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MYA/Mandya (3 PFs)
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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 50
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Kalikamba, Mandya
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 673 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Apr 09 2017 (06:47)  Fifteen pairs of trains to be converted to MEMU rakes (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 298944     
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Apr 09 2017 (06:47)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Apr 09 2017 (06:47)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Apr 09 2017 (06:47)
Station Tag: Malliyam/MY added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Apr 09 2017 (06:47)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Apr 09 2017 (06:47)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  37 news posts
The cost of converting each rake to a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit is around Rs. 10.3 crore
Fifteen pairs of trains operating from Bengaluru to various destinations with the conventional diesel locomotive hauled rakes, will be converted to Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) rakes at an estimated cost of Rs. 278 crore.
The 15 pairs of trains have 27 rakes and the cost of converting each rake to MEMU is around Rs. 10.3 crore.
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is part of the implementation of Phase 1A of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail System as a joint venture with the Ministry of Railways as per the MoU signed between the State government with the Railways early this year. A source told The Hindu that the orders were issued recently by the Urban Development Department on receiving consent from the Finance Department.
Consequent to the approval the following existing rakes will be upgraded to MEMU and include one rake each of Train Numbers 56231/56232, 56233/56234, 56263/56264 and 56237/56238 – operating as Bengaluru-Mysuru passenger services. The other rakes which will be converted into MEMU operate between Bengaluru-Marikuppam (3 rakes) Bengaluru-Jolarpetai (2 rakes), Bengaluru-Hindupur, Bengaluru Cant- Bangarpet, Bangarpet-Marikuppam (3 rakes) and Bengaluru-Bangarpet.
In addition to this, the Railways have proposed new services for introduction without entailing any additional cost by the State government, along different corridors including Bengalulru to Channapatana which will be extended up to Pandavapura beyond Mandya.
This is expected to commence in due course as the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has already issued clearance for operating electric trains on the newly electrified 25 Kv AC stretch between Ramanagaram and Yeliyuru on the Bengaluru-Mandya-Mysuru section.
Sources in the South Western Railways said that as the MEMU service already operates between Bengaluru and Ramanagaram, the same train could be extended up to Mandya. Once the electrification of tracks till Mysuru is completed and the power substation at Yeliyuru becomes functional, the services can be extended to Mysuru and this is likely by July this year.
Apart from the above services, it has been proposed to introduce a new service in the peak hours between Byappanahalli and Whitefield. The cost of this will be borne by the State government.
The MEMU maintenance facility at Banaswadi will be augmented at a cost of Rs. 25 crore. Sources said the conversion of the existing DEMU rakes to MEMU will happen over a period of two years and be completed by 2019 as per the terms and conditions stipulated under the MoU.
Mar 19 2017 (17:06)  12 more railway stations in State to get free Wi-Fi facility soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bhadravati/BDVT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Birur Junction/RRB added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Harihar/HRR added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Haveri/HVR added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hindupur/HUP added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Toranagallu Junction/TNGL added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Londa Junction/LD added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Koppal/KBL added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Gadag Junction/GDG added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bagalkot/BGK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam/SSPN added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Mar 19 2017 (17:06)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  37 news posts
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Seven stations, including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru, have the facility
Very soon, 12 more railway stations in the State would get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. Seven major stations in the State have the facility now.
RailTel, a public sector undertaking of the Railway Ministry, is executing the project announced in the 2016–17 Railway Budget. The Railway Board had entrusted RailTel
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with the task of installation of Wi-Fi facility at 400 stations across the country in collaboration with Google, under the Digital India initiative of the Union government.
Presently, free Wi-Fi is available at KRS Bengaluru City, Yeshwantpur, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru Central, and Kalaburagi stations through RailTel. Belagavi station has got the facility under the MPLAD scheme. With each access point covering up to 40 metres, all platforms, passenger concourse and entrance of the stations are covered, according to South Western Railway’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya.
In 2017–18, the Railways would provide the facility at Vijayapura, Ballari, Dharwad, Hosapete, and Vasco da Gama (Goa) stations in Hubballi division; Bengaluru Cantonment (to be commissioned shortly), Bangarpet, Kengeri, Krishnarajapuram, and Sri Satya Sai Prasanti Nilayam stations in Bengaluru division; Davangere and Shivamogga Town in Mysuru division, and Mangaluru Junction station in Palakkad division of Southern Railway.
Seventeen more stations would be covered in the next financial year. They are Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Londa, and Toranagallu in Hubballi division; Banaswadi, Hindupur, Hosur, Mandya, Tumakuru, and Yelahanka in Bengaluru division, and Arsikere, Birur, Bhadravathi, Harihar, Haveri and Hassan in Mysuru division.
One can get Internet access with speeds up to 1 Mbps for upload and 3 Mbps for download for the first 30 minutes. Subsequently, the speed reduces to 64 Kbps, but, one could access railway-related sites through WiFi for information such as PNR, and train inquiry, throughout the day.
Feb 27 2017 (19:13)  Train No.06041/06042 Weekly Suvidha Superfast Exp between Ernakulam–Mysuru–Ernakulam with special fare to clear extra rush during #summer (pbs.twimg.com)
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Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: Jolarpettai Junction/JTJ added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: Erode Junction/ED added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: Coimbatore Main Junction/CBE added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: Ernakulam Junction (South)/ERS added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Train Tag: Kollam - Chennai Central Sabarimala Special Fare Special/06042 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 27 2017 (19:13)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - Kollam Sabarimala Special Fare Special/06041 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Posted by: Ballari Express~  42 news posts
Train No.06041/06042 Weekly Suvidha Superfast Exp between Ernakulam–Mysuru–Ernakulam with special fare to clear extra rush during #summer
Feb 16 2017 (08:50)  Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway (www.deccanherald.com)
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Posted by: karbang~  152 news posts
The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved a detailed project report prepared by RITES for implementing 440 km of suburban rail network for Bengaluru.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the project is estimated cost Rs 10,949 crore. The plan is to have a suburban rail network between Bengaluru and Mandya, Bengaluru and Yeshwantpur, Yeshwantpur and Tumakuru, Yeshwantpur and Yelahanka, Yelahanka and Baiyappanahalli, Yelahanka and Chikkaballapur, Yelahanka and Doddaballapur, Bengaluru and Bang­arpet and Kunigal and Soladevanahalli.
He, however, refused to disclose how the government is planning to mobilise
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funds for the project. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to lease out BBMP property measuring 50x28 sq ft in Agrahara Dasarahalli to Sri Muneswara Temple Trust for 30 years.
Other desicions
*Procuring medical equip­m­e­nt and furniture for various government-run health institutions at a cost of Rs 22 cr
*Upgrading tertiary cancer care centre in Mandya at a cost of Rs 56.18 crore
*Construction of Basav­esh­wara museum at Kudalasan­gama in Bagalkot district and taking up developmental works at Basavana Bagewadi at a cost of Rs 44.94 crore
*Providing free laptops to SC/ST students in first grade colleges (for first year students), government polytechnics and engineering colleges
*Withdrawing all police cases filed against farmers agita­t­ing over the Mahadayi iss­u­e
Nov 17 2016 (15:06)  Phase 1 of suburban rail network feasible: George (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Nov 17 2016 (3:06PM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Nov 17 2016 (3:06PM)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  948 news posts
BENGALURU: The railways and department of urban land transport (DULT), have come to the conclusion that the first phase of the suburban rail project, which links Mandya with Jnanabharathi and Whitefield, is feasible.
After a meeting with railway and DULT officials on Wednesday, Bengaluru development minister KJ George said: "We have asked RITES - a rail consultant company - to submit a detailed project report to the government in two to three days."
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu had announced the project, estimated to cost Rs 9,000 crore, in the 2016-17 railway budget. Over
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the past few years, the government has been granting funds to get a DPR on the suburban rail network around Bengaluru. In 2015, chief minister Siddaramaiah announced Rs 10 crore to be given to RITES. However, no progress has been made as far as developing the network, one that could turn out to be lighter on the pocket than other modes of transport.
The plan includes railway lines from Karnativeera Sangoll i Rayanna (Bengaluru City) station to Whitefield via Byappanahalli, and to Kengeri, Yeshwantpur and Doddaballapur. However, the plan to operate electric multiple units / diesel electric multiple unit (EMU/DEMU) coaches, and expanding the network to the city's outskirts is yet to take off.
Sep 11 2016 (13:33)  Cauvery issue: Pro-Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj to participate in Rail-roko protest on Sept. 15 (www.google.co.in)
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Sep 11 2016 (1:33PM)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by arunan20186/586483

Sep 11 2016 (1:33PM)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by arunan20186/586483

Sep 11 2016 (1:33PM)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by arunan20186/586483

Sep 11 2016 (1:33PM)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by arunan20186/586483

Sep 11 2016 (1:33PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by arunan20186/586483

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Apr 18 2016 (11:10)  Materials stolen from railway line - KARNATAKA - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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Apr 18 2016 (11:10AM)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by ksgopal*^~/36225

Posted by: KSG*^~  3472 news posts
Materials stolen from railway line STAFF CORRESPONDENT
Unidentified miscreants allegedly stole cables and other material from the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway line on the outskirts of the town. The Railways, which has taken up the electrification works of the line, had awarded the contract of installing cables and other materials to an Andheri-based contractor recently. Sanjay Baroha, the contractor, had installed the materials between Hanakere and Mandya.
The miscreants allegedly stole Rs. 3.5 lakh worth catenary cables, contact cables, droppers and pulley devices, Mandya Rural station police said. The theft occurred between February
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26 and April 16. The incident came to light during an inspection of the line on Saturday, the police said. Mr. Sanjay has filed a complaint.
Apr 09 2016 (14:51)  Mangala Express collides with jeep near Ramanagaram (www.thehindu.com)
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Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Udupi/UD added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Maddur/MAD added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Kannur Main (Cannanore)/CAN added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Karwar/KAWR added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Mangalore Central/MAQ added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Train Tag: Kannur - KSR Bengaluru Express [via Mysuru]/16518 added by Mysuru Express~/961653

Apr 09 2016 (2:51PM)
Train Tag: Karwar - KSR Bengaluru Express [via Mysuru]/16524 added by Mysuru Express~/961653

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Train hits vintage jeep parked for photoshoot
Passengers of Mangala Express had a narrow escape on Saturday morning when the train hit a jeep, parked on the tracks for photoshoot, near Basavanapura in Ramanagaram district, about 45 km from Bengaluru.
The train, with over 700 passengers, was travelling at a speed of 50 km per hour, from Mysuru to Bengaluru, when the incident occurred at 7.25 a.m.
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youth from Bengaluru allegedly entered the restricted area, just less than 2 km from the Ramanagaram railway station, for photoshoot of a vintage jeep, Railway Protection Force (RPF) sources said.
The youth parked the vehicle on the track. They did not remove the vehicle even after hearing the sirens of the train.
The alerted drivers spotted the jeep and applied brakes. However, it halted after hitting the jeep, sources said.
The youth fled the scene, Ramanagaram police said.
While the jeep was damaged, the engine and track remain undamaged.
The train had to halt for nearly one hour as the technical staff and maintenance personnel of the railways had to issue green signal to move the train.

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Apr 10 2016 (11:12)
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this train popularly known as Mangala Express in Mysuru Mandya region

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for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; the loco (and the train) thus received the same force by which they impacted the jeep.
Because the jeep itself is heavy, owing to its own inertia it would have given very high amount of reaction force before allowing the mechanical force to dissipate throguh its surface.
This is also the reason why many trains on hitting buffaloes/bulls end up getting delayed; the impact of hitting a 1 ton bull/buffalo usually damages the loco, many a times disabling the brake pipe, for instance
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and delaying train by hours.
Jan 25 2016 (20:15)  Mysuru-Varanasi Express set to become country’s first visually-challenged friendly train (www.thehindu.com)
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Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Bidadi/BID added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Channapatna/CPT added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Pandavapura/PANP added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Maddur/MAD added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Birur Junction/RRB added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Talguppa/TLGP added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:17PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:16PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:16PM)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:16PM)
Train Tag: Talaguppa - Mysuru Intercity Express/16205 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:15PM)
Train Tag: Mysuru - Talguppa Intercity Express/16206 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:15PM)
Train Tag: Chamundi Express/16216 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:15PM)
Train Tag: Chamundi Express/16215 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:15PM)
Train Tag: Varanasi - Mysuru Bi-Weekly Express/16230 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Jan 25 2016 (8:15PM)
Train Tag: Mysuru - Varanasi Bi-weekly Express/16229 added by Mysuru Express/961653

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The bi-weekly express has been provided with metallic Braille signages inside the coaches indicating berth numbers, location of alarm pull chains, toilets and emergency windows
The Mysuru-Varanasi Express is set to become the country’s first visually-challenged friendly train when it chugs off from the city on Tuesday.
The bi-weekly express Train Number 16229/16230 which leaves Mysuru for Varanasi on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has been provided with metallic Braille signages inside the coaches indicating the berth numbers, location of alarm pull chains, toilets and emergency windows. The Braille signage also has instructions on the
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operation of emergency exit windows for the use of visually challenged in times of any exigency. The initiative was financed by Pratap Simha, Mysuru MP, from the MPLAD Fund. Mr. Simha inaugurated and inaugurated by him on Monday.
Though the Puri-Delhi Purushottam Express was the first train in the country to have a Braille-embedded coach, the Mysuru-Varanasi Express is the first train in the country where all reserved coaches have been embedded with Braille signage, said Rajkumar Lal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysuru division of the South Western Railways.
“The plan is to extend the facility to all the reserved coaches of long-distance trains in a phase-wise manner,” he added. Braille signage has been introduced on one rake of the Mysuru-Varanasi Express and the facility will be provided for the second rake of the same train as well. The Chamundi Express and the Mysuru-Talguppa Express are other two trains that will be provided with Braille signages after this, said Mr.Lal.
The Mysuru Division, which operates 118 trains, has plans for such signages for all long-distance and express trains.
Ms. Netravati, a visually-impaired person, welcomed the initiative and said that it will help them identify the seats or berths without seeking help from others. “We will be more independent and at times people do not respond properly as they to tend to be in a hurry to locate their berths,” said Netravati.
However, the coach numbers have conventional signage and the plan is to affix Braille signage for the coaches as well, said officials.

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Dec 12 2015 (07:30)  MYS Div Proposals for new railway services to be submitted soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Dec 12 2015 (7:47AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:47AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:47AM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:36AM)
Train Tag: Kacheguda - Bengaluru City SF Express/12785 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:36AM)
Train Tag: Kacheguda - Bengaluru City SF Express/12785 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Haveri/HVR added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Tirupati Main/TPTY added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)/TVC added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Station Tag: Harihar/HRR added by Mysuru Express/961653

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Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by Mysuru Express/961653

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Station Tag: Dadar Central/DR added by Mysuru Express/961653

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Station Tag: Mumbai CST/CSTM added by Mysuru Express/961653

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Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Mysuru Express/961653

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Station Tag: Hyderabad Kacheguda/KCG added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Kochuveli-Bengaluru City Express/16316 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Bengaluru City-Kochuveli Express/16315 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Udyan Express/11302 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Udyan Express/11301 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Sharavati Express/11036 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Sharavati Express/11035 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Chamundi Express/16216 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:35AM)
Train Tag: Chamundi Express/16215 added by Mysuru Express/961653

Dec 12 2015 (7:30AM)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Mysuru Express/961653

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The process of finalising the wish list for inclusion in the Railway Budget 2016-17 has begun and the Mysuru Division is expected to submit its demand for new services and projects this month.
Stakeholders have reiterated that, consequent to the completion of the track doubling between Mysuru and Bengaluru, some of their long-pending demands should be met.
The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKKCI) has sought additional connectivity to Mumbai and Ahmedabad – two major commercial centres – in a bid to boost business.
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extension of Bengaluru-Mumbai Udayan Express to Mysuru is one of the key demands which has been pending for the last few years. Sources said the prospects were bright this year as the line capacity has been augmented.
Sudhakar Shetty, representative of FKCCI and a member of the Divisional Level Railway Users Consultative Committee, said new services between Mysuru and Bengaluru was a top priority. “To start with, we need an additional train before or after the departure of Chamundi Express from Mysuru and also from Bengaluru in view of the heavy passenger rush,” he said.
There are plans to extend the Kochiveli-Bengaluru express – which originates from Thiruvananthapuram – up to Mysuru, while another service between Kacheguda to Bengaluru, may also be extended up to Mysuru. Besides, an additional weekly night service to Tirupathi is in the pipeline.
The demand for increasing the frequency of Mysuru-Mumbai Sharavathi Express is pending, as also an inter-city super fast express train connecting Mysuru with Hubbali. The Mysuru-Dharwad Express provides direct connectivity but FKCCI said there was potential for another service. The route from Mysuru to Hubbali connects important commercial centres like Arsikere, Davanagere, Harihar, Rannebennur and Haveri.
Direct train to Goa
The other services sought include a direct train to Goa, to provide a direct link to two important tourist destinations. The direct links to some of the commercial centres of central and north Karnataka is reckoned to be important, as an inland container depot for exports will be established at Mysuru (near Nanjangud).
This will be established by the Container Corporation of India and is posed to be the second such facility after Whitefield. A direct link connecting commercial centres will make the container facility more viable.
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Key demands
Extension of Bengaluru-Mumbai Udayan Express to Mysuru
Increasing frequency of Mysuru-Mumbai Sharavathi Express
Additional train to Bengaluru before or after departure of Chamundi Express
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