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YNK/Yelahanka Junction (5 PFs)
ಯಲಹಂಕ ಜಂಕ್ಷನ್     यलहंका जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 45
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Jn. Pt. PKD/YPR/CBP/CSDR, Railway station road Yelahanka, Bengaluru-560064
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 912 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Mar 19 2017 (17:06)  12 more railway stations in State to get free Wi-Fi facility soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Seven stations, including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru, have the facility
Very soon, 12 more railway stations in the State would get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. Seven major stations in the State have the facility now.
RailTel, a public sector undertaking of the Railway Ministry, is executing the project announced in the 2016–17 Railway Budget. The Railway Board had entrusted RailTel
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with the task of installation of Wi-Fi facility at 400 stations across the country in collaboration with Google, under the Digital India initiative of the Union government.
Presently, free Wi-Fi is available at KRS Bengaluru City, Yeshwantpur, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru Central, and Kalaburagi stations through RailTel. Belagavi station has got the facility under the MPLAD scheme. With each access point covering up to 40 metres, all platforms, passenger concourse and entrance of the stations are covered, according to South Western Railway’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya.
In 2017–18, the Railways would provide the facility at Vijayapura, Ballari, Dharwad, Hosapete, and Vasco da Gama (Goa) stations in Hubballi division; Bengaluru Cantonment (to be commissioned shortly), Bangarpet, Kengeri, Krishnarajapuram, and Sri Satya Sai Prasanti Nilayam stations in Bengaluru division; Davangere and Shivamogga Town in Mysuru division, and Mangaluru Junction station in Palakkad division of Southern Railway.
Seventeen more stations would be covered in the next financial year. They are Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Londa, and Toranagallu in Hubballi division; Banaswadi, Hindupur, Hosur, Mandya, Tumakuru, and Yelahanka in Bengaluru division, and Arsikere, Birur, Bhadravathi, Harihar, Haveri and Hassan in Mysuru division.
One can get Internet access with speeds up to 1 Mbps for upload and 3 Mbps for download for the first 30 minutes. Subsequently, the speed reduces to 64 Kbps, but, one could access railway-related sites through WiFi for information such as PNR, and train inquiry, throughout the day.
Feb 16 2017 (08:50)  Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway (www.deccanherald.com)
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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
Jan 25 2017 (08:35)  Finding Kempegowda International Airport’s halt-lines (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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Jan 25 2017 (08:35)
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Posted by: karbang~  128 news posts
Rail activists survey area around KIA Trumpet junction and come up with a plan to link the airport and the city with the suburban railway. All that’s needed is `40 lakh, and the will to create a halt station at the Trumpet junction
The pitch for a halt station at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is growing louder as many feel that this will be a boon not just for KIA commuters but also for those working at the country’s third busiest airport. As per a recent survey by a group of people, it is estimated that a halt station underneath the Trumpet Flyover can be constructed for Rs 40 lakh and in a shorter duration!
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a cab takes close to three hours from Electronics City to reach the airport, a train can complete the journey in about an hour. Apart from picking up passengers from dozens of locations, it can do so even during the peak hours. Added to this, the biggest advantage of a train journey would be skipping three major traffic jams:
Central Silk-Board, KR Puram and Hebbal. Now that the airport may be closed from 10-5 and passengers will need to be there a few hours in advance, they would spend seven hours to take a 35-minute flight till Chennai. Or they can take a Shatabdi for faster service!!! So, we surveyed the area around the railway line near Trumpet interchange and found that the best place for an “Airport Halt” was just below the Trumpet as there was ample space for even buses to cross-over for both arriving & departing passengers. Apart from passengers, we also thought about people working at the airport, as they too don’t seem to have affordable options to reach the airport.
We also found another place for an “Airport Halt” almost one km from the Trumpet that even has a road going under the Trumpet-Airport road,” said Narendra Kumar, member of Citizens for Bengaluru.
Sanjeev V Dyamannanavar, a techie, said that providing good mass public transport to KIA is the need of the hour as even after nine years of commissioning of the new airport, there are no alternatives. “Providing a railway halt station on the existing railway track along the airport boundary, for a length of 250 meters, should cost around Rs 40 lakh and can be built in 30 days’ time. This will provide a big relief for airport working staff. Train services can be run from Devanahalli to Yeshwanthpur (36 km), via Yelahanka (24 km) and towards Baiyyappanhalali (40 km).
HALT STATION AT DODDENAKKUNDI LIKELY
Meanwhile, there is also a demand for construction of a halt station at Doddenakkundi which can be a boon for techies heading to Marathalli and
other areas.
Speaking to Mirror, Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan said he had visited the place and had discussed the proposal with the railway authorities and hoped things may fall in place soon. “If we are thinking of introducing suburban trains in Bengaluru, then we must ensure that there must be a station for every two or three km,” he added.
When contacted, Sanjiv Agarwal, DRM, Bengaluru division, said, “I am unable to comment over the proposal of setting up a railway halt station near KIA as I am neither aware of any such development nor clear about the financing authority. However, the railways is examining the plan in Doddenakundi after PC Mohan agreed to fund the construction of a halt station from his MPLAD funds. Currently, the work is in survey stage and once it gets over, I will be able to speak more on the developments.”

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Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4105 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I heard this first time that TN MPs not showing interest. This usually happens in KA, where our MP's are kind of Bus favoritism and least interested in Railways.

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Karnataka MPs interested in railway development !!! If that was true, then Karnataka would not have been one of the most backward state for railway connectivity.
Jan 21 2017 (12:26)  Live the rurban connect (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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Posted by: karbang~  128 news posts
That Bengaluru is bursting at its seams is undeniable. The once-pristine North Bengaluru no more lives in isolation, but to its credit, retains a lot of its charm despite the ravages of ‘development’. Bangalore Mirror today dissects the KSR-Doddaballapur suburban rail route, that can give both worlds the best of each other
Dec 28 2016 (08:07)  Centre plans exclusive body for city rail projects (www.deccanherald.com)
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The Centre is contemplating setting up an organisation exclusively for developing and implementing rail infrastructure projects in Bengaluru.
Union Chemical and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar said on Tuesday that a proposal to set up Bengaluru Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprise (B-RIDE) was before the Railway Ministry. He was speaking after the launch of an e-book highlighting the achievements of the Chemicals and Fertilisers Ministry in the last 30 months.
“B-RIDE can focus on rail projects confined to Bengaluru on the lines of Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprise (K-RIDE) that looks into feasibility and development of railway projects
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at the state level,” Kumar said. The move could help in expediting projects like the commuter rail for Bengaluru - connecting Ramanagaram to Kengeri, Tumakuru to Yeshwantpur and Yelahanka to Doddaballapur, among others.
Ananth Kumar, who represents the Bengaluru South Parliamentary constituency, said Bengaluru commuter rail will have mainline electrical multiple units (MEMU) coaches which have a capacity of one-and-a-half times of that of regular coaches.
“A section of commuter rail in Bengaluru will be operational and running within the next few months. The aim is that Bengaluru too should have a local train network like Mumbai”, Ananth Kumar said.
Listing out the achievements of his ministry, Kumar said Karnataka had been offered 200 generic drug stores where around 600 variety of life-saving drugs and surgical materials will be made available at cheaper prices. The state has to provide space to house these stores near taluk and district government hospitals, he added.
Kumar said the Centre had directed companies to provide fertilisers to farmers on credit for the next two months to ensure adequate supply of soil nutrients for the rabi season.

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Hope 2017 brings Bangalore the much needed Namma Railu and some relief traffic congestion.

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Success mainly depends on the active support and participation from state govt. It would have been much better if state govt have taken lead in this matter, as the chances of success would be high in that case.
Dec 27 2016 (20:33)  Yelhanka Penukonda Electrification tender for second line (www.rvnl.org)
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Tender for Yelhanka-Penukonda Electrification for second line which is under construction... looks like Indian Railways want to complete electrification & doubling at rapid pace...
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Design, Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of 25 KV, 50 Hz, Single Phase, Traction Over Head Equipment, Switching Stations, SCADA and other associated works, and electrical general services works for Railway Electrification of second line between Yelahanka (Excl.) – Penukonda (Incl.) (152 TKM) of Bangalore Division of South Western Railway in the State of Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh, India
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Estimated cost Rs. 66,96,08,402/-

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This will help in reducing traffic congestion
Dec 12 2016 (09:18)  Yes to eco-friendly, cost-effective suburban rail network (www.deccanherald.com)
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Traffic congestion is a major complaint of most Bengalureans. Everyday commute to work is no less than a Herculean task for most. Is suburban rail network then a possible solution to the traffic chaos in the city? We asked citizens who endure the daily traffic ordeal to make their choice.
Here’s Sriharsha D V, a software engineer, who finds travelling by train cheaper and faster. He has been advocating train travel for long, urging people to do the same. He travels daily by train to his workplace and believes that there is a need to popularise the trains. According to him, “The only way to do it would be to flock the trains, increase the number of travellers. The current consumption of
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existing services is way less than the capacity of the coaches.”
Agreeing with this view is Suhas N, a mobility consultant. As someone who usually finds himself on the road for more than three hours a day, he talks about leveraging the available railway infrastructure to efficiently utilise the suburban rail network, instead of flyovers or other projects.
Suhas explains, “The railway stations at Nayandahalli/Kengeri, Majestic, Hebbal, Yelahanka, Hoodi and Whitefield can be connected with existing tracks and this will reduce much of the burden on the roads. This is a cost-effective solution compared to the Metro.”
Daily commuters on NICE Road Rajesh Chillappagari and Krishna, both engineers, feel suburban rail network should be the right option as it helps reduce the density of vehicles on the roads. An eco-friendly initiative, it is economical for long-distance travel, they say.
Another commuter, Manoj, who is an aerospace engineer, prefers a battery-operated railway network in Bengaluru. “The batteries could be recharged using solar energy. This will be efficient and can take us a long way. There are trains running on electricity in other Metro cities,” he says.
A Metro-linked commuter railway network is another possible solution to ease traffic gridlocks. Many suggest this linkage to ease traffic hurdles.
Shripathy Hadigal, a travel photographer, feels that “the capabilities of intra-city trains have been ignored.” He sees a need for meticulous planning in utilisation of the limited facilities available. “One train that could carry hundreds of people from the centre of the city to Kengeri can result in several vehicles getting off the Mysuru Road. The journey that takes hours will drastically come down to a few minutes.”
Vouching for an inter-modal transport system, Hadigal says, “If a rail network is planned in tandem with the Metro, certainly every over-ambitious, ill-planned flyover and road-widening project can be stopped.”
Arathy B, head of customer relations at a private firm, welcomes any public transport plan that might reduce the commute time. “Having a Metro connection between Vijayanagar and Electronics City and Hosur Road would actually bring down my travel time to only half an hour from two hours,” she says.
Supporting the suburban railway network initiative, she looks at it as a way to lead a healthy, stress-free life.
On the other hand, Krishna Hathwar, a lead engineer who spends three hours in traffic every day, opines that the Metro is a better alternative for Bengaluru. The city, he contends, has grown too big to accommodate a suburban railway system.
Karthik Bhat travels to ITPB, Whitefield on work from Bull Temple Road, spending two to three hours on the road.
He says, “The Metro service which has been provided only till Baiyappanahalli should have been extended at least till Tin Factory and ITPL.”
Bhat says transportation planning should have been done keeping in mind the long-term effects.
In the current situation —where the roads are almost always chock-a-block with traffic — the need of the hour is to arrive at a long-term, efficient plan and execute it cautiously. Suburban rail network is seen as a cost-effective, eco-friendly solution which could be linked with Metro to ease stressful commute around the city.
Aug 09 2016 (12:13)  Rail scrap turns to sculpture (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  948 news posts
BENGALURU: The railways have been an integral part of the lives of Indians, and hence also the arts. Now, the Railways Department is using art to help engage workers.
And the Rail Wheel Factory in Yelahanka is more lively, thanks to this. Sculptures made of railway scrap have been installed, and many of the walls and pedestrian area are covered with paintings by the RWF staffers, their children, and NGOs and well-known artists.
The railways is a reflection of Indian society, says the chief mechanical engineer at the factory. In that sense, it
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is not that different from art.
“The Indian Railways gives you the best glimpse of our lives. Be it the rich or the poor, everyone travels by train,” says S Mani. “The rich use trains because flights do not take them everywhere, and the poor because trains remain the cheapest mode of transport.”
The platforms, where they move to board trains, is a canvas, he says. “Art must imitate this. That was the idea behind providing art to the travelling public,” he adds.
As a part of the experiment, an art gallery, cartoon and heritage galleries were opened for the first time in the Bangalore division of south western railway in 2011 and 2012. It brought railway staff who enjoyed painting together.
A series of art camps were also organised at the stations. The pillar and wall space were used for painting and murals by participating NGOs, and tribal and folk artists.
Mani adds, “The project here started in January. To introduce art into a very heavy engineering environment was wonderful. It was an experiment to see if art can enrich, build team spirit and help staff take pride in their work. I wouldn’t say this is the reason, but the production of the factory has increased.”
And the experiment was a successful one, he says.
The factory has also opened a gallery on the premises, showcasing works of several artists. It also depicts the history of the factory. The staff also started an art club with 10 core members.
F Arockia Wilson, a RWF staffer, says the idea for the club came after Mani saw his work at the factory.
He says, “I did one on the Make in India campaign with chalkpiece. Mani sir saw it and asked who did the work. Then he called me and asked how it could be developed.”
So he and his co-workers began to wonder how they could make the scrap wheels lying around attractive. “Then, several artists from Chitrakala Parishath and others came and it spread,” he recalls.
It helps him de-stress, he says.
“I was interested in art since childhood,” he says. “Art is creation. We do enamel painting in the factory. We have made about five to seven models. There’s a sculpture on Gandhi’s Dandi yatra too.”
As the factory gates, walls and steel plates became large canvasses, the dead oil tanks also came to life.
These works convey messages on life and environment. They also give you a peek into the life of the workers and the manufacturing process.
It illustrates how railway scrap is melted in a furnace at 1,700 degrees, moulded and split to produce wheels. Workers then step in to clean these through a process called sprue washing, and the product is ready.
Sculptures of men in uniform outline the safety measures the manufacturing unit workers should take.
Peter Shanthaveera J, assistant mechanical engineer, adds, “All of this is soothing. The work will get others thinking. They will also develop a pride in their work, and can also imbibe these philosophies. The colour hands at the metallurgy department have made the place look better.”
Nelson, a staffer in the electrical maintenance department, calls the artistic side he and his colleagues discovered as gifts of God. They have had no formal training in art, he reasons.
He says the art club is now working on a new project. It will show the process of making a wheel, one that the RWF compares to birthing a child. “The works will have a 3D effect,” he adds.

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This is the beauty of creativity

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WoW Mesmerizing

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Superb creativity by RWF staff
Jul 25 2016 (10:31)  Suresh Prabhu assures suburban rail, high speed train to Mysuru (www.deccanchronicle.com)
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Posted by: Prometh Suresh  2 news posts
Bengaluru: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who was here to inaugurate the new entry gate and escalators at the Yeshwantpur Junction on Saturday, announced a slew of goodies for the city.
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, on Saturday said the Centre is willing to start the suburban rail project in Bengaluru in partnership with the state government.
“I know people living in Whitefield are finding it difficult without a suburban rail. We have announced suburban rail in the budget. I had a discussion with the state government even today (Saturday). We are
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open and most willing to start this project as a partner with the state government. We have decided to take this up with equity participation and I have invited the minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries from Commerce and Industries and Infrastructure Development, R.V. Deshpande to come to Delhi to discuss about this project,” Mr Prabhu said.
He was presiding the inaugural function of a new entry gate and escalators at the Yeshwantpura Junction on Saturday afternoon attended by the Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda and Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar, minister R.V. Deshpande among other local MLAs.
It was also announced that the Yeswanthpur-Yelahanka track along with Channasandra-Yelahanka tracks were upgraded with doubling and electrification at the cost of Rs 94.93 crore and Rs 107.67 crore respectively. The Yelahanka-Dharmavaram track was electrified at the cost of Rs 160.9 crore.
Connectivity, electrification a priority
“To the credit of the two MPs from Bengaluru, the railway budget share for Karnataka increased from Rs 909 crore in 2014 to Rs 1,300 crore in 2015 and again increased to Rs 2,779 crores in 2016, which is an increase of 300 per cent, and next year this will be even more,” Prabhu said. “The ministry is working at a bullet train’s pace, but the railway officials seem to be lagging behind with a passenger rail’s pace,” Mr. Prabhu remarked.
He said the focus of the ministry at present was on increasing investments in improving connectivity by doubling and tripling of rail lines so that the delays can be reduced and electrification of lines to reduce diesel usage cutting down pollution and leaving no carbon footprints.”
Extra train to Mangaluru soon
Speaking about the extra train between Bangalore-Mangalore that was announced in the previous rail budget, but yet not implemented - the union minister said the route had safety concerns in the way of land slides and possibilities of derailment as it passes through the Western Ghats.
The minister then urged the railway officials to get their technical team to work on the safety issues and resolve them with the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) after which the train between Mangalore and Bengaluru can be commissioned, Prabhu said after the insistence of DV Sadananda Gowda who pointed out that around 400-500 buses ply between Mangaluru and Bengaluru on a daily basis.
Facelift for stations
“We are looking for development of existing railway stations/junctions with newer ones designed by way of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model which will replicate airport or metro stations,” Mr Prabhu said. Agreement for the first PPP model in Habibganj in New Bhopal is already signed and the station is getting a facelift and this can happen to every other stations and junctions, he added.
Spanish trains
“We are also looking at introducing high-speed trains without altering rail tracks. The Spanish Talgo train that is continuing with its trail runs at the Mathura-Palwal route is doing great. The train travels at the max speed of 180 kilometre per hour. Trial runs are being conducted with sand bags to see if the Spanish-made light-weight coaches can take the weight of passengers and manoeuvre turns and curves at high speeds,” Mr Prabhu said.
Once trial runs are successful there, we can look at starting trail runs not only for the Bangalore-Mysore corridor, but also consider Bangalore-Hubbali corridor, said Mr Prabhu when MP Ananth Kumar insisted. “If Talgo runs on the corridor, the journey time between Mysore and Bengaluru could be reduced to 1 hour and 40 minutes,” he added.

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Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4105 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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They have to do in next two years, if they want to win in upcoming elections in KA - 2018
Jul 14 2016 (10:37)  IR Commissioned electrification of Yehlanka- Dharmavaram section (twitter.com)
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Jul 14 2016 (10:37AM)
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Posted by: Syed Muzammil  4 news posts
IR Commissioned electrification of 214 km long Yehlanka- Dharmavaram section.
Source: Mr. Suresh Prabhu twitter tweet.
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Will there be any TT reduction (at least 30 mins) for all trains between YNK-DMM now?
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