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Jul 20 2017 (08:42)   ಜೋಡಿ ಹಳಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವೇ ಪರಿಹಾರ

knkprasad956*^~   533 news posts
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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ಯಶವಂತಪುರ– ಹೊಸೂರು ರೈಲು ಪದೇ ಪದೇ ವಿಳಂಬವಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಶ್ವತ ಪರಿಹಾರ ಕಂಡುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಿದ್ದರೆ ಈ ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಆದಷ್ಟು ಶೀಘ್ರ ಜೋಡಿ ಹಳಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಬೇಕು. ಈ ಮಾರ್ಗವನ್ನು ವಿದ್ಯುದೀಕರಣಗೊಳಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರರು ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಯಶವಂತಪುರ ಜಂಕ್ಷನ್‌ನಿಂದ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 6.30ಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊರಡುವ ರೈಲು ಹೊಸೂರನ್ನು 8 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ತಲುಪಬೇಕು. ಈ ರೈಲು ಕೊನೆಯ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ ತಲುಪುವಾಗ ನಿತ್ಯವೂ ಸುಮಾರು ಒಂದು ಗಂಟೆ ತಡವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇದರಿಂದ ಸಿಟ್ಟಿಗೆದ್ದ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರು ಒಂದೇ ವಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಬಾರಿ ರೈಲನ್ನು ತಡೆದು ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಂಜೆ ಹೊಸೂರಿನಿಂದ ಯಶವಂತಪುರಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುವ ರೈಲು ಕೂಡ ವಿಳಂಬವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದು ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರ ದೂರು.
‘ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ಸ್ ಸಿಟಿ, ಸರ್ಜಾಪುರ ರಸ್ತೆ, ಮಹದೇವಪುರ, ವೈಟ್‌ಫೀಲ್ಡ್‌ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಅನೇಕ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳಿವೆ. ಯಶವಂತಪುರ, ಪೀಣ್ಯ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲೂ ಅನೇಕ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳಿವೆ. ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಿಗಳು ಈ ರೈಲನ್ನು ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ರೈಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ
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ನಿತ್ಯ ಸರಾಸರಿ 9,000 ಮಂದಿ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ರೈಲು ವಿಳಂಬವಾದರೆ ಅವರೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಎದುರಿಸಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ’ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರ ಸುಹಾಸ್ ನಾರಾಯಣಮೂರ್ತಿ.
‘ವಿಳಂಬಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಕಾರಣ ರೈಲುಗಳ ಕ್ರಾಸಿಂಗ್‌. ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಕಣ್ಣೂರು ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್‌ ರೈಲಿಗೆ ದಾರಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಡುವ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಯಶವಂತಪುರ– ಹೊಸೂರು ರೈಲು ವಿಳಂಬವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ರೈಲು ಸಂಜೆ ಹೊಸೂರಿನಿಂದ ಯಶವಂತಪುರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಚರಿಸುವಾಗ ನಾಗರಕೋಯಿಲ್‌ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್‌ಗೆ ದಾರಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಕೊಡಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಆ ರೈಲು ಕಾರೈಕಲ್‌ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್‌ ಹಾದುಹೋಗುವವರೆಗೂ ಕಾಯಬೇಕು. ರೈಲುಗಳ ವೇಳಾಪಟ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರಿಗೆ ಆಗುವ ಅನನುಕೂಲವನ್ನು ತಪ್ಪಿಸಬಹುದು’ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ ಅವರು.
‘ಸಬ್‌ಅರ್ಬನ್‌ ರೈಲು ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಇರುವ ಮಹಾನಗರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಾಸಿಂಗ್‌ ವೇಳೆ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್‌ ರೈಲುಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ರೈಲುಗಳಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಮಂಡಳಿಯ ನಿಯಮಗಳೂ ಇದನ್ನೇ ಹೇಳುತ್ತವೆ. ನಿತ್ಯ ಕಚೇರಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಲು ರೈಲು ಬಳಸುವವರಿಗೆ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಆಗಬಾರದು ಎಂಬ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ನಿಯಮ ರೂಪಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ರೈಲನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಿ ಹೊರಗಿನಿಂದ ಬರುವ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್‌ ರೈಲುಗಳು ಹಾದುಹೋಗುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಕಾಶ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದು ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ದುರದೃಷ್ಟಕರ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ’ ಪ್ರಜಾರಾಗ್‌ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯ ಸಂಜೀವ ದ್ಯಾಮಣ್ಣವರ್‌.
‘ಸಿಗ್ನಲಿಂಗ್‌ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಮೇಲ್ದರ್ಜೆಗೇರಿಸುವ, ಸ್ವಯಂಚಾಲಿತ ಸಿಗ್ನಲಿಂಗ್‌ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಅಳವಡಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕವೂ ವಿಳಂಬ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಬಹುದು’ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.
‘ಸಬ್‌ಅರ್ಬನ್‌ ರೈಲು ಜಾಲವನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಪಡಿಸುವುದಾದರೆ ಈ ಮಾರ್ಗವನ್ನು ಪರಿಣಾಮಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು. ಇದನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಪಡಿಸುವುದರಿಂದ ನಗರದ ಒಳಗಿನ ಸಂಚಾರ ದಟ್ಟಣೆಯ ಮೇಲಿನ ಹೊರೆ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ತಗ್ಗಲಿದೆ’ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ವೇದಿಕೆ ಸಂಚಾಲಕ ಟಿ.ಪಿ.ಲೋಕೇಶ್‌.
‘ಯಶವಂತಪುರ– ಸೇಲಂ ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲೇ ಹೊಸೂರು ಕೂಡಾ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೋಡಿಹಳಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾವ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಮುಂದಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಅದಕ್ಕಿನ್ನೂ ಮಂಜೂರಾತಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ. ಜೋಡಿ ಮಾರ್ಗ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾದರೆ ಈ ಮಾರ್ಗದ ಬಹುತೇಕ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿಯುತ್ತವೆ’ ಎಂದು ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಇಲಾಖೆಯ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಯೊಬ್ಬರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
‘ಈ ಮಾರ್ಗ 10 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾಗಿದೆ. ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ರೈಲುಗಳ ದಟ್ಟಣೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಕ್ರಾಸಿಂಗ್‌ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಉಂಟಾಗುವುದು ಸಹಜ. ಆದರೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಇತಿಮಿತಿಯೊಳಗೆ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಬಗೆಹರಿಸಲು ನಾವು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ’ ಎಂದರು.
‘ರೈಲು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುವ ಸ್ಥಳ ಬದಲಾಗಲಿ’
‘ಬೈಯಪ್ಪನಹಳ್ಳಿ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಿಂದ ಬೆಳ್ಳಂದೂರು ಕಡೆಗೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಮಾರ್ಗದ ತಿರುವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರೈಲನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ರೈಲನ್ನು ಈಗ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಜಾಗಕ್ಕಿಂತ 300 ಮೀಟರ್‌ನಷ್ಟು ಮುಂದಕ್ಕೆ (ಬೈಯಪ್ಪನಹಳ್ಳಿ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದ ಕಡೆಗೆ) ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲು ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಬೇಕು. ಇದರಿಂದ ಈ ರೈಲಿನ ಬೋಗಿಗಳು ಬೆಳ್ಳಂದೂರು ಕಡೆಯ ಟ್ರ್ಯಾಕ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಉಳಿಯುವುದನ್ನು ತಡೆಯಬಹುದು. ಆಗ ಬೆಳ್ಳಂದೂರು– ಬಾಣಸವಾಡಿ ಮಾರ್ಗ ಇತರ ರೈಲುಗಳ ಸಂಚಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಕ್ತವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ’ ಎಂದು ಸುಹಾಸ್‌ ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡಿದರು.
ಸಬ್‌ಅರ್ಬನ್‌ಗೆ ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಹಳಿ ಇರಲಿ
‘ಮುಂಬೈನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಬ್ಅರ್ಬನ್‌ ರೈಲುಗಳಿಗೆ ಆರು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಮಾರ್ಗಗಳಿವೆ. ಚೆನ್ನೈನಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಮಾರ್ಗಗಳಿವೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ದೂರ ಪ್ರಯಾಣದ ರೈಲುಗಳಿಂದ ಸಬ್ಅರ್ಬನ್‌ ರೈಲುಗಳಿಗೆ ಅಡ್ಡಿ ಉಂಟಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲೂ ಸಬ್‌ಅರ್ಬನ್‌ ರೈಲುಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಹಳಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಬೇಕು’ ಎಂದು ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರ ಕೃಷ್ಣಪ್ರಸಾದ್‌.

  
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Jul 20 2017 (11:21)
Why not three languages in Aadhar~   4284 blog posts   324 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Your views are there krishna sir. Good to compare with Mumbai/Chennai for suburban train and develop rapidly

  
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Jul 20 2017 (14:30)
knkprasad956*^~   2263 blog posts
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Thank you

  
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Jul 20 2017 (19:43)
WDP4   523 blog posts
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ಈ ರೈಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿತ್ಯ ಸರಾಸರಿ 9,000 ಮಂದಿ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. - 9000 people travel by 06591? Isn't it a DEMU. And that DEMU has capability to carry 9000 people?

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Jul 15 2017 (08:38)   Starting July 28, pay double for B'luru-Mysuru 'passenger'

knkprasad956*^~   533 news posts
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Those who banked on passenger trains to travel between Mysuru and Bengaluru at affordable fares will have hard days ahead as the South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to convert one of the passenger trains into an express.
This means, only Tirupati Passenger (train number 56213) and Bengaluru Passenger (56263) will take people between two cities for Rs 30.
The SWR has decided to convert Mysuru-KSR Bengaluru City Passenger (train number 56234/56233) into an express train from July 28 onwards. The original train, Talaguppa Express (train number 16227/16228), was converted into
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a passenger by removing the AC and some of the sleeper coaches.
The move has not gone down well with travellers. "The railways will just run the train without removing the coaches and without stopping at several stations. The SWR will do less and earn more. A passenger who earlier travelled to Mysuru for Rs 30 will have to pay double the fare. It will especially hit the local commuters who used to reach Kengeri by paying Rs 10 but will now have to cough up Rs 30,” said K N Krishnaprasad of Karnataka Railway Vedike.
The conversion will come into effect from July 28 from Mysuru-end. The Mysuru-Talaguppa Express (train number 16227) will depart Mysuru at 7:45 pm and reach KSR Bengaluru City at 10.38 pm. In the return direction, Talaguppa-Mysuru Express (train number 16228) will leave KSR Bengaluru at 4.45 am and reach Mysuru at 7.40 am.
Krishnaprasad said there was no difference in the travel duration. "The conversion of the train into an express will not save much time. It will only make the travel expensive for the poor,” he added.

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Jul 16 2017 (22:59)
shiek kaleem~   370 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
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Suburban or overnight daily passengers will prefer rtc buses if they double the rates simply naming as express.specially in ap Karnataka buses are more cheaper.but express sf express are having their own demand irrespective of their rates.but the case will differ for passengers renamed as express.hope railways get results of this move in future.

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Jul 17 2017 (09:51)
ಮಂಜಾ   6 blog posts
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What do you mean railways are MAKING the poor people pay more? Railways, run by the government is first of all not a privilege of the citizens but a service which needs to be paid for accordingly. India at the moment cannot afford to subsidise anything to this extent while being a developing country. The poor people have a choice, of travelling in various other means and the same poor people you are talking about(incl people staying in slums) have tata/videocon DTH's over their concrete houses or huts(please visit any slum in blr). When they can afford that, they can certainly afford to pay a little more to chip in to save our national transporter which is already bleeding from an unfair and rather a hypocritical expectation of lower fares and higher standards.
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I do not understand what pseudo poverty struck people do you keep giving your views about, it wouldn't hurt anyone to pay even double the price existing at the moment of passenger trains, because even then it would be much cheaper than any other mode of transportation. Why dont anyone give their 'views' for the poor people's who cant afford KSRTC/BMTC/BMRC i dont understand.

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Jul 17 2017 (15:17)
BMTIR*^~   21509 blog posts   7532 correct pred (63% accurate)
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There are 3 other passenger trains running..Only 2 of passengers becoming express

  
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Jul 18 2017 (00:53)
WDP4   523 blog posts
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"This means, only Tirupati Passenger (train number 56213) and Bengaluru Passenger (56263) will take people between two cities" ----- only 2 Passengers???
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No..... IRI shows there are 7 Pass between the 2 cities. Now the 5 am Pass and the TPTY train will be converted to Express, agreed. But still 5 will be left. Of which one will be via Kunigal. So still 4 Pass are there in the direct route. Badly researched article.
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Also with Electrification MEMUs will be extended to MYS surely.....
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Jul 18 2017 (00:57)
WDP4   523 blog posts
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Who is asking the poor to travel by train only. Let them take BMTC. Right from morning 4 am I see 222A and many other buses to Kengeri. Let them take Bus Pass which works out well. Or daily Pass for 24 Hrs. Most of the articles and arguments are presented in a manner which assumes that if there are no trains there is nothing beyond.
Why does everyone keep forgetting that Bus is there - most widely used means of transport in this country (various state govt undertakings - city, village, intra-state, inter-state and also numerous private buses). In this case - World's largest Govt. City Bus fleet is there.

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Jul 16 2017 (04:03)   12133/Mumbai CST - Mangaluru Junction SF Express | MULK/Mulki (1 PFs) | KYN/WDG-4/12667

©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~   2950 blog posts   24727 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Rocket waiting for Xing at Mulki. Here we waiting for an odd 1 hour approx and xing with MAQ-MAO Ice with ED WDM 11208 we departed from here

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Jul 16 2017 (09:43)
knkprasad956*^~   2263 blog posts
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Nice

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Jul 14 2017 (13:37)   Bengaluru Shivamogga daily exp converted into daily superfast express

karbang~   187 news posts
Entry# 2352354   News Entry# 308388         Tags   Past Edits
South Western Railway decided to convertTrain No. 16201/16202, KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga - KSR BengaluruDaily Express into Daily Superfast Express with change in Train No.as 20651/20652.
There is no change in the composition andfrequency. The converted service commences with effect fromOctober, 1 from KSR Bengaluru end and from October, 2 fromShivamogga end.
Accordingly Train No. 20651, KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga DailySuperfast Express departs KSR Bengaluru at 15:00 hrs. and reachesShivamogaa Town at 19:55 hrs. Enroute, the train travel viaYesvantpur, Tumakuru ., Tiptur . (Temporary Stoppage), Arsikere ,Kadur. (Temporary Stoppage), Birur, Tarikere, Bhadravathi and,Shivamogga
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Halt 19:31 hrs. , according to a press release here today.
In the return direction, Train No. 20652, Shivamogga - KSRBengaluru Daily Superfast Express departs Shivamogga Town at 06:40hrs. and reaches KSR Bengaluru at 11:35 hrs

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knkprasad956*^~   2263 blog posts
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When it was started it was leaving at 4.30 pm from SBC and then made to leave at 3.30 pm and from 1st Oct 2017 at 3pm. Leaving at 4.30 pm was more useful.
  
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Jul 11 2017 (07:17)   Saving the remnants of the Railways

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Entry# 2349144   News Entry# 308023         Tags   Past Edits
Whether it is the stations resembling bungalows or brick-and-stone bridges over rivers, remnants of the over 150-year-old railway network continue to dot the landscape of the State.
Just before Nanjangud town, as the modern locomotive crosses the Kabini river, commuters can catch a glimpse of one of the country’s oldest bridges — a 280-year-old road-cum-rail bridge that used to see steam locomotives more than a century ago. Now, as a modern steel bridge goes parallel to it, the red brick-and-mortar bridge lies abandoned with little preservation work done. “This was earlier a metre gauge bridge connecting Mysuru to Chamarajanagar. The bridge is entirely built of brick, sand and stone,” said Krishnaprasad, an infrastructure specialist and keen observer of Railways heritage. The last
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train that went past the Gothic-style bridge was in 2007; since then, shrubs and decay have taken over.
It isn’t just the Kabini bridge that has slipped through the net of time. More than 100 bridges in the State, apart from numerous railway stations and administrative buildings, remain neglected as the Railways grapples with how to handle the “heritage” sites within its fold.
While Kabini bridge finds a place in the 25 heritage bridges listed by the Indian Railways, the rest of them — including the 213-year-old Wellesley bridge at Srirangapatna and the 114-year-old Nethavati bridge near Mangaluru — are ignored.
On the importance of preserving these bridges, R.R Bhandari, author of Indian Railways, Glorious 150 Years, said the architecture of these engineering marvels remains unparalleled. “Some of the viaducts remind us of early works as the Roman aqueducts, but on the whole they represent a new architectural form unconnected with local traditions,” he told The Hindu.
Pankaj Modi, technical coordinator for Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage, Bengaluru chapter, says little work has been done to preserve heritage bridges and other structures under the Railways.
It isn’t just the bridges that are heritage remnants. Stations such as Nandi Halt on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Champion Reef at Kolar Gold Fields, or even the busy Cantonment Railway Station have a history extending back a century or so.
“Cantonment has wide arches and rhythmically colonnaded corridors. The colonial principles of harmony, symmetry and balance can be observed here,” said Namita R., an architect. However, now it is a mishmash of the modern and the old, with the latter being drowned out.
Siddharth Raja, a resident of Nandi Hills, said the station there remains in a pitiable condition. “It is necessary that there be a blend of the old and the new. The heritage structures need to be preserved. It is sad that the authorities aren’t paying any attention to them,” he said.
No policy for preservation
With funds remaining a problem, the Railways is hoping for corporates to chip in to help revive and preserve its heritage structures.
“We plan to tap funds through participation of private parties and the creation of a Railway Heritage Fund, to which a certain amount of money is contributed by the Railways itself. The fund has been kept open for donations from private parties, individuals and agencies,” said Manu Goel, director of Railway Heritage, which looks after historical assets of the Railways.
Mr. Goel said the buildings are constantly graded according to the guidelines put forth by INTACH. “This is a new activity for the Railways and we are forming a team that can work in collaboration with INTACH and UNESCO... Since most of the heritage stations are still operating, we also need to look at the financial returns,” he said.
The plan, however, remains in the conceptual stage as so far, no company or private institution has come forward to help. What is more, the Railways’ attempts to get corporates on board have not seen good results in the past.
For instance, it was earlier planned that the 280-year-old Nanjangud bridge would be converted into a “restaurant on wheels”. Two coaches were even kept there, but the idea was dropped because of poor response. “Such projects come under corporate social responsibility and these do not constitute the core activity of the Railways,” said E. Vijaya, PRO, South Western Railway.
However, until this fructifies, the Railways has no policy or means to preserve its heritage sites and structures. “There exists no policy of preserving the bridges. Though the bridges have been identified, our main aim is to run trains. If the bridges cannot be used, they will be abandoned,” said Lakshman Singh, chief engineer of bridges, SWR, Hubballi division.

  
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Jul 11 2017 (12:10)
knkprasad956*^~   2263 blog posts
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My views are included in the report

  
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Jul 11 2017 (14:07)
Why not three languages in Aadhar~   4284 blog posts   324 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Good one sir. Even stations like Ballari and Castlerock also has such old arches, railways should preserve them.
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