The Yeshwantpur-Hosur passenger train saw the second protest within a week as commuters travelling from Bengaluru blocked it protesting “lack of punctuality” in the service.
Hundreds of passengers blocked the train (train number 06592) for more than two hours at Baiyappanahalli A Cabin halt station protesting against the delay and the regulation of the train due to crossing of express trains at the junction. The train, which leaves Yeshwantpur at 6.30 am reached Baiyappanahalli A Cabin at 7.30 am instead of the scheduled time of 7.05 am.
Agitated by frequent delays, passengers
Quite surprised at the delay. The path is usually clear at this time since there are 3 trains towards ypr from hosur would have already passed by then.
Also the SBC-ERS intercity is also way ahead. Not sure why it gets trolled/delayed. The railways would have devised the time table after taking into account these factors
After reading this I remember way back in mid 1994, where Lalbagh Express was blocked by Swarna Express passengers at BWT for stopping their train due to crossings. At that time it was single line between WFD to KPN.
Lalbagh was held up for about 3 hours & finally reached MAS by 1530 hrs
I still remember this as i hv (bad) habit of writing diary
The city witnessed a rare protest on Thursday by rail users who com plained that the Yeshwanthpur Hosur train is being delayed every day, affecting their schedule.
The protest started at Hosur railway station when the train reached 30 minutes late. Many office-goers, who prefer to take this train to beat the city traffic, allege they can't reach office in time. The passengers went for an instant rail roko and gave a representation to the station master. However, agitated rail users didn't stop there as they boarded the train (which was now running from Hosur to Yeshwanthpur) and organised another rail roko at Anekal Road station. They again boarded the train and stopped at Heelalige and Carmelaram, organsing another set of rail
Sometimes if Kannur-YPR is late, then it is halted at the outer of CRLM for some time and only enters the pf just few minutes before SBC-ERS intercity. This is apparently to ensure that the railway gate is not closed for a long time due to the shortened length of one of the pf.
Ironically in this route, it is only in the morning and one hour in the evening that this station is busy, rest of the time it is virtually empty
Angry passengers jumped onto the tracks at Carmelaram station near Sarjapura on Thursday morning and held a protest for more than two hours, bringing to a halt four daily trains heading towards and coming from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru city) railway station.They demanded that their train -the DharmapuriBengaluru DEMU -be allowed to pass first, contrary to the usual practice of being made to wait while the others whizzed past.
Activists said the protest was a reflection of the railway infrastructure struggling to cope with the demands of commuters between Benglauru and neighbouring towns. South Western Railway (SWR) authorities blamed it on the single track between Bengaluru and Hosur (60km), doubling of which has not been approved till date. Five pairs of trains
had to do so, nowadays that particular term is being used almost everywhere. I don't condone their actions that day (as there were many passengers who didn't mind the pf issue and were unnecessarily delayed) but calling someone anti national for that is too much.
This may actually set a precedent for railways, to turn public opinion against everyone who criticizes their actions by labeling them anti-nationals and leaving them at mercy of online bullies to be trolled.
At dayanand nagar station he gives ticket only after the train comes on pf 😀 for me.everytime.if my dad goes he gives ticket without hesitation in advance.btw minimum ticket is 10 rs on this route
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