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. The... more...
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.
WANT A SECOND RAILWAY LINE? JUST SHIFT A HISTORICAL MONUMENT Prathibha Joy & Sridhar VG Work... more...
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
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,... more...
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.
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... more...
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.
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... more...
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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With track doubling work on the Mysuru-Bengaluru section completed, the public have been demanding additional trains between the two cities. The Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP) has launched a postcard campaign pressing for additional services and more than 600 post cards have been sent to the local MP, Pratap Simha. Another 400 cards will be despatched shortly. MGP volunteers have travelled in trains between Mysuru and Bengaluru to collect signatures of commuters for the purpose.N.S. Pradeep Kumar and S. Yogendra of the parishat have said that the completion of the project has augmented the line capacity by 50 per cent and it was time for the railway authorities to introduce additional services between Mysuru and Bengaluru. “People... more...
of Mysuru want a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru between 5 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to reduce the load of Chamundi Express which was running with more than 200 per cent of its passenger capacity,” said Mr. Kumar and Mr. Yogendra. This is a long-pending demand and the MGP has submitted representations to Mysuru Division and South Western Railway headquarters at Hubballi, apart from elected representatives of the region. The issue was also raised by Sudhakar Shetty at the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee meeting held recently , they added. Meanwhile, a railway official said that further to commissioning of services on the newly-laid track, the running time of the trains may be progressively reduced. The Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) has cleared the Naganahalli-Yeliyuru section for a maximum speed of 90 km per hour and the speed limit would be adhered to which will help reduce running time. With the Railway Budget for 2016-17 to be tabled in February, fresh proposals from the division will also be submitted to the Railway Board for consideration and additional trains may be sanctioned in view of the completion of track doubling, the official said.
Due to track doubling work between Yeliyuru and Naganahalli, the following trains have been cancelled on November 27, 28 and 29. According to a South Western Railway release, the trains cancelled are Bengaluru-Mysuru Rajyarani Express (No. 16558); Mysuru-Bengaluru Rajyarani Express (16557); Mysuru-Yeswantpur Malgudi Express (No. 16023); Yesvantpur-Mysuru Malgudi Express (16024); Bengaluru-Mysuru Passenger (No. 56264); Mysuru-Bengaluru Passenger (No. 56263); Bengaluru-Mysuru Passenger (No. 56232) and Mysuru-Bengaluru Passenger (No. 56237) cancelled between Maddur and Mysuru. The Mysuru-Bengaluru passenger (No. 56263) will start 45 minutes after its scheduled time of departure from Mysuru on November 26. ... more...
The last stretch of the track-doubling work between Mysuru and Bengaluru is almost over and the Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) will conduct an inspection of the track between Yeliyuru and Naganahalli on November 13. The clearance after the CRS inspection is usually issued within days. The double-line stretch of 27 km between the two sections — Yeliyuru and Naganahalli — is set to become operational by November-end. Disclosing... more...
this to mediapersons here on Friday, Divisional Railway Manager Rajkumar Lal said that with this, the track-doubling work between the two cities is practically done, except for a 1.7-km stretch, which remains a single line until the completion of the bridges across the Cauvery and shifting of Tipu Sultan’s armoury. However, the doubling of the 137.3-km stretch (out of 139 km between Mysuru and Bengaluru) will be available to the public, and the commuting time between the two cities is likely to progressively reduce by 30 to 45 minutes. “A fast shuttle between the two cities can ideally cover the distance between Mysuru and Bengaluru in less than 2 hours,” said Mr. Lal. At present, most trains take up to three hours to cover the distance. But the existing speed of most trains may not increase immediately as there are more than 35 major curves on the stretch, of which at least eight have a curvature of more than 8 degrees. What the doubling project has done is to ease the traffic bottlenecks along different sections by creating a free path for trains to operate. “However, the number of trains that can be operated between the two cities also hinges on the availability of a berth at the Bengaluru station, which is choked because of high traffic,” Mr. Lal said. This may only ease when some of the trains originating from Bengaluru junction are shifted to Byappanahalli Station, or alternatively trains from Mysuru can run up to Kengeri. At present, 27 pairs of trains operate between Mysuru and Bengaluru, including the bi-weekly and tri-weekly long-distance trains. The track doubling will facilitate addition of at least 10 other services, he added. The original cost of the project escalated from Rs. 350 crore when proposed in 2007-08, to Rs. 874 crore now, of which Rs. 145.09 core has been earmarked for electrification-related works.
SOUTH WESTERMRAILWAY TO RUN SPECIAL TRAINSAND AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS WITH ADDITIONAL COACHES TO CLEAR RUSH OF DUSSERA, DEEPAWALI& CHAAT FESTIVALS I.SPECIAL TRAINS RUNNING TO CLEAR EXTRA RUSH BY SWR :- South Western Railway has decided torun SpecialTrains between Hubballi-Chennai-Hubballi Bi-Weekly Special (Tr. Nos. 07324/07323); between Yesvantpur-Pandharpur-Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Specials (Tr. Nos.06541/06542); Passenger Specials between Mysuru- Chamarajanagar-Mysuru (Tr. No.06207/06208) and also between Yesvantpur-Mysuru-Yesvantpur Passenger Specials (Tr. Nos. 16587/16588) to clear extra ruh due to festival of Dussera. Deepawali and Chaat, as per the following days, dates of service and timings at originating station and destination... more...
1.Accordingly, Train No.07324 Hubballi-Chennai Bi-Weekly Express Special will depart at Hubballi station at 20-20 hrs. on Mondays & Wednesdays i.e. on 21st, 26th, 28th Oct. 2015, 02nd, 04th, 09th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th & 30th Nov. 2015 and arrive at Chennai Central station at 11-00 hrs., the next day.(Total : 12 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.07323 Chennai-Hubballi Bi-Weekly Express Special will depart atChennai Central station at 13-45 hrs. on Tuesdays & Thursdays, i.e. on 22nd, 27th, 29th Oct,2015, 03rd, 05th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th Nov. 2015 & 01st Dec. 2015 and arrive at Hubballi station at 05-25 hrs., the next day(Total : 12 Specials).
The Bi-Weekly Express Special will have total 16 coaches, comprising of One AC 2-tier coach, One AC 3-tier coach, Six Second Class Sleeper coaches, Six General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans-cum-disabled coaches.
2.Train No.06541 Yesvantpur-Pandharpur Bi-Weekly Special will depart at Yesvantpur station at 18-00 hrs. on Mondays & Thursdays i.e. on 22nd, 26th, 29th Oct. 2015, 02nd, 05th, 09th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd Nov. 2015 and arrive atPandharpur station at 11-35 hrs., the next day.(Total : 10 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.06542 Pandharpur-Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Special will depart atPandharpur station at 13-35 hrs. on Tuesdays & Fridays, i.e. on 23rd, 27th, 30th Oct,2015, 03rd, 06th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th & 24th Nov. 2015and arrive at Yesvantpur station at 06-20 hrs., the next day(Total : 10 Specials).
The Bi-Weekly Special will have total 20 coaches, comprising of One First Class AC-cum-AC 2-tier coach, One AC 2-tier coach, Four AC 3-tier coaches, Ten Second Class Sleeper coaches, Two General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans-cum-disabled coaches.
3.Train No.06207 Mysuru-Chamarajanagar Passenger Special will depart at Mysuru station at 20-40 hrs. (on 23rd Oct. 2015) and arrive at Chamarajanagar at 22-25 hrs., on the same night.(Only one Special).
In the return direction, Train No.06208 Chamarajanagar-Mysuru Passenger Special will depart at Chamarajanagar station at 22-35 hrs. (on 23rd Oct. 2015) and arrive at Mysuru at 00-15 hrs.,on 24th Oct. 2015 (Only one Special).
The Passenger Special will have total 11 coaches.
4.Train No.06217 Yesvantpur-Mysuru Passenger Special will depart at Yesvantpur station at 08-10 hrs. on 23rd October, 2015 and arrive at Mysuru station at 11-40 hrs., on the same day. (Only One Special).
In the return direction, Train No.06218 Mysuru-Yesvantpur Passenger Specialwill depart atMysuru station at 22-00 hrs. on 23rd Oct. 2015 and arrive at Yesvantpur station at 01-20 hrs. on 24th Oct. 2015(Only One Special).
The Passenger Special will have total 19 coaches, comprising of One AC 2-tier coach, Three AC 3-tier coaches, Seven Second Class Sleeper coaches, Six General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans-cum-disabled coaches.
II.SPECIAL TRAINSOF OTHER RAILWAY RUNNINGOVER SWR :-
5.Train No.08301 Sambalpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Special will depart at Sambalpur station at 08-50 hrs. on Wednesdays i.e. on 21st, 28th Oct. 2015, 04th, 09th, 11th, 18th & 25th Nov. 2015 and and arrive at Yesvantpurstation at16-30 hrs., the next day(Total : 06 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.08302 Yesvantpur-Sambalpur Weekly Special will depart atYesvantpurl station at 00-30 hrs. on Fridays, i.e. on 23rd, 30th Oct. 2015, 06th, 13th, 20th, 27th Nov. 2015and arrive at Sambalpur station at 06-15 hrs., the next day. (Total : 06 Specials).
The Weekly Special will have total 18 coaches, comprising of One AC 2-tier coach, Two AC 3-tier coaches, Ten Second Class Sleeper coaches, Three General Second Class coaches(sitting) and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans.
6.Train No.02877 Visakhapatnam-Krishnarajapuram SuperfastBi-Weekly Special will depart at Visakhapatnam station at 19-00hrs. on Wednesday & Saturdays i.e. on 21st, 24th, 28th, 31st Oct.2015, 04th, 07th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st & 25th Nov. 2015and arrive at Krishnarajapuramstation at 14-00 hrs., on Thursdays & Sundays.(Total : 11 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.02878 Krishnarajapuram-Visakhapatnam Superfast Bi-Weekly Special will depart at Krishnarajapuram station 17-10 hrs.on Thursdays & Sundays, i.e. on 22nd, 25th , 29th Oct. 2015,01st, 05th, 08th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd & 26th Nov. 2015and arrive atVisakhapatnam station at 12-25 hrs., on Fridays & Mondays. (Total : 11 Specials).
The Superfast Bi-Weekly Special will have total 14 coaches, comprising of One AC 2-tier coach, Four AC 3-tier coaches, Four Second Class Sleeper coaches, Three General Second Class coaches(sitting) and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans.
7.Train No.02863 Howrah-Yesvantpur Weekly AC Suvidha SuperfastSpecial will depart at Howrah station at 12-40hrs. on Fridays i.e. on 23rd,30th Oct. 2015, 06th, 13th & 20th Nov. 2015and arrive atYesvantpur station at23-15 hrs., onSaturdays.(Total : 05 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.02864 Yesvantpur-Howrah Weekly AC Suvidha SuperfastSpecial will depart at Yesvantpur station 10-45 hrs.on Sundays, i.e. on 25th Oct. 2015,01st, 08th,15th & 22nd Nov. 2015and arrive atHowrah station at 18-30 hrs., on Mondays. (Total : 05 Specials).
The Weekly AC Suvidha Superfast Special will have total 18 coaches, comprising of Four AC 2-tier coach, Eleven AC 3-tier coaches, One AC Panty Car and Two Luggage & brake with Generator Cars.
8.Train No.08451 Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru Cantt. Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha SuperfastSpecial willdepart at Bhubaneswar at 22-50 hrs. on Saturday & Wednesdays, i.e. on 21st, 24th,28th , 31st Oct.2015,04th, 07th 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st &25th Nov. 2015and arrive at Bengaluru Cantt. station at22-40 hrs., onSunday & Thursdays.(Total : 11 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.08452 Bengaluru Cantt-Bhubaneswar Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha SuperfastSpecial will depart atBengaluru Cantt. station 01-00 hrs.on Mondays & Fridays, i.e. on 23rd, 26th, 30th Oct. 2015,02nd, 06th,09th, 13th, 16th, 20th 23rd & 27th Nov. 2015 and arrive atBhubaneswar station at 01-45 hrs., on Tuesdays & Saturdays. (Total : 11 Specials).
The Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Superfast Special will have total 18 coaches, comprising of One AC 2-tier coach, Four AC 3-tier coaches, Eleven Second Class Sleeper coaches and Two Second Class Luggage-cum-brake vans.
9.Train No.02510 Kamakhya- Bengaluru Cantt. Weekly Suvidha Special willdepart at Kamakhya at 20-10 hrs. on Tuesdays, i.e. on27th Oct.2015, 03rd, 10th, 17th &24th Nov. 2015and arrive at Bengaluru Cantt. station at21-15 hrs., on Thursdays.(Total : 05 Specials).
In the return direction, Train No.02509 Bengaluru Cantt-Kamakhya Weekly Suvidha Special will depart atBengaluru Cantt. station 10-15 hrs.on Fridays, i.e. on 23rd, 30th Oct. 2015, 06th, 13th, 20th & 27th Nov. 2015 and arrive atKamakhya station at 13-30 hrs., on Sundays. (Total : 05 Specials).
The Weekly Suvidha Special will have total 17 coaches, comprising of Two AC 2-tier coaches, Four AC 3-tier coaches, Nine Second Class Sleeper coaches and Two Second Class Luggage-cum-brake vans-cum-disabled coaches.
There are plans to increase the speed of trains operating on Mysuru-Bengaluru section owing to likely completion of the track doubling work between the two cities.Sources in the South Western Railway SWR told UNI that almost 90 per cent of the track-laying work on the section was completed, and this had augmented the line capacity for operating more services, besides speeding up the existing trains. Some of the trains could be speeded up to reduce the running time by 20 to 25 In view of the ongoing doubling works, there are too many speed restrictions along certain stretches and there are plans to lift them so that the running time of the trains is reduced. The locomotive pilots are issued Caution Drive (CD) slips before each departure, mentioning the stretches along which, speed restrictions are to be observed. There are as many as 15 CD stretches along the Mysuru-Bengaluru section and... more...
some of them are as long as 500 meters, where the train speed is limited to 15 kmph or 20 kmph and it will be lifted before this year. This alone will help gain about 20 minutes, while increasing the speed will help further reduce the commuting time, said Mr Rajkumar Lal, Divisional Railway Manager. Mr Lal said, at present, some of the trains take up to three hours to cover the distance, while a few express trains take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 139-km stretch between the two cities. If speed was to be increased, then commuting between Mysuru and Bengaluru in express trains could be covered in two hours by most trains on a conservative estimate, he reasoned. The official said there are also plans to introduce additional train services on the section and a proposal had already been submitted for running a new train departing from Bengaluru at around 1915 hrs, for which, there is a high demand from the public. From Mysuru, there are demands for operating additional services between 1100 hrs and and 1400 hrs, as during that time there are insufficient outbound trains to Bengaluru. He said, now 25 pairs of trains operate between Mysuru and Bengaluru, including four weekly, three bi-weekly and one train for six days a week. Of these, 18 trains are express and seven are passenger services. The need for a second railway terminal for Mysuru stemmed from the imperatives of operating additional services from the city to the rest of the country to enhance connectivity, he added.Mr Lal said the introduction of additional trains from Mysuru also hinges on infrastructure for maintenance of rakes. The primary maintenance are carried out at the pit-lines and the Mysuru station, which has three pit-lines, was entrusted with the task of primary maintenance of seven-pair of trains, each lasting about six to eight hours, he said, adding, two of the pit -lines can accommodate rakes of 24 coaches and the third can berth a 21-coach rake. He said, in addition, certain trains have secondary maintenance, which takes about three hours, and hence all the three pit-lines in the city station are always occupied by rakes. The primary maintenance of rakes in the Mysuru Division takes place at Mysuru and Ariskere Junction, he noted. Mr Lal said, unless additional pit-lines are created at Belagola, it will reduce the number of trains that can be operated from Mysuru. Hence, it is imperative to develop the station as the second terminal for the city, he added.UNI BSP KVV RSS 1240
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