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ತೋಕುರ್     तोकुर

Track: Construction - Single-Line Electrification

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 1
Number of Halting Trains: 4
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Angara Gundi, Jokatte, Tel. 0824-2408605 Mangalore
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 9 m above sea level
Zone: KR/Konkan
Division: Karwar
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Apr 10 2017 (10:13)  Goods siding at Thokur inaugurated (www.thehindu.com)
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Apr 10 2017 (10:13)
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday remotely inaugurated the railway goods siding at Thokur Railway Station near Mangaluru under Konkan Railway Corporation.
The half-siding (370 m) can cater to a half of a goods rake and would benefit several industries located around Baikampady Industrial Area, Mangalore Special Economic Zone and others, said a release from KRCL here.
It said that the siding built at a cost of Rs. 1.75 crore would help KRCL earn substantial revenue. Major commodities that can be handled include Purified Terephthalic Acid, Pet-coke, sulphur, bitumen and fertilizers.
Minister also inaugurated IT-enabled train operation system, called Control Office Application.
Apr 10 2017 (07:50)  Woes of coastal region will be addressed: Sadananda Gowda (www.thehindu.com)
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Apr 10 2017 (07:50)
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Minister promises operation of Kudla Express from Mangaluru Central
Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said that the Indian Railways will strive to respond to development demands from Mangaluru railway region, which, at present, is spread across three Railway Zones.
He was speaking after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu remotely flagged off the Mangaluru-Yeshwantpur Kudla Express; launched electrification of Mangaluru-Chervathur line; doubling of Jokatte-Panambur line and a railway siding at Thokur Station, here.
is aware that Mangaluru region is bereft of major railway amenities as it is served by the Southern, the South Western and Konkan Railways. Immediately taking charge as the Railway Minister, he had commenced the initiative of creating Mangaluru Railway Division; but it could not be done for technical reasons.
However, he now has initiated the move to relocate Konkan Railway’s regional office from Karwar to Mangaluru. This should culminate in some kind of reprieve for the region, he said.
The Minister said that the flagging off Kudla Express was the happiest movement in his life as he is giving something back to people who have nurtured him. He said that he had clearly told Mr. Prabhu that he would not attend any Railway function unless Kudla Express was introduced.
Mr. Sadananda Gowda said that when he had announced Kudla Express in the 2014 Railway Budget, he wanted it between Mangaluru Central and Yeshwantpur.
He is aware of the difficulties of the people reaching Mangaluru Junction from where it starts at present and has told Mr. Prabhu to get the train to Mangaluru Central, located inside the city. Soon, the train would come to Central and the inconvenient timings of its running too would be sorted out, he said.
Government Chief Whip in Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza launched an onslaught on Southern Railway which controls Mangaluru Central and Mangaluru Junction.
He said that the zone has been indifferent to the needs of the region despite it getting more than half of its revenue from New Mangalore Port.
Mr. D’Souza urged Southern Railway to be considerate to the region’s demand and urged it to introduce a night train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru.
Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel, Forest Minister B. Ramanath Rai and others were present.
The fare between Mangaluru and Yeshwantpur is ₹ 130 on Kudla Express, which has second class chair cars and general second class sitting coaches. It is ₹ 85 to Hassan, ₹ 95 to Shravanabelagola and ₹ 115 to Kunigal.

Apr 10 2017 (14:03)
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Some AC Chair Car Coaches should also be introduced for the comfort of the Passengers
Nov 18 2015 (09:01)  Boulder Slides on Track Near Thokur, Trains Delayed (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Nov 18 2015 (9:01AM)
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MANGALURU: Passengers of the Mumbai Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus-Mangalore Express had a miraculous escape on Tuesday as a large boulder rolled on the tracks near Thokur, minutes after the train passed.
The damage caused to the track delayed two trains. The incident occurred after the CST-Mangalore Express passed Thokur, around 15 km from Mangaluru Junction, at 3.15 pm.
Sources said the railway track doubling work is under progress between Kankanady and Panambur. When the men were engaged in rock cutting work, a huge boulder fell on the railway track at Thokur.
Railway, who noticed the incident, managed to clear the track within an hour to ensure free flow of other trains. However, two trains Mangaluru to Madagaon and Byndoor to Kasargod were delayed for an hour, sources said.
Nov 08 2015 (09:32)  Rail line between Thokur & Jokatte to be commissioned by March (www.thehindu.com)
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Nov 08 2015 (9:32AM)
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Of the 19-km long rail line being doubled between Mangaluru Junction and Thokur, on the outskirts of the city, a six-km stretch between Thokur, Panambur, and Jokatte will be commissioned by March next, according to Anand Prakash, Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad Division, Southern Railway.
On the sidelines of a meeting here on Saturday, he said that it might take two more years to commission the entire stretch. He said that constructing a 750-metre long parallel tunnel at Kulashekara was a challenge. Other challenges in completing the tunnel would be known only when the works progressed. They might lead to extension of the deadline fixed for completing the stretch.
to the line electrification between Shoranur and Thokur, he said that unless six traction power sub-stations between the two stations were ready, the entire stretch could not be commissioned fully.
Bindu Muralidhara, Regional Railway Manager, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. said that the 741-km long Konkan track between Roha in Maharashtra and Thokur would be doubled and electrified at an estimated cost of Rs. 10,600 crore. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu would lay the foundation stone for the works on Sunday. In the first phase, the 42-km stretch between Roha and Veer stations in Maharashtra would be doubled. Works on doubling other stretches would be taken up in phases.
A proposal to double the 115-km long stretch between Thokur and Baindoor was now before the Railway Board.
Earlier, an official in the meeting called by Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, he said that the survey of Kaniyoor-Kanhangad railway line had been completed. The joint survey of land required for creating a world class railway station at Mangaluru Junction station had been over. The MP asked the officials to place their details at the next review meeting.
Dec 19 2014 (11:44)  Mangaluru-Thokur section to merge with Konkan Railway: Union minister (www.daijiworld.com)
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Dec 19 2014 (11:44AM)
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Mangaluru-Thokur section to merge with Konkan Railway: Union minister
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Early decision on this is required
Feb 23 2014 (12:09)  Bhatkal-Thokur DEMU extended (www.thehindu.com)
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The Thokur to Bhatkal DEMU (Train number 70106 / 70105) service has been extended to Mangalore Central. The train (except Sundays) will leave Mangalore Central at 11 a.m., and reach Bhatkal at 2.40 p.m.; and on the return, it will leave Bhatkal at 6 a.m. and reach Mangalore Central at 10.25 a.m., said a release. The extended service includes Mangalore Junction Railway Station.
Feb 12 2014 (09:41)  Establish M'lore division for rlys, Oscar's plea to Kharge (www.deccanherald.com)
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Establish M'lore division for rlys, Oscar's plea to Kharge
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes has urged Union Minister for Railways Mallikarjuna Kharge to establish Mangalore division for railways under the control of Konkan railways. 
In a letter to the Minister dated February 10, he said that the establishment of Mangalore division will provide more facilities and benefits to the passengers and good traffic and will boost the economic social development of Mangalore as well as the entire West Coast. The establishment of Mangalore division will bring together the exisiting
area of Mangalore Central, Mangalore Junction and New Mangalore Port and Konkan Railway jurisdiction. 
Oscar said that the Railway Board in its letter dated November 24, 1991 had fixed the jurisdiction of Konkan Railway with the Southern Railways on Mangalore side of Mangalore Junction. However, later, it was decided that the jurisdiction of Konkan Railway will be upto Thokur. 
“People in Mangalore are against the Palakkad division for neglecting the demands including more trains and better passenger amenities and infrastructure to Mangalore. As a result, Mangalore has been deprived of better connectivity with the rest of India, inspite of the Konkan railway line. The extension of Mumbai-Mangalore train from Mangalore Junction to Mangalore Central, proposed DMU service between Thokur and Bhatkal to be extended to Mangalore Central, introduction of new trains from Mangalore to east, west and north part of India has not been fulfilled. People have been demanding that Mangalore will get due benefit only with the establishment of Mangalore division,” Oscar said in the letter. 
He said that at present, Mangalore is connected with two nearest divisions namely Palakkad to the south, which is 351 km away and Hubli to the north which is also 351 km away. Inspite of Konkan railway line passing through the region, only one train is originating from Mangalore Central to Mumbai. There is no single train connecting Mangalore to the east, west or northern parts of Inda. At the same time, Ro-Ro service introduced by the Konkan railways can be extended to Mangalore from Surathkal if Mangalore division is set up. 
On the other hand, MP Jayaprakash Hegde in a separate letter to Kharge has urged to separate Mangalore Central, Mangalore Junction and Panambur from Southern Railway and attach it to Konkan railway jurisdiction as per earlier Railway Bord order. 
“With the exclusion of Mangalore-Thokur section under Konkan Railway, the accumulated loss of Konkan Railways as on March 31, 2013 is Rs 3,158 crore. At present, on an average, 54 trains run everyday on a single line of Konkan railway. The track utilisation rate has already reached 160 per cent in between Madgaon and Mumbai. The section of Konkan Railway is already saturated and there is no possibility of introduction of additional train service on the route without taking up patch doubling, increasing number of stations.
The fuel bill is presently amounts to Rs 200 crore annually. If railway line is electrified, then the fuel bill can be reduced to Rs 100 crore. Therefore, doubling and electrification of Konkan Railway line is imperative. The financial restructuring of KRCL will not help the corporation to become financially productive. The corporation on part with other zonal railways should have passenger coaching terminal facility and port handling facility in its jurisdiction for its growth in the long run,”  the letter said.

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Is there any news of KR electrifcation?
Oct 23 2013 (05:13)  PHOTOS: Konkan Railway, with 2,000 bridges and 91 tunnels, is an engineering marvel (daily.bhaskar.com)
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Mumbai/ Mangalore: The Konkan Railway is a railway line which runs along the Konkan coast of India. It was constructed and is operated by the Konkan Railway Corporation. It runs from Thokur, near Mangalore in Karnataka to Roha railway station in Maharashtra through Goa, along the west coast of the country and Western Ghats.   It is known as an engineering marvel across the world. Built across some of the toughest terrains, Konkan Railways has over 2,000 bridges and 91 tunnels. The project was considered the biggest and perhaps most difficult railway undertaking during this century, at least in this part of the world.   The idea to construct the railway line was conceived to connect the two important port cities of Mangalore and Mumbai.    Prior to Konkan Railways, people travelling to Mumbai from Mangalore and adjoining areas would go to Kadur or Birur by bus and then catch a...
train to Mumbai (Bombay then). In 1970's National Highway 17 (NH-17) was built to connect these cities by road. Direct bus services started between these two cities after the construction of NH-17. Even though economic reasons provided a strong need to connect these two cities, the region through which the railway track passed was geographically very tough and would be an engineering challenge. Due to the uneven terrain of the region, railway lines were not laid for many years.   The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) was incorporated as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 1956, with its headquarters at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai and E. Sreedharan, a senior railway official, as its first Chairman and Managing Director, though the work to build the railway line had started much earlier.   There were challenges posed by the terrain and the elements. Flash floods, landslides and tunnel collapses affected work at many places on the project. The region was also thickly forested, and construction sites were often plagued by wild animals. Despite these problems, work on the project continued, and an effective system of decentralisation enabled better efficiency. The entire stretch of 740 kilometres was divided into seven sectors - Mahad, Ratnagiri north, Ratnagiri south, Kudal, Panaji, Karwar and Udupi - of approximately 100 km each, headed by a Chief Engineer.
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