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ಕ್ರಾಂತಿವೀರ ಸಂಗೊಳ್ಳಿ ರಾಯಣ್ಣ (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ)     क्रान्तिवीर संगोल्लि रायाण्ण (बेंगलुरु स्टेशन)
[Majestic/City Railway Station]

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 10
Number of Halting Trains: 38
Number of Originating Trains: 72
Number of Terminating Trains: 73
Gubbi Thotadappa Rd, M.G. Railway Colony, Majestic, Bengaluru-560023
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 906 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Feb 21 2017 (13:02)  Going to Mars was way, way cheaper (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 294443   Blog Entry# 2173132     
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Feb 21 2017 (13:02)
Station Tag: Shravanabelagola/SBGA added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Feb 21 2017 (13:02)
Station Tag: Nelamangala/NMGA added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Feb 21 2017 (13:02)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Feb 21 2017 (13:02)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1172 news posts
Bengaluru-Hassan rail line took 21 years to be completed and cost almost Rs 1,300 crore, three times the cost of launching ISRO's Mars mission
One must congratulate all the Railways ministers of India and the governments of Karnataka between 1996 and 2017 for the completion of the Hassan-Bengaluru broad gauge line via Shravanabelagola.
However, it took almost 21 years to complete and cost of the project was four times the initial sanctioned amount due to delay in implementation. The safety inspection was conducted recently, and commercial operations may begin soon.
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website of the South Western Railways pegs the total cost of 167-km line at Rs 1,289.92 of crore, three times the cost of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (Rs 450 crore).
The railway line was the dream project of former prime minister HD Devegowda, who represents the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency.
The line was sanctioned during his stint as prime minister in 1996-97 with an initial estimated cost of Rs 295 crore, as per the original sanctioned pink book cost.
However, the final cost went up as much as four times of that estimation.
According to the pink book, 8 km of tracks was to be constructed per year with each kilometer costing Rs7.72 crore.
Of the total 167 km of the total project length, the 44 km track between Hassan and Shravanabelagola was commissioned in 2006 during Mahamastakabhishekha of Bahubali, and work between Nelamangala and Chikkabanavara (off Bengaluru) of 14 km was completed in 2013 (a total of 58 km for both work) and took 17 years.
On calculation, it comes out that a shocking 0.30 km of work per year was done in these two stretches.
Railways sources told BM that the commissioner for railway safety has conducted a statutory inspection of the section from Nelamangala to Shravanabelagola between February 6 and 10, including speed run trial which shows a possible 120 km per hour speed.
The sections from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Station (KSR), Bengaluru and Nelamangala on the one end, and Hassan and Shravanabelagola on the other end have already been commissioned for passenger traffic.
The remaining stretch from Nelamangala to Shravanabelagola will be started after authorisation by the commissioner for railway safety, probably by the end of this month.
Speaking on the delay,rail expert Sanjeev V Dyamannanavar said, “The cost got escalated due to Karnataka government's failure to acquire land in required time. Another reason for the delay was the alignment issues. Initially, the railway line was to pass through Vijay Mallya owned stud farm. However, following objections, Railways decided to go for re-alignment to save the stud farm. However, the farmers who were about to lose the land due to the re-alignment then approached court which ruled in their favour and directed the court to go for the alignment over Kunigal stud farm. At least five years was lost in this.Now, to recover the huge investment, the Railways have to convert Hassan into a railway hub by running trains from different parts of the state, otherwise it would become a non-profitable line like the Chikkamagaluru-Kadur or ChikkaballapurKolar lines. Even the freight traffic should be routed to Mangaluru port using Hassan railway line.“
It may also be recalled as to how Hassan-Shravanabelagola train service was operational in 2007 itself and there was a night train from Shravanabelogala to Bengaluru via Hassan and Arasikere. The train would leave Shravanabelagola in the night and reach Bengaluru in the morning (while the road route would take a couple of hours) and subsequently the train was discontinued.
Tunnel thrill
Adding to the glory of the track between Bengaluru and Mangaluru, the line will have a tunnel constructed at Marur village in Biskur forest area between Nelamangala and Kunigal. The passengers will be enthralled to travel in tunnel that is almost 30 metres below the ground level. The tunnel will be one kilometer long in an area where the forest is not so dense. It will be the closest rail tunnel to Bengaluru.
Distance and journey time reduced
The take-off point for the new line is Chikbanavar on Bengaluru-Tumakuru BG line. Chikbanavar is 13 kms from KSR Bengaluru City Railway station.The distance from Chikbanavar to Nelamangala is 14 km. Two pairs of trains are currently running between KSR Bengaluru City and Nelamangala.
The much awaited line will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and Hassan by 50 km via Arsikere and about 87 km via Mysuru. With distance being reduced, the journey time between these two junctions will be reduced by one hour. The passengers commuting to Mangaluru will also enjoy the benefit of distance being reduced by 50 km via Arsikere and 107 km via Mysuru.
This is a cost sharing project between the government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways.
Blame game on for Whitefield-Kolar railway line project
The Whitefield-Kolar railway line is all set to take the route of Hassan-Bengaluru railway line via Shravanabelagola, as it seems it is going to take a long time to be completed and the initial estimate costs might go through the roof.
The railway line of 52 km between Whitefield and Kolar was sanctioned in the 2011-12 Railways budget for Rs 343 crore, with a cost sharing system between Indian Railways and the government of Karnataka.
The project is likely to take decades to finish as the physical progress of the project is shown as `Nil' on the Railways website.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer (construction), Bangalore Railway Division said, “There has not been any progress as the state government still has not allotted the required land of 831 acres.“
Ministers at the helm
During the railway budget years between 1996 and 2017, Railways got 15 ministers, with Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar taking charge twice
Two ministers from Karnataka, Mallikarjuna Kharge and DV Sadananda Gowda, have also taken charge as Railways ministers during this period

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Yesterday (14:49)
srinivasvasanthi   3630 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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National Highways faces mostly no land problems and completed their works in time .

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Yesterday (14:53)
A good day ahead~   2335 blog posts
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Roads typically do not have any problem with sharp curves, gradients etc. So they are quite flexible and land acquisition is usually not a problem for them as they can have any random alignment. Railways have very stringent requirement on curves, gradients, soil quality etc. So, land acquisition is a very big problem for them as the alignment cannot change much from the design.

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Yesterday (14:57)
जब जागो तभी सवेरा~   7789 blog posts   118 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Aisa nahi hai Bhai.

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Yesterday (15:56)
deepakyerr~   779 blog posts
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NH too face land acquisitions like railways and are not completed in time. They too take 1-2 yrs for land acquisitions and project competition takes 36-48 months though the stipulated time is 30months after handing over land. Total project will take 60 months and cost overruns.

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Foamer~   1243 blog posts
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Random alignment? The 4 lane and 6 lane roads eliminate as many curves as possible, hence travel at 100Kmph or more is possible. The ghat sections too are eliminated as much as possible. They too have stringent standards to adhere to. There is lot more agitations during land acquisition for NHs than railways.

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Foamer~   1243 blog posts
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In this 20 years you talk of, 5 years NDA 1 was in power, 2.5 years this govt. And in KA too they were in power for more than 5 years.
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Yes let's see if this govt. completes the GC of remaining stretches in TN. And after GC how many trains they will ply?
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was during this govt. GC of Pollachi-Palakkad was completed and we have seen how many trains ply now.....

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A good day ahead~   2335 blog posts
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My mistake, 'random' was probably not a very good choice of words here. :)
I meant that the engineering restrictions for roads and road vehicles are somewhat more relaxed than that of train routes. Curves can be banked, and larger gradients can be dealt with more effectively than that of a railway track where no such flexibility exists. Roads can be banked to higher angles, and can deal with much larger gradients easily while still maintaining the high speed requirements. So, minor realignments etc are technically as problematic for roads as they are for rails.
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My comments were mostly about the engineering aspects only. It's not by any means a conclusive statement.
Feb 18 2017 (15:31)  Short-distance passengers to get reservation in few trains (m.timesofindia.com)
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Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 294233     
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Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Train Tag: Gol Gumbaz Express/16536 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Train Tag: Gol Gumbaz Express/16535 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Train Tag: Hampi Express/16592 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 18 2017 (15:31)
Train Tag: Hampi Express/16591 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: Muzzammil Cool  9 news posts
HUBBALI: Short-distance passengers can travel in sleeper class in some trains without making a reservation.
In a bid to provide comfortable travel experience to short distance passengers, South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to de-reserve certain coaches in seven express trains. Accordingly, now passengers can buy unreserved journey tickets and commute in these earmarked sleeper coaches in the notified section.
This has been done for trains having poor patronage in selected sections during day time for comfort of unreserved passengers. For such de-reserved coaches, reservation facility has been disabled, after prescribed stations, to
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avoid any inconvenience to reserved passengers.
Assistant Commercial Manager (HQ) of SWR N Rajkumar has issued order to all three divisions and commuters have been got this facility in different routes of SWR zonal over 31 coaches. He said that earmarking of sleeper coaches as 'Unreserved Second Class' over identified trains and distance of Hubballi, Bengaluru and Mysuru divisions to accommodate substantial volume of passengers by some routes has implemented from February 16. 'By this initiative, we have met long pending demand of unreserved sleeper class from the commuters' he added.
Rajkumar shared that they have conducted proper study and assessed the six month's data before declaring unreserved sleeper coaches. `For example Hosapete to Hubballi in Hampi Express train met good response from commuters; most of passengers had been travelled in sleeper coaches, because those coachers were empty and normal coaches used to see huge crowed. We have selected 7 express trains for this new scheme for comfortable journey of them' he asserted.
He further clarified, ` Passengers travelling in other than prescribed coaches will have to pay the difference of fare between the two classes. If they travel in coaches declared as `unreserved sleeper', they need not pay single paisa between given section of trains. For instance, if an unreserved passenger travels board in S-1 coach of train number: 16591, he has to pay difference amount. If travels in coaches from S-6 to S-9 in same train between Hubballi-Hosapete section, he need not pay any additional amount. Even season ticket holders can also travel in such prescribed coaches of prescribed trains between notified section'.
'We had demanded many times to declare some sleeper coaches as unreserved for comfortable journey, now SWR has responded to our demand and has taken good decision through declaring four sleeper coaches as unreserved recently' expressed Babulal Jain, Member of Hubballi Zonal Railway Users Committee.
Feb 16 2017 (08:54)  Government urged to run suburban train to Whitefield under Phase 1 (www.deccanherald.com)
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Posted by: karbang  48 news posts
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 16 2017 (08:50)  Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway (www.deccanherald.com)
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Posted by: karbang  48 news posts
The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved a detailed project report prepared by RITES for implementing 440 km of suburban rail network for Bengaluru.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the project is estimated cost Rs 10,949 crore. The plan is to have a suburban rail network between Bengaluru and Mandya, Bengaluru and Yeshwantpur, Yeshwantpur and Tumakuru, Yeshwantpur and Yelahanka, Yelahanka and Baiyappanahalli, Yelahanka and Chikkaballapur, Yelahanka and Doddaballapur, Bengaluru and Bang­arpet and Kunigal and Soladevanahalli.
He, however, refused to disclose how the government is planning to mobilise
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funds for the project. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to lease out BBMP property measuring 50x28 sq ft in Agrahara Dasarahalli to Sri Muneswara Temple Trust for 30 years.
Other desicions
*Procuring medical equip­m­e­nt and furniture for various government-run health institutions at a cost of Rs 22 cr
*Upgrading tertiary cancer care centre in Mandya at a cost of Rs 56.18 crore
*Construction of Basav­esh­wara museum at Kudalasan­gama in Bagalkot district and taking up developmental works at Basavana Bagewadi at a cost of Rs 44.94 crore
*Providing free laptops to SC/ST students in first grade colleges (for first year students), government polytechnics and engineering colleges
*Withdrawing all police cases filed against farmers agita­t­ing over the Mahadayi iss­u­e
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: Muzzammil Cool  9 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.
Feb 07 2017 (13:08)  ress Release No.191, SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY GETS 15.88% MORE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Kadur Junction/DRU added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Yalvigi/YLG added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Gadag Junction/GDG added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Chitradurga/CTA added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Dharmavaram Junction/DMM added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Rayadurg Junction/RDG added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Chikjajur Junction/JRU added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Posted by: Ballari Express~  34 news posts
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No.191 Dt. 3-02-2017
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY GETS 15.88% MORE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS
South Western Railway gets 15.88%more allocation of funds to various projects during
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2017-18 than the previous year said Shri A.K. GUPTA, General Manager.He was sharing the Union budget announcements with the media at Rail Soudha, Hubballi.
We can complete electrification work of whole South Western Railway within a period of ten years he answered to a query. Three agencies are working for the completion, he added.
The details of funds allocation to various projects of South Western Railway as follows:-
New Works Included in the Budget 2017-18
New line sanctioned
Project
Length
(In Km)
Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
Gadag-Yalvigi
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640
New line identified under Capital investment programme to be taken up as Joint Venture with State Govt.
Project
Length
(In Km)
Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
Shimoga-Shikaripura-Ranibennur
98
1700
Electrification Works sanctioned
S. No.
Project
Length
(In Km)
Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
1
ChikBanavar-Hubli
456
551.6
2
Chikjajur-Bellary
184
165.6
3
Gadag-Hotgi
284
341.72
4
Bengaluru-Omalur via Hosur
196
152.83
Total
1120
1211.75
Survey for New line:
S. No.
Name of Project
Length
(Km)
1
Badami-Yelburga via Gajendragarh
53
2
Alamatti-Koppal
125
3
Dharmavaram-Bellari
120
4
Bidar-Nanded
157
5
Swamihalli-Rayadurga
45
6
Hassan-Belur-Chikmaglur-Sringeri-Shimoga
150
7
Hindupur-Chitradurga
132
8
Challakere-Hiriyur-Huliyar-Chikkanayakanahalli-Turuvekere- Channarayapattana
200
9
Thalassery-Mysore
300
Survey for third line
Project
Length
(Km)
Whitefield-Bangarpet 3rd line
47
New ROB/RUBs/Subways Sanctioned
No. of ROBs
No. of RUBs
Subways
Total
Total Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
5
3
15
23
193.08
ROB:
S. No.
In Lieu of
Between Stations
Section
1
LC No.3.
Hassan & Sakleshpur
Hassan-Mangalore
2
LC No. 5
Mysuru& Belagola of
Mysuru –Arsikere
3
LC No.31
Krishnarajanagar & Hosa Agrahara
Mysuru –Arsikere
4
LC No. 51
Akkihebbalu & Mandagere
Mysuru –Arsikere
5
LC No.84
Bijapur-Minchnal
Bijapur - Hotgi
RUB:
S. No.
In Lieu of
Between Stations
Sections
1
LC No.9
Yelhanka &Chennasandrastation
Baiyyappanahali –Dharmavaram
2
LC No. 1
Mysuru&Ashokpuram
Mysuru – Chamarajanagar
3
LC No. 78
Holenarasipura & Mavinkere
Mysuru – Arsikere
Subway
S. No.
In Lieu of LC
Section
1
LC No 202,208 and 211 (Total 3 Nos)
Gooty – Wadi
2
LCNo. 16,18,59,83,111,115 & 118 (total 7 no.s )
Birur – Talguppa
3
LC No.17, 37, 63,89 & 91(total 5 no.s )
Chikjajur – Rayadurga
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SWR - Pink Book 2017-18 - Plan Head wise Outlay 2017-18 and comparison with previous two years
Sl.no
plan Head No.
Name of the plan head
Grant
for 2015-16
Grant
for 2016-17
Grant
for 2017-18
1
11
New Lines (Construction)
162.29
394.88
331.80
2
14
Gauge Conversion
9.52
8.91
5.00
3
15
Doubling
592.94
1407.81
1629.60
4
16
Traf.Facilities
30.39
20.71
59.10
5
21
Rolling Stock
86.40
17.06
15.32
6
29
Road Safety Works (LC)
11.43
19.42
19.21
7
30
Road Saftey Works ROB/RUB
160.12
165.95
207.78
8
31
Track Renewal
180.97
255.54
386.01
9
32
Bridge Works
34.72
28.72
28.50
10
33
S&T works
30.98
31.95
51.52
11
36
Other Electrical Works
4.16
2.47
10.91
12
53
Passenger Amenities
57.58
42.63
39.59
Total for all Plan Heads
1670.64
2738.85
3174

** There is an increase of 89.21% in the outlay for 2017-18 (Project works) when compared to the outlay of 2015-16
** There is an increase of 15.88% in the outlay for 2017-18 (Project works) when compared to the outlay of 2016-17
** For the year 2016-17 an amount of Rs.445.14 crores was allotted under Safety Fund
** An amount or Rs. 724.26 crores has been allotted under Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh for the year 2017-18
Budget Allocation for 2017-18 of new line projects over SWR
Detailsof New Line over SWR
S.No
New Line
Kms
Rs. In Cr.
1
Kottur- Harihar
65
8
2
Kadur- Sakleshpur
93
70
3
Hassan- Bengaluru via Shravanabelgola
166
129.5
4
Hubballi - Ankola
167
9.95
5
SBC- Satyamangalam
260
21
6
Raidurg- Tumkuru via Kadur
213
182
7
Bagalkot- Kudachi
142
90
8
Tumkur-Chitradurg-Davengere
199.7
130
9
Whitefield- Kolar
52.9
10.5
10
Shimoga town- Harihar
78.66
10.5
11
Chikballapur- Putupurthy-Sathya sai Prashanti
Nilayam
103
0.1
12
Gadag- Wadi
252
190
13
Shrinivaspura- Madanapalli
75
0.1
14
Chickballapur - Gowribidanur
44
0.1
15
Marikuppam-Kuppam
23.7
15
Budget allocation for 2017-18 Doubling Works over SWR
Sl
Kms.
Rs. In Cr.
1
Whitefield-Bangarapet-Kuppam
81.21
0.5
2
Bangalore-Whitefield-Bangalore City-Krishnarajapuram Quadrupling
23.08
1
3
Dharwad-Kambarganvi
26.68
10
4
Hubli-Hebsur
17.17
3
5
Arsikere-Birur - Patch doubling
44.28
1
6
Ramanagaram-Mysore
91.5
12
7
Yeswanthpur-Yelahanka - Doubling with overhead equipment
12.07
4
8
Yelahanka-Chennasandra - Doubling with overhead equipment
12.89
3
9
Birur-Shivani - Patch doubling
28.67
2
10
Hosadurga Road-Chikjajur - Patch doubling
28.89
4
11
Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat-Vasco da Gama
352.28
250
12
Shivani-Hosadurga Road
9.98
2
13
Toranagallu - Ranjithpura
22.9
0.1
14
Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag
284
344
15
Yalahanka-Penukonda
120.53
120
16
Hubli - Chikjajur
190
200
17
Arsikere - Tumkur
96
140
18
Birur - Shimoga
60
2
(E.Vijaya)
Chief Public Relations Officer
Hubballi
Jan 30 2017 (07:18)  Maintenance work at Platform No. 6. (www.thehindu.com)
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Jan 30 2017 (07:18)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by rdb*^/69261

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Owing to on-going maintenance work at Platform No. 6, KSR Railway station, Bengaluru, the following trains will run from other platforms instead of Platform No. 6 from January 29 till February 27.
The Chamarajanagar - Tirupathi Fast passenger (56213) will arrive at and depart from Platform No. 7. The Mysuru - Chennai weekly Express (22681) (Wednesday) will arrive at and depart from Platform No.5. The Bangarpet - Bengaluru Express (16521) will arrive at Platform No. 7. The Bengaluru - Mysuru passenger (56264) will depart from Platform No. 7. The Sainagar Shirdi - Mysuru weekly Express (16218) will arrive and depart from Platform No. 5, according to a release.
Jan 27 2017 (09:13)  Technology to detect broken rails being tested (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Jan 27 2017 (09:13)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Jan 27 2017 (09:13)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  48 news posts
BENGALURU: In order to detect rail fractures that cause accidents, a trial run is being undertaken by North Central Railway along 25km of railway track after some distance from a railway station, said Sanjiv Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore Railway Division.
Briefing newspersons after a Humsafar train (fully 3-tier AC) was flagged off by Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda from Platform 6 of the Yeshwantpur railway station on Thursday, Agarwal said that the rails running for a short distance from all railway stations in the country have an inbuilt capacity to detect rail fractures.
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any problem occurrs on the rails, it sends an alert message to the panel of the railway station master not to permit running of trains,” he said.
However, this detection stops at the end of the station when the last signal from the station is covered.
“A trial run is presently being undertaken in North Central Railway for 25km from the last signal point to assess if rail fractures can be detected. If the tests succeed, it could be a game changer in minimising accidents caused by such fractures,” he said. It could be emulated across the country, the DRM added.
Asked if any specific safety measures were being adopted by the Bangalore Railway Division in the light of frequent train derailments, Lakshman Singh, Senior Divisional Engineer (Co-ordination), said that the Division constantly undertakes patrolling along railway tracks.
Sadananda Gowda flagged off the Humsafar train from Platform 6 of Yeshwantpur station at 9.55am. The Yeshwantpur-Howrah Express (Train no. 22888) will depart at 9.55am on Thursdays and reach Howrah at 6.30pm on Fridays.
The Howrah-Yeshwantpur Express (Train no. 22887) will at 12.40pm on Tuesdays and arrive at Yeshwantpur at 9.35pm on Wednesdays.
The cost of a ticket will be `1,945. The train with a seating capacity of 1,152 will have a hot buffet car. Following the inauguration, the Yeshwantpur-Howrah Superfast Special operating presently stands cancelled.

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Jan 27 2017 (15:24)
Kishor*^~   4571 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Only enemies teach us to defend ourselves !
Had the sabotage makers not indulged in such acts ... govt would not have cared a bit or Forsaw that such things are must !
Jan 27 2017 (09:11)  Bangalore Railway Division comes out with a wishlist for Centre (www.newindianexpress.com)
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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  48 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   1084 blog posts   108 correct pred (85% 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   1084 blog posts   108 correct pred (85% 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.....
Jan 23 2017 (03:01)  President okays Change in Rules for Rail Budget merger (www.railnews.in)
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Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Jammu Tawi/JAT added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Chandigarh Junction/CDG added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Dehradun/DDN added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Bhopal Junction/BPL added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Jaipur Junction/JP added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Jan 23 2017 (03:01)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~/1171967

Posted by: हमारी भूल कमल का फूल~  22 news posts
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has approved changes in government rules to allow merger of rail budget with the central budget.
The Department of Economic Affairs has been entrusted with the work relating to preparation of central budget including rail budget, as per a recent order issued by Cabinet Secretariat.
Earlier, the department was looking after the preparation of budget other than the railway.
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President has given nod to amend Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 in this regard and the department will now prepare both the budgets.
The Union Cabinet had in September last year approved certain landmark budgetary reforms relating to the merger of railway budget with the general budget from 2017-18 onwards.
The presentation of separate railway budget started in 1924, and has continued after independence as a convention rather than under Constitutional provisions.
The Cabinet had also given nod for advancement of the date of budget presentation from the last day of February. The government will present the Union budget 2017-18 on February 1.
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