In today’s edition, Bangalore Mirror brings to you the second part of its series — the suburban rail service that connects two major worlds. One, new and upwardly mobile, and the other, as old as the very soil itself. A ride between City station and tech hub Whitefield is, metaphorically, a journey from crowds to crowd-sourcing
A solution that saves time, money
When a city is connected by local railway, travelling becomes much more easy and quicker. On a certain occasion, when the city was going through a bus strike, I had to
Trains do run on the route between SBC and Whitefield, but the majority of the commuters want the trains to run on schedule.
Hope IR manages to keep up the timings of the local trains in accordance with Metro services
there is heavy rail traffic in the Bangalore city limits at morning hours as long distance trains come early in the morning due to which the MEMU gets delayed but my suggestion is let SWR rail controller give more priority to local MEMUs than expresses/passenger trains from other places.
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
An easier option for those to travel to Bengaluru South West
Nayandahalli is also useful for people staying in Hosakerehalli,Kumaraswamy Layout, JP Nagar etc.
बेंगलूरू: कर्नाटक सरकार और रेल मंत्रालय ने एक सहमति पत्र पर हस्ताक्षर किये हैं । इसे इस महानगर की यातायात समस्या को दूर करने के लिए एक उपनगरीय रेलवे प्रणाली की चिरलंबित मांग को पूरा करने की दिशा में उठाये गये कदम के रूप में देखा जा रहा है ।
बेंगलूरू में उपनगरीय रेलवे प्रणाली के विकास के लिए सहमति पत्र को रेलवे मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु और मुख्यमंत्री सिद्धारमैया द्वारा यहां एक समारोह में जारी किया गया । बेंगलूरू को एक वैश्विक शहर और देश की प्रौद्योगिकी राजधानी के रूप में गिनाते हुए प्रभु ने कहा कि केन्द्र और राज्य के स्तर पर यह सरकार का दायित्व है कि लोगों की परिवहन आवश्यकता की आेर ध्यान दिया जाये ।
The launch of Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services on Monday will pacify those demanding a suburban rail service for now. But the implementation of a complete service to all parts of the city might be delayed as the Union and State governments negotiate the sharing of costs.
With the Railway Ministry reluctant to share half of the cost and the State government insisting upon the same, the conflict has reached a stalemate which will have to be solved on priority for the suburban rail project to be launched in earnest.
With developments like these, the common man tends to loose faith on the governing system. Its high time these "Public representatives" come together to reach a common ground for the upliftment of our city.
To give a push to the suburban rail projects which have been facing several hurdles since its inception, the state government has decided to make an initial investment of Rs 360 crore. Additional chief secretary of urban development Mahendra Jain said deliberations are on to implement the project. “The initial investment would help the railways operate MEMU railways and build the required infrastructure for the suburban rail.
The railways are already planning for MEMU services from city to Whitefield and Ramangara area. MEMU trains have more passenger carrying capacity than conventional trains. There is a proposal to start 16 services, and train operations will be done in accordance with the needs of people working in Whitefield.” The official said that the state
but, the GoK should consider the needs of people traveling from Doddaballapur, Tumkur, Chikkaballapur and Hosur too.
This is a small step that would lead to a widely spread suburban services in and around Bengaluru
It is still not possible in the ramanagaram area as the CRS inspection for SBC-MYS electrification is not complete and ESS at RMGM is not ready.
The Hosur line would take some time to see such services. Right now, there is no loop line between Karmelaram and Baiyyapanahalli to allow for crossings and only the Bellandur road station is present, which has practically no bus connectivity. Some upgrades are required before introducing local trains on this route. Luckily, the authorities showed some foresight by providing a facility to have a double line on all the bridges and culverts on the line ( The bridge over the Outer Ring road already has pillars and supports for a second line). These can be used to speed up the upgrades if GoK and BBMP work sincerely.
Train number 12658 Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) station Chennai Mail, scheduled to leave Bengaluru at 10:40pm on January 11, has been rescheduled to leave at 10am on January 12. The train will continue to run at the rescheduled time till January 25. The same train scheduled to leave at 10.40pm on January 25 will leave Bengaluru on January 26 at 10 am. The train has been rescheduled on account of late running of its pairing train due to fog in north India.
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.
After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.
At last a relief for passengers