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Posted: Dec 18 2016 (09:45)
Last Response: Dec 20 2016 (23:15)
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western -Dec 18 2016 (09:44) Rail yatra is an eye-opener for many
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They had not realised how easy it is to criss-cross the city without getting stuck in traffic
Regular railway commuters at six stations as well as those travelling by the Bangarpet passenger train on Saturday morning got a pleasant surprise when they were joined by hundreds of volunteers for a part of the journey. More than 500 Bengalureans, including students, boarded the train at various stations starting at Cantonment and disembarked at Whitefield as part of the #Chukubukubeku campaign.
Their aim was to create awareness on the need for a commuter rail system...
3 posts - Sun Dec 18, 2016
Dec 18 2016 (23:36)
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My personal opinion wrt to the city of Bangalore has been that authorities & public only seem to wake up when the situation becomes really bad. They should have thought of the same much ahead. It is impossible to think of adding an existing line for suburban services in the already congested SBC-Whitefield stretch. Also YPR-Hosur line doubling is also very difficult as one can see lots of residential apartments in close proximity to the tracks. Not sure how all of these can be solved . In the current scenario this seems to be a tough ask.
But lets hope for the best !
Bengaluru has the largest fleet of city buses in the world. The need for suburban trains was never felt, with depots spread evenly across outskirts and catering to even far flung villages. Now with ever growing migration and everyone wanting to own a vehicle, the traffic mess has pushed all to look for alternatives.
These campaigns are mostly by those on the Tin factory and ORR route travellers. They are the IT crowd who get their each and every demand into newsprint. Media is customer-centric not news-centric.
Dec 19 2016 (11:29)
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It means common man will no more suffer the traffic chaos :), only rich AC car travelers will get stuck there :P. Good at-least it will help majority of travelers
Agree with you. Looking at the audience who were in the protest march including some celebrities, one doubts whether they have ever travelled in the existing passenger trains . But anywys the issue seems to have been highlighted. Lets see how it progresses
True. Even the govt. to negate the ill will it got from the steel flyover wants to remedy its image somewhat by introducing a few MEMUs from its own fund. Also with Metro work picking up pace on Tin factory-WFD sections, the mess needs some solutions hence this sudden clamour for suburban trains.
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