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May 15 2017 (08:18)   Yeshwanthpur- Karwar will run via Nelamangala

NEED MORE TRAINS AT BAY~   57 news posts
Entry# 2277971   News Entry# 302489         Tags   Past Edits
Mangaluru: Train 16515/16516 Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly express will be diverted via Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola instead of Tumakuru, Arsikere with effect from June 2 from Yeshwantpur end and June 3 from Karwar. There is no change in existing train composition and days of service.
Accordingly, the train (16515) will leave Yeshwantpur at 7.10am and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 5.40pm. In return direction, the train (16516) will start from Mangaluru Junction at 10.55am reaches Yeshwantpur at 8.30pm.
The train will have stoppages at Chikkabanavar, Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyuru, B G Nagar, Shravanabelagola, Channarayapatna, Hassan, Sakleshpur, Subrahmanya Road,
Kabakaputtur and Bantwal.
There is no change in timings between Mangaluru junction to Karwar.
Revision in timings
The timings of trains 16575/16576 Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly Gomateshwara Express will be revised with effect from June 1 from Yeshwantpur and June 2 from Mangaluru.
There is no change in existing train composition and days of service.
Accordingly, the train (16575) Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru junction tri-weekly Gomateshwara Express departs from Yeshwantpur at 7.10am and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 5.30pm.
In return direction, the train (16576) will leave Mangaluru junction at 11.30am and arrives Yeshwantpur at 8.30pm.
The train will have stoppages at Chikkabanavar, Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyuru, B G Nagar, Shravanabelagola, Channarayapatna, Hassan, Sakleshpur, Subrahmanya Road, Kabakaputtur and Bantwal.

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May 15 2017 (17:07)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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Starting early by 40 minutes at YPR, taking 2-1/2 hours for Puttur and MAJN and odd arrival time at KAWR will make it unpopular. Logic is totally lacking.

May 15 2017 (17:35)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2075 blog posts   730 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2277971-4            Tags   Past Edits
Is 16575 slowed down by 40mins, it departs at 7:50AM ??
Rail News
Other NewsSWR/South Western  -  
May 14 2017 (08:28)   Hubballi-Ankola railway line runs into roadblock

knkprasad956*^~   528 news posts
Entry# 2277758   News Entry# 302403         Tags   Past Edits
REC not convinced about need for forestland diversion; Railways asked to re-enumerate trees to be chopped
Environmentalists can breathe a sigh of relief, but those seeking better connectivity to the coast may have to wait a while longer. For, the Railways proposal for a Hubballi-Ankola line through the Western Ghats has been sent back.
The Regional Empowered Committee (REC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), which met on May 5, has said it is “not yet convinced” about the need to divert 595.64 hectares (5.95 sq. km) of pristine
land for the much-delayed railway project. An expert committee set up by the REC had visited the site and raised questions about the viability of the project and its environmental impact.
On May 5, the REC, chaired by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF-Central) M.R.G. Reddy, said a detailed presentation has to be prepared by South Western Railway covering technical, financial, ecological and hydrological aspects. This includes detailed cost-benefit analysis, including the cost for transport through alternative routes. It said re-enumeration, with GPS, is required of the more than 2 lakh trees that will be chopped trees in the proposed project area.
The expert committee felt the proposal was not justified as it was initially mooted for transportation of iron and manganese ore. The panel also raised questions about National Highway 63 not being used to its full capacity. It said implementation of the rail project would fragment the forest, making the existing wildlife vulnerable to vehicles and poachers.
The lack of plans for land use on railway stations also irked the expert committee. “If Railways is particular about this project, they should go for tunnelling from Kalaghatagi to Navalgadde village of Ankola range. At every station proposed, there should be proper barricading to prevent any illicit activities in the forest area,” the committee said.
The REC has asked the State government whether it prefers the unbroken revenue lands of Kudremukh project (around 2,500 acres) or the degraded forestland for taking up compensatory afforestation — as mandated when executing this project.
The project process stretches to more than a decade ago. In 2004, a request for diversion of 965 hectares was rejected by the MoEF&CC. Two years later, environment organisations approached the Central Empowered Committee, which recommended that the proposal not be considered. The case went to the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, which in 2016 passed an order in favour of the Railways. Subsequently, the REC was approached with a fresh proposal on October 24, 2016.

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May 15 2017 (17:04)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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With no connectivity to southern side, MYS will be dead end in the network. Some way should be found for atleast one of the lines from MYS -- may be MTP, tlsy or Nilambur. Similarly we need one line to connect from interior Karnataka to coastal Karnataka without any hiccups like HMRDC or Braganza ghat restrictions. This can be talaguppa honnavara or Hubli ankola. Else Karnataka is doomed in rlys improvement.

May 15 2017 (17:09)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4749 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2277758-4            Tags   Past Edits
TLGP Honnavara has some scope as the forest land lost will be less.. They can plan for an underground for some distance

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Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
May 13 2017 (07:42)   Suburban rail system: It is Almost There

rdb*^   129287 news posts
Entry# 2275283   News Entry# 302301         Tags   Past Edits
Slowly but steadily, the suburban rail system is materialising around Bengaluru. An MoU signed between the State government and the Ministry of Railways in January this year has lent a slight push to the project which had long been in cold storage.
The work has begun on three components of the DPR (Detailed Project Report) prepared by the RITES in 2013.
These are: 1- Replacing passenger trains by Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) rakes, 2- Facility upgradation at Banaswadi station for maintenance of MEMU at a cost of Rs. 25 crore, and, 3-
Upgradation of signaling on 12 km distance between K. R. Puram and Whitefield at a cost of Rs. 8 crore.
According to the MoU, the State government and the Ministry of Railways will each contribute 20% of the cost, while another 60% will be raised through loans by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). All operational losses on the suburban rail would be borne by the State government.
Progress can be seen in other spheres too. Nearly 60% work on doubling of track between Yelahanka and Doddaballpur is over and the remaining work is likely to be completed by the end of the current year. The electrification work on Yeshwanthapur-Tumkur and Yeshwanthapur-Hosur too has started with the Ministry of railways having allocated of Rs. 60 crore.
Supportive infrastructure is coming up through other projects too.
The foundation for a third rail terminal in the City has been laid at Baiyappanahalli in the eastern fringes by the Railways in January this year. I
t is likely to take off some pressure from the KSR Bengaluru City Station and free considerable space for operation of the suburban trains.
The Railways have sanctioned Rs. 125 crore for the purpose and Rs. 20 crore has been allocated. It should be partly operational within six to nine months.
With the new Nelamangala-Hassan line becoming operational last month, towns like Kunigal too have emerged on the map. The line has as many as six Trains currently running on the route.
Connecting the Core
Introduction of around 25 local trains in recent years now connect Bengaluru’s core with smaller district towns and carry over two lakh passengers to and from these destinations every day.
Seven of these trains were introduced following constant pressure from daily commuters.
Another seven or eight of the trains are long-distance trains and pass through and provide connectivity to Bangarapet, yet another traffic generating destination for Bengaluru. Other trains connect towns like Hosur, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur and Hindupur which contribute floating population to the city.
A designed and formal network is likely to cater to at least 40% of the daily trips made by citizens in and around the city.
It is more than five years since demand has been raised for a Commuter Rail System (CRS) around Bengaluru from several people’s forum.
The feasibility report prepared by the RITES in collaboration with the Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CISTUP) of the India Institute of Science in 2013 had been gathering dust since then.
The Government of Karnataka had not taken up the matter with the Railway Board thereafter, although there have been pleas to push the proposal towards realization.
Bengaluru currently has 68 lakh private vehicles and 6,500 public buses.
Another one million vehicles enter, leave and pass through the city every day from outlying destinations.
The RTOs are registering 3,500 new vehicles every day.
Given these numbers and the issues like pollutants, casualties and fatalities, and traffic gridlocks, the role of the CRS in easing the rigours of daily life for travelling public will be crucial. However, the local trains did not get introduced as part of a cogent strategy.
Easing the Daily Rigours
The original CRS proposal had envisioned the network to embrace towns on seven different directions with rail lines already existing over 440 kilometres.
With 266 daily services connecting places on Ramanagram-Channapatna-Mandya-Mysuru line; Malur-Bangarapet section and further onto Marikuppam, Chikaballapur-Kolar section, Nelmangala-Tumakuru section, Kolar, and towns of Hosur, Nelamangala, Doddaballapur, etc.
It will decrease 40% pressure on the roads and highways radiating from the city.
It is estimated that it will cater to 25 lakh commuters a day who will spend just one-third of what they pay for road transport.
Not alone this, the commuters will be able to commute 70 to 100 kilometres in just 70 to 90 minutes.
The saving on fossil fuels, decrease in pollution and accidents, are other marginal benefits that would accrue to the environment and the users. Moreover, the proposal carries a promise of a less harried city and comfortable travel for millions of users.
Less Costly Option
But more than anything else, the CRS project can be put in place with a miniscule sum of Rs. 9,000 crore with major expenditure going into only upgrading the existing facilities rather than raising any new infrastructure and sparing the city of any disfigurement.
Mr. Sanjeev V. Dyamannavar, the Praja activist for the Commuter Rail, says, the network already has nearly 40 stations and can take another 25 to provide easy access to suburbs.
M.A. Siraj
M.A. Siraj

May 13 2017 (13:01)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
Re# 2275283-1            Tags   Past Edits
Railways should plan a link line from Devanahalli to Tumkur line crossing Dmm line near doddaballapur. This 50 km line will help in running many bypass trains from Bwt side to TK, DMM. Instead of wasting crores for laying metro distrubing the city public, and bringing all trains into YPR or SBC, can't we have some long term planning?

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Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
May 06 2017 (10:10)   SR agrees in-principle to extend train to Mangaluru Central

rdb*^   129287 news posts
Entry# 2265598   News Entry# 301750         Tags   Past Edits
It now terminates at Mangaluru Junction
The Southern Railway (SR) will send a proposal to South Western Railway (SWR) to extend train no. 16575/576 Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly Express till Mangaluru Central.
It also might suggest change in departure timing from Mangaluru, which is at 11.30 a.m. at present. The train reaches Yeshwantpur at 8.30 p.m., which passengers feel highly inconvenient.
This decision follows widespread
discontent among passengers, both from Bengaluru and Mangaluru, to short-terminate the train at Mangaluru Junction and at Yeshwantpur. It was originally announced to ply between Bengaluru and Mangaluru Central as a daily service by the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.
Shifting train
Divisional Railway Manager of SR’s Palakkad division Naresh Lalwani told The Hindu that the zone has to shift an existing service from Mangaluru Central to Mangaluru Junction to accommodate the Mangaluru-Bengaluru Express.
The division is doing the exercise of identifying a train, which is not patronised much to be shifted to Mangaluru Junction. Chennai Egmore Express and Kacheguda bi-weekly Express are some of the trains on the radar.
DRUCC meeting
G. Hanumanth Kamath, member of Palakkad Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee and president of West Coast Rail Yatri Abhivriddhi Sangha, raised the issue during the recent committee meeting in Palakkad.
Mr. Kamath told The Hindu that he highlighted the problems being faced by passengers of the Bengaluru-Mangaluru Express that was flagged off on April 9. Mangaluru Central is conspicuously located in the heart of the city while Junction is located remotely, he had said.
The present departure timing too is inconvenient for passengers as they reach Bengaluru late night, Mr. Kamath had said and urged the Railways to start the train early in the morning, preferably before 8 a.m.
Mr. Lalwani had promised the member to hold discussions with the SWR about extension till Central as well change in departure timing.
Mr. Kamath said the Yatri Sangha would continue to pursue the matter of extending the train from Yeshwantpur to Bengaluru City.

5 posts - Tue May 09, 2017

May 09 2017 (18:10)
One Mail~   5016 blog posts   1462 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2265598-6            Tags   Past Edits
YPR and KCG weekly via SRR ED, rerouting is tough. It needs to be agreed by SR in YPR case and SR and SCR in KCG case.
Secondly, HMRDC issue will still be present

May 09 2017 (18:59)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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YPR maq via SRR is of SWR. SR has no PF issues at MAQ. So, SR should not have any problems after the train goes out of MAQ. SWR should not come out with reasons.
Kcg train diversion is little complicated issue. Agreed. If solved, we get a train from MAQ to North Karnataka area as well as to hyb via shorter route. Waiting for someone to think big.

May 09 2017 (21:10)
One Mail~   5016 blog posts   1462 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2265598-8            Tags   Past Edits
HMRDC issue will still be there. Secondly SR should accept TT

May 10 2017 (10:07)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4212 blog posts   314 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2265598-9            Tags   Past Edits
MAQ to KCG re routing via either MAO - UBL or HAS - BAY is fine. In this case SR looses connectivity of North Kerala(CAN/CLT etc) to KCG, will they allow ?

May 12 2017 (20:35)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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Then SR or SCR can run a train from pgt or ERS to hyb via CLT, MAJN, mao. If this happens, atleast one can put a demand for a train saying no connectivity from MAQ to BAY RC etc. Atleast we can get one weekly train via Hassan, CTA

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May 11 2017 (08:15)   Yeshwantpur-Karwar train on new line from June 1

knkprasad956*^~   528 news posts
Entry# 2272110   News Entry# 302129         Tags   Past Edits
The tri-weekly express will run on the new Bengaluru-Hassan line, reducing about an hour of the journey time and 33 km of the distance
The Yeshwantpur-Karwar day train will soon operate on the newly commissioned Bengaluru-Hassan line.
When South Western Railway diverts Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur Tri-Weekly Express via Shravanabelagola from June 1, the total services on the line will thus become six days a week, including the tri-weekly services of Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Express.
in SWR told The Hindu that the Karwar day train now runs via Tumakuru and Arsikere to reach Hassan traversing 207 km in four hours.
Upon its diversion via Shravanabelagola, the distance comes down to 174 km and the running time to three hours.
The Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee of SWR had recently approved the proposal to divert the Karwar train via the shortest route and the Railway Board has approved the same, sources said.
New timings of the diverted services are being worked out, they added.
Since the Karwar train will now run on the path of Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction tri-weekly service, one could expect the same timing to be followed.
The Mangaluru Junction service leaves Yeshwantpur on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.50 a.m. to reach Hassan at 10.55 a.m. and Mangaluru Junction at 5.30 p.m. Karwar Express presently leaves Yeshwantpur at 7 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to reach Hassan 10.53 a.m., Mangaluru Junction at 5.40 p.m. and Karwar at 11 p.m.
In the return trip, Karwar-Yeshwantpur Express leaves Karwar on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5.30 a.m. to reach Mangaluru Junction at 10.50 a.m., Hassan at 4.50 p.m. and Yeshwantpur at 10 p.m.
The Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Express leaves Junction on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.30 a.m. to reach Hassan at 4.50 pm and Yeshwantpur at 8.30 p.m.
As a prelude to diversion of the train, the SWR has already suspended advance reservation on this service.
Anil Kumar Sastry


May 11 2017 (10:28)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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Good move. Between Puttur and MAJN, it takes 2 hr 25 minutes whereas passenger train takes 58 minutes!. Straight wastage of 1-1/2 hours. If it can reach MAJN by 16:15 and after LR leave at 16:30, it can reach KAWR at 21:30. This will increase patronage also for Udupi, Kundapura public.
In the return direction, from Hassan to YPR, both exp trains take more time​than passenger. HAS YPR can be speeded up to 3:15 minutes, so that train can reach YPR by 8 to 8:30 pm

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May 12 2017 (17:21)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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SWR can realign the MYS Dharwad /SMET exp as MYS Dharwad/ Ballari exp with bifurcation at JRU. A separate train from MYS to KAWR/ SMET can be run with bifurcation at Hassan.
Rail News
New/Special TrainsSWR/South Western  -  
May 03 2017 (10:06)   Finally, a Mysuru-B'luru train to suit the working class

Hareesh Mangalam*^~   1179 news posts
Entry# 2261001   News Entry# 301466         Tags   Past Edits
The 12-year-old demand at last came true and the service is expected to start from May 13
A 12-year dream of employees in the garment & manufacturing industries and unorganised sector workers for an express train between Bengaluru and Mysuru will be a reality later this month. The new train is likely to be inaugurated on May 13.
The dream comes true through a shadow path train of Chamundi Express which will connect Hubbali and Mysuru via Tumakuru and Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Bengaluru City Station.
train has been conceived to provide more luxury to the workers with 18+2 stateof-the-art, swanky coaches, and called Deen Dayalu coaches, specially meant for general class compartments. The up and down trains will run between Hubbali and Mysuru South (Ashokapuram Railway Station) and are expected halt for 15 minutes at Mysuru Railway station for passengers.
The train that starts from Hubbali reaches Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Bengaluru City Station via Tumakuru route at 5.45 pm, which later leaves for Mysuru at 5.50 pm, reaching there at 8.40 pm. The Mysuru-Hubbali train will leave Mysuru at 6 am, KSR Bengaluru Station at 8.45 am and leave for Hubbali at 8.50 am. The schedule of the train will ease the working passengers to commute conveniently to reach their workplaces in Bengaluru on time. The allotment of project was pending before the ministry for the last 12 years and was approved by the railway board only last year. Prathap Simha, member of Parliament of Mysuru-Kodagu constituency on Monday had taken to Twitter demanding that railway minister Suresh Prabhu look into the issue. Addressing his tweet to Prabhu, Simha said: “Sir, u responded 2 Odisha CM in 3 mins. But my proposal was approved by railway board in last july, still waiting 4 d rakes! Alas!“ Simha told Bangalore Mirror, “I have already received a positive response from the minister (railways minister Suresh Prabhu). The trains will run between these two cities within this month. But I am trying to inaugurate it before May 13. If everything goes as per plan, the passengers may commute before the first half of this month.“
Railway activist Sanjeev Dharmannavar told this paper, “This train is going to help reduce traffic especially between Bidadi and Tumakuru for those labourers working in unorganised sector. During the morning hours, there were no trains other than Intercity and Janshathabdi. So this will help the public.“
Speaking about the significance of the train schedule, he said, “Especially, the train timings are made sensibly. There were already two trains from Bengaluru running towards Mysuru at 6.15 pm and 6.45 pm, which were always overcrowded. But now people have the choice at 5.50 pm which will help them to commute and it will eventually reduce the congestion in trains.“

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May 09 2017 (19:26)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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For SWR, all trains should start or pass any two of the three locations -- MYS, SBC, UBL. All other towns are simply forgotten.

May 09 2017 (19:39)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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Trains go to MYS for cleaning. Not for carrying people to their required destinations. People are traveling to SBC for getting trains to various places, thereby crowding the already congested SBC station.
If SWR is so much interested in improving connectivity to MYS, they should run KSK, SUR YPR SF, BIDAR YPR SF, etc to MYS.

May 09 2017 (21:35)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4749 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2261001-21            Tags   Past Edits
Extending to MYS only to free up SBC.. Not interested in improving connectivity

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★  General Travel
May 08 2017 (08:57)   12649/Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Via Kacheguda) (PT)

knkprasad956*^~   2232 blog posts
Entry# 2267601            Tags   Past Edits
Kannada Prabha report on 12649/50 diversion via RC

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May 09 2017 (19:19)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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SK Via kcg needs to be renamed as YPR nzm SF and made as daily train. This will compensate to an extent Raj diversion.
For a real Kranti in sampark, Karnataka needs trains which runs and stops at all important places at suitable timings.
Present kcg KSK is not useful for any part of state. KSK via Hubli is not stopping at ASK, Birur, Haveri. These towns are important for people from MYS, Hassan, shimoga, Chikmagalur, Haveri, North Canara. Not a single train from BJP, BGK, GDG to
Karnataka is proud to have maximum Sampark Kranti trains which does not serve its local public.

May 09 2017 (20:37)
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Yes similar complaints are there with Maharashtra SK also as it serves only Mumbai. Whatever be the name a new train is definitely needed to connect parts of karnataka to delhi. 12781/82 Swarna jayanti should be made daily and will relieve load on goa express and give good connectivity. SWR should have used the ICF rake of 16501 than giving it to NWR!

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Rail News
Apr 27 2017 (14:59)   Train gives KSRTC a run for its money

SHIVKUMAR   40 news posts
Entry# 2252895   News Entry# 300924         Tags   Past Edits
Suchith Kidiyoor ~

The train services between Hassan and Bengaluru have forced the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to change its schedules.
The transport corporation has incurred a revenue loss of Rs
2.5 lakh per day due to trains services which was launched on March 26.
KSRTC operates close to 250 bus every day on the route or via Hasan to other destinations like Mangaluru.
Now, the Corporation has made the changes in schedules keeping in mind train timings.
An KSRTC official said that in long run the train services will not make much impact on the transport corporation.
KSRTC, managing director, SR Umashankar said, “I would say that the train services have a marginal impact on our services.There was drop in the occupancy rate as some section of passengers have shifted to new mode of transport. However, we are regaining the passenger occupancy. The officials have rescheduled the operations with more number of frequencies. There are express services with limited number of stops. We don't think in the long run, train services can be a substitute to our services.The reason is bus service have more flexible timings and buses take lesser time to reach compared to trains.“ Another KSRTC official said that though a good number of trains are operated between Bengaluru and Mysuru it has not made much impact on services of KSRTC and transport corporation has managed to increase the service over the years.
Even when the TumkurBengaluru train services was introduced there were some apprehensions, but, it has not made a big impact in long run.Meanwhile, South-Western Railway officials said that the train services between Hassan and Bengaluru has been receiving good patronage.
“More than 400 trips are operated between the two cities. The corporation also operates hundreds of AC services between the two cities and it has been receiving good patronage from the public.“
An official said, “The patronage for inter-city services is really good. Occupancy for reserved compartment is between 70 to 80 per cent and even for non-reservation the response has been good. The railways generates a revenue of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per day from the commercial operations. Occupancy rate for departures from the Hassan side is higher when compared to Yeshwanthpur. As the trains were introduced only a few weeks back it would take time to stabilize and the passenger rate likely to increase in coming days.“
The inter-city express services between Hassan and Bengaluru was launched almost almost two decades after the project was sanctioned.

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Apr 30 2017 (17:11)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
Re# 2252895-10            Tags   Past Edits
From KJM, it can go to YPR. From YPR, it can go as Hassan ICE and return back to YPR.

Apr 30 2017 (17:32)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
Re# 2252895-11            Tags   Past Edits
KSRTC will do all the needful to see that this train becomes useless. If SBC MAQ buses are not running to full capacity, KSRTC will become loss making corporation. Some private bus operators have to go out of business. So, together KSRTC and private bus operators will see that no train is introduced in SBC MAQ sector.

May 02 2017 (09:03)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4212 blog posts   314 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2252895-12            Tags   Past Edits
Yes they will try all possibilities, Now KA being the topmost corrupt state in India, KA govt along with KSRTC will try to bribe railways(SWR), to keep the rail traffic minimal between Bengaluru and Mangaluru and divert passengers towards Buses.

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May 02 2017 (15:45)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4749 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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This excercise will itself kill almost 2 hrs in each direction..

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★  Poll
53 votes
Apr 26 2017 (17:36)   SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19735 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
Entry# 2251630            Tags   Past Edits
Is Southern Railway (SR) most cunning zone in south.
Neglecting Kerala, KA and AP interests through its blocking passing train approvals and biased plans

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Apr 30 2017 (18:01)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
Re# 2251630-22            Tags   Past Edits
Enough of theories. 4 daily trains are running from MAQ to TVC and MAS. Both cities have no direct relation with MAQ. There is not even one proper train to SBC from MAQ. Natural justice demands that one TVC and one MAS train should be shifted to MAJN to accommodate SBC MAQ train

Apr 30 2017 (22:44)
vipinpv   60 blog posts
Re# 2251630-23            Tags   Past Edits
since its a blame game thread based on regional identity than operational constraints and prioritizing development, my own list of issues.
1. SWR doesn't have a e-loco shed on its own, SR provide loco's from RPM, AJJ and ED regularly to SWR, so do other zones, Most trains within SR using old WAP1/WAMs and due to loco shortage also run sometime diesel under wire.
2. Wifi in in station, SWR has just 3 stations under its belt Hubbali, Mysore, Bangalore, SR has implemented Wifi in more than 15 location equally spread across the
zone, be it in Kerala or Karnataka which come under its purview, and wait they prioritized these places outside TN skipping major stations under its belt like Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Tirunelveli, Katpadi etc to name few of the major cities.
3. First non Shatabdi regular Superfast train with LHB coaches within zone ran to mangalore before running to places like Tiruchi or Madurai or Trivandrum
So How does the stations and lines within Tamilnadu which comes under SWR fare compared to stations under SR in Karnataka, electrified line branches out from Salem Magnesite Junction, towards Omalur junction (under SR) becomes single diesel once it enters SWR... it then goes via Dharmapuri (Does it have proper facilities for passengers ?? ) and Hosur (Does it have proper facilities for passengers and it supposed to be a suburb for bangalore ? so i expect decent facilities) and wait we are missing the direct train to state capital from these stations.

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May 01 2017 (13:24)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13734 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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but Hosur DPJ yet to get chennai trains boss.

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Apr 30 2017 (18:50)
CG Sampark Kranti deserves LHB~   668 blog posts   36 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Hmmm Quite possible then !

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Apr 30 2017 (19:51)
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Because once I was travelling from Trivandrum to Hyderabad which takes 32 hours by train
And Kallada Travels from Trivandrum to Hyderabad takes 18 hours only and many of my friends preferred Bus
Almost half of the time
are habituated to travel for such long

Apr 30 2017 (20:16)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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Mumbai to SBC bus 16-17 hours. Buses available through out the day. Train 24-25 hours with odd arrival and departure time, be it udyan, chalukya or CBE LTT.

Apr 30 2017 (20:18)
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Same is the case with many such routes
Now IR should introspect on this

Apr 30 2017 (20:26)
Jagdeesh Srivastava~   4130 blog posts   10558 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Ahmedabad to Bangalore bhi bus service hai.
aur Shatabdi Travels ki Non-AC sleeper Ahmedabad to Kanpur bhi daily service hai.

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