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ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾಜಪುರಂ     कृष्णराजपुरम
[KR Puram]

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 114
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Krishnajapuram Rd Ring road junction, Vijinapura, Dooravani Nagar, Bengaluru-560016
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 907 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Apr 24 2017 (15:20)  Three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Posted by: MI won a nail biting Final~  8 news posts
By S Lalitha | Express News Service | Published: 15th January 2017 03:37 AM |
Last Updated: 15th January 2017 03:37 AM |
BENGALURU: Indian Railways is all set to introduce three more Humsafar trains for Karnataka shortly. These are GPS based, AC 3-tiered trains with special facilities for disabled.
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S Soin, Additional General Manager (AGM), South Western Railway, Hubballi, said, “Railways will be introducing three more weekly Humsafar trains before March, two of which will originate within Bangalore Division.
The operation of trains though will fall under the jurisdiction of different railway zones and not the South Western Railway. The Humsafar trains offer additional comfort for passenger.”
The Kamakhya-Bengaluru Cantonment Weekly Humsafar Express was launched on December 25 from Kamakhya (Assam) and commenced regular operations from Bangalore Cantonment from December 30.
The new Humsafar trains will be introduced to Bhuvaneshwar from Krishnarajapuram, to Howrah from Yesvantpur and to Tiruchirapalli from Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), said Soin. The Hamsafar category of trains were announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 17 last year.
Elaborating on its features, divisional railway manager, Bengaluru Division, Sanjiv Agarwal, said, “The trains will have an LED display board and coaches will have sensors to detect smoke and fire. The coaches are disabled-friendly with Braille display.” Bio-toilets, vending machines that can give tea, coffee and soup and newly designed dustbins are other features, he said.
In addition to that, Uday Express (double-decker train) from KSR station to Coimbatore will also be launched. The train will leave Coimbatore at 5.45am and reach KSR station at 12.35 pm. In the return direction, it will leave KSR at 2.15 pm and reach Coimbatore at 9 pm. It will run on all days except Monday. This will only be the second double decker from Bengaluru. One such train runs to Chennai daily.

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There is no use for Karnataka public, as these are not running via any of the location in the‌‌ state. If rlys are really interested in welfare of Karnataka, they should run trains from SBC to Mumbai/ Ahmedabad via UBL, MYS to Goa via Hassan, Udupi, Goa to Hyderabad via UBL, BJP, GR, MYS to hyb via BAY, RC. Else only eyewash.
Mar 19 2017 (18:36)  Special trains between Tiruchy, KR Puram from today (www.dtnext.in)
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Bangalore: A Train No.06049 Tiruchy - Krishnarajapuram Bi-weekly Special with special fare will leave Tiruchy at 6 am on Sundays and Wednesdays to arrive at Krishnarajapuram at 2:30 pm on the same day.
In the return direction, Train No.06050 Krishnarajapuram – Tiruchy Bi-weekly Special with special fare will leave Krishnarajapuram at 9:30 pm on Sundays and Wednesdays and arrive at Tiruchy at 6:15 am on Mondays and Thursdays.
The first service of the trains will commence from Sunday (March 19) and the last service will be on June 28.
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Train No.06049/06050 Tiruchchirappalli-Krishnarajapuram-Tiruchchirappalli Bi-weekly Special with Special Fare.
Train No.06049 Tiruchchirappalli-Krishnarajapuram Biweekly Special will leave Tiruchchirappalli at 06.00 hrs on Sundays and Wednesdays to arrive at Krishnarajapuram 14.30 hrs on the same day.
In the return direction,
Train No.06050 Krishnarajapuram-Tiruchchirappalli Bi-weekly Special will leave Krishnarajapuram at 21.30 hrs on Sundays and Wednesdays and arrive at Tiruchchirappalli at 06.15 hrs on Mondays and Thursdays.
The first service of the trains will be on March 19, 2017 and the last service will be on June 28, 2017.The train will have stoppages at Tiruchirapalli Fort, Kulithalai, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Kuppam and Bangarpet in both Directions.
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~  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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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.
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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 16 2017 (08:54)  Government urged to run suburban train to Whitefield under Phase 1 (www.deccanherald.com)
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Members of Whitefield Area Commerce and Industries Association (WACIA) have urged the government to take up suburban railway connectivity from Banavara to Whitefield, via Yeshwantpur and Krishnarajapuram under Phase 1.
They said this would enable carrying the regular workforce from North-West to the Eastern part of the city including Whitefield.
The association demanded at the ‘CEO Conclave 2017’, that a committee comprising Bescom, BMRCL, BBMP, KIADB officials and traffic police be formed to oversee the progress of Metro Phase II works from Baiyappanhalli to Whitefield.
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also urged the authorities to set up a Whitefield Area Development Authority, to look into the implementation of the government’s civic schemes and focus on improving ‘Safe City’ measures. Also, they urged the government to set up mini bus terminals at vantage points of the city to ease traffic. “If mini bus terminals are set up at Mehkri Circle, Krishnarajapuram, Jayanagar and Vijayanagar, those bound for the airport, can avoid taking cabs, which are the main reason for traffic congestion on airport road,” said S Pandu Rao, chairman of WACIA Vision Group.
Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, said the state and the Centre would contribute 20% each for the suburban rail project and the rest would be borrowed from banks. “An MoU has been signed,” he said.
He said work on the peripheral ring road was in progress and will be completed on priority. This, he said would decongest the city to a great extent, as heavy inter-city vehicles would be diverted to the ring road.
Feb 10 2017 (10:18)  Vacant land near two rly stations in city to be developed (www.newindianexpress.com)
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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 10 2017 (09:17)  Commercial run of MEMU train to Whitefield will start from January 17 (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
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Posted by: Design Engineer at Johnson controls~  37 news posts
BENGALURU: To make good for the delay in introduction of a suburban rail service, the Bangalore Railway Division recently announced a list of trains to partially cover a segment of the proposed suburban route. In this connection, two Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services to Whitefield will be run at timings convenient to IT professionals from January 17.
According to railway sources, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be coming to the city to flag off these services along with three services from here to Ramanagara on January 16. “The trains will be flagged off on January 16 evening and will run a short trip. The actual commercial run will begin the next morning (January 17),” they said.
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of the services will run exclusively to Whitefield while the second service will stop at Whitefield enroute Kuppam. Three pairs of trains to Ramanagara, two of them evening trains, will also be launched on that day.
The MEMU to Whitefield will leave Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station at 8.45 am and reach Whitefield at 9.40 am. In the return direction, it will leave Whitefield at 10.30 am and reach KSR at 11.10 am. The second train will leave KSR at 11.20 am and reach Kuppam at 1.45 pm. It will leave Kuppam at 2.45 pm and return to KSR at 5.20 pm. The trains will stop at Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations in both directions.
“With the Suburban Draft Policy making the state government solely responsible for putting in place a suburban network and calling for new infrastructure solely for suburban trains, Railways is now relived of playing the key role in putting in place the suburban service,” added a railway official.
The services between KSR and Ramanagara will have stops at Nayandahalli, Kengeri, Hejjala and Bidadi.
The timings of the proposed morning service is as follows: leave KSR at 5.20 am and reach Ramanagara at 6.15 am; In the return direction, leave Ramanagaram at 7 am and KSR at 8.40 am.

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After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.

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At last a relief for passengers
Dec 22 2016 (09:57)  Bengaluru will hear Chuku Buku soon: Railways to start morning service to Whitefield (www.thenewsminute.com)
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Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  940 news posts
South-Western Railways (SWR) is all set to run a morning train service from Majestic to Whitefield in Bengaluru.
The train that starts from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) station at Majestic at 8 45 am will reach Whitefield in less than an hour’s time, reports The Times of India.
The train service between Ramanagara and Bengaluru will be extended to make this possible in a month’s time.
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first train from Bengaluru to Ramanagara departs at 5 20 am, that returns to Bengaluru City at 8 45 am. This service will be further extended to Whitefield and will return back to Bengaluru city at 11.10 am.
The decision comes days after a citizen forum Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) launched a campaign “Chuku Buku Beku” demanding a well-connected suburban local train network in the city.
The campaign on Saturday saw many citizens take a rail yatra from Cantonment station to Whitefiled in KSR-Bangarpet MEMU, to highlight the necessity of local trains. A day after this, Union Minister Ananth Kumar assured that development works will be taken up soon.
The new train service is extended to decongest the city, of the heavy traffic in the peak hours of morning.
“This will help ease peak-hour traffic and benefit many who travel to Whitefield,” Sanjiv Agarwal, division railway manager of Bengaluru division, SWR, told TOI. He added that the train will halt at Cantonment, Bengaluru east, Byappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations.
Dec 16 2016 (13:15)  Citizens come together to demand commuter rail system for Bengaluru (yourstory.com)
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Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
With little work done on the commuter rail project announced by the Railways in the current rail budget, Bengaluru’s citizens, fed up with the constant traffic gridlock and the snail-paced progress of the Metrorail, have started a public movement to hasten the suburban rail system.
The movement, Chuku Buku Railu Beku (a child’s phrase for a train in Kannada), has asked people on social media to board the Bangalore-Bangarpet train on December 17 that starts at 9 am at City Railway Station and travel in it till Whitefield, a city suburb, picking up supporters on the way at every halt.
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urban transport is a state subject, the union railway minister, Suresh Prabhu, had announced in the current budget that the city would get a commuter rail system, with the state government sharing cost equally with the Centre.
According to the Railways, unless three pit lines and a coaching depot are constructed at Byappanahalli yard, suburban trains cannot be operated, as all tracks leading out of Bengaluru are saturated. Once completed, this depot would enable long-distance trains to be parked and serviced here and reduce congestion at the City and Yeswanthpur stations, thereby making way for a commuter rail system. However, work on the third pit line has come to a halt with the Karnataka government not releasing its share of the funds yet.
Speaking to YourStory, Srinivas Alavalli, a proactive member from Citizens against Steel Flyover, says,
The agenda is to replicate a movement like the one against the steel flyover. We have volunteers joining at every station en route. The 35-minute ride has many well known Bengaloreans joining in, including music director Raghu Dixit.
A RITES study had projected that a suburban rail network around Bengaluru could easily carry up to 35 lakh passengers per day.
Such a system would take a lot of pressure off the city’s roads, which are choking with more than 65 lakh vehicles for a population of just one crore.
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which operates 6,700 city buses, carries 51 lakh commuters every day, according to Ramalinga Reddy, state transport minister. Any more addition of buses would lead to more congestion and pollution.
The city’s Namma Metro currently carries nearly two lakh commuters a day, and once the entire Phase I network is ready early next year, it is expected to carry up to five lakh passengers. The extensions to the Metro from Byappanahalli to Whitefield, the tech hub, will be ready only by 2020. The Outer Ring Road Metrorail corridor is expected to carry more than 10 lakh users per day, but this proposal is yet to be cleared by the state cabinet.
“It is sad that the state government has not released a small amount needed for a suburban rail project that will benefit all of Bengaluru while it is pushing full steam ahead with the steel flyover between Chalukya Circle and Hebbal, which is costing in excess of Rs 1,800 crore for just 6.7 km. An extension planned at the Hebbal end will again increase the cost by Rs 400 crore or so,” says Alavalli.
“A suburban railway fills the gap till the Metro becomes fully operational, and moreover, it can be used to take the pressure off the roads as there are railway tracks leading out of Bengaluru in every direction except the south. The state government should immediately establish a Special Project Vehicle (SPV) on the lines of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Nigam and appoint a managing director for this project. The SPV will plan how many diesel or electric rakes are required, upgrade the signalling network, and plan routes and frequencies,” says Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha MP P.C. Mohan.
A railway officer concurs, saying that the SPV could look into even creating additional lines that could eventually lead to dedicated suburban lines like those in Mumbai and Chennai.
Mohan is the first MP in the country to use his MPLAD funds, worth Rs 2.74 crore, to build a railway station and other facilities at Hoodi halt, used by techies and students who travel by inter-city or long-distance trains.
“As people used to get down along the tracks near Hoodi and hop on and off passing trains, after requests from travellers, we planned a proper halt and station building, along with an approach road. The Hoodi station (between KR Puram and Whitefield) already caters to more than 2,000 passengers, and in the future will be part of the planned commuter rail system for Bengaluru,” he says.
When asked if the CSF had shifted its focus from the Steel Flyover to the suburban train, Alavalli says,
The focus has shifted from `say no to steel flyover’ to ` say yes to suburban rail’. We are very confident of leaving a positive impact.
The team has also initiated a tweet-a-thon, starting December 15 night.
“The state government should play the role of a catalyst here and use railway lines, which are a national asset, to start a dedicated commuter rail service connecting various parts of the city as well as satellite towns, including those up to 100 km away,” says an activist.
Railway tracks originating from City Station extend towards the nearby towns of Tumkur, Doddaballapur, Chikkaballapur, Bangarpet, Hosur and Mysore.
With another railway budget coming up in a few weeks, the state government has already lost precious time. One only hopes an SPV is started so that Bengalureans can get an alternative mode of public transport and reduce their dependency on two and four wheelers.

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Wishing all the members and enthusiasts all the very best for Today's (17 Dec 2016) Campaign #ChukuBukuBeku. Hope this will be an eye-opener for GoK and MLAs and MPs
Dec 12 2016 (09:37)  CITY'S IT FOLK ARE DITCHING CARS AND JUMPING ON TO TRAINS TO TRAVEL TO WORK (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Bellandur to Hebbal in 35 minutes, at a cost of `10. No way? Way! That is if you are like around 2,000 city folk who have said goodbye to traffic jams and the pain (physical and otherwise) of travelling 30-35 kms a day (one-way) to and from work. And they have managed to do this by junking their carsbikes and jumping on to a train instead.
While many debates have been held off late about the proposed measures being taken by the government to ease traffic congestion in the city, a quiet few have made the switch to traveling on outstation trains that stop at railway stations across the city. Bengaluru does not have a local train network like Mumbai or Chennai,
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which is why many people don't even know that there are railway stations in, say , Whitefield and Bellandur, where one can catch a train to go across the city to destinations like Hebbal and Lottegollahalli. For six years, techie Suhas Narayanamurthy was travelling from his home in Yelahanka to his offices in Electronics City, Whitefield and Bellandur on his two-wheeler. As a result, he was bed-ridden after suffering a slipped disc due to the long-distance travel on his scooter. Suhas was aware of a train station near his house, and 23 months ago, in an attempt to find an alternative mode of travel, he thought about checking if there was one near his office at RMZ Ecoworld in Bellandur. “To my surprise, I found that there are two stations close to my office -Carmelaram Railway Station and Bellandur Road Railway Station.I tried taking the train to work one day , and have been doing so since. My travel time has reduced drastically , and I come back home fresh and have more time to spend with my family . I am also saving a lot of money ,“ says Suhas.
After realizing the benefits of travelling by train, Suhas started the social media page Namma City Express to spread awareness among city folk who can benefit from the train service. Word spread quickly as people shared the information on the page; it has so far been shared with two lakh people across the globe.
Manju Janarthanan, a lead consultant who works at ITC Infotech, travels from Carmelaram Railway Station to Banaswadi Railway Station and back every day .And she covers this distance in a span of 20 minutes.Manju has not only been reaping the physical and psychological benefits of not travelling by road, but switching to train travel has also helped her retain her job.“Travelling to work used to take 1.15 hours by bike, and two hours by car and bus (one is required to change two buses). I have a young child, and I was thinking about quitting my job because of the distance. I discussed this with a colleague, who asked me to try travelling by train instead. It turned out to be a life-saving option and has helped me retain my job. The trains are not always on time, but there are around 1,900 people who give real-time updates of where each train is via the Trainspotters group on Telegram. This way , not just me, but many other women have benefited from travelling by train,“ she says.
Many people also club Metro and train travel, as the Baiyappanahalli Metro Station is a short walk from the Baiyappanahalli Railway Station.
Although travelling by train has eased stress and reduced travel time considerably , a common complaint is the frequency of the trains.Chaitra Ramesh, an analyst, who lives in Yelahanaka and works at RMZ Ecoworld, takes a train from Hebbal Railway Station to Bellandur Railway Station -a journey that takes 20-25 minutes and costs `10 -only when she is in the general shift, as the timings are not feasible when she works in the US shift. To tackle this issue, Suhas has been in touch with Gopinath, s senior divisional opera tionals manager, South Western Railways, who is also in charge of the s timetable for trains, and , Sanjay Agarwal, the division al railway manager. To making travel to and from the stations easier, T Prabhakar, former KSRTC chairman, is helping arrange a BMTC bus shuttle service from the rail way stations to tech parks, and vice versa. These buses will not ply on the main roads, but will approach the tech parks from the back gates.
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