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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: 42
Number of Originating Trains: 71
Number of Terminating Trains: 72
Gubbi Thotadappa Rd, M.G. Railway Colony, Majestic, Bengaluru-560023
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 904 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Jun 20 2017 (16:24)  On World Wi-Fi Day, Google and Railways connect millions of rail users (yourstory.com)
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Jun 20 2017 (16:28)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Jun 20 2017 (16:28)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  214 news posts
The Station Wi-fi For All project run by Google for the Railways currently connects millions of passengers with internet for free. When it is expanded to 400 stations, it is touted to become the world’s largest public Wi-Fi project.
Helping the Indian Railways spread connectivity to railway stations in cities and towns and every rail passenger is Internet giant Google.
June 20 is World Wi-Fi Day and Google and RailTel have bridged the digital divide by connecting rail passengers with free Wi-Fi at 119 railway stations.
Wi-Fi For All project comes without any strings attached – it’s free and has no download limit once a user logs on using an authentication code. This is in a way also helping India bridge the digital divide.
When the project was conceived in 2015, a railway officer told YourStory that RailTel Corporation—a public sector unit and the largest neutral telecom infrastructure provider in the country owning a pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive right of way along railway tracks—used to provide the connectivity through its broadband service RailWire. But, soon, the free service ran into problems and led to many complaints. As RailTel had already tied up with Google for providing technology, the Internet giant itself took over the responsibility of providing the service.
A railway officer said,
RailTel had roped in Google as its technology partner for setting up and providing a fast Wi-Fi network covering 400 stations. As of now, passengers can log in from 119 stations. Once implemented, this will be the largest public Wi-Fi project in the world.
Now, Google’s own routers connect users at blazing speeds that enable them to download entertainment, browse through mails or even to just check if the train they are on is running on time. The Wi-Fi is available to any user with a working mobile connection on a smartphone.
How does it operate? A user can log on by going to the website railwire.co.in, entering their phone number and choosing ‘receive SMS’; an OTP is generated and the user can then get connected.
Tej Kiran, a social media marketer who used the free Wi-Fi at Yesvantpur station in Bengaluru last week said internet speed was good. “In a matter of minutes, I found that some of the videos I had received on my WhatsApp, which I was unable to open earlier, had downloaded without much effort. I was able to view many videos which would have taken a lot of time to download through my phone service provider. There is no limit too on the volume and, once connected, the user is always connected to the system,” Kiran added.
Railway officers say the speed is such that passengers waiting for a train or those on a train at some stations can use this free facility to stream high-density videos, download movies, songs, do office work online, check emails and even play games.
At some stations, there are complaints that the Wi-Fi connection gets disconnected after 30 minutes. “We found free internet was leading to non-passengers using them too. We want only genuine passengers to use them. At passing stations, trains rarely stop for 30 minutes, so we will soon have a 30-minute free limit. If the user wants to continue they will have to pay,” an officer said.
Vyoma Media founder Shriranga K. Sudhakara says that his company’s 2,000-plus screens are all currently connected on the cloud in 21 railway divisions. Vyoma Media is an ad-tech company that places advertisements dynamically for brands on TV screens fixed at rail stations that display adverts as well as social messages.
“Now with fast Wi-Fi connectivity at railway stations, we can geo-locate users and create ads based on user interests,” Sudhakara says.
June 20, 2017 is the inaugural year of World Wi-Fi Day. It is being celebrated by the Wireless Broadband Alliance, which came up with this initiative in the hope to accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world.
Its hope for connectivity charter directs attention of cities, government bodies, telephone operators, technology vendors and internet giants towards the critical influence and success of wireless connectivity in bridging the digital divide.
(With inputs from Vishal Krishna)
Jun 19 2017 (16:39)  Bengaluru has room for trains to everywhere but Kerala. (english.manoramaonline.com)
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  

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Jun 19 2017 (16:39)
Station Tag: Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)/TVC added by imaravIndian^~/436575

Jun 19 2017 (16:39)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by imaravIndian^~/436575

Jun 19 2017 (16:39)
Train Tag: Thiruvananthapuram - Bengaluru Cantt.Suvidha Express/22658 added by imaravIndian^~/436575

Jun 19 2017 (16:39)
Train Tag: Bangalore Cantt. - Thiruvananathapuram Suvidha Express/22657 added by imaravIndian^~/436575

Posted by: imaravIndian^~  133 news posts
Bengaluru has room for trains to everywhere but Kerala
Kochi: The Bengaluru Railway Division has put on the back burner a proposed train service to Thiruvananthapuram citing a lack of space at the stations, yet 35 trains have been rolled out to other destinations in the last three years.
A train between Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram was announced in the railway budget of 2014 but the service was never started. The railway honchos in Bengaluru shifted the originating station twice, saying that they were unable to fit in a new train to the
already crowded stations.
The other trains announced in 2014 have already started service, revealing the authorities' apathetic attitude towards Kerala. The Yesvantpur-Howrah A/C Express started service in January 2016, while the Yesvantpur-Katra Suvidha Express and the Yesvantpur-Jaipur trains started service in January 2015.
The South Western Railway and the Bengaluru division have started 25 express trains and 10 passengers trains between 2014 and 2017. Three of them are daily services. A Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam special train has been running for two years at the time schedule fixed for the train to Thiruvananthapuram.
The authorities who swear by a space crunch in Bengaluru started a service as late as last month. The new train from Kacheguda in Hyderabad reaches Krishnarajapuram in Bengaluru every Monday morning.
Regular passengers to Kerala suspect that the delaying tactics is a bid to help the private bus lobby to fleece the travelers to Kerala.
Here is the list of trains that began service from Bengaluru since 2014:
Hubli-Bangalore-Mysore Vishwamanava (Daily, May/17)
KR Puram-Kacheguda Spl (Weekly, May/17)
YPR-Mangalore Gomateshwara (Triweekly, Apr/17)
Yeshwantpur- Hassan Intercity (Daily, Mar/17)
Sriganganagar - Trichy Humsafar (Weekly, Feb/17)
Yeshwantpur- Howrah HumSafar (Weekly, Jan/17)
Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar (Weekly, Dec/16)
Yeshwantpur - Visakhapatnam Special (Weekly, Oct/16)
Bangalore - Shivamogga Town (Triweekly, Jan/16)
Yeshwantpur- Sambalpur Suvidha (Weekly, Jan/16)
Howrah - Yeshwantpur AC (Weekly, Jan/16)
Yeshwantpur- Tatanagar (Weekly, Feb/15)
Yeshwantpur- SMVD Katra Suvidha (Weekly, Jan/15)
Yeshwantpur- Jaipur Suvidha (Weekly, Jan/15)
Yeshwantpur- Shivamogga Town (Triweekly, Dec/14)
Mysore-Bangalore-Varanasi (Biweekly, Dec/14)
Yeshwantpur-Bikaner, (Biweekly, Dec/14)
Yeshwantpur-Harihar InterCity (Triweekly, Nov/14)
Yeshwantpur-Barmer AC (Weekly, May/14)
Yeshwantpur-Puducherry (Weekly, Mar/14)
Yeshwantpur-Lucknow (Weekly, Mar/14)
Yeshwantpur-Hyderabad Kacheguda (Triweekly, Mar/14)
Yeshwantpur-Kamakhya AC (Weekly, Feb/14)
Bengaluru–Nagercoil (Sheshadri) (Daily, Feb/14)
Bengaluru Cantt-Hatia, (Weekly, Feb/14)
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Jun 20 2017 (09:15)
imaravIndian^~   778 blog posts   314 correct pred (78% accurate)
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HYB via train is not acceptable for people. people use bus. train travel lengthier route and time consuming too

Jun 20 2017 (09:17)
imaravIndian^~   778 blog posts   314 correct pred (78% accurate)
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And regarding SBC KERALA train the point here is we need trains on sundays and fridays. rest all days even if you dont run the existing ones- other than the 3 dailies - we don't care.

Jun 20 2017 (10:04)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9715 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Bro , TVC is not acting at all.
TVC should propose the extension of NCJ SBC to KCVL, that train does not have good patronage despite providing End to end general quota. After extension , they can reduce General quota seats in Island, SBC KCVL . SO that ERS and CBE can be given more seats

Jun 20 2017 (10:05)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9715 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Not possible .
Better to route via KJM , DMM side

Jun 20 2017 (10:31)
walnutzalmondz~   764 blog posts
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its getting good patronage : even last minute travellers preferred choice especially for NCJ, TEN people

Jun 20 2017 (10:38)
walnutzalmondz~   764 blog posts
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NCJ -SBC mostly reaches SBC by 9.30 am., thats the main reason people choose last choice as this train. Most of the working people wants to reach SBC early. so private Bus Mafia earn much in NCJ/TEN-SBC route.
i understand its not possible to make all the trains to reach SBC at early morning. but railway authorities to ensure it reach on time

Jun 20 2017 (10:47)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   14044 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Jun 20 2017 (10:48)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   14044 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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once doubling completed we can see some speed up in trains leaving few free slots for long trains that time these kinds of trains will act as boon.

Jun 20 2017 (13:55)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9715 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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But current availability is differing. It shows available numerous times
9.30 AM to SBC should not be a problem since it reaches Hosur in convenient time and people can reach Electronic city very easily from HSRA.
Only for people who work in Bagmane , Manyata will find it difficult to reach

Jun 20 2017 (14:00)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9715 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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And many alight at Karur Namakkal in that.
Today also seats available in Salem to Bangalore sector in that train
Jun 19 2017 (14:31)  5 struggles faced by a Bengalurean using public transport (newsable.asianetnews.tv)
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Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  

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Jun 19 2017 (14:31)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang~/50057

Posted by: karbang~  170 news posts
Bengaluru accommodates over 8 million people and has more than 6 lakh vehicles on the road but travelling on public transport still seems to be task. From begging autorickshaw drivers, to waiting for hours, a Bengalurean relying on public transportation, has faced all of these struggles.
Lack of Suburban Railways
Though Bengaluru has a few trains that can be used locally, the lack in planning removes it of the list. South Western Railway officials say that the basic rail infrastructure around Bengaluru is not yet ready for a suburban rail system.
This is because almost half of the railway lines are yet to be doubled and electrified.
Jun 19 2017 (13:16)  TRAIN REGULATION (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Major Accidents/DisruptionsSWR/South Western  -  IR Press Release  

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Jun 19 2017 (13:16)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 19 2017 (13:16)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 19 2017 (13:16)
Train Tag: Siddhaganga InterCity Express/12726 added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 19 2017 (13:16)
Train Tag: Siddhaganga Intercity Express/12725 added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 19 2017 (13:16)
Train Tag: Siddhaganga Intercity Express/12725 added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~  125 news posts
Railway has permitted block work between Tumakuru – Nittur.As such,

1.Train No.12725, KSR Bengaluru- Dharwad Intercity Express will be regulated for 15 minutes at Mallasandra on 16.06.2017, 18.06.2017, 19.06.2017. 20.06.2017, 23.06.2017 & 25.06.2017.

No.12725, KSR Bengaluru- Dharwad Intercity Expresswill be regulated for 45 minutes enroute Chikka Banavara - Tumakuru on 26.06.2017, 30.06.2017, 02.07.2017, 03.07.2017,07.07.2017 & 09.07.2017.
Jun 18 2017 (13:43)  SUBURBAN RAIL IS A HIT WITH TECHIES IN BENGALURU (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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Jun 18 2017 (13:43)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 18 2017 (13:43)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 18 2017 (13:43)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Jun 18 2017 (13:43)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~  125 news posts
Train ridership is going up slowly but steadily as Bengalureans start leaving their cars home
All eyes will be on Namma Metro from Sunday as it connects the four corners of the city. Some 4 lakh people are expected to take the Metro and experts say traffic will come down by around 15-20 per cent. This is really great news for Bengaluru. And there’s more.
Away from the glare of the air-conditioned underground stations and spanking new cars, Metro’s poor country cousin – suburban rail – has been quietly sweating it out and
slowly but steadily gaining in popularity.
This sea change defies all logic. It just shouldn’t have been; most of the train timings don’t suit office-goers, approach roads to stations are a nightmare at most places and stations hardly have any facilities to write home about. Yet, Bengalureans are going out of their way to patronize the suburban trains.
MS Vinugopal works as a project manager with a multinational software company. Bangalore Mirror caught up with him at Carmelaram station when he was boarding a train to work. “My back pains have gone and even the cost incurred for traveling to work has come down drastically. I get to spend more time with my family by avoiding the city’s chaotic traffic bottlenecks that have become synonymous with the city’s tech corridors of Bellandur, Electronics City, Hebbal and Yeshvanthpur.”
Vinugopal switched jobs over two months back. He now works out of Manyata Tech Park; for eight years he worked in Bellandur at a company located in RMZ Ecoworld. He bought a house in Bellandur as he wanted to stay close to his workplace. Yet, he had to leave home by 8 for his shift that began at 10.30 am; and the drive to office took a toll on his health.
“A month back, I learned about Carmelaram station while reading a story on suburban trains and train timings in Bangalore Mirror. Now I take the 9:15 am train that connects three major tech parks along the Hosur-Yeshvantpur railway line. It takes me less than 40 minutes to reach my office in Manyata Tech Park which has good connectivity with Banaswadi Railway Station. This has helped me work better and my stress levels have come down as I don’t have to drive to work,” he said.
Footfalls have increased at the Carmelaram station (located on Gunjr-Doddakannelli Road, off Sarjapur Road) and the Bellandur Road railway station in the past few weeks. Not just techies, but people residing around the city’s tech corridors like Whitefield, Sarjapur, Bellandur and Hebbal have started using these lesser known stations either to get to Bangalore Central or Yeshvanthpur to catch long distance trains, or to get to these stations for a shorter onward journey towards their workplace in a cab.
Sample this: In 2015, hardly anybody boarded the train from Carmelaram station. Today, an average of 2,000 people take the train from this station every day (it could just be due to the summer vacations but we like to be optimistic).
Abhigna S, HR manager with a software company said, “Earlier I use to take the office cab from my home in Sarjapur to my office in Hebbal. My husband’s office is on outer ring road near Sarjapur and hence we bought a house there. It was getting difficult for me to maintain a work-life balance due to the commute. I used to start at 9 am and reach office after a couple of hours on the road. The return journey used to be just as hectic.
“Two months back, I got to know from a friend about the Carmelaram station. It was within walking distance from my house. The train timings suited me just fine and now I reach office in 35 minutes. The journey is quite safe as many women working in the tech corridor travel by train.”
Trainspotters, a group on messaging app Telegram, has around 2,000 members who update train timings and other details through animal emojis. Bangalore Mirror caught up with some of them when it boarded a “dog” train from Carmelaram station.
Krish Hanumanthu, an entrepreneur, said: “I am still struggling to get a hang of the group because I am new to train travel. But people who know it well get ready according to the time being flashed on the group, grab their breakfast and walk into the station just in time to catch the train. I don’t think travelling could get any better.”
Shashank Gowda, assistant manager with a software company said, “I shifted to Bengaluru from Hyderabad a month back and am currently staying with my brother who works at ITPL and stays in Bellandur. I started taking the train to my office in Manyata Tech Park. Now I have put plans to shifting to Hebbal on the back burner.”
Sanjeev V Dyamannavar from Praja RAAG, an advocacy group that has been pushing for suburban rail, said, “The buzz around the suburban railway network is making trains a preferred mode of transportation among techies. This mass mode of transport will help curb traffic and pollution.”
There has been quite a bit of lip service from the government on the suburban rail network but no real change on the ground. The Centre and Karnataka governments are at loggerheads over the funding pattern — the draft policy suggests that the Centre and state pay 20 per cent each and the rest be raised from the market with the State standing guarantor. Karnataka, however, wants a 50:50 funding pattern. Till this issue is resolved, there won’t be any fundamental change in the suburban rail network.
Like most other things in Bengaluru, techies will just have to find a way out for themselves.
Ipe Walliaveetil, who works with an NGO, said: “Not much has been done on the suburban railway frontier. Barring a few trains, not all run on time. If this can be checked, then train travel will attract more passengers. Also, the state government should work on providing better last mile connectivity from stations like Banaswadi, Byapannahalli and Hebbal.
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