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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: 40
Number of Originating Trains: 72
Number of Terminating Trains: 72
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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Mar 23 2017 (08:43)  Hyderabad–Mahbubnagar track doubling works from Saturday (www.thehansindia.com)
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News Entry# 297254   Blog Entry# 2207548     
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Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Karimnagar/KRMR added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Morthad/MRTD added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Lingamguntla/LIN added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Nizamabad Junction/NZB added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Medchal/MED added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Bolarum/BMO added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Malkajgiri Junction/MJF added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Secunderabad Junction/SC added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Hyderabad Kacheguda/KCG added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Falaknuma/FM added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Umdanagar/UR added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Mahbubnagar Town Halt/MHBT added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Mahbubnagar/MBNR added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Train Tag: Bodhan - Mahbubnagar Passenger/57474 added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Train Tag: Kacheguda - Mahbubnagar DEMU/77671 added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Train Tag: Mahbubnagar Mirzapalli Passenger/57448 added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Mar 23 2017 (08:43)
Train Tag: Kacheguda Mahbubnagar Passenger/57447 added by Shiek Kaleem~/1676605

Posted by: Shiek Kaleem~  1 news posts
TRS MP and its Parliamentary Party Leader, A P Jithender Reddy, here on Wednesday, said that the work on the Hyderabad-Mahbubnagar Railway Line Doubling project and electrification at a cost of Rs 774 crore would begin on March 25.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu would lay the foundation stone for the project by remote control from Hyderabad.
Disclosing this to the media, Jithender Reddy said on Wednesday that the doubling work could be extended up to Benguluru later. Work on the present stretch would be completed in two-and-a-half years.
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line would be of great help to the people travelling from Mahbubnagar everyday to Hyderabad. Similarly, an e-Postal Passport office would be inaugurated in Mahbubnagar on March 31. 
He hailed the developmental works undertaken by the KCR led TRS government and said there was multipronged development in the State and it was racing towards the goals of 'Bangaru Telangana'.
In a separate statement, TRS MP K Kavitha's office informed media that the Morthad-Nizamabad Railway line would become operational on March 25.

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Shiek Kaleem~   96 blog posts
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Yes it is just laying foundation.
Mar 23 2017 (03:46)  शताब्दी एक्सप्रैस में परोसी दाल से आई बदबू, हंगामा (punjab.punjabkesari.in)
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Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Lucknow Junction NER/LJN added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Amethi/AME added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Old Delhi Junction/DLI added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Jalandhar City Junction/JUC added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Station Tag: Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Train Tag: New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express/12013 added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Train Tag: Gatimaan Express/12050 added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Train Tag: Bhopal Habibganj - New Delhi Shatabdi Express/12001 added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express/12007 added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Lucknow Jn Swarn Shatabdi Express/12004 added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Mar 23 2017 (03:46)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express/12029 added by भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल/1668362

Posted by: भारतीय रेल के लिए मोदी राज है नर्क काल  9 news posts
जालंधर(गुलशन): नई दिल्ली से चलकर अमृतसर की ओर जाने वाली शताब्दी एक्सप्रैस (12013) के सी-5 कोच के यात्रियों ने घटिया खाना परोसने पर ट्रेन के अंदर शिकायत पुस्तिका में शिकायत दर्ज की।

शताब्दी के सी-5 कोच में सफर कर रहे डा. हिमांशु वालिया व उनकी माता मीनाक्षी वालिया ने बताया कि शताब्दी में उन्हें जो खाना परोसा गया वह बेहद ही घटिया क्वालिटी का था। खाने में दी गई दाल से बदबू आ रही थी। उन्होंने कहा कि उनके अलावा अन्य यात्रियों ने खाने को लेकर ट्रेन स्टाफ को जानकारी
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दी लेकिन कोई सुनवाई नहीं हुई। इस दौरान कोच में सवार यात्रियों ने ट्रेन के स्टाफ से शिकायत रजिस्टर की मांग की और उसमें शिकायत दर्ज की।

डा. हिमांशु ने कहा कि शताब्दी एक्सप्रैस एक अति विशिष्ट ट्रेन है। ऐसी ट्रेन में घटिया खाना मिलना बड़े अफसोस की बात है। उन्होंने कहा कि अगर यात्री रेलवे को पूरा किराया देते हैं तो बदले में यात्रियों को पूरी सुविधा भी मिलनी चाहिए। उल्लेखनीय है कि शताब्दी एक्सप्रैस में आए दिन खाने को लेकर शिकायतें सुनने को मिल रही हैं लेकिन कई बार शिकायतें दर्ज होने के बावजूद कोई कार्रवाई नहीं हो रही। रेलवे चाहे यात्रियों को बेहतर सुविधाएं देने के लाख वायदे कर रहा हो लेकिन जमीनी हकीकत कुछ और ही है। गौर हो कि पिछले दिनों इसी ट्रेन के यात्रियों ने स्टाफ द्वारा नींबू पानी न सप्लाई करने पर खूब हंगामा किया था और इस बाबत शिकायत भी दर्ज करवाई थी।
Mar 19 2017 (19:01)  Yeshwantpur-Hassan Intercity Express on new line on March 26 (www.deccanherald.com)
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Mar 19 2017 (19:01)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by karbang~/50057

Mar 19 2017 (19:01)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang~/50057

Posted by: karbang~  135 news posts
Trains are set to chug on the new Chikbanavar-Hassan railway line with the railways setting March 26 as tentative date for the inauguration of the Yeshwantpur-Hassan intercity express.
South Western Railway officials said former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will flag off the train. However, the programme is yet to be finalised.
The direct line will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and Hassan from 259 km (via Arsikere) to 172 km. Work on the line started 19 years ago and the railways missed many deadlines
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due to problems associated with land acquisition.
The 179.28 km new line passes through Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur and Shravanabelagola. The project was sanctioned in 1997 when Deve Gowda was prime minister.
In 2010, the state government agreed to share half of the project’s cost to expedite the work. The project took a major step forward after Siddaramaiah succeeded in getting the Kunigal stud farm acquired for laying the track.
Mar 18 2017 (23:02)  13 more railway stations in Karnataka to get Wi-fi by March 2018 (m.timesofindia.com)
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Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
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Mar 18 2017 (23:02)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

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

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

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

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

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  18 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.
Mar 17 2017 (08:39)  Suburban rail: Allocation, MoU fuel hope of project taking off (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Mar 17 2017 (08:40)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang~/50057

Posted by: karbang~  135 news posts
BENGALURU: Over the last decade, though budgetary allocations have been made for suburban rail in the city every year, nothing much changed in reality. However, there appears a sliver of hope this time, with the South Western Railway saying some basic work can begin soon.
The only thing that differentiates this year's budgetary allocation from the past is that it's coming in the backdrop of an MoU entered into by the state government and the Railways in January, detailing the project.
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begin work on a large-scale until a special purpose vehicle (SPV) is created for the project. Prakash Mandoth, member of the zonal railway users' consultative committee (ZRUCC), said, "Until the SPV is created and a company is formed by the state and the Railways to execute the project, like it's being done for Metro in all cities, we shouldn't expect too much from the announcement."
However, the Bengaluru division of the South Western Railways (SWR) says there are ways to start replacing 27 existing suburban trains and build the coaching terminal/maintenance shed for suburban trains in Banaswadi. Sanjiv Kumar Agarwal, division railway manager (DRM) of Bengaluru said: "In the MoU it was decided that a committee comprising all stakeholders will be formed. The committee will have powers to initiate some of the basic works required to take up the project before the formation of the company."
Accordingly, he said, works like procurement of the 27 mainline electric multiple units (MEMU) rakes to replace the old diesel-run engines can be initiated. "We had already requested Rs 360 crore in funds to replace old rakes. And with the allocation, 27 rakes will be replaced. We will decide on floating the tender to procure these sets of trains, once the fund is deposited in the Railways' account," Agarwal added.
PROBLEM POINT
However, one crucial bottleneck to the project is yet to be resolved. The draft policy on suburban rail suggests that the Centre and state pay 20% each and the rest be loans with the state as the guarantor. The Siddaramaiah government, however, has suggested that the funding pattern be 50:50. The two stakeholders are yet to resolve this issue.
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* According to a RITES study, the suburban railway system will connect places within Bengaluru and its suburbs (between 30 and 100km from city)
* Estimated to ferry 25 lakh people by 2030
* At present SWR ferries 1.5 lakh people around Bengaluru
* There are 61 stations within 100km of Bengaluru

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Mar 17 2017 (08:40)
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FOR BETTER CONNECTIVITY
* According to a RITES study, the suburban railway system will connect places within Bengaluru and its suburbs (between 30 and 100km from city)
* Estimated to ferry 25 lakh people by 2030
* At present SWR ferries 1.5 lakh people around Bengaluru
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There are 61 stations within 100km of Bengaluru

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Mar 17 2017 (11:26)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4105 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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This is must to de-congest roads and traffic on small roads.
Mar 15 2017 (15:07)  What does the budget have for Bengaluru? (www.thehindu.com)
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Mar 15 2017 (15:07)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang~/50057

Posted by: karbang~  135 news posts
The 2017-18 budget lays focus on improving road network, giving fillip to public transport and pedestrian safety facilities in Bengaluru.
The budget has earmarked ₹ 345 crore for implementation of Phase – I of suburban rail and has announced the addition of 3000 new buses to BMTC. Out of the 3000 buses, 1500 new buses will be purchased by BMTC through loans to be repaid by the state government and the remaining 1500 buses will be procured on a lease basis. The budget has also announced 150 electric buses and introduction of cycle as a means of transport in the city soon. The government has announced that it intends to make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital in the country.

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Mar 15 2017 (15:07)
karbang~   94 blog posts
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The budget has earmarked ₹ 345 crore for implementation of Phase – I of suburban rail

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a2z~   358 blog posts
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Now we can expect some concrete steps towards introduction of suburban trains in Bengaluru

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Mar 15 2017 (16:30)
jaipath   7 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Last year also 200 crore was earmarked for Bangalore suburban railways which was not utilized. First GoK and IR need come to a consensus on on cost-sharing.The State has requested a 50:50 cost-sharing ratio for the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which will co-ordinate the execution of the suburban rail project. In its draft policy, the Ministry has proposed equity sharing of 20 per cent by both Union and State governments with the remaining 60 per cent to be arranged by loan funds or other sources.
Mar 13 2017 (14:32)  रेल पटरी के लिए हटाया गया टीपू सुल्तान का शस्त्रगार (epaper.jagran.com)
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Mar 13 2017 (14:32)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Posted by: ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~  5256 news posts
नई दिल्ली, प्रेट्र : 18वीं सदी के महान योद्धा शासक टीपू सुल्तान के ऐतिहासिक शस्त्रगार को रेल पटरी बिछाने के लिए हटाकर दूसरे स्थान पर ले जाया गया है। श्रीरंगपट्टनम स्थित दो सौ साल से अधिक समय पुरानी इमारत को निर्धारित स्थल से 40 मीटर दूर सफलतापूर्वक स्थापित किया गया है। इसके लिए अमेरिकी विशेषज्ञों की मदद ली गई थी।1रेलवे द्वारा पहली बार किसी ऐतिहासिक विरासत को दूसरी जगह स्थापित करने के लिए इतने व्यापक पैमाने पर अभियान चलाया गया। इस लंबी प्रक्रिया को पूरा करने में एक महीने का वक्त लगा। रेलवे के एक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी के मुताबिक, बेंगलुरु से मैसूर पर पटरी का दोहरीकरण किया जा रहा है। यह काम वर्ष 2013 से ही चल रहा है, लेकिन ऐतिहासिक इमारत के बीच में आने के कारण काम बाधित हो रहा था। इसके बाद एक मंजिला इमारत को हटाने की योजना बनाई गई। इस अधिकारी ने बताया कि शस्त्रगार को...
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बिना किसी क्षति के मौजूदा स्थल से तकरीबन 40 मीटर दूर सुरक्षित स्थापित किया गया है। इस पर कुल 13 करोड़ रुपये का खर्च आया। चाप के आकार के छत वाले ऐतिहासिक भवन को उठाने के लिए 37 जैक का इस्तेमाल किया गया था।

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I hate Yogi in reality bt his work proves me wrong^~   32110 blog posts   22996 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Engineering at it best
Mar 13 2017 (11:09)  Bengaluru-Mysuru track doubling to be completed in a month (www.railnews.in)
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Mar 13 2017 (11:10)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Yuva Rahul/1397979

Mar 13 2017 (11:10)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Yuva Rahul/1397979

Posted by: Yuva Rahul^~  108 news posts
BANGALORE: The travel time by trains from Bengaluru to Mysuru is expected to be reduced by another 10 minutes, in a couple of months, once the gap of 500 metres between the two pairs of bridges, across the two branches of the River Cauvery, is bridged over the next one month.
Addressing media persons here on Friday, General Manager of South Western Railways A K Gupta said, once the 18th century armoury of Tipu Sultan is translocated, the works on the remaining gap of the 500 metres on the Pandavapura-Naganahalli stretch, that includes the Srirangapatna station, would begin. Thus the long-pending track doubling of the 139-km Bengaluru-Mysuru route would be completed.
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out at the mainline electric multiple units (MEMU) shuttling between Bengaluru and Ramanagaram, Gupta said, the electrification of the Bengaluru-Mysuru route would be completed by June and it will help the Mysuru-Chennai Shatabdi Train reduce its travel time. However, he was non-committal on the introduction of MEMUs up to Mysuru from Bengaluru. He did not comment on the extension of the MEMU up to Mandya too. He said, MEMUs may be introduced based on the availability of the rakes.
Stating that works are under progress to convert all routes under the SWR as double tracks, he said, there are proposals for 30 new lines. “Taking into account the pressure on the Mysuru City Railway Station, a blue print has been prepared for the establishment of an additional railway station at a cost of Rs 100 crore. Even though Kadkola is an option for the new station, the location is yet to be decided. It may materialise in the next five years,” he said.
Besides the proposed Mysuru-Kushalnagar line, for which a survey is under progress, there are a few more proposals for new lines. “The State has to take a call on the new projects as they would be executed in partnership with the government,” Gupta said.
He left for Bengaluru by the Mysuru-Bengaluru passenger to hold talks with State Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia about the proposed Kolar Coach Factory. “The Railways is seeking 1,000 hectares of land free of cost from the State, in Kolar, for the project,” he informed. Earlier, he had arrived by the Dharwad Express train to Mysuru, before reaching Srirangapatna.
Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal told that completion of electrification work will also cut travel time of Shatabdi Express by around 10 to 15 minutes. The present travel time by Shatabdi Express from Chennai to Mysuru is seven hours.
“At present, the train runs on electric traction between Chennai and Bengaluru. The electric locomotive is detached in Bengaluru to be replaced by a diesel locomotive. The electrification of the entire stretch will eliminate this process and save time,” he added.
However, long distance trains running to Mysuru from other places will continue with the diesel locomotive. “Changing locomotives at Bengaluru station is time consuming. Besides, we do not have spare electric locomotives to move other trains,” he said.
The senior official, however, said electric locomotives will dominate the future of railways. “It will start with trains originating in Bengaluru and Chennai stations to destinations with electrified tracks. Electrification has been sanctioned in all the directions from Bengaluru, including Tumakuru and Hosur sections. Work on Dharmavaram section is already over,” he added.
Mar 13 2017 (08:10)  Problem lies at City Railway Station (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

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Even after the Tipu armoury has been moved to clear path for trains plying between Mysuru and Bengaluru, the reason for increased travel time lies in the congestion at the City Railway Station, which is full to the brim
For all the efforts taken in double-tracking the railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru, the travel time between the two cities may still remain unchanged; and the problem lies at the congested Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) city railway station in Bengaluru, which urgently requires an infrastructure upgrade – and nothing is been done about it.
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efforts of double-tracking the Bengaluru-Mysuru line included moving the 1,000-tonne Tipu’s armoury at Srirangapatanam by about 100 metres to accommodate the second track over a length of about 1.7 Km.
This stretch near Srirangapatanam had remained unconstructed as the 228-year-old armoury obstructed laying of the second railway track. The second track is expected to shrink rail travel time by at least 15 minutes as it would avoid trains from stopping to let each other pass on the present single track.
With the armoury moved – at a cost of about Rs 14 crore – the railway engineers are all set to complete the rail stretch and have it ready for the trains to run on it by May 15, although electrification of the double track will be completed by June 30, as per the deadline fixed for the works.
For long, there has been a demand to reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru and the only alternative perceived was to speed up the doubling of existing railway line and complete the electrification. A Shatabdi train takes two hours to reach the destination while the other express and passenger trains may take up to three-four hours.
However, experts say that despite shifting Tipu’s armoury and adding the second track, the travel time would not be cut. The problem is that there are no adequate platforms available at Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru City railway (KSR) station. This means, the trains may have to wait at Kengeri or Nayanahdalli railway stations, waiting for clearance. And that would only further delay the trains, adding to passengers’ inconvenience.
The congested KSR railway station is not equipped to accommodate more trains. According to experts, the KSR railway station needs bigger and more number of platforms (currently there are 10 platforms).
Presently, the trains from Mysuru enter the KSR railway station only on platforms five to 10.
This problem not only requires remodelling of the entire KSR railway station, but also needs a rescheduling of Bengaluru-Mysuru train timings complete the travel time in a shorter span of time.
The railway track from KSR to Kengeri (on its way to Mysuru), passes through densely populated areas where people are often seen walking or sitting on these tracks.
“The Binny Mill’s area has been acquired by the railways for pit-lines and maintenance, but a detailed and bigger planning is necessary to use that land in a more effective way to decrease the congestion,” Dyamannavar said while highlighting the lack of infrastructure at the present KSR railway station model. The solution also lies in proper management of the available infrastructure.
According to another member of PRAJA, a citizens’ group, Hemanth Kumar KG, “A suggestion to be considered by the authorities seriously is reducing the lay-off time and improve management of the stations and the present infrastructure.
Even if trains reach their destinations in a shorter duration, they give a larger duration to buy time in adjusting trains at the platforms. So even if a train reaches
Bengaluru from Mysuru in two hours and thirty minutes, they will delay the train entering the station till it becomes a duration of two hours and fifty minutes,” he said.
“This is a loss of time and gross inconvenience to passengers,” he added.
Once a train enters its final stop, it is stopped for maintenance for hours. This is another reason that tracks are occupied and congested.
“The Baiyappanahalli terminal is to be developed so that it can receive more trains and reduce congestion at the KSR railway station. Apart from this, double-decker trains and exclusive Shatabdi Express must also be introduced between Bengaluru and Mysuru. Also, once Metro is introduced in Kengeri, a part of the problem would definitely be solved,” Dyamannavar said.
Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer (Construction), South Western Railways, told Bangalore Mirror, “We have sufficient railway lines and platforms in all the stations in the stretch to accommodate the trains. But Bengaluru station alone cannot accommodate all the trains as it is already crowded. Thus there may be possibilities of some of the trains being terminated at stations nearby Bengaluru.”
DOUBLE TRACKING BY MAY 15
Tipu Sultan’s pyramid-shaped armoury in Srirangapatanam has moved to a new address after the railways translocated the heritage structure intact to make way for a track. This was a first-of-its-kind move by the railways to translocate a heritage property. A massive exercise was undertaken with the help of experts to translocate the building successfully to a nearby location for laying a railway track near Mysuru, said a senior railway ministry official.
Constructed during Tipu Sultan’s era (1782-1799), the armoury building was located right in the way of the proposed rail alignment of double track between Bengaluru and Mysuru. “The entire heritage building was shifted from its existing location safely without causing any damage to the protected property,” the official said.
The month-long massive exercise of translocating an entire monument at Srirangapatanam to a nearby rail land with the help of US expertise was carried out at an estimated cost of Rs 14 crore. Although the construction work of doubling the line between Mysuru and Bengaluru had started since 2013, the alignment could not be completed due to the heritage building which was coming in the way.
The job was executed with the help of experts from USA, the official added. For lifting and moving the building, total 37 jacks were pressed into service. All these jacks were connected with the unifying jacking system for simultaneous and synchronised operation to prevent any unequal lifting and damages to the structure. The armoury building is a typical single-storey masonry structure with arch roofing system.
Mar 12 2017 (10:09)  Shunting yard woes may diminish double line benefits of SBC MYS DOUBLING (m.deccanherald.com)
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Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Mar 12 2017 (10:09)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  18 news posts
The Railways plans a terminal in Baiyappanahalli to decongest KSR-City Railway Station in Bengaluru. DH FILE PHOTO
With Tipu’s armoury relocated to its new place, the Mysuru-Bengaluru track doubling work on the remaining 1.7-km stretch near Srirangapatna is set to be completed by April.
The congestion at city and Mysuru railway stations will, however, limit the benefits of the second line. Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal told DH they have already exploited the full potential of the second line.
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pending work near Tipu’s armoury was not a huge bottleneck. Over the last four years, we have reduced travel time of 12 trains on that route by nearly 30 minutes. After the completion of doubling, we can save a maximum of 10 minutes. We need to decongest the KSR-City Railway Station in Bengaluru to move trains fast,” he said.
Many trains from Mysuru, except Shatabdi, are usually made to wait at Kengeri or Jnanabharati stations for 30 minutes, which goes up to nearly an hour for passenger trains.
The Mysuru station, too, is working to full capacity. The upcoming terminal at Kadakola, to be built at a cost of Rs 65 crore, is expected to ease the situation.
As many as 18 trains run between Bengaluru and Mysuru daily, including weekly and bi-weekly ones. In addition, there are DEMU and MEMU trains that run on the same route, except on Sunday.
The KSR station, with 10 platforms, handles more than 130 trains every day and the number crosses 145 on some days on account of weekly, biweekly and other trains. "There is a crisis due to lack of a shunting yard. The Baiyappanahalli coaching terminal, which we want to build in two years, will solve this problem,” the divisional railway manager (DRM) said.
The Railways swapped land with BBMP to get 3.3 acres near Binny Mills, where it planned to establish pit lines to park the idling trains to free the lines in the KSR station. When asked about this, the DRM said the project was technically not feasible. "We can’t establish pit lines in the area. Instead, we have decided to focus on Baiyappanahalli terminal,” he said.
Sources said the average speed of trains can be increased from 65-85 kmph to 90 kmph, if they can get a shunting yard. At present, only Shatabdi Express runs at a speed of 90-100 kmph. "Once the terminal is ready, trains do not have to wait for signals outside Bengaluru. This will cut 30 minutes of travel time,” the source added.
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