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BAND/Banaswadi (3 PFs)
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Track: Single Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 30
Number of Originating Trains: 2
Number of Terminating Trains: 4
Jayabharathi Nagar, Maruthi Sevanagar, Bangalore
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 912 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Jul 18 2017 (08:08)  Angry commuters block Yeshwantpur-Hosur Passenger train for two hours over delay (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 308748   Blog Entry# 2355787     
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Jul 18 2017 (08:08)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli Auxiliary Bypass Cabin/BYPA added by MCPNBR~/261443

Jul 18 2017 (08:08)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by MCPNBR~/261443

Jul 18 2017 (08:08)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Hosur Passenger Special/06591 added by MCPNBR~/261443

Posted by: MCPNBR~  414 news posts
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.
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resorted to a flash protest stopping the train for two hours. The train could leave the station only at 9.30 am after the police dispersed protesters.
Passengers, a majority of them IT sector employees from northern parts of the city travelling to the IT belt in east Bengaluru, missed their log-in hours forcing them to protest. On an average 9,000 people travel by this train every day.
“Stopping the train is not a solution as it further delays the train and affects more people. But the railways has to understand that this is a crucial train used by thousands of people everyday and delays like these affect their lives. Steps should be taken to solve the problem,” said Suhas Narayana Murthy, a software engineer campaigning for more trains on the route.
Last Thursday, angry commuters blocked the train at Anekal Road station for more than an hour as the train coming from Hosur reached the station nearly 50 minutes late.
Urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar said the Hosur-Bengaluru line was part of suburban rail network and infrastructure of the line should be augmented at the earliest. “It will be difficult to improve services on this line if railways do not lay proper infrastructure and remove issues like gradients between Hosur and Baiyyappanhalli. Even doubling of Banaswadi-Bellandur line will boost the local train network,” he said.
Citizens of Bengaluru’s Srinivas Alavilli said running local trains on the Hosur line would help decongest traffic on the line. “Nearly six lakh people work around ORR and they come from all corners of the city. This makes Karmelaram one of the most critical stations and frequent services during morning and evening hours must be provided. The ORR corporates will be more than happy to run shuttles for last-mile connectivity,” he said.

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Jul 18 2017 (09:05)
Rail Fanning~   2698 blog posts
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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

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Jul 18 2017 (09:24)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9265 blog posts   23400 correct pred (65% accurate)
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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
Jul 14 2017 (16:32)  Snap stir stops train (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 308396   Blog Entry# 2352742     
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Jul 14 2017 (16:32)
Station Tag: Anekal Road/AEK added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Jul 14 2017 (16:32)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Jul 14 2017 (16:32)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Jul 14 2017 (16:32)
Train Tag: Dharmapuri - KSR Bengaluru DEMU Passenger/76554 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1187 news posts
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
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roko. Some of the protesters took to social media as well. “We can call this as heroic.I want to thank everybody for turning up for the protests. We want to convey to railways minister Suresh Prabhu that the protest was not a planned one but office goers, who get late for work on a daily basis, resorted to this to draw his attention.
“We have trains, we have stations and people to take trains. All we need is punctuality and increase in frequency of trains.This will help around 1.4 million people as this is the only track that connects all the major IT parks and also connectivity to Metro station,“ said an user.
Meanwhile, railway officials said around five trains were stopped between 7:30 am and 10:00 am on the Hosur line as a result of the protest.
With no top official turning up, the local police too had a tough time managing the crowd.
However, M Narayana, DCP, Whitefield, arrived at the spot later and assured protesters that they would hold meeting with officials to solve the issue. Trains like Dhrmapuri Passenger, Nagercoil Passenger, Pondicherry, Hosur Passenger and Salem Passenger were stopped at the station.
Muniraju, a passenger, told BM: “Many people find it convenient to travel by train towards the city as it is cheaper. But none of them arrives on time upsetting our schedule. Hence all the commuters decided to protest against delayed arrival of trains.“

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Jul 14 2017 (22:39)
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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
Jul 14 2017 (16:12)  The Times of India (Bangalore) Angry passengers demand right of way, jam rail tracks (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 308392   Blog Entry# 2352390     
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Jul 14 2017 (16:12)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Jul 14 2017 (16:12)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Jul 14 2017 (16:12)
Train Tag: Hosur-Yesvantpur Passenger Special/06592 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~  1187 news posts
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
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ply on the track daily.
The Dharmapuri-Bengaluru DEMU entered the station around 8am and within moments, passengers got off the train and onto the tracks.They said their train was being held back to facilitate the movement of other trains, which delayed their journey every day , throwing their daily schedule haywire. The protesters demanded that their train be allowed to pass before three other trains approaching the station.
The other trains -Seshadri Express, Nagercoil-Bengaluru Express and Kochuveli-Bengaluru Express -were only minutes away from Carmelaram station but were stopped well in advance, averting an accident on the tracks.
Umesh C, one of the passengers aboard the Dharmapuri train, said, “It is chaos every morning. The train timings are always delayed by an hour or so because the track is single and the trains pass each other within one hour between 7am and 8am in the morning. But the trains are late by an hour. This disturbs our schedules because we all depend on the local trains to go to work and back.“
R K Saxena, divisional railway manager of SWR said, “Because it is a single track, we operate the trains in such a way that one train arrives at the station and the other one waiting there departs.That is the standard mode of operation wherever there is a single track across India. But the passengers got down on to the other track of the station and were upset with the timetable. We had to immediately stop the other approaching trains to avert any calamity .“
Saxena said the doubling of the track was not considered in the last budget because of the low density of train movement unlike the Yeshwantpur-Bengaluru-Byappanahalli and YelahankaYeshwantpur lines.
HSR Layout police rushed to the spot and made way for train services to resume. “What irked the commuters was the daily delay ,“ a police officer said. “There are four trains that pass by Sarjapura, Bellandur and Anekal between 7am and 8am but they are always late and come between 9am and 10am instead. We promised the protesters that we would convey their concerns to the railway authorities and got them to board the train.“

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Jul 16 2017 (00:03)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3044 blog posts   1454 correct pred (73% accurate)
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hehe :P
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.

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Jul 16 2017 (01:55)
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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
Jul 12 2017 (12:22)  Special trains from Kerala to clear huge rush (english.mathrubhumi.com)
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To reduce heavy rush, the Railways have allotted special trains from Kerala to Egmore, Karakkal, Banaswadi and Hyderabad. Reservations for these trains will start at 8 am on Wednesday.
Egmore – Ernakulam special train
The Egmore-Ernakulam special fare train (06033) will operate on July 15, 22, and 29 (all Saturdays). It will depart Egmore at 10.20 pm and reach Ernakulam 10:20 am the next day.
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Ernakulam-Egmore train (06034) run on July 18, 25 and August 1 (Tuesdays). On these days, it will begin journey at 7 pm and reach Egmore at 8 am the next day. It has stops at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettah, Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Palakkad and Aluva.
Ernakulam Junction – Banaswadi special train
The Ernakulam Junction – Banaswadi special train (06041) will operate on July 16, 23 and 30. It will depart Ernakulam Junction at 2.45 pm and reach Banaswadi at 4.10 am the next day. it will have stops at Thrissur, Ottapalam and Palakkad.
Kochuveli- Karaikkal special train
The Kochuveli- Karaikkal special train (06044) will operate service on July19 and 26. It will depart Kochuveli at 3.15 pm and reach Karaikkal at 3.15 am the next day. The Karaikkal-Kochuveli train (06043) will operate on July 20 and 27. The train will start its journey from at 10.45 pm and reach Kochuveli at 12.45 pm the next day. It will have stops at Thiruvananthapuram, Nagarcoil town, Tirunelveli, Kovilpatti, Sathoor, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchirappalli,Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Nagoor.
Kochuveli – Hyderabad train
The special Kochuveli – Hyderabad train (07116) will run on July 17 and 24. It will depart Kochuveli at 8.15 pm on Monday and will reach Hyderabad at 3.30 am on Wednesday. It has stops at Kollam, Kayakulam, Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam town, Aluva, Thrissur and Palakkad.
Jul 09 2017 (21:03)  Cab aggregator Ola has joined hands with SWR to provide service for 11 more stations. (localnews.manoramaonline.com)
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Posted by: MCPNBR~  414 news posts
Cab aggregator Ola has joined hands with SWR to provide service for 11 more stations. Dedicated Ola kiosks will be available at 11 stations to help consumers to book cabs. The stations identified are BNC, YPR, KJM, HEB, KGI,YNK, BNCE, BAND, WFD, BYPL, MWM. SBC already have the facility.

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Jul 10 2017 (00:14)
syedbakash   960 blog posts   2284 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Great to hear this from ola. its very. helpful for us becos i hv faced many times my mobile doesnt get connect to open ola app as the message tells me that ola app is not responding . in this cenario its very useful for us to get the cabs to reach our destinations at the earliest.
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