directions from Bengaluru, including Tumakuru and Hosur sections. Work on Dharmavaram section is already over,” he added.
MEMU to Mandya
Agarwal said the mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) train between Bengaluru and Ramanagaram will be extended to Mandya. He, however, said talks were on and the date is yet to be finalised.
SWR officials said electrification work till Mandya will be completed within a month. “The remaining work for the track from Yeliyur to Mysuru (about 40 km) will be done by June,” an official added.
Low patronage
The Shatabdi fare was reduced from Rs 438 to Rs 300 in December. Even on other trains, the 3-AC fare was brought on par with the AC chair car fare. “Despite these measures, travellers who prefer comfort are not taking trains, though they are faster and more comfortable compared to road transport,” SWR Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Sridhar Murthy added.

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Mar 12 2017 (22:55)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9683 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Hereafter DLS also will accommodate E loco and ELS will accommodate D loco .
Now Gonda DLS has been allocated with a WAG 7. So even KJM may house E loco once OHE works are completed in KJM shed . As of now Erode and Royapuram are taking care of SWR need, they will be continuing the same.

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Mar 12 2017 (23:03)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 SUPPORTS KKR 😎~   12464 blog posts   22 correct pred (42% accurate)
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Kjm & gooty both could handle eloco in future
Jan 27 2017 (09:11)  Bangalore Railway Division comes out with a wishlist for Centre (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Rail BudgetSWR/South Western  -  

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)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by karbang/50057

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

Posted by: karbang~  152 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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Jan 28 2017 (12:08)
Koushik Patel~   1105 blog posts   115 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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: 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~   1105 blog posts   115 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.....
Dec 21 2016 (08:22)  Government may partially meet commuter rail demand (www.deccanherald.com)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  152 news posts
Under public pressure to start a suburban train service in Bengaluru, the South Western Railway (SWR) is likely to introduce new trains on two existing lines that connect the city centre with the suburbs.
More trains could run from Bengaluru City to Bangarpet (via Whitefield) and Ramanagaram, given the feasibility to operate the services on the two lines. The two lines have been listed under Phase A, Stage 1, of the Bengaluru suburban railway project, whose detailed project report (DPR) was prepared by RITES, a Central government-owned engineering consultancy.
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discussion with the railways, it has been decided to introduce new trains on these lines on priority. This can be done faster using the existing infrastructure.
It’s also possible to add more trains on the Yeshwantpur-Tumakuru railway line,” a state government official, who oversees the city’s suburban project, told DH.
Phase A, Stage 1, entails introduction of seven new services or replacement of 15 existing conventional trains with Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains. This will cost Rs 360 crore and needs the approval of the state Cabinet, he noted.
“Once the state government agrees to fund the project, it will take six to eight months to procure a rake (a group of coaches) and complete the signalling work. The electric-powered trains have engines and can move in both directions without having to take a turn like conventional trains,” the official said.
An extensive suburban train project for Bengaluru has been proposed to be spread over three stages and estimated to cost Rs 9,000 crore. It involves commuter train services from Bengaluru City to Hosur (41 km), Doddaballapur (37 km), Ramanagaram (46 km), Tumakuru (64 km), Chikkaballapur (57 km), Bangarpet (84 km) and Nelamangala (27 km).
According to K N Krishna Prasad of Karnataka Railway Vedike, all lines except the Lottegollahalli-Hosur stretch (via Hebbal and Banaswadi) are doubled and electrified, which makes it easy to introduce the suburban train services.
Urban mobility analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar, however, said more commuter trains on the two routes would be of little help unless the railways prioritised them over outbound services. “Besides conventional passenger trains, the city has three MEMU and DEMU trains each. It would be difficult for people to switch to commuter services unless the SWR increases their frequency,” he added.

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Prometh Suresh~   198 blog posts   275 correct pred (64% accurate)
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welcome
Feb 26 2016 (18:32)  விழுப்புரம் - திருச்சி; சேலம் - பெங்களூரு மின்மயமாக்கல் பணிக்கு அனுமதி (www.dinamalar.com)
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Feb 26 2016 (6:32PM)
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Posted by: emailconnect2hari  300 news posts
'விழுப்புரம் - மயிலாடுதுறை - திருச்சி பிரதான ரயில் பாதை, சேலம் - ஒசூர் - பெங்களூரு ரயில் பாதை மின்மயமாக்கப்படும்' என, ரயில்வே பட்ஜெட்டில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளது.ரயில்வே பட்ஜெட்டில், 'நடப்பு ஆண்டில், 1,600 கி.மீ., துாரம் ரயில் பாதை மின்மயமாக்கல் செய்யப்படும்' என, அறிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. தமிழகத்தின் முக்கிய ரயில் வழித்தடங்களில் ஒன்று, ௨௨௮ கி.மீ., துாரமுடைய, 'மெயின் லைன்' என அழைக்கப்படும், விழுப்புரம் - மயிலாடுதுறை - கும்பகோணம் - தஞ்சாவூர் - திருச்சி ரயில் பாதை.
இதே போல், தமிழகத்தையும், கர்நாடகாவையும் இணைப்பது, ௨௦௦ கி.மீ., துாரமுடைய, சேலம் - ஒசூர் - பெங்களூரு ரயில் பாதை. இந்த இரண்டு பாதைகளிலும், டீசல் இன்ஜின் மூலம் ரயில்கள் இயக்கப்படுகின்றன. 'இந்த, இரண்டு ரயில் பாதைகளும் மின்மயமாக்கப்படும்' என, பட்ஜெட்டில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளது.

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Mar 09 2016 (17:29)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9683 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Sir , Nagercoil to bangalore express is empty. That train has general quota thorough out. If General quota itself is not filled then why are you asking one more train ?
Feb 17 2015 (10:40)  Train accident: Was it overspeeding or a snag? (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Feb 17 2015 (10:40AM)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by Hareesh Mangalam*^/73888

Feb 17 2015 (10:40AM)
Station Tag: Anekal Road/AEK added by Hareesh Mangalam*^/73888

Feb 17 2015 (10:40AM)
Train Tag: Bangalore City-Ernakulam Intercity Express/12677 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1178 news posts
The commissioner of railway safety is set to begin on Tuesday a two-day statutory inquiry into Friday’s Bengaluru City-Ernakulam Inter-City accident.
Sources in the railways said either overspeeding or a snag in the link between the bogies might have caused the accident, which killed 10 persons.
If the overspeeding theory gains credence, the blame may fall on the locomotive engine driver, who claimed that he applied sudden brakes seconds before the accident.
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onus is on the driver to explain to the commissioner why he applied sudden brakes. If he wasn’t overspeeding, then the weaker connectivity between D8 and D9 coaches could be the reason for the accident,” sources added.
The train derailed at 7.35am on Friday at Bidaregere, 40 km from Bengaluru.

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Feb 17 2015 (12:06)
Rail Fanning~   2627 blog posts
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So many reasons doing the rounds : Boulder on tracks, over speeding, poor condition of coaches/coupling, sudden braking. Unfortunately no answers still found. Lets hope something good comes out of the enquiry.

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Feb 17 2015 (13:28)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1537 blog posts   11224 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Even fire in d loco

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Feb 17 2015 (14:36)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3865 blog posts   43047 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Yes. See this news report: /news/post/212867
i feel the LP is being made a scapegoat for the faulty rail line and old coaches, as per this news
Feb 17 2015 (10:32)  Railway tragedy in Anekal could have been averted (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Feb 17 2015 (10:32AM)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by Hareesh Mangalam*^/73888

Feb 17 2015 (10:32AM)
Station Tag: Anekal Road/AEK added by Hareesh Mangalam*^/73888

Feb 17 2015 (10:32AM)
Train Tag: Bangalore City-Ernakulam Intercity Express/12677 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1178 news posts
Officials welded rather than replaced cracked rail that was reported a day before
The South Western Railway officials could have easily averted the Bangalore-Ernakulam In tercity Express tragedy which claimed 9 lives and left around 18 passengers injured.
The train accident could have been prevented if the officials had replaced the track, on which a crack was reported a day prior to the accident, rather than just welding it.
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to documents available with Bangalore Mirror, railway officials were aware about a 25 mm rail cut that had been reported by a light engine loco pilot Durgesh Kumar a day before the accident.
The unsatisfactory features (USF) of Bangalore Division circulated among the railway officials on Thursday, dated February 12, which is available with Bangalore Mirror reads: “Rail cut at km 169800-900 between HSRA-AEK reported by GDR of down CLE at 10.00hrs. LP-Durgesh Kumar, DG-M Ravi. Temporary attended at 10.15hrs and imposed SR 20kmph same was restored at 14.00hrs.“
Sources claimed that after Durgesh informed about the crack, the inspectors should have rushed to the spot immediately (they could be far away from the spot) and they should have brought new rails along with proper machinery to replace the fractured one.
Usually when such kind of rail fracture happens, normal restoration time is 24 hours. Once a cut is reported, new rails are brought to replace it. Once they are replaced, they are tested and officials should not allow any train move ment for 24 hours.
However, officials fearing delay that such a replacement would ensue went for the faster option of wielding the cuts. Normally the welding process for one cut is minimum 75 minutes and it is double for the two cuts.
It was confirmed that the officials should have taken up replacement of rail (track) instead of repairing it.
NO ACTION AGAINST OFFICIALS
An official said, “In such train accident cases a number of officials are transferred, but in the Ernakulam tragedy so far no action has been initiated. Now the officials who repaired the rail have come under the scanner. All the officials right from supervisor's senior en gineers, coordination engineer, chief engineer (track) are liable to face the music under the enquiry.“
The commissioner for railway safe ty, southern circle SK Mittal will be conducting the enquiry into the accident at the divisional manager's office near city railway station on Tuesday.
WHAT OFFICIAL SAYS
When contacted, divisional railway manager (Bangalore) Anil Agarwal said, “The cut portion was repaired and there is no such rule that the traffic should not be allowed for 24 hours. If supervisor feels that the cut can be repaired in one hour and then traffic can be allowed but during raeaire time caution speed limit of 29 kmph is displayed.“
He said the repaired portion was intact even after the accident.
“The portion was repaired with fish plates which were normally used during the old times,“ he said.
COACH WAS TELESCOPIC DESIGNED?
Most of the casualties were reported from coach D8. The officials claimed that the said coach was not of anti-telescopic design. If it was anti-telescopic is design it would not have got crushed the way it did. The anti-telescopic concept of the coach stipulates that the roof, side wall, end wall and the underframe are joined together by welding, to form an unbroken coach shell.
WHAT NEXT DAY USF SAYS
The USF of Friday which was released on Saturday said that the Ernakulam intercity which derailed at km 169700800 between Hosur-Anekal section one loco and 9 coaches got derailed.
According to the USF report 1 to 5 coaches derailed and slanting on side and out of the track 6th and 7th derailed and telescoped. 8th and 9th derailed, it said.
Feb 15 2015 (07:32)  ANEKAL ACCIDENT - Bogies taken off track, test run done (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Feb 15 2015 (7:32AM)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by Tejas**/59728

Feb 15 2015 (7:32AM)
Station Tag: Bangalore City Junction/SBC added by Tejas**/59728

Posted by: Tejas*^~  44 news posts
DAY AFTER Porters Labour Through The Night To Remove Mangled Remains | New Line Laid
Porters Senthil Kumar and Venugopal Palani from Hosur haven't rested since they arrived on the spot around Friday noon. Sitting on a small hillock near the track on Saturday, Senthil said he'll never forget what he'd seen here.
“We didn't pull out injured persons or shift the bodies. Still, we experienced painful moments as we came across blood and gore on berths and floors of bogies.We've been on the job for over 11 hours but we ensured that
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the tracks are cleared,“ Senthil, 40, told STOI.
A day after the Bengaluru-Ernakulam Inter-city derailed at Bidaregere, Anekal, around 40km from Bengaluru, there was a trial run on the repaired tracks when a 51 bogie, empty goods train chugged over it around 1.55 pm. Earlier, around 200 railway porters worked through the night and shifted the seven mangled bogies to the side and helped others repair the track.
“Around 200 porters from Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru were entrusted with the work of shifting the bogies. We began around 7pm Friday and by 8am Saturday, the last bogie, D8 (which claimed nine lives) was lifted and kept aside. We were so tired that we slept before heading to our homes today,“ they said from the makeshift tent erected near the accident site.
A generator supplied power through the night and two cranes lifted the bogies. “Before lifting the bogies, the mangled tracks were removed. Then, we cleared other hard material like broken wheels, axles, battery boxes, suspension springs, broken berths, smashed windowpanes and other material.Then, three huge metal chains, suspended from the crane hook, were tied to the bogies. The crane lifted the bogies and helding them to stop them swaying,“ another porter explained.
Porters made sure the bogies don't slip back on the tracks. “Officials decided to place the bogies next to the track. But the place was a little steep and we levelled the ground so that the bogies don't slip,“ he pointed out.
When they cleared the track by 8.30am Saturday, the next crew swung into action. A 150-member team led by divisional engineers laid new tracks. “It's a broad gauge track and the difference between the tracks should be 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 inches). Since tracks were laid on the curve, careful measurements were made,“ engineers said.
Divisional Railway Manager Anil Agarwal told STOI that a new track has been laid for nearly 300 metres.“Tracks and plates have been fitted and passenger trains will be allowed from Saturday evening,“ he said.
Porter Kenchalappa was tense when the test-run train rumbled along the newly laid track. Porters cheered when the last bogie crossed them. A senior official clarified there was no boulder found at the spot. “We didn't come across any boulder during the two-day operation.Some technical reason could be the cause of the accident,“ he said.
COPING WITH TRAUMA
More than 15 survivors of the Bengaluru ­Ernakulum Inter-city accident are in recovery mode, though battling with shock. They're admitted to Narayana Health, Sparsh hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Centre. Vasudevan, 70, from Trissur who fractured both his legs is likely to undergo surgery at the Sanjay Gandhi Institute on Monday.“The victims are responding to treatment,“ said a spokesperson from Narayana Health.
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Feb 15 2015 (07:33)
Tejas*^~   6480 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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SBC-HSRA line thrown open to rail traffic from Saturday evening.
Feb 13 2015 (20:38)  Railway accident: 5 trains cancelled, 11 diverted (www.thehindu.com)
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Feb 13 2015 (8:38PM)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by विश्व नाथ**/31233

Feb 13 2015 (8:38PM)
Station Tag: Bangalore City Junction/SBC added by विश्व नाथ**/31233

Posted by: विश्व नाथ*^  3552 news posts
ollowing the derailment of Ernakulam—bound Express train from Bengaluru near Anekal killing 10 passengers and injuring scores of others, the South Western Railway has cancelled five trains including the ill fated train.Eleven trains have been diverted and four trains have been partially cancelled, the Railways said in a release.
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