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ಕ್ರಾಂತಿವೀರ ಸಂಗೊಳ್ಳಿ ರಾಯಣ್ಣ (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ)     क्रान्तिवीर संगोल्लि रायाण्ण (बेंगलुरू 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: 73
Number of Terminating Trains: 74
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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Today (11:29)  It’s all about world-play (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 291592   Blog Entry# 2132242     
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
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
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travel to Hosur from Hebbal and since there were no buses available, I had to avail of the local train. It was on that day that I realized how feasible it is to travel around the city by local trains.
Since buses are an integral part of Bengaluru, most people like me miss out on the advantages of travelling by local trains, and only during crisis do they realize that one can travel to most parts of the city by local trains.
It is only in Bengaluru that suburban railway has seven directions and that is a great thing for a city to possess. If you are well versed with the timings of the local trains, you will not have any problems travelling to most parts of the city. What makes it beautiful is that in Karnataka, the local train travels through lush greenery, unlike Mumbai where you get to see construction sites everywhere.
A distance that requires three hours to reach can be reached in 45 minutes if you are travelling in local trains. Since there are two sides to every story, there are things
that make local railway problematic as well.
The thing that bothers me the most is the punctuality of the trains. There is no fixed time for a train to arrive and hence that creates a problem.
Spare the roads, and oil the tracks
In order to avoid the heavy traffic that Bengaluru is famous for, travel by local train. I have always been a supporter of suburban railway because that is the only way we can travel across the city in a very less time. One of the very effective solutions to the problem would be local trains. The outer ring road that has the most number of cars blocking each other will see 50 per cent less traffic if we begin commuting by local trains.
I don’t understand why people do not use them for their daily travels because when you can reach a location in 40 minutes, why would you want to take the roads and waste hours reaching the same spot. As we can clearly understand that travelling becomes easy when we avail of local trains, it also goes unnoticed that it creates lesser traffic congestions, faster connectivity, all at a lower cost.
What the public want these days is point-to-point connectivity, which is not possible when you are availing of public transport. I will always be ready to walk that extra mile to either take a metro or a train if that reduces both travel time as well as cost. With proper planning by the government, the bottlenecks can be reduced in no time.
One more aspect everybody misses out on is that avoiding cars and availing of local trains will reduce fuel consumption. That is national savings. We can save dollars for our country if we are saving petrol.

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Today (11:53)
karbang   29 blog posts
Re# 2132242-1            Tags   Past Edits
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

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Prometh Suresh   103 blog posts   180 correct pred (63% accurate)
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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.
Yesterday (08:54)  Needed: better rail estate (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 291488   Blog Entry# 2131285     
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Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Krishnadevaraya Halt/KNDV added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Nayandahalli/NYH added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Jnana Bharati Halt/GNB added by karbang/50057

Jan 18 2017 (08:54)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
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
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An easier option for those to travel to Bengaluru South West
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A bus stand is available around 600 metres from the railway station.
Autos too are easily accessible.
SHORTCOMINGS
* Platform shelter is required
* There’s a need for a footbridge
* Small food or tea stalls need to be put
* There’s a need for ticket counters on both sides
* Trolleys should be made available for carrying luggage
KSR-KENGERI (TRAVEL TIME: 16-26 MINUTES)
12.15 AM (only on Sundays and Tuesdays), 3.30 AM (only on Thursdays), 4.10 AM, 5 AM, 5.30 AM, 5.40 AM (only on Fridays), 6 AM, 6.30 AM, 7 AM, 7.30 AM, 8.05 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 10.30 AM, 11.15 AM, 1.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 6.15 PM, 7 PM, 7.55 PM, 8.30 PM, 8.55 PM (only on Thursdays), 11.55 PM
KENGERI-KSR
3.30 AM, 7.10 AM (only on Mondays), 7.35 AM, 8.10 AM (except Sundays), 8.18 AM, 9.05 AM, 9.15 AM (only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays), 10.25 AM, 11.15 AM, 3.45 PM, 4.25 PM, 5 PM, 5.02 PM (except Sundays), 5.45 PM, 5.55 PM, 7.10 PM, 7.30 PM, 8.10 PM, 9.10 PM, 9.32 PM, 10.10 PM (only on Wednesdays), 10.32 PM (except Sundays), 10.35 PM
2 JNANABHARATI
CONNECTING POINTS
Gateway to Bengaluru University
ACCESSIBLITY
Only autos are available
SHORTCOMINGS
* Platform shelter is required
* There’s a need for a footbridge
* Platform lights should be increased
* There’s a need for a proper ticket counter
* There’s a need for a public toilet
KSR-Jnanabharati Halt
(TRAVEL TIME-20-37 minutes), 5 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 3.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 7 PM, 7.55 PM, 11.55 PM
Jnanabharati Halt-KSR
3.40 AM, .16 AM (except Sundays), 8.23 AM, 11.22 AM, 5.05 PM, 5.08 PM (except Sundays), 7.14 PM, 9.37 PM, 10.39 PM (except Sundays)
3 NAYANDAHALLI
CONNECTING POINTS
Vital link to connect to West Bengaluru
ACCESSIBLITY
Auto service available
SHORTCOMINGS
* Bus services need to be introduced from the station
* Basic amenities need to be improved
* More number of train services during peak hours
KSR-Nayanadahalli
(TRAVEL TIME: 14-19 MINUTES), 5 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 3.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 7 PM, 7.55 PM, 11.55 PM
Nayandahalli-KSR
3.40 AM, 8.21 AM (except Sundays), 8.30 AM, 11.30 AM, 5.10 PM, 5.14 PM (except Sundays), 7.20 PM, 9.45 PM, 11.39 PM (except Sundays)
4 KRISHNA DEVARAYA HALT
CONNECTING POINTS
This station is helpful for those who can travel to areas in and around Vijayanagara and Mysuru road.
ACCESSIBILITY
A bus stand is nearby and autos are available; many office-goers prefer peak-hour trains
SHORTCOMINGS
* More number of trains required
* Basic amenities need to be improved at the station
KSR-Krishnadevaraya Halt
(TRAVEL TIME: 9-25 MINUTES), 5 AM, 9.20 AM, 9.55 AM (except Sundays), 3.30 PM, 5.25 PM, 7.55 PM
Krishnadevaraya Halt-KSR
8.29 AM (except Sundays), 8.35 AM, 5.15 PM, 5.20 PM (except Sundays), 7.25 PM, 10.51 PM (except Sundays)
* 12km Rail distance between Kengeri and KSR Bengaluru City Station
* Rs 5 Ticket cost for journey between Kengeri and KSR Bengaluru City
* 16km Road distance between Kengeri and City station
TRAIN KI BAAT
Varsha K Iyer
Environmentalist
I think it has a great advantage when it comes to travelling to places like Whiitefield and KR Puram. Getting stuck in traffic is really a pain especially if you are driving yourself. It will be very convenient if we have local trains running in full flow. At a time when the city is rapidly growing, I think local trains are time-driven and I personally would choose it over any other mode of transport unless I’m travelling with family.
Sathya Sankaran
Founder of Praja Raag
Local trains are very important as they comes under heavy rail. The advantage of heavy rail is that it can carry more people. Laying a surface for a local train is cheaper compared to any other mode of transport. There are a lot of suburban places near railway tracks and that makes it easier to connect to old towns in and around Bengaluru.
Mohammed Tauheed ur Rahman
Marketing executive
Local trains are less time-consuming. It is really useful when you have to reach somewhere in less time. Taking the roads on weekdays becomes such a hectic task that it really helps if you have a proper working local railway. I travel once a week to Mysuru and I think local trains make it really easy. The only concern as of now is the frequency of trains in the evenings.
Sujith Deshpande
Volunteer for CfB
The first and biggest advantage of local trains is that it reduces travel time. Then, you need not cut trees and and cause an environmental hazard if you increase the number of trains. The advantage it has over every other mode of transport is that it is very cheap. You can travel to your destination in 10 or 15 rupees.
Nivedita BR
I think local trains would help commuters in more ways than one. Given the current condition of traffic of Bengaluru, local trains would help save a lot of time for commuters. If the local train connectivity could be increased, it would probably be the most used mode of transport.

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Prometh Suresh   103 blog posts   180 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Nayandahalli is also useful for people staying in Hosakerehalli,Kumaraswamy Layout, JP Nagar etc.
Yesterday (01:46)  कर्नाटक सरकार और रेल मंत्रालय ने एक सहमति पत्र पर किए हस्ताक्षर (www.punjabkesari.in)
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Jan 18 2017 (01:46)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by OM SAI RAM~/1462045

Posted by: OM SAI RAM~  32 news posts
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 ।
Jan 17 2017 (08:16)  Suburban rail: No consensus yet on cost-sharing (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 291389   Blog Entry# 2129860     
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Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Shivamogga (Shimoga)/SME added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
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.
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a function where Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched several projects on Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah requested the Minister to reconsider the cost-sharing pattern laid out in the draft suburban rail policy of the Railway Ministry.
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.
In addition, the State government would also have to bear the cost of land acquisition, leasing of land from the Railways as well as resettlement and rehabilitation. Defending the proposal, Mr. Prabhu said: “It is no longer possible for the Union government to finance infrastructure projects entirely from the budget. Our proposal will ensure that neither the State nor the Centre will be burdened.”
However, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the State could not pay the costs involved, as land acquisition and costs were high in Bengaluru.
Namma Metro Phase II to be ready by 2020
Commuters waiting for Phase II of Namma Metro to start operations will be able to take a ride on the around 72 km network by March 2020, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Monday.
He was speaking after conducting a review meeting of various projects under implementation by civic agencies such as the Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation and others.
“BMRCL has told me that Phase I will be commissioned by April. They have also expressed confidence of completing Phase II by March 2020. For Phase 2A, which will connect the Outer Ring Road, the cost will be ₹4,200 crore and BMRCL has asked us for financial assistance which we will try to provide,” he said.
Launch of MEMU trains
The launch of Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains – which will see a total of five trips being added to the daily train timetable between Bengaluru and its suburbs of Ramanagaram and Whitefield – brought cheer to thousands of supporters of the suburban rail project in the city.
“Today is a historic day for Bengaluru. The success of the citizens movement is bringing both the Centre and State together to recognise the urgent need for suburban trains,” said Tara Krishnaswamy, co-ordinator, Citizens for Bengaluru, a group which organised the #ChukuBukuBeku campaign recently.
Recalling the long standing demand for a suburban rail for the city, H.N. Ananth Kumar, MP, Bengaluru South, said, “I had raised the request for a circular rail during my maiden speech in Parliament in 1995. This is a tremendous step forward towards a full-fledged suburban rail system for Bengaluru.”
Mr. Prabhu also flagged off a tri-weekly express train between Shivamogga and KSR station.

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Jan 17 2017 (08:18)
karbang   29 blog posts
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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.
Jan 16 2017 (18:37)  Railway ministry, Karnataka sign MoU for suburban rlwy system (indiatoday.intoday.in)
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Jan 16 2017 (18:37)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Jan 16 2017 (18:37)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Jan 16 2017 (18:37)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Jan 16 2017 (18:37)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  926 news posts
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (PTI) The Karnataka government and the Railways Ministry today signed a memorandum of understanding in what is seen as a step towards realising the citys long standing demand for a suburban railway system to address its notorious traffic congestion.
The MoU for the development of suburban railway system in Bengaluru was released by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at a function here.
Counting on the credentials of Bengaluru as a global city and technology capital of the country, Prabhu said it is the duty of the government,
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at the Centre and the state, that transportation needs of the people are taken care of.
With this in mind, a decision has been taken to start suburban railway system for the city, he said.
A special company would be set up for the project and it will be financed through an "innovative" way, Prabhu said.
"It is no longer possible for either the state government or the central government to find money for the budget from their normal revenue source to finance entire infrastructure needs.... so we have to find an innovative way," he said, adding it would not come into the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act of the state government .
Pointing out that there were equity related concerns raised by the state government, Prabhu said they would be looked into.
Siddaramaiah, who expressed reservation over the Centres draft suburban rail policys financing pattern, said "the Minister (Prabhu) has now spoken about adopting innovative ways of funding for which the state government will provide its fullest cooperation. We are also fine with involving of the private partners."
Pointing out that the draft mentions financing pattern as 20 per cent by central government and 80 per cent by the state government, he said it would be burden on Karnataka.
He proposed a 50:50 financing pattern, and requested that the Centre should share the land cost also.
At the function organised by the South Western Railway, Prabhu and Siddaramaiah unveiled the plaque for laying of foundation stone for new coaching terminal at Baiyyappanahalli aimed at decongesting other terminals in the city.
They also flagged off KSR Bengaluru/Yesvantpur-Shivamogga train and MEMU train between KSR Bengaluru and Ramanagara.
Promising that Bengaluru-Mysuru track doubling would be commissioned before March-end, Prabhu also sought the state governments cooperation in quadrupling of the line between Bengaluru to Whitefield as it will help in easing the traffic congestion. PTI KSU RA BN ANB
Jan 16 2017 (14:10)  Chennai to Bengaluru: Chennai to Bengaluru: Travel by land faster than by air - Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  941 news posts
CHENNAI: Chennai to Bengaluru in 30 minutes! No, this is not a figment of imagination, or worse a videogame, but a proposed mode of transport.
A US-based company which has embarked on an ambitious project to revolutionise the way people moved from one city to another has set its eyes on Chennai. The brainchild of Elon Musk, HyperLoop One proposes to propel people in travel pods at 1,200kmph through a tube propped up on concrete pillars. The pod or train is able to achieve the speed because it floats in a vacuum inside the tunnel.
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the plan takes off, people will be able to zoom to Bengaluru in 30 minutes. Mumbai will be a little more than an hour away.
Recently, the company tweeted the routes it is interested in. These include Chennai-Bengaluru, Chennai-Mumbai, Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai-Delhi.
Hyperloop has approached Union ministry of road transport with a letter of intent. Sources said the routes being considered were meant to run bullet trains, and Japanese and Chinese teams have started studying the Chennai-Bengaluru route to find out if they can lay tracks to run high-speed trains.
On its website, Hyperloop says it can move people for the price of bus tickets and that they are going to charge for the time taken and not the transport. The team which is behind the project says it is planning to install prefabricated tubes atop pillars, a move aimed to cut down cost and time of construction. Solar panels on top of the tubes and windmills on the pillars to tap energy will further reduce operational cost. The pod uses magnetic system to move. It needs energy only when it begins the journey and can glide for more than 200 miles once it touches top speed.
The first line in the world is expected to come up between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the next five years. It will cut down travel time from 90 minutes to 12 minutes.
However, engineers at Indian Railways are skeptical. "Any plan which aims at high speed connectivity is good. But they may take more than a decade to take off because of different reasons," a senior railway official said. "There will be procedural delays and time taken for approvals from the government."
It will take `300 crore to build 1km high-speed line, but HyperLoop, citing its San Francisco to Los Angeles plan, says it will take `72 crore per kilometre. But a railway official said cost will be an impediment. "It is difficult to fix ticket prices professionally because the government wants to keep them low. Going by the current rate of cost of construction, it will cost `6,000 to Bengaluru. The moment the fares are suggested, the government loses interest," he said.
High-speed trains in Kerala met with the same fate. The line from Thiruvananthapuram to Mangaluru was studied thoroughly but when the cost and fare were projected, it ran into trouble.
Whenever there's something good being built for the citizens the government or the officials always create obstacles by ways of paperwork.
Also, unlike in Dubai, land is not barren and free in India. It cannot be built along the highway because there are several bends and inclines. Since the pods will be shuttled at very high speeds, the tunnel will have to be built on a straight line with minimum curves. Besides the topography, governments take time to decide on new projects. Monorail in Chennai, for example, was mooted in 2011. But the project is yet to take off. Another stumbling block will be multiple-levels of approvals. New rail projects will have to go through Research Design and Standards Organisation inspection.
"Hyperloop is a new technology and a new regulatory body will have to be formed to ensure safety and accountability. It is unlikely that the government will allow the company to go unmonitored," said an official.

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Jan 16 2017 (14:26)
Kishor*^~   4484 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Look at the 'news'
it talks about cost : It will take `300 crore to build 1km high-speed line, but HyperLoop, citing its San Francisco to Los Angeles plan, says it will take `72 crore per kilometre. But a railway official said cost will be an impediment. "It is difficult to fix ticket prices professionally because the government wants to keep them low. Going by the current rate of cost of construction, it will cost `6,000 to Bengaluru. The moment the fares are suggested, the government loses interest," he said.
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or leaders or bureaucrats have one thing on mind "COST" ; not to public but to business, and percentages ...
Jan 14 2017 (11:49)  Will Bengaluru finally see a rail of hope? (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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Jan 14 2017 (11:49)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 14 2017 (11:49)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Jan 14 2017 (11:49)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang  19 news posts
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
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government has also felt the need for forming a special purpose vehicle to implement the project.
The official said that as per the comprehensive plan, the suburban rail project would cost Rs 9,000 crore. “The state government has already given its replies on the project. There are some issues on cost sharing, use of existing infrastructure and others. Deliberations are on to take up the project in a phased manner. The state government has felt the need for an initial investment to kickstart the project”.

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karbang   29 blog posts
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Hurray!!!
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

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Jan 14 2017 (15:30)
Prometh Suresh   103 blog posts   180 correct pred (63% accurate)
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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.

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Jan 14 2017 (16:22)
180 years of Railways in India~   2114 blog posts
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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.
Jan 12 2017 (10:49)  NEWS YOU CAN USE - Change in train timings (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Jan 12 2017 (10:49)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Jan 12 2017 (10:49)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail/12658 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam  1169 news posts
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.
Jan 10 2017 (09:17)  Commercial run of MEMU train to Whitefield will start from January 17 (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Kuppam/KPN added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Posted by: Design Engineer at Johnson controls~  37 news posts
BENGALURU: To make good for the delay in introduction of a suburban rail service, the Bangalore Railway Division recently announced a list of trains to partially cover a segment of the proposed suburban route. In this connection, two Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services to Whitefield will be run at timings convenient to IT professionals from January 17.
According to railway sources, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be coming to the city to flag off these services along with three services from here to Ramanagara on January 16. “The trains will be flagged off on January 16 evening and will run a short trip. The actual commercial run will begin the next morning (January 17),” they said.
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of the services will run exclusively to Whitefield while the second service will stop at Whitefield enroute Kuppam. Three pairs of trains to Ramanagara, two of them evening trains, will also be launched on that day.
The MEMU to Whitefield will leave Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station at 8.45 am and reach Whitefield at 9.40 am. In the return direction, it will leave Whitefield at 10.30 am and reach KSR at 11.10 am. The second train will leave KSR at 11.20 am and reach Kuppam at 1.45 pm. It will leave Kuppam at 2.45 pm and return to KSR at 5.20 pm. The trains will stop at Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations in both directions.
“With the Suburban Draft Policy making the state government solely responsible for putting in place a suburban network and calling for new infrastructure solely for suburban trains, Railways is now relived of playing the key role in putting in place the suburban service,” added a railway official.
The services between KSR and Ramanagara will have stops at Nayandahalli, Kengeri, Hejjala and Bidadi.
The timings of the proposed morning service is as follows: leave KSR at 5.20 am and reach Ramanagara at 6.15 am; In the return direction, leave Ramanagaram at 7 am and KSR at 8.40 am.

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Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
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After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.

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Design Engineer at Johnson controls~   280 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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At last a relief for passengers
Jan 06 2017 (16:15)  Bulletin No.3 : Train Services Diverted due to Goods Train derailment at Wihirgaon station on Kazipet – Balharshah Section. (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Major Accidents/DisruptionsSCR/South Central  -  IR Press Release  

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Jan 06 2017 (16:15)
Station Tag: Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

Jan 06 2017 (16:15)
Station Tag: Madurai Junction/MDU added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

Jan 06 2017 (16:15)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

Jan 06 2017 (16:15)
Station Tag: Purna Junction/PAU added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

Jan 06 2017 (16:15)
Station Tag: Hazur Sahib Nanded/NED added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

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Station Tag: Secunderabad Junction/SC added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

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Station Tag: Akola Junction/AK added by 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋~/873766

Posted by: 🚂अलविदा खंडवा मिटरगेज🙋🙋  86 news posts
A Coal laden Goods Train proceeding towards Balharshah derailed at Wihirgaon station o­n Kazipet – Balharshah section, about
30 kms before Balharshah station o­n South Central Railway at around 01.00 hrs today i.e., 6th January, 2017.
Resultantly, Train services in the section have been diverted via alternate routes. The following Trains which are o­n run are diverted as follows:-
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Hyderabad – New Delhi Telangana Express which left Hyderabad o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Rechni Road and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
2) Train No. 12721 Hyderabad – Hazrat Nizammuddin Dakshin Express which left Hyderabad o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Kazipet and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
3) Train No. 15016 Yesvantpur - Gorakhpur Express which left Yesvantpur o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Pendiyala and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
4) Train No. 17005 Hyderabad - Raxaul Express which left Hyderabad o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Manchiryal and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
5) Train No. 12615 Chennai – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express which left Chennai o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Peddampet and is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
6) Train No. 15119 Rameshwaram – Manduadih Express which left Rameshwaram o­n 4th January, 2017 was stopped at Mandamari and is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
7) Train No. 12512 Trivandrum Central- Gorakhpur Rapti Sagar Express which left Trivandrum Central o­n 4th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
8) Train No. 18501Visakhapatnam – Gandhidham Express which left Visakhapatnam o­n 5th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
9) Train No. 12975Mysore – Jaipur Express which left Mysore o­n
5th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
10) Train No. 12687 Madurai - Dehradun Express which left Madurai o­n
4th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
11) Train No. 12641 Kanyakumari – Hazrat Nizamuddin Express which left Kanyakumari o­n 4th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
12) Train No. 12295 Bangalore – Patliputra Sangamitra Express which left Bangalore o­n 5th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
(M. Umashankar Kumar)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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