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TK/Tumakuru (Tumkur) (3 PFs)
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Track: Double Diesel-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 74
Number of Originating Trains: 3
Number of Terminating Trains: 3
National Highway 206, Tumkur
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 826 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Feb 21 2017 (18:02)  Tatkal Special Train to clear extra rush during the SHIVARATRI Festival. (pbs.twimg.com)
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Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Train Tag: Yeshvantapur Kochuveli Garib rath special/06537 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 21 2017 (18:02)
Train Tag: Kochuveli Yeshvantapur Garib rath special/06538 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Posted by: Ballari Express~  34 news posts
Tatkal Special Train to clear extra rush during the SHIVARATRI Festival.
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Feb 16 2017 (08:50)  Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway (www.deccanherald.com)
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Posted by: karbang  48 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
Feb 07 2017 (13:08)  ress Release No.191, SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY GETS 15.88% MORE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Kadur Junction/DRU added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Yalvigi/YLG added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Gadag Junction/GDG added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Dharmavaram Junction/DMM added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Rayadurg Junction/RDG added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
Station Tag: Chikjajur Junction/JRU added by Ballari Express~/1060656

Feb 07 2017 (13:08)
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Posted by: Ballari Express~  34 news posts
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No.191 Dt. 3-02-2017
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY GETS 15.88% MORE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS
South Western Railway gets 15.88%more allocation of funds to various projects during
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2017-18 than the previous year said Shri A.K. GUPTA, General Manager.He was sharing the Union budget announcements with the media at Rail Soudha, Hubballi.
We can complete electrification work of whole South Western Railway within a period of ten years he answered to a query. Three agencies are working for the completion, he added.
The details of funds allocation to various projects of South Western Railway as follows:-
New Works Included in the Budget 2017-18
New line sanctioned
Project
Length
(In Km)
Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
Gadag-Yalvigi
58
640
New line identified under Capital investment programme to be taken up as Joint Venture with State Govt.
Project
Length
(In Km)
Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
Shimoga-Shikaripura-Ranibennur
98
1700
Electrification Works sanctioned
S. No.
Project
Length
(In Km)
Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
1
ChikBanavar-Hubli
456
551.6
2
Chikjajur-Bellary
184
165.6
3
Gadag-Hotgi
284
341.72
4
Bengaluru-Omalur via Hosur
196
152.83
Total
1120
1211.75
Survey for New line:
S. No.
Name of Project
Length
(Km)
1
Badami-Yelburga via Gajendragarh
53
2
Alamatti-Koppal
125
3
Dharmavaram-Bellari
120
4
Bidar-Nanded
157
5
Swamihalli-Rayadurga
45
6
Hassan-Belur-Chikmaglur-Sringeri-Shimoga
150
7
Hindupur-Chitradurga
132
8
Challakere-Hiriyur-Huliyar-Chikkanayakanahalli-Turuvekere- Channarayapattana
200
9
Thalassery-Mysore
300
Survey for third line
Project
Length
(Km)
Whitefield-Bangarpet 3rd line
47
New ROB/RUBs/Subways Sanctioned
No. of ROBs
No. of RUBs
Subways
Total
Total Cost
(In Rs. Crore)
5
3
15
23
193.08
ROB:
S. No.
In Lieu of
Between Stations
Section
1
LC No.3.
Hassan & Sakleshpur
Hassan-Mangalore
2
LC No. 5
Mysuru& Belagola of
Mysuru –Arsikere
3
LC No.31
Krishnarajanagar & Hosa Agrahara
Mysuru –Arsikere
4
LC No. 51
Akkihebbalu & Mandagere
Mysuru –Arsikere
5
LC No.84
Bijapur-Minchnal
Bijapur - Hotgi
RUB:
S. No.
In Lieu of
Between Stations
Sections
1
LC No.9
Yelhanka &Chennasandrastation
Baiyyappanahali –Dharmavaram
2
LC No. 1
Mysuru&Ashokpuram
Mysuru – Chamarajanagar
3
LC No. 78
Holenarasipura & Mavinkere
Mysuru – Arsikere
Subway
S. No.
In Lieu of LC
Section
1
LC No 202,208 and 211 (Total 3 Nos)
Gooty – Wadi
2
LCNo. 16,18,59,83,111,115 & 118 (total 7 no.s )
Birur – Talguppa
3
LC No.17, 37, 63,89 & 91(total 5 no.s )
Chikjajur – Rayadurga
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SWR - Pink Book 2017-18 - Plan Head wise Outlay 2017-18 and comparison with previous two years
Sl.no
plan Head No.
Name of the plan head
Grant
for 2015-16
Grant
for 2016-17
Grant
for 2017-18
1
11
New Lines (Construction)
162.29
394.88
331.80
2
14
Gauge Conversion
9.52
8.91
5.00
3
15
Doubling
592.94
1407.81
1629.60
4
16
Traf.Facilities
30.39
20.71
59.10
5
21
Rolling Stock
86.40
17.06
15.32
6
29
Road Safety Works (LC)
11.43
19.42
19.21
7
30
Road Saftey Works ROB/RUB
160.12
165.95
207.78
8
31
Track Renewal
180.97
255.54
386.01
9
32
Bridge Works
34.72
28.72
28.50
10
33
S&T works
30.98
31.95
51.52
11
36
Other Electrical Works
4.16
2.47
10.91
12
53
Passenger Amenities
57.58
42.63
39.59
Total for all Plan Heads
1670.64
2738.85
3174

** There is an increase of 89.21% in the outlay for 2017-18 (Project works) when compared to the outlay of 2015-16
** There is an increase of 15.88% in the outlay for 2017-18 (Project works) when compared to the outlay of 2016-17
** For the year 2016-17 an amount of Rs.445.14 crores was allotted under Safety Fund
** An amount or Rs. 724.26 crores has been allotted under Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh for the year 2017-18
Budget Allocation for 2017-18 of new line projects over SWR
Detailsof New Line over SWR
S.No
New Line
Kms
Rs. In Cr.
1
Kottur- Harihar
65
8
2
Kadur- Sakleshpur
93
70
3
Hassan- Bengaluru via Shravanabelgola
166
129.5
4
Hubballi - Ankola
167
9.95
5
SBC- Satyamangalam
260
21
6
Raidurg- Tumkuru via Kadur
213
182
7
Bagalkot- Kudachi
142
90
8
Tumkur-Chitradurg-Davengere
199.7
130
9
Whitefield- Kolar
52.9
10.5
10
Shimoga town- Harihar
78.66
10.5
11
Chikballapur- Putupurthy-Sathya sai Prashanti
Nilayam
103
0.1
12
Gadag- Wadi
252
190
13
Shrinivaspura- Madanapalli
75
0.1
14
Chickballapur - Gowribidanur
44
0.1
15
Marikuppam-Kuppam
23.7
15
Budget allocation for 2017-18 Doubling Works over SWR
Sl
Kms.
Rs. In Cr.
1
Whitefield-Bangarapet-Kuppam
81.21
0.5
2
Bangalore-Whitefield-Bangalore City-Krishnarajapuram Quadrupling
23.08
1
3
Dharwad-Kambarganvi
26.68
10
4
Hubli-Hebsur
17.17
3
5
Arsikere-Birur - Patch doubling
44.28
1
6
Ramanagaram-Mysore
91.5
12
7
Yeswanthpur-Yelahanka - Doubling with overhead equipment
12.07
4
8
Yelahanka-Chennasandra - Doubling with overhead equipment
12.89
3
9
Birur-Shivani - Patch doubling
28.67
2
10
Hosadurga Road-Chikjajur - Patch doubling
28.89
4
11
Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat-Vasco da Gama
352.28
250
12
Shivani-Hosadurga Road
9.98
2
13
Toranagallu - Ranjithpura
22.9
0.1
14
Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag
284
344
15
Yalahanka-Penukonda
120.53
120
16
Hubli - Chikjajur
190
200
17
Arsikere - Tumkur
96
140
18
Birur - Shimoga
60
2
(E.Vijaya)
Chief Public Relations Officer
Hubballi
Feb 04 2017 (08:36)  Karnataka gets Rs 724 for rail safety. (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Feb 04 2017 (08:36)
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Feb 04 2017 (08:36)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

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Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

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Station Tag: Kudachi/KUD added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Feb 04 2017 (08:36)
Station Tag: Gadag Junction/GDG added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

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Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

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Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Feb 04 2017 (08:36)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Posted by: Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS  6 news posts
BENGALURU: The huge allocation of funds towards railway safety in Karnataka and electrification of tracks stand out in the 2017-2018 budget. Passenger amenities though have been sidetracked. The details of allocations for the South Western Railway Zone were made public following the release of the Pink Book in Parliament on Friday.
An amount of Rs 724.26 crore has been allocated for the Rail Safety Fund (Rashtriya Rail Sanraksh Kosh) out of the overall budgetary allocation of Rs 3,174 crore, giving a boost to passenger safety in the light of a spate of derailments across the country in the last few months.
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the increase in allocation, a statement from the South Western Railway said, “For the year 2016-2017, an amount of Rs 445.15 crore was allocated for the Safety Fund.”
There have been no new trains sanctioned though there was a demand for at least one additional train on the packed Bengaluru-Mysuru section.
The Rs 1,211.75 crore sanctioned for electrification works across the zone is a big step towards improving the traction (pulling power) of the trains (break-up given in box).
“The diesel-run trains will switch to electric which will ensure efficient running of trains,” said Chief Administrative Officer, South Western Railway, Ashok Gupta.
The only new line sanctioned is between Gadag and Yalvigi which is expected to cost Rs 640 crore.
Another new 98-km line between Shivamogga and Ranebennur has been proposed. However, the Rs 1,700 crore funding for it has to be mobilised by forming a joint venture with the state government.
A sum Rs 1,629.6 crore have been sanctioned for ongoing track doubling works. Major allocations among them are Rs 344 crore  for Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag; Rs 200 crore for Hubballi-Chikkajajur; Rs 140 crore for Arasikere-Tumakuru and Rs 120 crore for Yelahanka-Penukonda lines.
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Jan 01 2017 (19:34)  Decongesting rail terminals (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 290262   Blog Entry# 2112756     
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Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by karbang/50057

Jan 01 2017 (7:34PM)
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Posted by: karbang  48 news posts
Packed with long-distance trains, all its tracks perennially occupied, the city railway station is not everyone’s terminal. The Yeshwantpur station was upgraded to decongest, but is caught up in operational issues. Can a new terminal at Baiyappanahalli be the game-changer?
Bengaluru’s collective, 33-year-old yearning for a suburban rail network has always had a stock response from the Railways and Centre: The tracks are saturated and its stations, space-starved. Can some smart use of available space free up the existing terminals?
For decades, the city station, now named after Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna, with its
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10 platforms, has remained Bengaluru’s premier rail head. Severe space-crunch forced the South Western Railway to acquire a part of the Binny Mill land from BBMP. But a project, sanctioned in 2013, to build a shunting yard there, is still stuck.
Here’s why: No access. A main road passes right across the land, and a plan to build a road underbridge with reinforced concrete cement (RCC) has not worked due to the multiplicity of underground utility lines.
The implications are clear. No shortcuts can work. A long-term alternative, as urban rail analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar suggests, could be to dig up the entire area, build a proper four lane road and top it. This way, any number of tracks can be laid above, decongesting the city station.
Dedicated shunting yard
Lack of a dedicated shunting yard forces long-distance trains to be parked on tracks between the platforms. The pit lines and stabling lines run parallel to the platforms, blocking trains coming from the Cantonment side. The decongestion by shifting these lines to the Binny Mill land will be dramatic.
To introduce a fully functional commuter rail/suburban network for the city, freeing up tracks between stations/terminals is critical. Consultancy firm RITES had even recommended tripling/quadrupling the lines, so that suburban trains could be run on two lines at a frequency of five minutes during peak hours.
How does this plan fit into the available land between the City and Yeshwantpur terminals? Currently, the two biggest stations of Bengaluru are connected only by two tracks. Any chance of fitting in two more tracks has vanished with the Okalipuram bridge built by BBMP, points out Dyamannavar.
South Western Railway had parted with the land in exchange for the Binny Mill land. The bridge ramps are so designed that they rule out any additional tracks on that stretch. Future expansion is clearly out.
Inter-terminal linkage
This critical connectivity issue poses a big challenge for a seamless suburban network. But the Yeshwantpur terminal has another operational issue to sort out: The railway gate on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) cutting across the line towards Chikkabanavara station.
Due to high traffic on ORR, the police do not allow the gate to be closed for long durations. Long-distance trains from the city station are often stuck at platforms 1, 2 and 3 of Yeshwantpur station.
Unless these trains are allowed to move on to Chikkabanavara, trains from the city station are not given the green signal to proceed to Yeshwantpur. Result: Congestion at both the terminals. The 4th, 5th and 6th platforms at the Yeshwantpur station are occupied by inter-city trains that depart from the terminal.
Opening the road overbridge at the railway gate can potentially solve the problem. Trains can then leave the first three platforms in three minutes, accelerating incoming rail traffic from the city station side and back.
Yeshwantpur terminal extension
Once the operational issues are sorted out, the Railways could ideally think of a terminal extension or even a second terminal. Space should not be an issue, provided a factory that manufactures cement sleeper blocks for broad guage lines is shifted from the far-end of the station.
Railways had even offered a four-acre land to shift the facility outside the city. The move is being resisted. But if the area is cleared, eight to 10 tracks can be planned towards Tumakuru, up from the current three. The pit and stabling lines too could be extended, freeing up more space.
Only two tracks connect the city station with Baiyappanahalli station. But Railways has enough land – about 130 acres - for a full-fledged terminal.
Over the last four years, Rs. 20 crore has been spent to lay additional pit and stabling lines. Tenders were again called and awarded in October 2016 for three platforms, a pit line to clean and maintain coaches and other facilities, inform South Western Railway officials.
Baiyappanahalli project
The Rs 116-crore project envisages building eight platforms, six pitlines and stabling lines, station buildings, foot overbridges, signals and other associated installations.
Foundation stone for the project is expected to be laid in the second week of January. Once the terminal is commissioned as planned some time in 2018, a few inter-city trains are likely to terminate here without heading to the city station.
A full-fledged terminus at Baiyappanahalli, a decongested city railway station and an optimally utilised Yeshwantpur terminal, all linked by tripled or quadrupled tracks could effectively pave the way for a functional suburban rail network.
A sustained, coordinated approach by all stakeholders including citizens could make it happen. But is everyone moving in the same direction?
Linking Metro with SWR terminals
Seamless inter-modal transport connectivity implies helping commuters to switch from Namma Metro to a South Western Railway terminal or vice-versa. It is a reality at Baiyappanahalli, where a bridge funded by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) links the Metro terminal with the SWR station. In two years, the station is proposed to be upgraded to a terminal.
But this connection is glaringly lacking at Yeshwantpur, where the Metro station and SWR terminal are only a few metres apart.Thousands of commuters climb up and down stairs, lugging heavy baggage and cross the busy roads underneath to switch over. The SWR and BMRCL are yet to strike a cost-sharing deal on a bridge that would make it all easy.
Once the Metro phase I is fully launched with the green and purple lines intersecting at the Majestic station, the connectivity with the city railway station will have to be seamless. Currently, the Majestic Metro station has a single exit point, from where access to the city station is cumbersome.
Commuters are forced to walk 200-300 metres, step down to an underpass and climb up before heading to the ticket counters and platforms through another bridge.
A second entrance is from the Metro’s underground city station that leads to the 10th platform of the SWR station near Okalipuram. But it is a good walking distance away. A third entry route is now in the pipeline. This route will help commuters cross the Gubbi Thotadappa Road directly from the Majestic metro station, leading to the city station platforms.

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Where is the location of new Byappanhalli station is it in between the space of metro rail and ksrtc terminal in kasturinagar or the line towards banaswadi. If its so then it I'll be 1 km away and how I'll it be connected to metro for seemless travel even the road network seems to be lacking. Due to bbmp lacking of proper planning g they have given land to bmrcl for old madras road kasturinagar road is too narrow which should be at least 100 ft with 2.5lanes on both sides.
Dec 21 2016 (08:22)  Government may partially meet commuter rail demand (www.deccanherald.com)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by karbang/50057

Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by karbang/50057

Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by karbang/50057

Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Dec 21 2016 (8:22AM)
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Posted by: karbang  48 news posts
Under public pressure to start a suburban train service in Bengaluru, the South Western Railway (SWR) is likely to introduce new trains on two existing lines that connect the city centre with the suburbs.
More trains could run from Bengaluru City to Bangarpet (via Whitefield) and Ramanagaram, given the feasibility to operate the services on the two lines. The two lines have been listed under Phase A, Stage 1, of the Bengaluru suburban railway project, whose detailed project report (DPR) was prepared by RITES, a Central government-owned engineering consultancy.
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discussion with the railways, it has been decided to introduce new trains on these lines on priority. This can be done faster using the existing infrastructure.
It’s also possible to add more trains on the Yeshwantpur-Tumakuru railway line,” a state government official, who oversees the city’s suburban project, told DH.
Phase A, Stage 1, entails introduction of seven new services or replacement of 15 existing conventional trains with Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains. This will cost Rs 360 crore and needs the approval of the state Cabinet, he noted.
“Once the state government agrees to fund the project, it will take six to eight months to procure a rake (a group of coaches) and complete the signalling work. The electric-powered trains have engines and can move in both directions without having to take a turn like conventional trains,” the official said.
An extensive suburban train project for Bengaluru has been proposed to be spread over three stages and estimated to cost Rs 9,000 crore. It involves commuter train services from Bengaluru City to Hosur (41 km), Doddaballapur (37 km), Ramanagaram (46 km), Tumakuru (64 km), Chikkaballapur (57 km), Bangarpet (84 km) and Nelamangala (27 km).
According to K N Krishna Prasad of Karnataka Railway Vedike, all lines except the Lottegollahalli-Hosur stretch (via Hebbal and Banaswadi) are doubled and electrified, which makes it easy to introduce the suburban train services.
Urban mobility analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar, however, said more commuter trains on the two routes would be of little help unless the railways prioritised them over outbound services. “Besides conventional passenger trains, the city has three MEMU and DEMU trains each. It would be difficult for people to switch to commuter services unless the SWR increases their frequency,” he added.

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Oct 10 2016 (22:59)  New Humsafar express to connect Belagavi to Tiruchchirapali and Sri Ganganagar (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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Posted by: Mangaluru deserves to be division~  35 news posts
‘Humsafar’ Express from Tiruchchirapali to Sri Ganganagar via Belagavi
The new train will be a weekly service leaving Tiruchchirapali on Thursdays and departing Sriganganagar on Tuesdays. Although the timings of the new train in both directions have been announced the exact date of its introduction would be notified later, said railway officials here. As per the proposed timings, the train will leave Tiruchi on Thursday at 11.30 p.m. and reach Sriganganagar on Sunday at 3.15 p.m. In the return direction, the train will leave Sriganganagar on Tuesday at 00.25 a.m. and reach Tiruchi on Thursday at 1.30 p.m.
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route of the new train with 18 coaches has been finalised to pass via major cities in the western part of the country such as Pune, Surat and Ahmedabad. According to railway information, the new train will proceed via Karur, Namakkal, Salem, Bangarapet, Whitefield, Krishnajapuram, Tumkur, Arsikere, Hubbali, Dharwad, Belagavi, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Kalyan, Vasai Road, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Anand, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Mahesana, Palanpur, Falna, Sirohi Road, Marwar Junction, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Suratgarh and Hanumangarh.
Humsafar Express are completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains designed by Indian Railways. These are going to be overnight trains with advance facilities. These trains will feature curtains to windows which were removed from 3-tier AC sleepers. These trains will have a LED screen display which will show information about stations, train speed etc and will have announcement system as well. These train will have vending machines for tea, coffee and milk. There are facilities for charging mobiles, laptops etc. The comfort of berths will more comfortable compared with old 3-tier AC sleepers. These trains have bio toilets in compartments to make them eco-friendly. The exterior of train will have a futuristic look with the use of Vinyl sheets. There will be safety majors taken in compartments by introduction of smoke alarms and CCTV cameras.

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JODHPUR-BHILDI DEMU TRAIN JO MORNING ME CHALTI HAI VO PALNPUR TAK KAB BADEGI

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sanchetinagendra   345 blog posts
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Avaiable on extra demu rack.
Aug 05 2016 (10:09)  Birthday bumps for `Namma train' (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1172 news posts
Passengers express their pride by celebrating the third birthday of Bengaluru-Tumakuru train
You've most likely heard about birthdays being celebrated on trains, but imagine a group of passengers expressing their nostalgia and pride by celebrating the third year of their favourite train (it will complete three years on August 7). Frequent commuters on the Bengaluru-Tumakuru passenger service ­ affectionately called `Namma train' -celebrated the third anniversary of the service on the train on Wednesday.
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birthday celebrations, a blood donation camp and health check-up have been planned for regular commuters. Also, retired employees who have been travelling on this train for three years will be felicitated, along with the children of passengers who have obtained merit scores in school and college.
The whole event is being planned by the Tumakuru Bangalore Railway Prayanikara Vedike -a passenger forum. Karanam Ramesh, secretary of the forum, said, “Until 2013, there was the Solapur express that was used every day by thousands of passengers. But in June 2013, the timings of the train advanced to 6.30am. This was inconvenient for many passengers. There was another train at 7.20am, but it was extremely crowded.“ It was then they approached the railway authorities and then union minister of railways, Mallikarjun Kharge, to introduce another train for the benefit of the thousands of passengers. “Within one month, our request was approved and this new service was started. This train has been a saviour to so many people who travel on this route on an every-day basis, which is why we ensure that we celebrate its birthday every year,“ Karnam said. Karnam works for the information department and travels from Tumakuru to Bengaluru every day and has been taking this train for the past three years. B H Ramakumari, president of the forum, who took this train for almost a year before she retired, said, “The commuters are a close community and we have developed a bond with each other over the years. We celebrate birthdays, have cultural programmes and share our joys and sorrows in that oneand-a-half hour of journey.“
The train leavers Tumkur at 8.15am and reaches Bengaluru by 9.45am. The passengers cannot recollect a single day when the train has been late. Travellers have special memories: One of them being of a vendor who sold Kannada books on this train for three years who was felicitated during the Rajyotsava celebrations.
The entire expense of the celebrations was borne by the 25-member passenger committee, with support from the Rotary Club. “We have had similar events in the previous two years as well,“ Ramesh says.

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And people accuse Mr Kharge of favoring only HK region in entire Karnataka. The fact of the matter is, he was the one who started trains on Harihar - Kottur Line, announced DEMU shed at BAND, directed expansion of YNK station (5 PFs) and much more. In fact, UBL was the highest beneficiary.
Mar 09 2016 (10:16)  PERMITS TO RUN TRAIN NOS. 22679/22680 YESVANTPUR-SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA(SVDK) FOR 25 TRIPS IN EACH DIRECTION (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Posted by: Ballari Express~  34 news posts
RAILWAY BOARD PERMITSTO RUN TRAIN NOS. 22679/22680 YESVANTPUR-SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA(SVDK)-YESVANTPUR PREMIUM EXPRESS AS SUVIDHA SUPERFAST EXPRESS TRAIN WITH EXISTING COMPOSITION AND DAYS OF SERVICE
FOR 25 TRIPSINEACH DIRECTION
Railway Boardhasadvisedto runTrain Nos. 22679/22680 Yesvantpur-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra(SVDK)-Yesvantpur Premium Express as Suvidha Superfast Express train with existing composition and days of service for 25 trips in each direction,as per the following details:-
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Accordingly, Train No.22679 YESVANTPUR-SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA (SVDK)SUVIDHA SUPERFAST EXPRESS will depart atYESVANTPUR station at 11-30 hrs., on Saturdays,with effect from 12th March, 2016 to 27th August, 2016 (Total: Twenty Five Services only)and arrive atSHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA station at 20-25 hrs., on Mondays.

En route, theSuvidha Superfast Express will arrive/depart at Tumakuru at 12-23/12-25 hrs; Arsikere at 13-30/13-35 hrs; Chikjajur at 14-57/14-58 hrs; Chitradurga at 15-44/15-45 hrs; Ballari at 18-53/18-55 hrs; Guntakal Jn. at 20-05/20-25 hrs; Mantralayam Road at 21-37/21-52 hrs; Raichur at 22-25/22-26 hrs; Yadgir at 23-21/23-22 hrs; Secunderabad at 04-00/04-10 hrs.(Sunday); Kazipet at 06-50/06-51 hrs; Balharshah at 10-20/10-30 hrs; Nagpur at 13-30/13-40 hrs; depart at Itarsi at 18-35 hrs; arrive/depart at Habibganj at 20-25/20-35 hrs; Jhansi at 00-28/00-38 hrs(Monday); New Delhi at07-30/07-50 hrs; Ambala at 10-50/10-55 hrs; Ludhiana at 12-35/12-55 hrs; and arrive/depart at Jammu Tavi at 17-55/18-05 hrs.


In the return direction, Train No. 22680 SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA (SVDK)-YESVANTPUR SUVIDHA SUPERFASTEXPRESS will depart atSHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRAstation at05-40 hrs., on Tuesdays, with effect from 15th March, 2016 to 30th August, 2016 (Total : Twenty Five Services Only ) and arrive at YESVANTPURstationat 15-00 hrs., on Thursdays.

En route, the Suvidha Superfast Express will depart at Jammu Tavi at 07-15/07-23 hrs; Ludiana at 12-05/12-25 hrs; Ambala at 14-05/14-10 hrs; New Delhi at 16-40/17-00 hrs; Jhansi at 23-05/23-10 hrs; Habibganj at 04-00/04-10 hrs.(Wednesday); depart at Itarsi at 05-55 hrs; arrive/depart at Nagpur at 10-40/10-50 hrs; Balharshah at 13-55/14-00 hrs; Kazipet at 17-05/17-06 hrs; Secunderabad at 19-25/19-35 hrs; Yadgir at 00-35/00-36 hrs.(Thursday); Raichur at 01-40/02-05 hrs; Mantralayam Road at 02-55/03-10 hrs; Guntakal Jn. at 04-35/04-55 hrs; Ballari at 05-58/06-00 hrs; Chitradurga at 08-19/08-20 hrs; Chikjajur at 09-30/09-31 hrs; Arsikere at 11-15/11-20 hrs; and arrive/depart at Tumakuru at 13-25/13-27 hrs.
Nov 03 2015 (19:49)  SWR TO RUN SUVIDHA EXPRESS SPECIAL BETWEEN YESVANTPUR-JAIPUR-YESVANTPUR (swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Posted by: Mysuru Express~  130 news posts
South Western Railway has decided torun Suvidha Express Special Train between Yesvantpur-Jaipur-Yesvantpur (Tr. Nos.02619/02620) for ONE TRIP in each direction,to clear extra rush of traffic during Deepavali Festival, as per the dates mentioned below:-

Accordingly, Train No. 02619 Yesvantpur-Jaipur Suvidha Express Special will depart at Yesvantpur at 10-00 hrs. on Sunday, the 08th Nov. 2015 and arrive at Jaipur at 06-35 hrs. on Tuesday, the 10th Nov. 2015 (One Special Only).
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En route, the Suvidha Express Special arrive/depart atTumakuru at 11-05/11-07 hrs; Arsikere at 12-35/12-40 hrs; Davangere at 14-55/14-57 hrs; HUBBALLI at 18-10/18-25 hrs; DHARWAD at 19-45/19-47 hrs; Belagavi at 21-20/21-22 hrs; Miraj at 00-35/00-45 hrs;(Monday); Satara at 03-17/03-20 hrs; Pune at 08-05/08-15 hrs; Lonavala at 09-33/09-35 hrs; Panvel at 11-05/11-10 hrs; Vasai Road at 12-35/12-40 hrs; Vapi at 13-53/13-55 hrs; Surat at 15-30/15-35 hrs; Vadodara at 17-18/17-28 hrs; depart at Godhra at 18-28 hrs; arrive/depart at Ratlam at 21-05/21-10 hrs; Nimach at 23-28/23-30 hrs; Chittoor at 00-50/01-00 hrs.(Tuesday); depart at Chanderia at 01-25 hrs; arrive/depart at Bhilwara at 02-00/02-02 hrs; AJMIR Jn. at 04-20/04-30 hrs; depart at Madar Jn. at 04-45 hrs; and arrive/depart at Kishangarh at 05-01/05-03 hrs.
In the return direction, Train No. 02620 Jaipur-Yesvantpur Suvidha Express Special will depart at Jaipur at 22-15 hrs. on Friday, the 13th Nov. 2015 and arrive atYesvantpur at 19-00 hrs. on Sunday, the 15th Nov. 2015 (One Special Only).
En route, the Suvidha Express Special arrive/depart atKishangarh at 23-31/23-33 hrs; depart at Madar Jn. at 00-05 hrs; arrive/depart at Ajmir Jn. at 00-15/00-25 hrs; Bhillwara at 02-20/02-22 hrs; depart at Chanderia at 03-20 hrs; Chittoor at 03-40/03-50 hrs; Nimach at 04-38/04-40 hrs; Ratlam at 07-25/07-35 hrs; depart at Godhra at 10-15 hrs; arrive/depart at Vadodara at 11-15/11-25 hrs; Surat at 14-10/14-15 hrs; Vapi at 15-32/15-34 hrs; Vasai Road at 17-55/18-00 hrs; Panvel at 19-30/19-35 hrs; Lonavala at 21-00/21-03 hrs; Pune at 22-15/22-25 hrs; Satara at 02-40/02-43 hrs; Miraj at 05-40/05-50 hrs; Belagavi at 08-10/08-12 hrs; Dharwad at 10-35/10-37 hrs; Hubballi at 11-15/11-30 hrs; Davangere at 13-35/13-37 hrs; Arsikere at 15-40/15-45 hrs; and arrive/depart at Tumakuru at 17-45/17-47 hrs.
The Suvidha Express Special will have total 15 coaches, comprising of Two AC 2-tier coaches, Seven AC 3-tier coaches, Four Second Class Sleeper coaches and Two Generator-cum-luggage-cum Brake Vans.

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Nov 22 2015 (14:27)
SGNR HS Inaugural 27 Feb^~   78738 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
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why you not ask this question when specials start from jaipur

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Dumbest decision to increase cancellation charges   169 blog posts   64 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Jaipur is on a different line. But every train starting from Bikaner will benefit both Bikaner and Jodhpur, hence the question.

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SGNR HS Inaugural 27 Feb^~   78738 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
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aur jodhpur walo ko quota milega rlgn ... whereas jodhpur has much more travellers compared to bikaner.
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