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.
National Highways faces mostly no land problems and completed their works in time .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes let's see if this govt. completes the GC of remaining stretches in TN. And after GC how many trains they will ply?
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.
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.
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.
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 !