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S/Shrirangapattana (1 PFs)
ಶ್ರೀರಂಗಪಟ್ಟಣ     श्रीरंगपट्टण

Track: Construction - Doubling+Electrification

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 1
Number of Halting Trains: 18
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Mandya District,PIN:571438
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 690 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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May 23 2017 (22:14)  Minister of Railways Flags off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi – Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi – Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily) – ForeignAffairs.co.nz (foreignaffairs.co.nz)
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News Entry# 303388     
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May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Pandavapura/PANP added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Maddur/MAD added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Channapatna/CPT added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Bidadi/BID added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Tiptur/TTR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Kadur Junction/DRU added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Birur Junction/RRB added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Ajjampur/AJP added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Chikjajur Junction/JRU added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Harihar/HRR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Ranibennur/RNR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Byadgi/BYD added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Haveri/HVR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Yalvigi/YLG added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Kasturi/KSR added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Train Tag: Mysuru Hubballi Vishwamanava Express/17326 added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Train Tag: Hubballi Mysuru Vishwamanava Express/17325 added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  58 news posts
Source: Government of India
Headline: Minister of Railways Flags off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi – Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi – Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily)
Minister
of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off Train No 17323/17324
Hubballi
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– Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi –
Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily) through Video Conferencing from here today.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Shri Mohd Jamshed, Member Traffic
Railway Board, other Railway Board Members, and senior officials were also
present on the occasion.

Shri
Suresh Prabhu said that Hubballi is coming up as an important training center.
Hubballi – Mysuru Express will be named as Vishwa Manav Express. This name will
be apt with the significance of connecting these two important cities. Hubballi
– Mysuru Express will be connecting Mysuru which has become an important IT
Hub. Hubballi – Varanasi Express will serve pilgrims going to Varanasi.

The abstract schedule
including timings, composition, days of run etc. of the Train No.17323/17324
Hubballi-Varanasi-Hubballi Express (Weekly) flagged off today is as under:

Train
No.17323
Hubballi
-Varanasi Jn Weekly Exp↓
Stations
Train
No.17324
Varanasi
Jn – Hubballi Weekly Exp ↑
Dep.17.50
(Fri)
HUBBALLI
Arr.13.00
(Tue)
02.35(Sat)
HOTGI
04.55
(Tue)
18.25
KHANDWA
13.40
06.15
(Sun)
MANIKPUR
JN
02.05
(Mon)
11.10
BLOCK HUT
B
21.55
Arr.11.55
(Sun)
VARANASI
Dep.21.05
(Sun)

Commercial
Stoppages: Gadag, Badami, Bagalkot, Almatti,
Bijapur, Solapur Jn, Daund Jn, Ahmadnagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval,
Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna,
Manikpur Jn, Chheoki, Mirzapur

Frequency:
Weekly
Distance:
2030 Km
Composition:
Second-class Luggage/parcel cum
Guard van -2, Second Class Coach -6, Sleeper – 6, AC Two Tier – 1, AC Three
Tier -1 =16
Running Time
Hubballi -Varanasi Jn – 42 hrs 05
min,
Varanasi Jn -Hubballi – 39 hrs 55
min
Speed:
Hubballi -Varanasi Jn 48.3 Kmph,
Varanasi Jn -Hubballi 50.85 Kmph
Loco:
Diesel



The abstract schedule
including timings, composition, days of run etc. of the Train No.17325/17326
Hubballi-Mysuru-Hubballi Express (Daily) flagged off today is as under:

Train
No.17325
Hubballi –
Mysuru Daily Exp
Stations
Train
No.17326
Mysuru
-Hubballi Daily Exp
08.00
HUBBALLI
19.05
17.40/17.45
KSR
BENGALURU CITY
09.10/09.15
20.40
Mysuru
06.15

COMMERCIAL
STOPPAGES: Yalvigi, Haveri, Byadgi,
Ranibennur, Harihar, Davangere, Chikjajur, Ajjampur, Birur Jn, Kadur Jn,
Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumakuru, Yesvantpur, KSR Bengaluru City, Kengeri, Bidadi,
Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya, Pandavapura, Shrirangapattana

Frequency:
Daily
Distance:
608 Km
Composition:
Second-class Luggage/parcel cum
Guard van -2, Second Sitting -1, Second Class Coach – 13 Total 16 Coaches 2
Rakes
Running Time
Hubballi – Mysuru – 12 hrs 40 min,
Mysuru – Hubballi – 12 hrs 50 min
Speed:
Hubballi – Mysuru 48 Kmph,
Mysuru – Hubballi 47.38 Kmph
Loco:
Diesel



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May 05 2017 (01:01)  लखनऊ सुलतानपुर रेल खंड पर बदले रूट से चलेंगी ट्रेनें (m.livehindustan.com)
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May 05 2017 (01:02)
Station Tag: Zafarabad Junction/ZBD added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Station Tag: Sultanpur Junction/SLN added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
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May 05 2017 (01:02)
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May 05 2017 (01:02)
Train Tag: Amritsar - Howrah Express/13050 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Train Tag: Howrah - Amritsar (Punjab) Mail/13005 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Train Tag: Himgiri SF Express/12331 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Train Tag: Chandigarh - Patliputra Express/13256 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Train Tag: Howrah - Amritsar Express/13049 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:02)
Train Tag: Kumbha Express/12370 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:01)
Train Tag: Sadbhavna Express (via Sitamarhi)/14007 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:01)
Train Tag: Begampura Express/12238 added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

May 05 2017 (01:01)
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Posted by: Tushar Shandilya~  254 news posts
लखनऊ मंडल के लखनऊ-सुलतानपुर-जफराबाद सेक्शन पर रेलवे ट्रैक के दोहरीकरण की वजह से कई ट्रेनों का संचालन शुक्रवार को बाधित रहेगा। इस दौरान कई ट्रेनों को बदले रेल खंड से संचालित किया जाएगा। उत्तर रेलवे के वरिष्ठ मंडल वाणिज्य प्रबंधक शिवेन्द्र शुक्ला ने बताया कि दोहरीकरण कार्य की वजह से जिन गाड़ियों को मार्ग परिवर्तन करके संचालित किया जाएगा, उनमें गाड़ी संख्या-14008 सद्भावना एक्सप्रेस को परिवर्तित मार्ग लखनऊ-फैजाबाद-जाफराबाद होकर संचालित किया गया। इसी क्रम में गाड़ी संख्या-12238 बेगमपुरा एक्सप्रेस और गाड़ी संख्या-12370 हरिद्वार-हावड़ा एक्सप्रेस को लखनऊ-प्रतापगढ़-वाराणसी के रास्ते संचालित किया गया। गाड़ी संख्या-13029 डुप्लीकेट पंजाब मेल को जफराबाद-फैजाबाद-सुलतानपुर के रास्ते तथा गाड़ी संख्या-14007 सद्भावना एक्सप्रेस को जफराबाद-फैजाबाद-सुलतानपुर के रास्ते संचालित किया जाएगा।
इन ट्रेनों को रोककर चलाया जाएगा
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संख्या-13256 चण्डीगढ़-पाटलीपुत्र एक्सप्रेस को रास्ते में 40 मिनट रोककर संचालित किया गया। गाड़ी संख्या-12331 हिमगिरी एक्सप्रेस को रास्ते में एक घंटे, गाड़ी संख्या-13050 डुप्लीकेट पंजाब मेल को दो घंटे तथा गाड़ी संख्या-12391 श्रमजीवी एक्सप्रेस को 50 मिनट रास्ते में रोककर ये सभी ट्रेनें 05 मई को संचालित किया जाएगा। वहीं, गाड़ी संख्या-12237 बेगमपुरा एक्सप्रेस को निर्धारित समय 02.50 की बजाए परिवर्तन समय 12.50 बजे 06 मई को संचालित किया जाएगा।
Mar 09 2017 (15:19)  टीपू का 235 साल पुराना और 1000 टन वजनी हथियारखाना 40 मीटर दूर शिफ्ट (www.bhaskar.com)
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Mar 09 2017 (15:19)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by Shifted to Android for One Day from Windows^~/1270085

Posted by: Watching Sachin a Billion Dream^~  291 news posts
नई दिल्ली. 18वीं सदी में बना 235 साल पुराना और 1000 टन वजनी टीपू सुल्तान का हथियारखाना 40 मीटर दूर शिफ्ट कर दिया गया है। रेलवे ने डबल ट्रैक बिछाने के लिए हेरिटेज प्रॉपर्टीज में शामिल टीपू की इस आर्मरी (हथियारखाना) को दूसरी जगह शिफ्ट किया है। देश में यह अपनी तरह की पहली एक्सरसाइज मानी जा रही है। इस पर 13 करोड़ रुपए खर्च हुए हैं। हथियारखाने का का इस्तेमाल बारूद और हथियार रखने में किया जाता था। अमेरिकी एक्सपर्ट्स की ली गई मदद...
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को टीपू सुल्तान के वक्त में 1782 से 1799 तक इस्तेमाल किया गया था। यह बेंगलुरु- मैसूर के बीच प्रपोज्ड डबल रेलवे ट्रैक के रास्ते में स्थित थी।
- रेलवे मिनिस्ट्री के एक सीनियर ऑफिशियल ने बताया, "हमने पिरामिड के आकार की इस पूरी हेरिटेज बिल्डिंग को 40 मीटर दूर खिसका दिया है। इस दौरान इस प्रोटेक्टेड प्रॉपर्टी को कोई भी नुकसान नहीं पहुंचा।"
अमेरिकी एक्सपर्ट्स की ली गई मदद
- इंडियन रेलवे ने इस पूरी एक्सरसाइज में अमेरिका के एक्सपर्ट्स की मदद ली। इस मॉन्युमेंट को श्रीरंगपट्टनम से पास ही में रेलवे की जमीन पर शिफ्ट किया गया है। बेंगलुरु-मैसूर डबल लाइन के लिए कंस्ट्रक्शन वर्क 2013 में ही शुरू हो गया था, लेकिन इसे पूरा करने में दिक्कत आ रही थी क्योंकि आर्मरी इसके रास्ते में पड़ रही थी।
- रेलवे मिनिस्ट्री के ऑफिशियल ने कहा, "इस तरह के यूनीक काम को देश में पहली बार अंजाम दिया गया है। देश में ऐसी कोई एजेंसी नहीं थी, न ही कोई ऐसा तरीका था जिससे आर्मरी को खिसकाया जा सके। इसलिए इस काम में अमेरिकी एक्सपर्ट्स की मदद लेनी पड़ी।"
1000 टन वजनी आर्मरी को खिसकाने के लिए 37 जैक लगाए गए
- आर्मरी को खिसकाने के लिए 37 जैक लगाए गए। सभी जैक यूनिफाईंग जैकिंग सिस्टम से जुड़े हुए थे। स्ट्रक्चर को किसी तरह का नुकसान न पहुंचे, इसलिए सभी जैक से इसे एक साथ उठाया गया और फिर 40 मीटर दूर ले जाया गया।
- पिरामिड के आकार वाली यह एक मंजिल आर्मरी थी जिसका वजन 1000 टन था। टीपू सुल्तान ने ऐसी 10 आर्मरी बनवाई थी।
Mar 07 2017 (11:53)  SHIFTING OF TIPPU ARMOURY (starofmysore.com)
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Posted by: swaroophegde5~  2 news posts
The works on shifting Tipu’s armoury finally began this morning to make way for the completion of Mysuru-Bengaluru Railway double track in Srirangapatna near Mysuru.
Expert engineers, architects and monument shifting experts, who conducted a test to find out the feasibility to move the structure, were successful and the historic structure was moved by 8 metres by using Hydraulic Body Push Rams till we went to the Press today.
The process of relocating the armoury completely to another site, which is 100 metres away from the original site, requires at least
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Sources said that the relocating process, which will continue upto 5.30 pm today, would go on for three to four days until the structure is relocated completely to the new place. The structure will be moved for about 20 metres daily, sources added.
American company PSL-Wolfe Private Limited and New Delhi-based PSL Engineering have taken up the works of relocating the armoury for which the Railways is spending about Rs. 13.5 crore.
It may be recalled that architects, ground engineers and monument shifting experts had lifted the nearly 1000-tonne armoury last month and had placed it on a series of iron piers for support and to be moved.
The digging process around the semi-buried armoury began about five months ago and the path through which the armoury would be carried to the new location has been readied. Steel fabrics for all the beams had been fixed. It may be recalled, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, who visited the spot on Feb. 23, had inspected the lifting process of the structure besides holding talks with the engineers.
According to the officials supervising the shifting process, the armoury, used by Tipu Sultan to store gunpowder and weapons, was built to withstand vagaries of weather for the gunpowder to stay in a ready-to-use condition.
Feb 25 2017 (23:18)  Tipu's armoury shifting goes smooth (www.deccanherald.com)
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Feb 25 2017 (23:18)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by Mangaluru deserves to be division~/48335

Posted by: SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~  44 news posts
The project to move Tipu Sultan’s armory has crossed a critical phase. The armory is being moved 100 meters to make way for a railway track. The spectacular engineering effort is the first such in India.
The armory, at his capital of Srirangapatna near Mysuru, weighs about 1,000 tonnes, and was raised a foot on Day 1.
The actual shifting begins on March 3, with the laying of rails and rollers. The work is likely to go on till March 8 or 9. As many as 70 workers, including six from the US,
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are working at the site.
The shifting of the 228-year-old armory is vital for the Railways to complete the doubling of the Bengaluru-Mysuru line. Only 1.5 km of the track is pending. The work is being done by PSL Engineering of the Fedders Llyod group.
It is a joint venture with the US-based Wolfe House Movers. Terming the opening day as successful, Mukat Behari Sharma, director, Lloyd group, and armory project director, said, “We began the work on January 6... The lifting has been smooth.”
The armory is 12 meters wide and 10 meters high. Tipu Sultan stored his arms and ammunition there when he was fighting the British.
The Archaeological Survey of India has approved the relocation. The temple town of Srirangapatna has eight such armories. The estimated cost of the relocation is Rs 13.68 crore.
Tougher than a stone structure
Jamin Buckingham, project manager, said he had never seen such a strong monument in his career. It is tougher than a stone structure, he said. Pratap Simha, Mysuru MP, who visited the site, said work on the railway track would be taken up soon after the armory was moved.The track is expected to be ready by April-end, Simha said.
Feb 25 2017 (23:14)  Shifting Tipu's armoury, the hard work before the toil (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 294787     
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Feb 25 2017 (23:14)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by Mangaluru deserves to be division~/48335

Feb 25 2017 (23:14)
Train Tag: Mysuru - KSR Bengaluru Rajya Rani Express/16557 added by Mangaluru deserves to be division~/48335

Posted by: SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~  44 news posts
One look at the mammoth Tipu armoury in Srirangapatna, and American Jamin Puckingham knew this would be nothing like the hundreds of buildings he had helped shift back home. This was the oldest he and his team had ever attempted to move.
On Thursday, his Wolfe House Movers team did manage to lift the 1,050-tonne structure by a full two feet. But Puckingham knew he had absolutely no margin of error. The task could not be accomplished without weeks of intense planning and preparation.
Long neglected, the 18th century heritage structure was stuck
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deep in dirt and that was a big challenge. “The armoury has thick walls. Although made of brick and mortar, the structure’s integrity is surprisingly very well considering its age,” Puckingham told DH.
His team, comprising Peter Hansen, Philip Hansen and Jeffrey Brovont had spent months evaluating the building, its internal and external dynamics and working out the engineering of the eventual operation. But even before that, Puckingham had to coordinate with the Railways, the Archaeological Department and strike a joint venture agreement with PSL Engineering.
The JV was critical to fabricate the huge beams that had to go underneath the structure. “PSL also had to remove the soil. They made all the beams in India. We only brought the jacks, the jacking machine and rollers (about 64 in 25-tonne and 50-tonne configurations) from the US.”
Paper work, the hard part
Moving back and forth to get all the paper work in order, Puckingham is now convinced that “shifting is the easy part. The paper work was the hard part.” For the record, he had to shuttle between India and the US four times in the last four years.
The first major task of lifting the structure has gone just according to the team’s plan. The next stage would be to insert the rail beams underneath and place the rollers over them. The entire structure on the rollers would then be pushed through hydraulic push ramps.
Puckingham is sure the process would be smooth. “We are using state-of-the-art equipment. Regardless of the building’s weight, the structure would be hydraulically propelled uniformly. The movement will be smooth and steady without jarring,” he explained.
The shifting is planned along two paths perpendicular to each other. The first stage will have the armoury move 350 ft in a straight line. The roller wheels will then be reset to take the perpendicular shift. The structure will then be moved 100 ft to the right to reach its new location.
Scheduled for March 8, the process is expected to take five days. “That works to about six metres in one hour,” said Puckingham. He was experienced enough to make that estimation with confidence. After all, he had started moving buildings when he was barely 13!
Feb 24 2017 (08:21)  Tipu Sultan's armoury at Srirangapatna to be shifted on March 2 (www.newindianexpress.com)
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MYSURU: Tipu Sultan’s armoury at Srirangapatna is all set for relocation to another site on March 2 to pave way for the completion of the Bengaluru-Mysuru rail track doubling work.
The track doubling work had been hampered as Tipu's Armoury, a protected monument of Department of Archeology, sat in the spot where the second rail track was to be constructed.
With the Union government sanctioning Rs 13 crores for the translocation of the armoury, completion of the railway track is expected to be speeded up.
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shifting process will be taken up by South Western Railway through M/S PSL -Wolfe (JV) under supervision by Department of Archeology.
The armoury building is a single storey load-bearing brick masonry structure with arch roofing system and pyramid shape elevation that was built by Tipu between 1782 and 1799, to store ammunition.
As there was no technology in India to shift these structures and with no scope for building replica of Tipu's armoury, Railways has assigned US based company headed by project manager, Jamion Buckingham for the project.
Noting that they have moved bigger structures than the armoury in the United States, Jamion said that the Tipu armoury was a strong structure and the movement of trains nearby or work with machines, had not developed cracks in it.
"We will elevate the whole armoury by one more feet and move it sixty meters away in two days. It will be placed in a spot identified by the Archaeological Survey of India. We will take one more day to rotate the structure and a week more to complete civil works", he added.
South Western Railway, deputy superindent engineer Ravichandran said that the shifting work will be completed by March 5. He said that it would take 45 days to complete ground work and lay railway line for 1.7 kms that is pending for last couple of years.

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Hope to see the doubling of the entire stretch between SBC and MYS by March 2017.
Oct 20 2016 (15:23)  WANT A SECOND RAILWAY LINE?
JUST SHIFT A HISTORICAL MONUMENT
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WANT A SECOND RAILWAY LINE?
JUST SHIFT A HISTORICAL MONUMENT
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on moving the 225-year-old Tipu Sultan's armory to a site 110 metres away to make way for the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway line doubling has begun
Months after all decks were cleared to shift Tipu Sultan's armory in Srirangapatna to make way for a railway line, actual excavation work has begun. To ensure the safety of the over two-century-old monument -half of which is underground and includes a basement -the entire area is being dug up to allow heavy lifting equipment to hoist it on wheels and move to its designated new location.
“During Tipu Sultan's reign, he constructed several armories across the state: seven in Srirangapatna and one each in Mysuru and Pandavapura respectively , two in Sakleshpur and many more. About 25 years ago, the structure in Mysuru was demolished when the land was given to the Army and, hence, it is of national importance that a declared monument is actually being shifted to a new premises instead of demolishing it.This is, in fact, the first time that such an exercise is being carried out,“ says professor NS Rangaraju, who was on the committee that helped plan the shift.
With realigning the proposed railway line out of question, as any alternative route would cut across far bigger heritage structures, Rangaraju says that shifting the armory was the only feasible method to preserve it. “However, that is easier said than done.This is a structure that has been made of brick and lime mortar, with the walls as thick as one foot each WANT A SECOND RAILWAY LINE?
JUST SHIFT A HISTORICAL MONUMENT
Prathibha Joy & Sridhar VG


Work on moving the 225-year-old Tipu Sultan's armory to a site 110 metres away to make way for the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway line doubling has begun
Months after all decks were cleared to shift Tipu Sultan's armory in Srirangapatna to make way for a railway line, actual excavation work has begun. To ensure the safety of the over two-century-old monument -half of which is underground and includes a basement -the entire area is being dug up to allow heavy lifting equipment to hoist it on wheels and move to its designated new location.
“During Tipu Sultan's reign, he constructed several armories across the state: seven in Srirangapatna and one each in Mysuru and Pandavapura respectively , two in Sakleshpur and many more. About 25 years ago, the structure in Mysuru was demolished when the land was given to the Army and, hence, it is of national importance that a declared monument is actually being shifted to a new premises instead of demolishing it.This is, in fact, the first time that such an exercise is being carried out,“ says professor NS Rangaraju, who was on the committee that helped plan the shift.
With realigning the proposed railway line out of question, as any alternative route would cut across far bigger heritage structures, Rangaraju says that shifting the armory was the only feasible method to preserve it. “However, that is easier said than done.This is a structure that has been made of brick and lime mortar, with the walls as thick as one foot each
Sep 03 2016 (14:37)  US equipment brought in to relocate Tipu armoury (www.deccanherald.com)
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US equipment brought in to relocate Tipu armoury
Asha Krishnaswamy, Bengaluru, Sep 03, 2016, DHNS:
Amachine imported fromthe US for lifting Tipu's armoury in Srirangapatna,Mandya district. The box track laid near the armoury. TheUnified Jacking System. DH PHOTOS/SRIKANTA SHARMA R
The stage is set for relocating the 18th-century armoury of Tipu Sultan in Srirangapatna. The equipment for lifting the armoury, weighing around 1,000 tonnes,
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have arrived from the United States at the monument site.
The translocation of the armoury has been pending for nearly five years due to various reasons. Contract for this sensitive but challenging work has been awarded to PSL-Wolfe Private Limited, a joint venture company.
Massive containers carrying several hydraulic jacks and other equipment, which arrived last week from the US at the Chennai port, landed in Srirangapatna on Wednesday.
The mechanism to be adopted for lifting the armoury as a single unit from the ground level is simple–insert the jacks below the building in a unified manner
and operate them simultaneously. This would lift the structure and later it would be located 100 metres away from the existing spot. This is the first time such an exercise is being taken up in India, according to sources in the Railways.
The shifting of the historic structure would help the Railways to complete the long-pending 13-km single-line track into a double line, which is part of the Bengaluru-Mysuru track-doubling. The armoury at the Srirangapatna railway station poses a hurdle to the alignment of a new track. The Railways is spending about Rs 13.5 crore to relocate the structure.
M K S Mukat Sharma, Director of the project and representative of the JVC, said the relocation of the monument would take place once the monsoon period ends.
“The translocation of the armoury would not require more than a week’s time. But the pre-move activities will go on for about 40 days. We will wait for the monsoon rains to subside. Maybe by November 15, the relocation will be completed,” Sharma said.
He said translocation of structures using the Unified Jacking System are done in the US and the UK, but not in India. This is the first time such an exercise is being carried out here.
A team of 25 to 30 engineers and labourers will be involved in shifting the armoury with US equipment. A technical team will soon arrive from America, he added.
Railway officials said that till the rainy season is over, the existing structure would not be touched.
This is to avoid wet land and skidding. As per the weather forecast, October is the peak season for rains in Srirangapatna. Not less than 160mm rains are expected. Hence, no risk would be taken to touch the structure till November, the officials said.
The length of the pending doubling of the track in Srirangapatna is about 1.7 km. By completing the doubling work, another five minutes of travelling time between Bengaluru and Mysuru could be saved. As the doubling of the track between the two cities has been almost completed, the travel duration has reduced by 15 to 20 minutes, the sources said.
Jul 25 2016 (07:52)  Srirangapatna railway platform to be widened - KARNATAKA - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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Srirangapatna railway platform to be widened SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
The translocation of the 18th century armoury at Srirangapatana will bring about changes to the town’s railway station. It will not have a station master to officiate as the signalling and communications will be automatically controlled from Pandavapura and Naganahalli, which will be the block section on the stretch.
Only commercial staff will be present, and they will have no role in operational matters. Besides, the new alignment of the double line track, which will be laid once the monument is relocated, is
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a few meters ahead of the existing platform.
So the existing platform will be widened to that extent, said an official in the construction wing of the Railways. He said there was a proposal to have a new station building, but neither can the existing station be abandoned nor is there a better approach road for the new station.
Hence, it has been thought ideal to expand the existing platform. As a result, a station where very few trains stop and the originating passenger traffic is very low will have one of the widest platforms for a station of its size.
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