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ವೈಟ್ ಫೀಲ್ಡ್     व्हाइट फील्ड

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 47
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Maithri Layout, Kadugodi, Bangalore, 560067
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 874 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Apr 18 2017 (09:45)  Man run over by train in Bengaluru (www.thehindu.com)
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Crime/AccidentsSWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 299954   Blog Entry# 2240354     
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Apr 18 2017 (09:45)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY/35650

Posted by: NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY  36 news posts
A man was run over by a train while he was trying to cross the track near Sadarmangala, Whitefield, late on Sunday.
Around 8 p.m., Mahaskumar Mohanty, 35, who migrated from Odisha to work as a security supervisor in the city, was crossing the track with his brother when the incident took place, said the Cantonment Railway Police.
Though he was rushed to the hospital, he died on the way.

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Apr 18 2017 (09:49)
जय हिन्द   2049 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
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RIP... Sad incident.

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Apr 18 2017 (09:55)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9667 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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RIP
Feb 16 2017 (08:54)  Government urged to run suburban train to Whitefield under Phase 1 (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 294022     
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Posted by: karbang~  151 news posts
Members of Whitefield Area Commerce and Industries Association (WACIA) have urged the government to take up suburban railway connectivity from Banavara to Whitefield, via Yeshwantpur and Krishnarajapuram under Phase 1.
They said this would enable carrying the regular workforce from North-West to the Eastern part of the city including Whitefield.
The association demanded at the ‘CEO Conclave 2017’, that a committee comprising Bescom, BMRCL, BBMP, KIADB officials and traffic police be formed to oversee the progress of Metro Phase II works from Baiyappanhalli to Whitefield.
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also urged the authorities to set up a Whitefield Area Development Authority, to look into the implementation of the government’s civic schemes and focus on improving ‘Safe City’ measures. Also, they urged the government to set up mini bus terminals at vantage points of the city to ease traffic. “If mini bus terminals are set up at Mehkri Circle, Krishnarajapuram, Jayanagar and Vijayanagar, those bound for the airport, can avoid taking cabs, which are the main reason for traffic congestion on airport road,” said S Pandu Rao, chairman of WACIA Vision Group.
Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, said the state and the Centre would contribute 20% each for the suburban rail project and the rest would be borrowed from banks. “An MoU has been signed,” he said.
He said work on the peripheral ring road was in progress and will be completed on priority. This, he said would decongest the city to a great extent, as heavy inter-city vehicles would be diverted to the ring road.
Jan 19 2017 (11:29)  It’s all about world-play (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 291592   Blog Entry# 2132242     
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Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by karbang/50057

Jan 19 2017 (11:29)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  151 news posts
In today’s edition, Bangalore Mirror brings to you the second part of its series — the suburban rail service that connects two major worlds. One, new and upwardly mobile, and the other, as old as the very soil itself. A ride between City station and tech hub Whitefield is, metaphorically, a journey from crowds to crowd-sourcing
A solution that saves time, money
When a city is connected by local railway, travelling becomes much more easy and quicker. On a certain occasion, when the city was going through a bus strike, I had to
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travel to Hosur from Hebbal and since there were no buses available, I had to avail of the local train. It was on that day that I realized how feasible it is to travel around the city by local trains.
Since buses are an integral part of Bengaluru, most people like me miss out on the advantages of travelling by local trains, and only during crisis do they realize that one can travel to most parts of the city by local trains.
It is only in Bengaluru that suburban railway has seven directions and that is a great thing for a city to possess. If you are well versed with the timings of the local trains, you will not have any problems travelling to most parts of the city. What makes it beautiful is that in Karnataka, the local train travels through lush greenery, unlike Mumbai where you get to see construction sites everywhere.
A distance that requires three hours to reach can be reached in 45 minutes if you are travelling in local trains. Since there are two sides to every story, there are things
that make local railway problematic as well.
The thing that bothers me the most is the punctuality of the trains. There is no fixed time for a train to arrive and hence that creates a problem.
Spare the roads, and oil the tracks
In order to avoid the heavy traffic that Bengaluru is famous for, travel by local train. I have always been a supporter of suburban railway because that is the only way we can travel across the city in a very less time. One of the very effective solutions to the problem would be local trains. The outer ring road that has the most number of cars blocking each other will see 50 per cent less traffic if we begin commuting by local trains.
I don’t understand why people do not use them for their daily travels because when you can reach a location in 40 minutes, why would you want to take the roads and waste hours reaching the same spot. As we can clearly understand that travelling becomes easy when we avail of local trains, it also goes unnoticed that it creates lesser traffic congestions, faster connectivity, all at a lower cost.
What the public want these days is point-to-point connectivity, which is not possible when you are availing of public transport. I will always be ready to walk that extra mile to either take a metro or a train if that reduces both travel time as well as cost. With proper planning by the government, the bottlenecks can be reduced in no time.
One more aspect everybody misses out on is that avoiding cars and availing of local trains will reduce fuel consumption. That is national savings. We can save dollars for our country if we are saving petrol.

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Jan 19 2017 (11:53)
karbang~   105 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Trains do run on the route between SBC and Whitefield, but the majority of the commuters want the trains to run on schedule.
Hope IR manages to keep up the timings of the local trains in accordance with Metro services

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Jan 19 2017 (13:12)
Prometh Suresh~   180 blog posts   257 correct pred (69% accurate)
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there is heavy rail traffic in the Bangalore city limits at morning hours as long distance trains come early in the morning due to which the MEMU gets delayed but my suggestion is let SWR rail controller give more priority to local MEMUs than expresses/passenger trains from other places.
Jan 17 2017 (08:16)  Suburban rail: No consensus yet on cost-sharing (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 291389   Blog Entry# 2129860     
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Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Jan 17 2017 (08:16)
Station Tag: Shivamogga (Shimoga)/SME added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  151 news posts
The launch of Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services on Monday will pacify those demanding a suburban rail service for now. But the implementation of a complete service to all parts of the city might be delayed as the Union and State governments negotiate the sharing of costs.
With the Railway Ministry reluctant to share half of the cost and the State government insisting upon the same, the conflict has reached a stalemate which will have to be solved on priority for the suburban rail project to be launched in earnest.
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a function where Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched several projects on Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah requested the Minister to reconsider the cost-sharing pattern laid out in the draft suburban rail policy of the Railway Ministry.
The State has requested a 50:50 cost-sharing ratio for the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which will co-ordinate the execution of the suburban rail project. In its draft policy, the Ministry has proposed equity sharing of 20 per cent by both Union and State governments with the remaining 60 per cent to be arranged by loan funds or other sources.
In addition, the State government would also have to bear the cost of land acquisition, leasing of land from the Railways as well as resettlement and rehabilitation. Defending the proposal, Mr. Prabhu said: “It is no longer possible for the Union government to finance infrastructure projects entirely from the budget. Our proposal will ensure that neither the State nor the Centre will be burdened.”
However, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the State could not pay the costs involved, as land acquisition and costs were high in Bengaluru.
Namma Metro Phase II to be ready by 2020
Commuters waiting for Phase II of Namma Metro to start operations will be able to take a ride on the around 72 km network by March 2020, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Monday.
He was speaking after conducting a review meeting of various projects under implementation by civic agencies such as the Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation and others.
“BMRCL has told me that Phase I will be commissioned by April. They have also expressed confidence of completing Phase II by March 2020. For Phase 2A, which will connect the Outer Ring Road, the cost will be ₹4,200 crore and BMRCL has asked us for financial assistance which we will try to provide,” he said.
Launch of MEMU trains
The launch of Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains – which will see a total of five trips being added to the daily train timetable between Bengaluru and its suburbs of Ramanagaram and Whitefield – brought cheer to thousands of supporters of the suburban rail project in the city.
“Today is a historic day for Bengaluru. The success of the citizens movement is bringing both the Centre and State together to recognise the urgent need for suburban trains,” said Tara Krishnaswamy, co-ordinator, Citizens for Bengaluru, a group which organised the #ChukuBukuBeku campaign recently.
Recalling the long standing demand for a suburban rail for the city, H.N. Ananth Kumar, MP, Bengaluru South, said, “I had raised the request for a circular rail during my maiden speech in Parliament in 1995. This is a tremendous step forward towards a full-fledged suburban rail system for Bengaluru.”
Mr. Prabhu also flagged off a tri-weekly express train between Shivamogga and KSR station.

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Jan 17 2017 (08:18)
karbang~   105 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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With developments like these, the common man tends to loose faith on the governing system. Its high time these "Public representatives" come together to reach a common ground for the upliftment of our city.
Jan 14 2017 (11:49)  Will Bengaluru finally see a rail of hope? (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 291227   Blog Entry# 2126713     
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Jan 14 2017 (11:49)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 14 2017 (11:49)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Jan 14 2017 (11:49)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Posted by: karbang~  151 news posts
To give a push to the suburban rail projects which have been facing several hurdles since its inception, the state government has decided to make an initial investment of Rs 360 crore. Additional chief secretary of urban development Mahendra Jain said deliberations are on to implement the project. “The initial investment would help the railways operate MEMU railways and build the required infrastructure for the suburban rail.
The railways are already planning for MEMU services from city to Whitefield and Ramangara area. MEMU trains have more passenger carrying capacity than conventional trains. There is a proposal to start 16 services, and train operations will be done in accordance with the needs of people working in Whitefield.” The official said that the state
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government has also felt the need for forming a special purpose vehicle to implement the project.
The official said that as per the comprehensive plan, the suburban rail project would cost Rs 9,000 crore. “The state government has already given its replies on the project. There are some issues on cost sharing, use of existing infrastructure and others. Deliberations are on to take up the project in a phased manner. The state government has felt the need for an initial investment to kickstart the project”.

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Jan 14 2017 (11:51)
karbang~   105 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Hurray!!!
but, the GoK should consider the needs of people traveling from Doddaballapur, Tumkur, Chikkaballapur and Hosur too.
This is a small step that would lead to a widely spread suburban services in and around Bengaluru

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Jan 14 2017 (15:30)
Prometh Suresh~   180 blog posts   257 correct pred (69% accurate)
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It is still not possible in the ramanagaram area as the CRS inspection for SBC-MYS electrification is not complete and ESS at RMGM is not ready.

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Jan 14 2017 (16:22)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2512 blog posts
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The Hosur line would take some time to see such services. Right now, there is no loop line between Karmelaram and Baiyyapanahalli to allow for crossings and only the Bellandur road station is present, which has practically no bus connectivity. Some upgrades are required before introducing local trains on this route. Luckily, the authorities showed some foresight by providing a facility to have a double line on all the bridges and culverts on the line ( The bridge over the Outer Ring road already has pillars and supports for a second line). These can be used to speed up the upgrades if GoK and BBMP work sincerely.
Jan 10 2017 (09:17)  Commercial run of MEMU train to Whitefield will start from January 17 (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 290904   Blog Entry# 2122078     
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Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Kuppam/KPN added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Jan 10 2017 (09:18)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Design Engineer at Johnson controls~/1264560

Posted by: Design Engineer at Johnson controls~  37 news posts
BENGALURU: To make good for the delay in introduction of a suburban rail service, the Bangalore Railway Division recently announced a list of trains to partially cover a segment of the proposed suburban route. In this connection, two Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services to Whitefield will be run at timings convenient to IT professionals from January 17.
According to railway sources, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be coming to the city to flag off these services along with three services from here to Ramanagara on January 16. “The trains will be flagged off on January 16 evening and will run a short trip. The actual commercial run will begin the next morning (January 17),” they said.
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of the services will run exclusively to Whitefield while the second service will stop at Whitefield enroute Kuppam. Three pairs of trains to Ramanagara, two of them evening trains, will also be launched on that day.
The MEMU to Whitefield will leave Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station at 8.45 am and reach Whitefield at 9.40 am. In the return direction, it will leave Whitefield at 10.30 am and reach KSR at 11.10 am. The second train will leave KSR at 11.20 am and reach Kuppam at 1.45 pm. It will leave Kuppam at 2.45 pm and return to KSR at 5.20 pm. The trains will stop at Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations in both directions.
“With the Suburban Draft Policy making the state government solely responsible for putting in place a suburban network and calling for new infrastructure solely for suburban trains, Railways is now relived of playing the key role in putting in place the suburban service,” added a railway official.
The services between KSR and Ramanagara will have stops at Nayandahalli, Kengeri, Hejjala and Bidadi.
The timings of the proposed morning service is as follows: leave KSR at 5.20 am and reach Ramanagara at 6.15 am; In the return direction, leave Ramanagaram at 7 am and KSR at 8.40 am.

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Jan 10 2017 (10:08)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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After much if's and but's, finally a ray of light.

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Jan 10 2017 (13:04)
Design Engineer at Johnson controls~   283 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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At last a relief for passengers
Jan 06 2017 (08:56)  Suburban train likely to bring down travel time and traffic snarls in Bengaluru (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
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Jan 06 2017 (9:00AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Jan 06 2017 (9:00AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Jan 06 2017 (9:00AM)
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Jan 06 2017 (9:00AM)
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Posted by: karbang~  151 news posts
BENGALURU: If one is exasperated by the slow-moving traffic to Whitefield from the city's centre, one could try this from January 16: The Bengaluru division of South Western Railway (SWR) is introducing a new electric train -a mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) -in the next fortnight.
The train also connects the city to Ramanagaram, the silk capital of Karnataka, located 50 km from the city on the Bengaluru-Mysuru road.
The proposed train will be a boon to professionals who commute to Whitefield from the city . The train originates at the Bengaluru City
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Railway Station. While it makes one trip to Whitefield in the morning at 8.45 am, the train will make three trips to Ramanagaram from the city railway station on six days a week except Sunday . The train also connects Kuppam of Andhra Pradesh from city in the noon via Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield.
Right now, the Bengaluru Railway Division operates three MEMU trains, six diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) and as many as 27 conventional passenger trains. Each DEMU and MEMU train has eight coaches and has a carrying capacity of over 1,000 passengers.
Earlier, the Marikuppam-KR Puram electric train was extended up to Baiyappanahalli inside the city, and the Kolar-Bengaluru train was extended up to Channapatna, making train travel possible for a greater number of suburban commuters.
As indicated by the #chukubukubeku campaign, there are many more train services that are clear alternatives to the traffic snarls on the city's roads.
As of now, there are 31 train services towards Whitefield, 22 services towards Doddaballapura, 19 services to Mysuru, 21 services to Tumukuru and 12 services towards Hosur from Bengaluru City. Data show that about 65 to 70 lakh people use these trains every month.

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Jan 06 2017 (08:59)
karbang~   105 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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This should help commuters travel by local trains rather than to shift to Metro at Byappanahalli or elsewhere

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Jan 06 2017 (09:24)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Hurry MEMU is getting started finally across city. Start of an era.

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Jan 06 2017 (15:29)
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Bangalore city to Hosur further 6 services up and down are needed for IT. Industrial passenger
Dec 23 2016 (09:49)  Railways instals PoS machines at 73 reservation counters (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 289402     
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Dec 23 2016 (9:49AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057

Dec 23 2016 (9:49AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Dec 23 2016 (9:49AM)
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Posted by: karbang~  151 news posts
Buying reserved train tickets from counters of South Western Railway (SWR), Bengaluru division, will be easier. The railways have started installing point of sale (PoS) machines at as many as 73 reservation counters.
“We have started installing PoS machines at different counters of Bengaluru division. The facility will also be made available at parcel counters, where payments can be made using debit and credit cards,” Sanjeev Agarwal, divisional manager, SWR, told reporters. This facility, however, is not available at unreserved counters, he noted.
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60% of the tickets are booked online. We normally earn Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4 lakh from freight charges and Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh from ticket fares daily. However, there has seen a drop of 10% in the revenue during the last one month. With digital adoption, we hope to increase patronage,” he added. Agarwal said the sale of monthly passes has gone up to 65,000, an increase of 10%.
Baiyappanahalli terminal
On the proposal of upgrading Baiyappanahalli railway station as a third terminal, Agarwal said: “The civil work for constructing three pitlines for the maintenance of trains and seven platforms has already started. On completion, around 16 train services could be started from here. This is expected to be ready in 2018,” he said. Besides, Agarwal said as many as 2.52 lakh cases were booked against ticketless travellers till November this year. “With this, we have collected a revenue of Rs 12 crore. It was Rs 8 crore during the corresponding period last year,” he said.
New MEMU train
SWR has proposed to introduce three new Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station (Bengaluru City) to Ramanagaram, Whitefield and Kuppam. “We have got three rakes (a set of coaches) from the Indian Railways. In a month, there will be three MEMU train services from Bengaluru City to Ramanagaram, one train service to Whitefield and another to Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh, 130 km from Bengaluru City railway station.
The train has been scheduled to depart from Bengaluru City railway station at 5.20 am and reach Ramanagaram at 6.14 am. It departs from Ramanagaram at 7 am and returns to Bengaluru City at 8.40 am. From here, it departs at 8.45 am for Whitefield, where it arrives at 9.40 am. On its return journey, it leaves Whitefield at 10.30 am and arrives at Bengaluru City railway station at 11.10 am. The same train leaves Bengaluru City at 11.40 am and arrives at Kuppam at 1.50 pm with a halt at Whitefield. The train then leaves Kuppam at 2.45 pm and reaches Bengaluru City at 5.15 pm with a halt at Whitefield. The MEMU leaves Bengaluru at 5.25 pm and reaches Ramanagaram at 6.30 pm. It leaves Ramanagaram for Bengaluru at 6.35 pm and reaches the city railway station at 7.50 pm. After a 10-minute halt, it returns to Ramanagaram at 9.10 pm. It leaves Ramanagaram at 9.55 and terminates at Bengaluru City railway station at 11.10 pm.
SWR also has plans to convert 15 conventional (passenger) trains into MEMU trains. “We have sought financial support of Rs 360 crore from the state government. The funds will be used to convert passenger trains into MEMU trains, which increase passenger capacity from 1,000 to 2,500,” he said. DH had carried a report ‘Government may partially meet commuter rail demand’ on Tuesday.
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Shatabdi fare to Mysuru Rs 300
Sanjeev Agarwal, divisional manager, SWR said the fare on Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express between Bengaluru City and Mysuru has been reduced from Rs 440 to Rs 300. Besides, there has been a reduction of 10% in the tatkal quota in Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains. Also, railways has introduced 10% rebate in the basic fare on vacant berths after preparation of the first chart. The 10% discount shall also be applicable for allotment of vacant berths (when passengers don’t show up) in the train by TTEs.
Dec 22 2016 (10:14)  Railways to start morning service to Whitefield in a month's time (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 289338     
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Dec 22 2016 (10:14AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Dec 22 2016 (10:14AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Dec 22 2016 (10:14AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1178 news posts
Here's some good news for suburban railway campaigners, techies and corporates working in Whitefield. South Western Railway (SWR) will run a service between Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) station at Majestic and Whitefield in a month's time. The train, which will depart from KSR Station at 8.45am, will reach Whitefield by 9.40 in the morning.
SWR officials said the train service between Ramanagara and Bengaluru will be extended to accommodate this trip. At present, there are three trips between Ramanagara and Bengaluru. The first starts at 5.20am from KSR Station to Ramanagara.The train returns to the city at 8.45am, after departing from Ramanagara at 7am.
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train will be rerout edextended and will reach Whitefield at 9.40am. The train will return to KSR (Bengaluru city) at 11.10am, after departing from Whitefield at 10.30am. “This will help ease peak-hour traffic and benefit many who travel to Whitefield,“ said Sanjiv Agarwal, division railway manager of Bengaluru division, SWR. The train will stop at Cantonment, Bengaluru east, Byappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations en route Whitefield.
Even though the new train service will provide relief to many , people have their share of doubts. During the recent campaign for a suburban railway line, the problem of delays in short services was highlighted. “Yes, there are problems. The KSR-Bengaluru station is congested in terms of railway operations. Mechanical problems or delay in auxiliary services could delay schedules. However, short-distance trains will be given priority ,“ said Agarwal.
Speaking of other plans, he said work in Byappanahalli railway station has begun and seven platforms and three pit lines should be ready by 2018. Once this is done, at least 15-16 trains can be diverted to Byappanahalli, decongesting Bengaluru.
Also, 15 trains would be converted from Diesel Multiple Unit trains to Mainline Electric Multiple Unit trains. This will increase passenger capacity of these trains from 1,000 to 2,500 and also reduce the turnaround time. The Railways has requested Rs 360 crore from the state government for the same project, he said.
Dec 22 2016 (09:57)  Bengaluru will hear Chuku Buku soon: Railways to start morning service to Whitefield (www.thenewsminute.com)
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South-Western Railways (SWR) is all set to run a morning train service from Majestic to Whitefield in Bengaluru.
The train that starts from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) station at Majestic at 8 45 am will reach Whitefield in less than an hour’s time, reports The Times of India.
The train service between Ramanagara and Bengaluru will be extended to make this possible in a month’s time.
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first train from Bengaluru to Ramanagara departs at 5 20 am, that returns to Bengaluru City at 8 45 am. This service will be further extended to Whitefield and will return back to Bengaluru city at 11.10 am.
The decision comes days after a citizen forum Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) launched a campaign “Chuku Buku Beku” demanding a well-connected suburban local train network in the city.
The campaign on Saturday saw many citizens take a rail yatra from Cantonment station to Whitefiled in KSR-Bangarpet MEMU, to highlight the necessity of local trains. A day after this, Union Minister Ananth Kumar assured that development works will be taken up soon.
The new train service is extended to decongest the city, of the heavy traffic in the peak hours of morning.
“This will help ease peak-hour traffic and benefit many who travel to Whitefield,” Sanjiv Agarwal, division railway manager of Bengaluru division, SWR, told TOI. He added that the train will halt at Cantonment, Bengaluru east, Byappanahalli, KR Puram and Hoodi stations.
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