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Posted: Dec 11 2016 (16:30)
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Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western -Dec 11 2016 (09:03) Anti-flyover activists want commuter rail system
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The group opposing the steel flyover on Ballari Road has gone from “beda” to “beku”. Members of Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) have turned their focus to offering alternatives to the proposed flyover, saying they want a commuter rail system to be introduced instead.
The group says a commuter rail project, which will include channelling the existing railway infrastructure, will cost less than half of Rs. 1,800 crore (the cost of the steel flyover). The group argues that the rail project can also be made operational in phases and in a shorter while. “We have 40 railway stations and 180 km of railway lines in Bengaluru and not a single commuter train. Those using the trains now are getting into slow passenger trains....
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