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Jan 16 2018 (08:36)   Karnataka may get a few new trains during poll year

knkprasad956*^~   538 news posts
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Announcements likely during commissioning of Bengaluru-Mysuru rly. electrification by Narendra Modi this month-end or first week of Feb.
The long awaited commissioning of Bengaluru-Mysuru double line electrification is likely to be done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the State on January 28.
With ensuing State Assembly elections, the Prime Minister is also likely to announce a few new trains,
including Humsafar Express from Mysuru. Sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Mr. Modi would be attending the valedictory of the Parivartana rally of the State BJP. He may combine an official programme with the party programme.
Though the Commissioner of Railway Safety (Southern Circle) had authorised South Western Railway (SWR) to operate electric loco-hauled trains between Bengaluru and Mysuru on December 14, 2017, the same was not commissioned ostensibly awaiting clearance from the Prime Minister’s Office.
This is nothing but criminal waste of public money, quipped K.N. Krishna Prasad, a rail enthusiast from Bengaluru who said the cost of operating a diesel-loco train is more than double the cost of operating an electric-loco hauled train. While a diesel loco guzzles diesel worth about Rs. 42,000 between Bengaluru and Mysuru, an electric loco would consume electricity worth about Rs. 17,000, he noted.
Lokesh, another rail enthusiast from Bengauru, said SWR should not have delayed operating electric loco-hauled trains on the section.
New trains
Meanwhile, the PMO has reportedly taken keen interest in announcing a few new trains during the commissioning of the line and has taken details from SWR and the Railway Board.
Sources in SWR told The Hindu that at least one conventional rake of four passenger trains operating between the two cities would be replaced by a Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU), to begin with. Though SWR has received three sets of MEMU with 8 cars each, the engineering department has to form a new rake with 16 cars. Unlike formation of conventional rakes with coupling method, forming a MEMU rake is quite difficult and takes more time. Once a 16-car rake is formed, another 16-car MEMU rake would be formed using available cars in the zone. Totally, two sets of passenger trains would be replaced with MEMU rakes.
Humsafar Express
Even as a new Humsafar Express rake has arrived at Mysuru, the PMO is yet to finalise the destination to which it would operate from Mysuru, the sources said.
The Railway Board has taken SWR’s feedback on operating this all 3-tier AC train with 16 coaches train to Kacheguda, Kochuveli, Howrah, Vijayawada, Guwahati and Chennai, sources added.
Meanwhile, FKCCI member Prakash Mandoth has urged Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to run this train to Udaipur as the other six cities are well connected with Karnataka. If run to Udaipur, the train will traverse 800 km covering 11 districts in Karnataka, he said.

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Jan 16 2018 (16:50)
SWR Superfast trains for BAY GDG BJP section~   1428 blog posts   235 correct pred (53% accurate)
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I thank IRI from the bottom of my heart that it gave us opportunity to create our Favorite/Dream imaginary trains on our routes which we cant get in real but we will be happy at least creating them on IRI and seeing them often whenever we feel to have such trains.And also on IRI came across lot of small small things/info but important one regarding IR. Thanks IRI for all this one...

Jan 16 2018 (20:00)
Pollster   1006 blog posts
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--- "announce a few new trains, including Humsafar Express" - the few new trains are basically MEMUs replacing Passengers. Nothing new about it, just replacement.
-- Coming to Humsafar, Udaipur has thrown its hat in the ring. Let's see which place gets it.
- forming a MEMU rake is quite difficult and takes more time - How difficult? How much more time than conventional rake? Any idea.....?

Jan 16 2018 (20:18)
Prometh Suresh   928 blog posts   1025 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Mostly Humsafar will be to Kochuveli/Trivandrum because SWR and SR official have received directions from PMO to start trains from Mysuru to Kerala to stop this bus lobby

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Jan 17 2018 (10:22)
skumarvkulkarni~   1761 blog posts
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If this news is true the new Mysore-Mumbai humsafar should run via Bengaluru, with stops at Dharmavaram, Guntakal, Raichur, Yadgir, Gulbarga, Solapur, Pune.. for sure this will be superhit train!!!

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Jan 17 2018 (12:29)
12301HowrahRajdhaniTheGod~   2443 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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a rajdhani via hubballi pune vadodara needed

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Jan 16 2018 (14:43)  

knkprasad956*^~   2355 blog posts
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Jan 16 2018 (08:38)   Bengaluru-Karwar overnight express on diverted route speeded up further

knkprasad956*^~   538 news posts
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nline reservation can be made as the revised timetable comes on IRCTC’s website
Responding to passengers’ anguish that diversion of Bengaluru-Karwar night express via Kunigal, the shortest route four days a week, did not reduce journey hours, the Railways has further speeded up the service, at least till Bhatkal effective February 10.
Though the train takes 17.15 hours from Bengaluru to Karwar even under the re-revised timings, the journey hours have come down at least by one hour till Kundapura because of efforts by South Western, Southern and Konkan Railways. Travel time from
Bengaluru to Mangaluru Central gets reduced by one hour (total 10.45 hrs); Udupi by 1.20 hrs (total 12.40 hrs) and Kundapur 1.15 hrs (total 13.05 hrs).
The train takes a whopping 17.45 hours between Bengaluru and Karwar via Mysuru at present.
In the return journey on the diverted route, the train takes 16.20 hours from Karwar to Bengaluru as against 17.40 hours.
Rail users launched a campaign for diverting the service on the new route after the Bengaluru-Hassan new line was opened even as Sanjay Revankar from Karwar fled a PIL petition before the Karnataka High Court seeking an exclusive overnight express train between Bengaluru-Karwar on the shortest route.
While the SWR announced diverting the existing combined night train (Bengaluru-Karwar/Kannur-Bengaluru) on the shortest route four days a week thereby speeding up the journey time, SR and KR did not reciprocate initially to receive the train with advanced timings, limiting the benefit of diversion to just 30 minutes.
Delay in receiving
Though the train arrives at Bantwal at 5 a.m., it was to be received at Mangaluru Junction, a distance of just 19 km, by SR at 5.58 a.m. Similarly, though it arrives at Mangaluru Central at 6.20 a.m, the Kannur portion was first despatched at 6.40 a.m. and Karwar portion at 7 a.m. More than an hour was wasted in the process.
Realising this, SR agreed to receive the train early at Mangaluru Junction at 5.32 a.m., at Central at 6 a.m. and despatch it first at 6.20 a.m. The Konkan Railway too reciprocated to receive the train in its jurisdiction at 6.55 a.m at Thokur.
However, KRCL has not speeded up the train beyond Bhatkal, saying the path was not available due to five oncoming trains. Hence, the train reaches Karwar at 12.30 p.m. only.
‘KRCL should have reciprocated’
While South Western and Southern Railways have made every effort to reduce the running time of Bengaluru-Karwar overnight express, Konkan Railway Corporation too should have reciprocated in right earnest, feel rail activists and sources in SWR.
“It is good that KRCL has speeded up the train till Bhatkal; but the same gesture should have been shown till Karwar,” said an activist who did not wish to be named.
Sources in SWR said Konkan Railway should have given priority to this train over others as it was the only overnight express between the State capital and Karwar. Karnataka too has contributed substantially to bring in KRCL, they noted.
KRCL Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta told The Hindu that the Corporation speeded up the train as much as possible. Speeding it up beyond Bhatkal was not possible because of five oncoming trains. The issue would again be discussed by the three zones in the forthcoming Railway Timetable Committee meeting, he said.
‘Extend Chennai-Bengaluru Superfast to Mysuru’
Rail users from Mysuru region have demanded extension of Chennai-Bengaluru-Chennai Superfast Express (Train No. 12609/12610) to fill the void created by diversion of Bengaluru-Karwar/Kannur Express four days a week via Kunigal.
The Karwar Express leaving Bengaluru at 8.30 p.m. was the last service towards Mysuru and hundreds made use of it. Also, Karwar/Kannur-Bengaluru Express was the first service from Mysuru leaving at 5.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru at 8.20 a.m, they said.
S. Yogendra from Mysuru Grahaka Parishat said Chennai-Bengaluru Express arriving at Bengaluru at 8.05 p.m. should be extended to Mysuru on the path of Kannur/Karwar Express on both up and down directions. If done so, it would also connect East Bengaluru with Mysuru region and help hundreds of travellers from areas like Whitefield and Krishnarajapuram, he felt.
SWR sources however said it was a difficult proposition as the rake has to undergo mechanical maintenance at Bengaluru upon its arrival from Chennai. Mr. Yogendra countered it saying maintenance can be done at Mysuru as well as there would be very few trains.

Jan 16 2018 (11:56)
Hung Election this time~   4660 blog posts   334 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Good work, PIL's with HC will bend these railways like anything
General Travel
Jan 12 2018 (10:41)  

knkprasad956*^~   2355 blog posts
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vijaya karnaataka news today

Jan 12 2018 (11:28)
gurudatharao   238 blog posts   4 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Good news. Double Sankranti gift for the rail travellers between Bengaluru to Mysore by Shatabdi. As the train will run with elocos besides two Anubhuti coaches with additional facilities.

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Jan 12 2018 (13:24)
knkprasad956*^~   2355 blog posts
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Inauguration of electrified section by PM may be in the last week of Jan 18
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