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KGI/Kengeri (4 PFs)
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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 55
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Railway Parallel Rd, Stage II, Kengeri Satellite Town, Bengaluru
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 802 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Pandavapura/PANP added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Maddur/MAD added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Channapatna/CPT added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Bidadi/BID added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Tiptur/TTR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Kadur Junction/DRU added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Birur Junction/RRB added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Ajjampur/AJP added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Chikjajur Junction/JRU added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Harihar/HRR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Ranibennur/RNR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Byadgi/BYD added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Haveri/HVR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Yalvigi/YLG added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Kasturi/KSR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Train Tag: Mysuru Hubballi Vishwamanava Express/17326 added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Train Tag: Hubballi Mysuru Vishwamanava Express/17325 added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  54 news posts
Source: Government of India
Headline: Minister of Railways Flags off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi – Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi – Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily)
Minister
of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off Train No 17323/17324
Hubballi
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– Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi –
Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily) through Video Conferencing from here today.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Shri Mohd Jamshed, Member Traffic
Railway Board, other Railway Board Members, and senior officials were also
present on the occasion.

Shri
Suresh Prabhu said that Hubballi is coming up as an important training center.
Hubballi – Mysuru Express will be named as Vishwa Manav Express. This name will
be apt with the significance of connecting these two important cities. Hubballi
– Mysuru Express will be connecting Mysuru which has become an important IT
Hub. Hubballi – Varanasi Express will serve pilgrims going to Varanasi.

The abstract schedule
including timings, composition, days of run etc. of the Train No.17323/17324
Hubballi-Varanasi-Hubballi Express (Weekly) flagged off today is as under:

Train
No.17323
Hubballi
-Varanasi Jn Weekly Exp↓
Stations
Train
No.17324
Varanasi
Jn – Hubballi Weekly Exp ↑
Dep.17.50
(Fri)
HUBBALLI
Arr.13.00
(Tue)
02.35(Sat)
HOTGI
04.55
(Tue)
18.25
KHANDWA
13.40
06.15
(Sun)
MANIKPUR
JN
02.05
(Mon)
11.10
BLOCK HUT
B
21.55
Arr.11.55
(Sun)
VARANASI
Dep.21.05
(Sun)

Commercial
Stoppages: Gadag, Badami, Bagalkot, Almatti,
Bijapur, Solapur Jn, Daund Jn, Ahmadnagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval,
Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna,
Manikpur Jn, Chheoki, Mirzapur

Frequency:
Weekly
Distance:
2030 Km
Composition:
Second-class Luggage/parcel cum
Guard van -2, Second Class Coach -6, Sleeper – 6, AC Two Tier – 1, AC Three
Tier -1 =16
Running Time
Hubballi -Varanasi Jn – 42 hrs 05
min,
Varanasi Jn -Hubballi – 39 hrs 55
min
Speed:
Hubballi -Varanasi Jn 48.3 Kmph,
Varanasi Jn -Hubballi 50.85 Kmph
Loco:
Diesel



The abstract schedule
including timings, composition, days of run etc. of the Train No.17325/17326
Hubballi-Mysuru-Hubballi Express (Daily) flagged off today is as under:

Train
No.17325
Hubballi –
Mysuru Daily Exp
Stations
Train
No.17326
Mysuru
-Hubballi Daily Exp
08.00
HUBBALLI
19.05
17.40/17.45
KSR
BENGALURU CITY
09.10/09.15
20.40
Mysuru
06.15

COMMERCIAL
STOPPAGES: Yalvigi, Haveri, Byadgi,
Ranibennur, Harihar, Davangere, Chikjajur, Ajjampur, Birur Jn, Kadur Jn,
Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumakuru, Yesvantpur, KSR Bengaluru City, Kengeri, Bidadi,
Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya, Pandavapura, Shrirangapattana

Frequency:
Daily
Distance:
608 Km
Composition:
Second-class Luggage/parcel cum
Guard van -2, Second Sitting -1, Second Class Coach – 13 Total 16 Coaches 2
Rakes
Running Time
Hubballi – Mysuru – 12 hrs 40 min,
Mysuru – Hubballi – 12 hrs 50 min
Speed:
Hubballi – Mysuru 48 Kmph,
Mysuru – Hubballi 47.38 Kmph
Loco:
Diesel



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Apr 27 2017 (02:39)  Science Express Tour schedule (www.sciencexpress.in)
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Posted by: Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~  389 news posts
Tour Schedule [17 February - 8 September 2017]
Tour Schedule | Route Map | Tour phase I-VIII
No. Station Exhibition Dates No. Station Exhibition Dates
1. Delhi Safdarjung
(Flag off) 17 Feb 2017 35. Kottavalasa 20 - 23 May 2017
2. Delhi
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Cantt 18 - 19 Feb 2017 36. Gudivada 24 - 26 May 2017
3. Hisar 20 - 23 Feb 2017 37.. Mirylaguda 27 - 30 May 2017
4. Dhuri 24 - 26 Feb 2017 38. Gulberga 31 May-2 Jun 2017
5. Taran Taran 27 - 28 Feb 2017 39. Kalluru 3 - 5 Jun 2017
6. Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra 1 - 2 Mar 2017 40. Whitefield 6 - 8 Jun 2017
7. Udhampur 3 - 4 Mar 2017 41. Kengeri 9 - 11 Jun 2017
8. Nangal Dam 6 - 7 Mar 2017 42. Koduru 12 - 14 Jun 2017
9. Sirhind 8 - 10 Mar 2017 43. Puducherry 15 - 16 Jun 2017
10. Chandigarh 12 & 14 Mar 2017 44. Attur 17 - 19 Jun 2017
11. Rampur 15 - 17 Mar 2017 45. Karur 20 - 22 Jun 2017
12. Kasganj City 18 - 20 Mar 2017 46. Kodaikanal Road 24 Jun 2017
13. Khalilabad 22 - 25 Mar 2017 47. Virudhunagar 25 - 27 Jun 2017
14. Mau 26 - 29 Mar 2017 48. Arumuganeri 28 - 30 Jun 2017
15. Gaya 30 - 31 Mar 2017 49. Kayankulam 1 - 4 Jul 2017
16. Patna 1 - 2 Apr 2017 50. Guruvayur 5 - 7 Jul 2017
17. Kiul 3 - 4 Apr 2017 51. Kannur 8 - 10 Jul 2017
18. Sitamarhi 5 Apr 2017 52. Vasco Da Gama 11 - 13 Jul 2017
19. Samastipur 6 Apr 2017 53. Ratnagiri 14 - 17 Jul 2017
20. Salmari 7 - 8 Apr 2017 54. Mumbai CST 19 - 22 Jul 2017
21. Fakiragram 9 - 10 Apr 2017 55. Nasik Road 24 - 26 Jul 2017
22. Lumding 11 - 12 Apr 2017 56. Murtajapur 27 - 29 Jul 2017
23. Agartala 13 - 14 Apr 2017 57. Nagpur 30 Jul-02 Aug 2017
24. Badarpur 15 - 17 Apr 2017 58. Amla 3 - 6 Aug 2017
25. North Lakhimpur 19 - 21 Apr 2017 59. Habibganj 7 - 9 Aug 2017
26. Rangpara North 22 - 24 Apr 2017 60. Bina 10 - 12 Aug 2017
27. Bagdogra 25 - 26 Apr 2017 61. Khajuraho 13 - 14 Aug 2017
28. Dhanbad 27 - 30 Apr 2017 62. Marwar 17 - 18 Aug 2017
29. Barrackpore 1 - 2 May 2017 63. Balotra 19 - 21 Aug 2017
30. Kalyani 3 - 5 May 2017 64. Deesa 22 - 24 Aug 2017
31. Chandil 6 - 8 May 2017 65. Bhuj 25 - 27 Aug 2017
32. Bhadrak 9, 11 & 12 May 2017 66. Bhaktinagar 28 - 31 Aug 2017
33. Puri 13 - 16 May 2017 67. Gondal 1 - 4 Sep 2017
34. Chatarpur 17 - 19 May 2017 68. Gandhinagar Capital 5 - 8 Sep 2017
Mar 19 2017 (17:06)  12 more railway stations in State to get free Wi-Fi facility soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bhadravati/BDVT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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

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

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam/SSPN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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

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

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
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~  59 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 18 2017 (23:02)  13 more railway stations in Karnataka to get Wi-fi by March 2018 (m.timesofindia.com)
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Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam/SSPN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~  59 news posts
BENGALURU: Citizens can soon access Railnet Wi-fi in Bengaluru Cantonment station soon. And by March 2018, Bangarpet, Kengeri and Krishnarajapuram railway stations will also be WI-fi enabled too.
South Western Railways listed out 13 stations in its jurisdiction which will provide wi-fi to users stations and platforms, out of which four are in Bengaluru and Prashantinilayam station in Andhra Pradesh. There are 210 access points already in major stations Karnataka providing Wi-fi, 79 access points are in Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) station and 45 in Yesvantpur station.
Railway Board has entrusted RailTel to
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provide Wi-Fi at 400 stations across India in collaboration with Google. Wi-Fi services at Railway stations are being provided through "RailWire" the retail broadband distribution model of RailTel. Google is providing radio access network equipment along with technology support. Each access point covers 25 to 40 Meters. The maximum Bandwidth allotted to each station is 1 GB. In Belgavi Railway station the facility is provided through MPLADS by BSNL. And in 2018-19, 17 more stations in Karnataka will provide Wi-fi access.
Feb 10 2017 (10:18)  Vacant land near two rly stations in city to be developed (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:23)
Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:20)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 10 2017 (10:18)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~  59 news posts
BENGALURU: Taking a major step towards monetising railway assets and upgrading passenger amenities, Indian Railways on Wednesday invited tenders for development of vacant railway land in the vicinity of 23 railway stations. This includes Bangalore Cantonment and Yeshwantpur in Bangalore Railway Division.
Briefing newspersons at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office before Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the ‘Station Redevelopment Programme’ (announced in this year’s Railway budget) from New Delhi through video link, General Manager of South Western Railway, A K Gupta, said a total of 22.5 acres in Bengaluru will be offered for private development.
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will include 20 acres located 4 km from Yeshwantpur station and 2.25 acres near Cantonment station, located along Thimmaiah Road connecting Queen’s Road,” he said.
Tenders were floated for commercial development of these places on Wednesday and the last date for accepting bids is June 1. The Swiss Challenge Method, which is more transparent than the regular tendering process, has been adopted.

“The bidder can have any commercial venture in railway land, which will be offered on a 45-year lease. Simultaneously, the two stations need to be provided with all conceivable passenger amenities and facilities so that they become iconic ventures,” he added.
Fifteen more stations in South Western Railway will be developed. These include Belagavi, Ballari, Vijayapura, Davangere, Dharwad, Hosapete, Hubballi, Krishnarajapuram, Shivamogga, Sai Prashanti Nilayam, Vasco Da Gama, Bangarpet and Bengaluru city (Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna) stations, Gupta said.
In the second phase, bids for redevelopment of 100 stations will be put out in June. In the third and final phase in December, 250-plus stations will be covered.
Suresh Prabhu, in a speech telecast live across many railway divisions, said that the space near railway stations falls under the “most valuable real estate in the country.”
“The entire Stations Redevelopment Programme was targeting `1 lakh crore to be obtained by monetising 2,200 acres of land across 100 cities across the country,” he said. Altogether 400-plus A1 and A stations would be developed.
Jan 18 2017 (08:54)  Needed: better rail estate (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Krishnadevaraya Halt/KNDV added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Nayandahalli/NYH added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Jnana Bharati Halt/GNB added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
The State government, in partnership with the Centre, is looking to popularise suburban rail as a reasonable mode of alternative transport. Bangalore Mirror, with some groundwork, brings to you major routes that connect the city. In the first part of our series, we analyse the stretch connecting Kengeri and City station
CONNECTING POINTS
An easier option for those to travel to Bengaluru South West
ACCESSIBLITY
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A bus stand is available around 600 metres from the railway station.
Autos too are easily accessible.
SHORTCOMINGS
* Platform shelter is required
* There’s a need for a footbridge
* Small food or tea stalls need to be put
* There’s a need for ticket counters on both sides
* Trolleys should be made available for carrying luggage
KSR-KENGERI (TRAVEL TIME: 16-26 MINUTES)
12.15 AM (only on Sundays and Tuesdays), 3.30 AM (only on Thursdays), 4.10 AM, 5 AM, 5.30 AM, 5.40 AM (only on Fridays), 6 AM, 6.30 AM, 7 AM, 7.30 AM, 8.05 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 10.30 AM, 11.15 AM, 1.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 6.15 PM, 7 PM, 7.55 PM, 8.30 PM, 8.55 PM (only on Thursdays), 11.55 PM
KENGERI-KSR
3.30 AM, 7.10 AM (only on Mondays), 7.35 AM, 8.10 AM (except Sundays), 8.18 AM, 9.05 AM, 9.15 AM (only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays), 10.25 AM, 11.15 AM, 3.45 PM, 4.25 PM, 5 PM, 5.02 PM (except Sundays), 5.45 PM, 5.55 PM, 7.10 PM, 7.30 PM, 8.10 PM, 9.10 PM, 9.32 PM, 10.10 PM (only on Wednesdays), 10.32 PM (except Sundays), 10.35 PM
2 JNANABHARATI
CONNECTING POINTS
Gateway to Bengaluru University
ACCESSIBLITY
Only autos are available
SHORTCOMINGS
* Platform shelter is required
* There’s a need for a footbridge
* Platform lights should be increased
* There’s a need for a proper ticket counter
* There’s a need for a public toilet
KSR-Jnanabharati Halt
(TRAVEL TIME-20-37 minutes), 5 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 3.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 7 PM, 7.55 PM, 11.55 PM
Jnanabharati Halt-KSR
3.40 AM, .16 AM (except Sundays), 8.23 AM, 11.22 AM, 5.05 PM, 5.08 PM (except Sundays), 7.14 PM, 9.37 PM, 10.39 PM (except Sundays)
3 NAYANDAHALLI
CONNECTING POINTS
Vital link to connect to West Bengaluru
ACCESSIBLITY
Auto service available
SHORTCOMINGS
* Bus services need to be introduced from the station
* Basic amenities need to be improved
* More number of train services during peak hours
KSR-Nayanadahalli
(TRAVEL TIME: 14-19 MINUTES), 5 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 3.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 7 PM, 7.55 PM, 11.55 PM
Nayandahalli-KSR
3.40 AM, 8.21 AM (except Sundays), 8.30 AM, 11.30 AM, 5.10 PM, 5.14 PM (except Sundays), 7.20 PM, 9.45 PM, 11.39 PM (except Sundays)
4 KRISHNA DEVARAYA HALT
CONNECTING POINTS
This station is helpful for those who can travel to areas in and around Vijayanagara and Mysuru road.
ACCESSIBILITY
A bus stand is nearby and autos are available; many office-goers prefer peak-hour trains
SHORTCOMINGS
* More number of trains required
* Basic amenities need to be improved at the station
KSR-Krishnadevaraya Halt
(TRAVEL TIME: 9-25 MINUTES), 5 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 3.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 7.55 PM
Krishnadevaraya Halt-KSR
8.29 AM (except Sundays), 8.35 AM, 5.15 PM, 5.20 PM (except Sundays), 7.25 PM, 10.51 PM (except Sundays)
* 12km Rail distance between Kengeri and KSR Bengaluru City Station
* Rs 5 Ticket cost for journey between Kengeri and KSR Bengaluru City
* 16km Road distance between Kengeri and City station
TRAIN KI BAAT
Varsha K Iyer
Environmentalist
I think it has a great advantage when it comes to travelling to places like Whiitefield and KR Puram. Getting stuck in traffic is really a pain especially if you are driving yourself. It will be very convenient if we have local trains running in full flow. At a time when the city is rapidly growing, I think local trains are time-driven and I personally would choose it over any other mode of transport unless I’m travelling with family.
Sathya Sankaran
Founder of Praja Raag
Local trains are very important as they comes under heavy rail. The advantage of heavy rail is that it can carry more people. Laying a surface for a local train is cheaper compared to any other mode of transport. There are a lot of suburban places near railway tracks and that makes it easier to connect to old towns in and around Bengaluru.
Mohammed Tauheed ur Rahman
Marketing executive
Local trains are less time-consuming. It is really useful when you have to reach somewhere in less time. Taking the roads on weekdays becomes such a hectic task that it really helps if you have a proper working local railway. I travel once a week to Mysuru and I think local trains make it really easy. The only concern as of now is the frequency of trains in the evenings.
Sujith Deshpande
Volunteer for CfB
The first and biggest advantage of local trains is that it reduces travel time. Then, you need not cut trees and and cause an environmental hazard if you increase the number of trains. The advantage it has over every other mode of transport is that it is very cheap. You can travel to your destination in 10 or 15 rupees.
Nivedita BR
I think local trains would help commuters in more ways than one. Given the current condition of traffic of Bengaluru, local trains would help save a lot of time for commuters. If the local train connectivity could be increased, it would probably be the most used mode of transport.

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Jan 18 2017 (13:41)
Prometh Suresh~   265 blog posts   340 correct pred (60% accurate)
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Nayandahalli is also useful for people staying in Hosakerehalli,Kumaraswamy Layout, JP Nagar etc.
Jan 01 2017 (19:32)  Passengers seek more rail heads in Bengaluru (www.deccanherald.com)
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Jan 01 2017 (7:32PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:32PM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:32PM)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:32PM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
The call for a suburban railway service for Bengaluru has grown louder, with residents demanding the introduction of a well-connected railway network to ease the traffic woes of the city. Bengaluru is the only major metropolitan city that has no dedicated rail-based mass transit system.
The state government’s proposal to implement the suburban railway service has not translated into reality. Commuters are forced to travel in crowded long-distance trains and a skeletal local train service from Bangarpet, Tumakuru and Mandya to reach places within the city. The citizens’ demand is that the available railway infrastructure be utilised efficiently to implement the suburban rail network.
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the draft policy on Suburban Rail System released by the Centre recently states that the existing railway infrastructure cannot be utilised to run suburban services as it would affect the services of long-distance and freight trains.
A South Western Railway (SWR) official, who preferred to be anonymous, contends that the city railway station is too congested to run new trains. “It is impossible to run additional suburban services with the infrastructure available,” he says.
SWR, he informs, has submitted a proposal to the state government to facilitate doubling of the line between Yeshwantpur and Hosur and introduce an additional line between Bengaluru and Bangarpet. Another proposal for implementation of automatic signalling has also been submitted. “Only then can suburban services be introduced,” the official notes.
The need of the hour, he says, are new terminals such as the one proposed at Baiyappanahalli. This should be constructed at the earliest to help decongest the city railway station. Also, switching from conventional to mainline electrical multiple unit (MEMU) coaches can help in enhancement of train capacity, he opines.
One solution offered to deal with the congestion of the city railway station is to terminate trains coming in from suburban areas of Yeshwantpur, Kengeri and Baiyappanahalli and have the commuters switch to Metro trains.
However, many passengers do not see merit in this option. Says Ramanna, a superintendent at a city college, “Switching between different modes of transport can be very difficult for daily commuters. Not only is it time consuming, but is also very expensive.”
People who commute between Bengaluru and the suburbs use railway passes. “If they are asked to take the Metro from points where trains terminate, they will have to spend more money purchasing Metro passes.” He points out that commuting from the railway terminals to the Metro stations is yet another difficult proposition in the absence of adequate shuttle facilities.
Increasing the frequency of trains to suburbs can help people from all walks of life, he believes.
If train services can be increased in the peak hours, it can help thousands of passengers, unlike the Metro which has a diminished capacity, many passengers say.
However, Balaji Chitra Ganesan, a research engineer at IBM, has a different take on the matter. “One solution to decongest the city railway station could be to stop long-distance trains at terminals short of the central station. Such a precedent exists in Paris where none of the three major railway stations are in the city centre. Commuters can then switch to the Metro,” he says.
Ganesan is of the opinion that the clamour for the suburban railway service stems from the citizens’ frustration with the delay in implementing the Metro rail. Once a full-fledged Metro network is developed, it can solve many of the city’s traffic problems, he says.
The hurdles to the implementation of a suburban railway network in Bengaluru are many. However, it can happen only if a viable solution for decongesting the city railway station is arrived at.

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Jan 02 2017 (14:42)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4213 blog posts   314 correct pred (69% accurate)
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If CRS is not brought into existence as early, B'luru crowd especially IT will do same. Pulling chains and getting down near Hoodi station. This will also hamper long distance TT

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Jan 02 2017 (14:47)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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With the kind of political expediency and departmentalism prevalent in IR, it is difficult to expect justice. There is no unified policies and every thing is at disposal of political & bureaucratic Masters.
On one hand IR is bearing losses in thousands of crores on Kolkata Metro and undertaking its expansion projects of about 30000-50000 crores, others cities are struggling to get much smaller favours.

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Jan 02 2017 (14:52)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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Strategically located railway terminals should be planned for major Indian Cities in line with the ones planned for Delhi. This will ease railway operation, optimise line capacity and at the same time can facilitate Commuters.

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Jan 02 2017 (15:05)
SCR Godavari Express~   2462 blog posts   11 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Completing the ROB in the outer of YPR which has been pending for years.. will help plan something in terms of infrastructure like adding parking lines and pitlines.
Once the new terminal comes up at BYPL... few long distance trains can be terminated here and connectivity from this terminal to the existing stations as well as bus connectivity to all city areas should be improved... if this is done.. operation of sub urban rail will become much easier in the main routes like SBC to Whitefield, Whitefied to Dodballapur, Whitefield to YPR
Dec 28 2016 (08:07)  Centre plans exclusive body for city rail projects (www.deccanherald.com)
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Dec 28 2016 (8:07AM)
Station Tag: Dodballapur/DBU added by karbang/50057

Dec 28 2016 (8:07AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Dec 28 2016 (8:07AM)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by karbang/50057

Dec 28 2016 (8:07AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Dec 28 2016 (8:07AM)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by karbang/50057

Dec 28 2016 (8:07AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
The Centre is contemplating setting up an organisation exclusively for developing and implementing rail infrastructure projects in Bengaluru.
Union Chemical and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar said on Tuesday that a proposal to set up Bengaluru Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprise (B-RIDE) was before the Railway Ministry. He was speaking after the launch of an e-book highlighting the achievements of the Chemicals and Fertilisers Ministry in the last 30 months.
“B-RIDE can focus on rail projects confined to Bengaluru on the lines of Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprise (K-RIDE) that looks into feasibility and development of railway projects
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at the state level,” Kumar said. The move could help in expediting projects like the commuter rail for Bengaluru - connecting Ramanagaram to Kengeri, Tumakuru to Yeshwantpur and Yelahanka to Doddaballapur, among others.
Ananth Kumar, who represents the Bengaluru South Parliamentary constituency, said Bengaluru commuter rail will have mainline electrical multiple units (MEMU) coaches which have a capacity of one-and-a-half times of that of regular coaches.
“A section of commuter rail in Bengaluru will be operational and running within the next few months. The aim is that Bengaluru too should have a local train network like Mumbai”, Ananth Kumar said.
Listing out the achievements of his ministry, Kumar said Karnataka had been offered 200 generic drug stores where around 600 variety of life-saving drugs and surgical materials will be made available at cheaper prices. The state has to provide space to house these stores near taluk and district government hospitals, he added.
Kumar said the Centre had directed companies to provide fertilisers to farmers on credit for the next two months to ensure adequate supply of soil nutrients for the rabi season.

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Dec 28 2016 (08:09)
karbang~   110 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Hope 2017 brings Bangalore the much needed Namma Railu and some relief traffic congestion.

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Dec 28 2016 (15:02)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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Success mainly depends on the active support and participation from state govt. It would have been much better if state govt have taken lead in this matter, as the chances of success would be high in that case.
Dec 12 2016 (09:27)  Halt! It's a local train (www.deccanherald.com)
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Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Malleswaram/MWM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Chik Ballapur/CBP added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
For lakhs of Bengalureans desperately seeking an escape route from the hyper-congested city roads, a full-fledged commuter rail system continues to be a distant dream. But small steps such as the recently opened Hoodi halt station are reminders that a local train network is the only way out.
Despite grumblings over its location, the halt station is proof that collective people's campaign could potentially help build a sustainable suburban network for the city in the future.
Thousands of IT professionals and labourers are already benefited by the halt station, located between the KR
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Puram and Whitefield stations. They now have two raised platforms and ticket counter, a far cry from the unauthorised halt point at the Whitefield Panel Cabin.
Long-distance trains
But in the absence of dedicated local trains apart from a very skeletal service, passengers still depend on long-distance trains. They know the road route cannot be an option if the aim is to reach their homes in Malleswaram, Vijayanagar or Kengeri in the shortest possible time from the IT hub Whitefield.
Eight trains to the city and eight heading outwards currently halt at the station. For Girish Ramaiah, who works in Unilever at the ITPL tech park four km from the station, the switch to train has drastically reduced his commute time. “Earlier, I used to spend two and a half hours on the road to reach my Malleswaram house. Now it is less than an hour,” he says.
Peak hour commute by road is a nightmare. After work, if a professional from ITPL is lucky enough to negotiate the clogged Hoodi junction and ITPL main road, a mammoth congestion awaits at the KR Puram junction. The chaos is matched only by the perennial jams at Kundanahalli and Marathahalli.
The rail option allows ITPL employees to completely bypass these notorious traffic bottlenecks. Boarding the available trains at the halt station, many alight at Baiyappanahalli to take the Metro. Many others proceed on the passenger trains to the city railway station.
Rationalise timings
The shift from road to rail will be dramatic even if a skeletal service of dedicated local trains is introduced with schedules in tune with office timings. This, assert several passengers on the route, should make a huge difference during the morning and evening peak hours.
Mallikarjun C G, a resident of Kengeri, commutes daily to ITPL. He explains how more frequent trains can help him reach home faster. “If I leave my office at 5.30 pm and catch a train by 5.55 pm, I can reach city railway station before 7 pm. The Mysuru train that leaves city at 7 pm will be ideal for me to reach Kengeri. But now, the Arakkonam passenger I get reaches the city station only at 7.15 pm.”
Last month, the South Western Railway introduced a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) service between Bangarpet and Baiyappanahalli. The objective was to mainly help the IT crowd in Whitefield shift to the Metro at Baiyappanahalli.
The MEMU, with its eight coaches, can take up to 1,600 passengers. The plan was good, but there was a big scheduling flaw. The train leaves Bangarpet at 3.55 pm, reaching Baiyappanahalli at 5.10 pm. But most IT companies in ITPL and other Whitefield locations close only at 5.00 or 5.30 pm. It passes the critical Hoodi halt station at 4.50 pm, too early for the IT crowd.
Similar issues plague the Ramanagaram-City services as well. The arrival and departure times at key stations bypass the crucial office closure hours, minimising the benefit for the workforce.
Increase frequency
However, all these problems will disappear if the frequency of dedicated local trains is increased, contends Roopa Dave, an IT professional from Whitefield.
“A lot of people are forced to take long-distance trains that end up halting abruptly for crossings. They are not dependable,” she says.
But Roopa has another problem, articulated by many others who find the new Hoodi halt station’s location too far from their workplace. Roopa has her office right inside the Prestige Shantiniketan, a stone’s throwaway from the spot where trains used to stop before the new station came up.
The Railways and Bengaluru Central MP P C Mohan, who donated Rs 2.87 crore from his MPLAD fund for the Hoodi halt station, however preferred the new location for its better road connectivity.
More halt stations
Yet, the station has made a big difference for commuters. Now, imagine the cascading benefits of a city-wide network of such stations. For instance, a station on the Devanahalli-Chikkaballapur line near the Airport Trumpet flyover could benefit thousands of commuters to the Kempegowda International Airport and nearby areas.
A halt station at Munekollela on the Hosur line can help commuters bound for Electronics City and beyond. Only six km separate the Heelalige station and Electronics City, a distance that can be easily bridged through dedicated shuttle bus services. On the Baiyappanahalli-Yeshwantpur line, halts at Varthur Road and Chandapur Road can give commuters a viable and faster connect to workplaces at Manyata Tech Park. This could decongest the Outer Ring Road stretch.
LAST-MILE BMTC FEEDERS
A railway halt station can work efficiently only if there is good last-mile connectivity. For the IT crowd, the distance between the Hoodi station and ITPL is much more than a mile. Implication: They have to depend on BMTC buses or autorickshaws.
Currently, a BMTC shuttle service runs from ITPL bus bay at 4 pm to reach in time for the Bangarpet-KSR Bengaluru DEMU train. The train arrives at the Hoodi station at 4.32 pm. However, this service is unavailable for the big crowd headed to the station after IT offices close at 5.30 pm.
Rail commuters have suggested a BMTC circular bus service to pick up people from multiple locations and get to the halt station. One route on their agenda goes from Hoodi Station to Hope Farm, proceeding to Varthur Kodi, Kundanahalli Gate and back to the halt station.
Autorickshaws are available at the halt station. But they charge a premium to even get to the Hoodi Junction, about 500 metres away. When trains used to stop near Prestige Shantiniketan, many IT employees had arranged their own shuttle bus services. That is yet to take off at the new station.
NEED: FULL-FLEDGED SUBURBAN NETWORK
Bengaluru needs a full-fledged suburban rail network and not half measures, say most commuters who prefer rail travel to the congested roads. The move to link long-distance and the skeletal local train services to the Metro, they say, is flawed.
Here’s why: The local DEMU, MEMU and other trains run by the railways carry thousands of passengers. This service cannot be replaced by Metro trains that are more expensive and carry much fewer commuters.
A MEMU train from Bangarpet to Baiyappanahalli has already been introduced. But passengers wonder why they are forced to shift to the Metro at Baiyappanahalli instead of heading straight to Bangalore East, Cantonment and City Railway Stations by the same train.
However, the switchover will benefit those heading towards Indiranagar, Halasuru, MG Road and other inner city areas. Once the Metro Green Line is fully integrated to the Purple Line, commuters from Whitefield could get to Jayanagar, JP Nagar and other locations in the south of the city.
BENEFIT FOR 40% URBAN COMMUTERS
Forty per cent of Bengaluru’s urban commuters will switch over to commuter rail, dramatically decongesting the city roads. How can this happen?
By introducing a full-fledged suburban system covering 440 km and integrating it with the Metro and BMTC services, according to Sanjeev Dyamannavar, an urban rail analyst.
This, he says, can happen if 266 round trips are introduced in all the routes that connect Bengaluru with Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Doddaballapur, Tumakuru, Nelamangala, Hosur and Ramanagaram.

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Dec 12 2016 (10:24)
karbang~   110 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
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It's good initiative the public is taking. If the Govt/ Officialdom doesn't wake up, its up to us to give a jolt to these so called public servants to make our city livable.

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Dec 12 2016 (11:23)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4213 blog posts   314 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Agree, with pressure we can bring CRS in Bluru. This is main point in upcoming elections and to decongest capital.
Dec 12 2016 (09:18)  Yes to eco-friendly, cost-effective suburban rail network (www.deccanherald.com)
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Dec 12 2016 (9:18AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:18AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:18AM)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:18AM)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:18AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:18AM)
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Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
Traffic congestion is a major complaint of most Bengalureans. Everyday commute to work is no less than a Herculean task for most. Is suburban rail network then a possible solution to the traffic chaos in the city? We asked citizens who endure the daily traffic ordeal to make their choice.
Here’s Sriharsha D V, a software engineer, who finds travelling by train cheaper and faster. He has been advocating train travel for long, urging people to do the same. He travels daily by train to his workplace and believes that there is a need to popularise the trains. According to him, “The only way to do it would be to flock the trains, increase the number of travellers. The current consumption of
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existing services is way less than the capacity of the coaches.”
Agreeing with this view is Suhas N, a mobility consultant. As someone who usually finds himself on the road for more than three hours a day, he talks about leveraging the available railway infrastructure to efficiently utilise the suburban rail network, instead of flyovers or other projects.
Suhas explains, “The railway stations at Nayandahalli/Kengeri, Majestic, Hebbal, Yelahanka, Hoodi and Whitefield can be connected with existing tracks and this will reduce much of the burden on the roads. This is a cost-effective solution compared to the Metro.”
Daily commuters on NICE Road Rajesh Chillappagari and Krishna, both engineers, feel suburban rail network should be the right option as it helps reduce the density of vehicles on the roads. An eco-friendly initiative, it is economical for long-distance travel, they say.
Another commuter, Manoj, who is an aerospace engineer, prefers a battery-operated railway network in Bengaluru. “The batteries could be recharged using solar energy. This will be efficient and can take us a long way. There are trains running on electricity in other Metro cities,” he says.
A Metro-linked commuter railway network is another possible solution to ease traffic gridlocks. Many suggest this linkage to ease traffic hurdles.
Shripathy Hadigal, a travel photographer, feels that “the capabilities of intra-city trains have been ignored.” He sees a need for meticulous planning in utilisation of the limited facilities available. “One train that could carry hundreds of people from the centre of the city to Kengeri can result in several vehicles getting off the Mysuru Road. The journey that takes hours will drastically come down to a few minutes.”
Vouching for an inter-modal transport system, Hadigal says, “If a rail network is planned in tandem with the Metro, certainly every over-ambitious, ill-planned flyover and road-widening project can be stopped.”
Arathy B, head of customer relations at a private firm, welcomes any public transport plan that might reduce the commute time. “Having a Metro connection between Vijayanagar and Electronics City and Hosur Road would actually bring down my travel time to only half an hour from two hours,” she says.
Supporting the suburban railway network initiative, she looks at it as a way to lead a healthy, stress-free life.
On the other hand, Krishna Hathwar, a lead engineer who spends three hours in traffic every day, opines that the Metro is a better alternative for Bengaluru. The city, he contends, has grown too big to accommodate a suburban railway system.
Karthik Bhat travels to ITPB, Whitefield on work from Bull Temple Road, spending two to three hours on the road.
He says, “The Metro service which has been provided only till Baiyappanahalli should have been extended at least till Tin Factory and ITPL.”
Bhat says transportation planning should have been done keeping in mind the long-term effects.
In the current situation —where the roads are almost always chock-a-block with traffic — the need of the hour is to arrive at a long-term, efficient plan and execute it cautiously. Suburban rail network is seen as a cost-effective, eco-friendly solution which could be linked with Metro to ease stressful commute around the city.
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