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ಶ್ರೀರಂಗಪಟ್ಟಣ     श्रीरंगपट्टण

Track: Construction - Doubling+Electrification

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 18
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Mandya District,PIN:571438
State: Karnataka
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Elevation: 689 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Today (01:07)  Bengaluru-Mysuru double rail line opened for traffic The doubling project got delayed and took 10 years to complete, as the railways had to shift the armoury of the 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan (gulfnews.com)
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Nov 23 2017 (01:07)
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Bengaluru: The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said.
“Completion of the 1.7km stretch at Srirangapatna has enabled us to open the 138.3km double line between Bengaluru and Mysore for operating express, passenger and goods trains on the route in the state’s southern region,” an official of the South Western Railway (SWR) told IANS.
The doubling project got delayed and took 10 years to complete, as the railways had to shift the armoury of the 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan, located
on the 1.7km stretch near the Kaveri bridge at Srirangapatna.
“The archaeological protected monument (armoury) was translocated by the US-based Wolfe House Building Movers in March,” recalled the official.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety inspected the 1.7km stretch of the double track on November 6 and authorised the SWR to operate the service.
The delay also escalated the cost to Rs9.9 billion (Dh561 million) or Rs72 million per km though the state government shared it as its contribution.
Efforts are also on to electrify the entire route for reducing running time between the state’s official capital and its cultural capital by at least an hour from average three hours currently.
“Work is underway to complete electrification of the remaining 39km stretch between Yeliyur and Mysuru to increase the travelling speed of all trains and operate more of them to meet the surging demand due to explosive growth in and between the two cities,” reiterated the official.
The railways also built new bridges for accommodating the twin tracks.
Besides two Shatabdi superfast trains to Chennai via Bengaluru, the zonal railway operates a number of direct express and passenger trains to Hassan, Hubballi and Mangaluru in the state and Chennai and Tirunalveli in Tamil Nadu, Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh, Jaipur in Rajasthan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat

Today (01:14)
©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush^~   1352 blog posts   333 correct pred (55% accurate)
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Great news

Today (02:13)
ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡಂ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ~   943 blog posts
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Yes, finally its over. And nicely built station of S too.
Nov 18 2017 (10:40)  ನ.21ರಿಂದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು-ಮೈಸೂರು ಜೋಡಿ ಮಾರ್ಗದ ಸಂಚಾರ (www.kannadaprabha.com)
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Nov 18 2017 (10:40)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by karbang~/50057
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Posted by: karbang~  317 news posts
ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು-ಮೈಸೂರು ಜೋಡಿ ಮಾರ್ಗದ ರೈಲು ಯೋಜನೆ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದು. ನ.21ರಿಂದ ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ರೈಲುಗಳ ಸಂಚಾರ ಆರಂಭವಾಗಲಿದೆ.
2008ರಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು-ಮೈಸೂರು ದ್ವಿಪಥ ರೈಲು ಮಾರ್ಗದ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಆರಂಭವಾಗಬೇಕಿತ್ತು. ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಂತೆಯೇ 2011ರಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೆ, ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಸುಲ್ತಾನ್ ಕಾಲದ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಾಗಾರ ಸ್ಥಳಾಂತರದ ಕಾರಣ 1.7 ಕಿಲೋಮೀಟರ್ ಉದ್ದದ ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ರೈಲು ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ವಿಳಂಭವಾಗಿತ್ತು.
ಅಮೆರಿಕ ವೂಲ್ಫ್ ಹಾಗೂ ನವದೆಹಲಿಯ ಪಿಎಸ್ಎಲ್ ಇಂಜಿನಿಯರಿಂಗ್ ಕಂಪನಿಗಳು ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಾಚರಣೆ ನಡೆಸಿ ಸುಮಾರು 1 ಸಾವಿರ ಟನ್ ತೂಕದ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಾಗಾರವನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಳಾಂತರ ಮಾಡಿದ ಬಳಿಕ ಇದೀಗ ದ್ವಿಪಥ ರೈಲು ಮಾರ್ಗದ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಂಡಿದೆ.
ಶ್ರೀರಂಗಪಟ್ಟಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಕಿ ಉಳಿದಿದ್ದ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿಯನ್ನು ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಳಿಸಿ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಸಂಚಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಅನುಮತಿ ಪಡೆಯಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ನ.21ರಿಂದ ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ರೈಲುಗಳ ಸಂಚಾರ ಆರಂಭವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ.

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Nov 20 2017 (10:55)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4827 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes.. it is commissioned. In fact they have removed connection from the old line and all trains are using the new lines in both directions. Yesterday being the first day, trains ran at reduced speed with some linemen monitoring the movement
Nov 18 2017 (10:38)  B’luru-Mysuru rail double line to fully open on Tuesday (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Nov 18 2017 (10:38)
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With the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) giving the green signal for the commissioning of the 1.7- km stretch at the Srirangapatna yard, the railway line doubling project between Bengaluru and Mysuru that commenced 11 years ago has finally been completed. While the immediate benefit will be the speeding up of all Express trains running along this length by a maximum of 5 minutes, the infrastrucutre will permit running of more trains between the two cities in future if there is a demand.
Work on the 138.25-km rail line doubling project began in 2007.
to the presence of the heritage monument — the 10mx12m Tipu armoury at Srirangapatna — this small stretch of tracks alone could not be commissioned. The cost of line doubling shot up to `875 crore from the original estimate of `480 crore.Speaking to Express, Deputy General Manager, South Westrn Railway, E Vijaya said, “The CRS has cleared the section and the commissioning of the stretch near Srirangapatna will take place at 5 am on Tuesday (November 21).” Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager R S S Saxena confirmed that clearance had been given.
A senior railway source said that the CRS has now authorised running trains at 80 kmph along the stretch. “The cautionary order issued for running of trains at 30 kmph for the nearly 2 km stretch between Naganahalli and Pandavapura stations will be removed on the night of November 20,” the source added.
An operations official said Express trains between the two cities can now run between 4 and 5 minutes faster as they need not slow down due to the caution order on speed. An average of 19 trains, including eight Express trains, run between the cities daily. “The number of trains per day increases by one or two on some days due to the weekly trains also being run on different days,” another official said.
Another major benefit will be additional manpower for the Zone. “The four Assistant Station Masters (ASM) taking care of the Srirangaptna railway station can now be removed as station masters at Naganahalli or Pandavapura will take care of signalling here,” a top railway official said.
What still remains incomplete is the electrification work between Shettyhalli and Mysuru due to delay on the part of the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited in awarding the contract for setting up a 220KV line.
“After the electrification is also completed, trains will be run on electricity instead of diesel and Railways will incur lesser costs then,” a source said.At present, the long distance trains heading from Bengaluru to Mysuru are stopped at Bengaluru City railway station and the electric loco is changed to a diesel loco, he said. “That operation can be avoided when electrification gets completed,” the source added
Nov 14 2017 (11:50)  Double railway track at Srirangapatna to be commissioned on Nov 19 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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MYSURU: After the Commissioner of Railway Safety approved train operations on the much-delayed track doubling work at Srirangapatna railway station, the newly laid 1.7-km stretch will be commissioned on November 19.
Started in 2008, the double line project at Srirangapatna was expected to be completed by 2011. It was delayed owing to land acquisition, shifting of Tipu Armoury and other problems. While the initial estimated cost of the project was Rs 313 crore, it escalated to Rs 875 crore, including electrification work.
The link was completed after the translocation of Tipu Armoury
eight months back. On March 10, the Railways with the help of US-based Wolfe and New Delhi-based PSL Engineering created a record of sort by physically relocating the 1000-tonne Tipu Armoury to nearly 130m from its previous location. Though the initial shifting work started on October 2014, it gained momentum in January this year when experts joined the operation.
Speaking to TOI, Chandrashekar, deputy construction engineer, Mysuru, SWR, said, "The Commissioner of Railway Safety, after inspecting the 1.7-km stretch, permitted and gave authorization to operate the line. Apart from both sides of Srirangapatna railway station, already a double line exists and trains on both the sides are running. Now we can connect this stretch by a couple of days and by Sunday the stretch will be functional and one can see trains running on this new line. The bridge on either side is also ready and completed."
Apart from this stretch, the double line between Mysuru and Bengaluru has been operational since November 30, 2015.
Started: 2007-2008, initial deadline: 2012, cost: Rs 313 crore
Completed: November 2017, total approximate cost: Rs 875 crore
Delay: 5 years
Oct 31 2017 (10:47)  CRS to inspect Mysuru-Bengaluru rail line doubling on Saturday (www.deccanherald.com)
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Oct 31 2017 (10:51)
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The long awaited project of doubling the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway line will be complete with the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) on Saturday scheduled to inspect a crucial stretch of the second line, which is likely to be operational within the next two weeks.
South Western Railway (SWR) officials said all the necessary files were sent to CRS, K A Manoharan. The inspection was originally scheduled for October 28 but was postponed due to the arrival of the Railway Board Chairman. “Once sanction is accorded for running of passenger trains on this stretch, the line will be commissioned,” SWR Public Relatons Officer E Vijaya said.
spokesperson said the electrification of tracks was also nearing completion. “It is expected to be ready by end of November and electric trains will run between the two cities by December. This will avoid engine change currently being done at Bengaluru,” she added.
A senior official in the SWR told DH that they will start further streamlining the operations between the two cities within the next fortnight. The doubling work was dragged for years due to various reasons, including the need to shift Tipu armoury near Srirangapatna.
The railways finally shifted the armoury in March with assistance of two private companies, one of them from the United states, at a cost of nearly Rs 14 crore. The doubling project started in 2003 with the government sanctioning Rs 14 crore for the first phase of doubling between Bengaluru and Ramanagaram. The project cost has gone up from Rs 480 crore to Rs 875 crore.
The completion of doubling will help thousands of passengers who have long complained about their journeys stretched at the fag end. “The 1.5 km gap in the line meant a train had to wait at Naganahalli and Pandavapura for clearance. The waiting time of 20 minutes will be cut by doubing,” said T P Lokesh of Karnataka Railway Vedike.
About 20 trains run between the two cities every day with weekly specials taking the number up to 23 on weekends and select days.
While the bottleneck at Mysuru is removed, officials said the issue of trains from Mysuru stopping at various places after Kengeri will not be resolved as long as stations such as Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station are decongested. “We need to build maintenance lines for which we have sought (Binny Mill) land. This will pave way for optimum utilisation of infrastructure.”

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Speed up will not be possible more than 10 minutes
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