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Yesterday (07:03)   Kateel meets Prabhu, seeks expeditious introduction of Kudla Express

rdb*^   127280 news posts
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The train should be operated from Mangaluru Central itself, says MP
Dakshina Kannada Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel on Tuesday urged Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite the introduction of the Mangaluru-Bengaluru Central Kudla Express.
The train should be operated from Mangaluru Central itself and not Mangaluru Junction, he demanded.
Mr. Kateel met Mr. Prabhu at his office in New Delhi and submitted
a memorandum. He also urged the Minister to operate the Mumbai CSTM-Mangaluru Junction Express from Mangaluru Central for the benefit of larger sections of people.
The Kannur-Mangaluru Junction-Byndoor Passenger too should be operated via Mangaluru Central and be extended to Madgaon in Goa, the MP demanded.
Tracing the history of Kudla Express, the MP said that the service was announced in the 2014-15 Railway Budget and was included in the timetable also. It was supposed to ply via Mysuru and Southern Railway had confirmed availability of platform and stabling line [for night parking].
With the opening of the Hassan-Bengaluru new railway line, the South Western Railway has now decided to operate the train via the new line thereby drastically reducing journey hours and distance.
Mr. Kateel said that the Southern Railway appears to have not given concurrence to the changes in the schedule of Kudla Express and also had been suggesting to operate the train from Mangaluru Junction, which is located away from the city with inadequate public transport facilities.
Operating services from Mangaluru Junction would be disadvantageous to the public, he said.
The MP urged Mr. Prabhu to ensure that the train operates from Mangaluru Central itself via the newly commissioned route. Its name, Kudla Express, also should not be changed, he said.
Mr. Kateel asked Mr. Prabhu to direct Southern Railway to expeditiously complete work on an additional platform at Mangaluru Central and line doubling between Netravathi Cabin and Mangaluru Central to facilitate operation of more trains.

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Yesterday (16:58)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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Day time karwar exp can run as morning train to Hassan/ MAQ. Can start at YPR at 7 AM, reach Hassan 10 AM, reach MAJN by 2.30 pm and reach KAWR by 7 PM.

Yesterday (22:45)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4117 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Yes and this can be hit also, compared to current Karwar ICE via Arsikere
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Mar 23 2017 (07:19)   ‘No space at Mangaluru Central’

rdb*^   127280 news posts
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The Southern Railway (SR) has told the South Western Railway (SWR) that neither departure slot nor night halt space is available for Kudla Express (16576) at Mangaluru Central.
As per the old timetable, that is, when Kudla Express was to run via Mysuru, it was to leave Mangaluru Central at 6.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru City at 7.30 p.m.
The SWR proposed to change the departure timing from 6.30 a.m. to 10.50 a.m.
Palakkad Divisional Railway Manager Naresh Lalwani toldThe Hinduthat no pitlines are available for Kudla Express at Central for maintenance and night halt.
Besides all the three platforms are occupied at 10.50 a.m.—the new departure timing proposed by SWR.
Though departure slot is available at 6.30 a.m.—the original timing — Kudla Express cannot be started from Central as overnight parking facility is not available, Mr. Lalwani said.
Parking the train overnight at Mangaluru Junction and bringing it to Central every time is laborious, and hence, the train can be operated only from Mangaluru Junction, Mr. Lalwani added.

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Mar 23 2017 (18:46)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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So, can we conclude that no more new trains can be introduced from MAQ via Kerala or TN?

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Mar 23 2017 (18:55)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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SWR 's 16565 YPR MAQ via SRR reaches MAQ on Mondays at 17:40 and returns as 16566 at 20:00.
SWR should run 16565 via Hassan on Monday daytime to reach MAQ by 17:40 and return at 20:00. Atleast one weekly slot is possible. SWR should tell SR to run their train from MAQ to KJM or wfd with present 16565/ 16566 timings.

Mar 23 2017 (18:59)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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Then, it can be done for one TVC & MAS train with RSA even now for accommodating SBC trains. For neighbouring state capital, you have 4 /5 daily trains, but for own state capital, half daily train!

Mar 23 2017 (19:37)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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Shift CAN portion to MAJN and merge there with KAWR portion. PF will be available between 19:00 to 21:00 daily. Same way, morning between 8:00 to 9:00, PF will be available.
In this timing, introduce a proper night train.

Mar 28 2017 (15:53)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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When thousands of people are traveling in buses, swr is not willing to cancel HMRDC agreement. Trains are fuel efficient than buses. So, by running a train, nation can save lakhs of rupees daily.
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Mar 28 2017 (07:58)   Good response to Hassan-Yeshwantpur train

rdb*^   127280 news posts
Entry# 2213435   News Entry# 297858         Tags   Past Edits
The Hassan-Yeshwantpur intercity express train, on its first regular service on Monday, saw a good response. The train was almost packed and the departure was delayed by 15 minutes as the railway staff had difficulty in handling the crowd at the ticket counter.
This train was first announced in 1996 when H.D. Deve Gowda was Prime Minister.
Everyday, hundreds of people travel to Bengaluru from Hassan. Considering the number of passengers, the Hassan division of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) had introduced non-stop buses at every half-an-hour in the mornings. With the
introduction of the train services, the KSRTC buses saw a poor response on the first day.
The officials of the corporation are studying the impact of the train services on the bus service.
Naveen Kumar, a resident of Hassan, “We are glad that now Hassan is connected to Bengaluru through a railway line. And, the timing of the intercity train is apt. Many people can travel by the morning train and return by evening. We have been waiting for this service for two decades,” he said.
The passengers had difficulty in getting tickets as only two counters were open on the day. The timing of the inter-city express train clashes with that of the Arsikere-Mysuru train. “As passengers of two trains have to wait in queue for tickets, it is difficult to manage the staff. The officers should open more counters and increase the number of ticket vending machines,” said Prakash, also a passenger.
The train journey to the State capital in the superfast express costs Rs. 85 and would be Rs. 100 in case of reservation.
“The bus fare is Rs. 192 (Rs. 200 for non-stop buses). The train journey works out cheaper than the bus and takes a lesser amount of time. The KSRTC will definitely see the impact on its revenue with the introduction of this train,” opined Prashanth, another passenger.
The bus fare is Rs. 192 (Rs. 200 for non-stop buses). The train journey works out cheaper than the bus and takes lesser time. The KSRTC will definitely see the impact on its revenue with this train
a passenger

4 posts - Tue Mar 28, 2017

Mar 28 2017 (11:49)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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ForBangalore to Hassan travel, regular 3x2 seating buses are only available and preferred. Just a 3 hour journey. Instead of ₹ 200, in half the cost, one can travel.
Again, for overnight journey between MAQ SBC, sleeper of train is better than sitting in buses. Actually, in this a route, bus operators are squeezing public, and public are forced to travel by AC buses. Think of comfort and road safety.
When one gets option to travel by train, buses have to look for some other routes​.

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Mar 28 2017 (12:01)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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CC Fare would be 360, far less than 450 by Airavat!!
But, for MAQ day train, CC can be there and not for Hassan. It may not be able to get filled on regular basis

Mar 28 2017 (12:38)
Venkat వెంకట్   2595 blog posts
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now this train is cheaper and comfortable than buses right. Even if u take avg speed 30 min. It can reach easily in 3 hr 15 min. Also another passenger going to run in this route from tomorrow which takes 3 hr 30 min which is much cheaper than bus.
For senior citizen this train costs 65 and 75 rs in 2S which is much cheaper to buses.

Mar 28 2017 (13:03)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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You can travel between Hassan to YPR in Passenger train by paying just Rs. 40!!.

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Mar 28 2017 (15:49)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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SWR should develop Hassan as a full fledged terminal with all facilities.

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Mar 27 2017 (15:34)   New train to Hassan named Gomateshwara Express

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35896 news posts
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BENGALURU: The Bengaluru-Hassan superfast train, which was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu at Yeshwantpur Railway Station on Sunday, has been named Gomateshwara Express. Prabhu chose the name after former prime minister H D Deve Gowda suggested that since it passes through Shravanabelagoala, the Jain pilgrimage centre known for its monolith statue of Gomateshwara, on the 167-km Bengaluru-Hassan stretch, it should be named either Gomateshwara Express or Hemavathi Express. Hemavathi is the prominent river in Hassan district.
Use TOI network to get traffic on your site Colombia Recommended By Colombia Chief minister Siddaramaiah, Union minister H N Ananth Kumar, industries minister R V Deshpande, and former chief minister and Congress MP M Veerappa Moily attended the function. "I thank the
Centre for fulfilling the long-cherished dream of the people of this region to have the rail link. After hitting many roadblocks, the project has seen the light of the day," said Gowda, during whose tenure the project was sanctioned in 1996. Among the other demands Gowda, who represents Hassan constituency in the Lok Sabha, put forth before the railway minister were new direct Mysuru-New Delhi train, Mysuru-Mumbai train, Karwar-Hubli line, and Kadur-Chikkamagaluru line. He also demanded electrification of Bengaluru-Hubli-Kalaburagi line and naming the Bengaluru-Arsikere train after Kala Byraveshwara. Ananth Kumar urged the railway minister to expedite the process of sanctioning suburban train service for Benagluru city and a direct rail line linking Bengaluru and Mangaluru.
The regular train service of Gomateshwara Express will commence on Monday and two trains of 14 bogies each will ply daily stopping at Chennarayapatna, Shravanabelagola, B G Nagar, Yediyur, Kunigal, Nelamangala and Chikkbanavara. The Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity Express (22680) will leave at 6.30 am. and reach Yeshwantpur at 9.15am. In the return direction, the Yeshwantpur-Hassan Intercity Express (22679) will leave at 6.15pm. and reach Hassan at 9pm.

Mar 27 2017 (16:28)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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MYS SBC HAS MYS clockwise and anti clock wise trains can be run, covering total 440 kms in 7 to 7-1/2 hours. One train each from MYS, SBC/ YPR and HAS can start in the morning hours and complete by 2 pm. 2nd round can be done in opposite direction. MYS SBC, SBC HAS are evergreen traffic routes. Run any number of trains and all will be full always. MYS HAS can have one pair less which can be used for additional trip to SBC HAS or SBC MYS.
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Mar 19 2017 (19:12)   Bengaluru–Hassan line likely to open on March 26

rdb*^   127280 news posts
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The Bengaluru–Hassan new railway line, construction of which was completed in January, would be opened for passenger traffic likely on March 26.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda are expected to inaugurate the new line by flagging off Yeshwantpur–Hassan Inter-City Express from Yeshwantpur station.
South Western Railway’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya said the inauguration date has been tentatively fixed.
166-km new line was sanctioned by Mr. Gowda when he was the Prime Minister in 1996–97. The project took over two decades for completion.
Commissioner of Railway Safety (Southern Circle) A.K. Manoharan, who inspected the new line between Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola (110 km) between February 6 and 10 issued authorisation to SWR on February 20 to run passenger trains on the sector.

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27 posts - Tue Mar 21, 2017

Mar 21 2017 (21:32)
Swarna Express~   101 blog posts
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hope due to elections some trains will be introduce like in UP.

Mar 21 2017 (21:40)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9626 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes , even Shimoga , davangere has many travellers to MAS for working . This SSPN EXP should be diverted to Shimoga and return be on Sunday. It will help for tourists too

Mar 21 2017 (21:50)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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If maintenance is the issue, TPTY/ MAS - YPR - HAS - MYS can be thought of till Hassan is developed properly. Anyway, SWR is known for S, Z, U routes and this can be an useful de-tour.

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Mar 23 2017 (14:52)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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There are 4 daily trains from MAQ to MAS. 5 daily trains from MAQ to TVC. Why not shift one Chennai train and one TVC train to MAJN. TVC and MAS trains have RSA arrangements.SR Shift one set to MAJN. In that slots, one Karnataka train can get in.

Mar 23 2017 (15:10)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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Island express belong to SWR. It is running 200 km in SWR & balance 715 kms in SR. So, SWR can tell SR to run this train and divert SBC cape exp via MAQ, SRR, ERN. Distance will increase by 130 kms but SR canl not raise any objections as the train will run 700 km in SR. Also, no parking problem at MAQ. SWR will be happy to do so, as they are serving more in neighbouring zone. MAQ SBC travellers get a train. New connectivity.
Win win win for all - SWR, SR, public.!!!

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Mar 23 2017 (07:24)   Demand to flag off Kudla Express on Mar. 26

rdb*^   127280 news posts
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Only Yeshwantpur-Hassan Intercity Express proposed to be inaugurated that day
Rail users in the State have expressed their anguish over the Railway Ministry’s indifference to start the Kudla Express (Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Central-Yeshwantpur) on March 26 when the Bengaluru-Hassan new line is being inaugurated.
Several rail enthusiasts have been fighting before different forums for the early completion of the new line, which was sanctioned in 1996-97, to reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and the coastal region.
is surprising that the Railways has ignored the key demand of faster connectivity when the line is being opened,” regretted T.P. Lokesh from the Karnataka Railway Vedike, Bengaluru.
Sanjeev Dyamannavar from Prajaa-Raag, a rail advocacy group, in his petition to the authorities concerned, pointed out that the Bengaluru-Hassan and the Hassan-Mangaluru lines were substantially funded by the State government.
Yet, there is only one night train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru and a tri-weekly day train connecting the two major cities of the State. It is regretful that the benefits of public fund are not extended to the common man, he said.
The State government and elected representatives should urge the Railways to introduce Kudla Express on March 26 itself, Mr. Dyamannavar said, adding more trains should be introduced on the sector.
‘No rakes’
Sources in SWR told The Hindu that Kudla Express was not yet approved by the Railway Board for want of rakes (coaches).
However, the Railways would have to run the train to honour its commitment before the High Court of Karnataka to commence the services before March 31, sources said.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya-Mangaluru Railway Commuters Forum, Puttur, which had demanded running of Kudla Express via the new line, said that SWR should not go back from its proposal. Its convenor Sudarshan Puttur demanded that the Mangaluru-Yeshwantpur service depart Mangaluru Central at 6.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru by 3.30 p.m. Shortage of rakes should not be an issue as SWR has recently replaced rakes of Yeshwantpur-Bhagalpur Anga Express with LHB coaches, said Abhishek from the vedike. The old rakes could have been deployed for Kudla Express, he said.
Anil Hegde from Paschima Karavali Rail Yatri Sangha doubted whether SWR was under pressure from any lobby.
The Railways should be sensitive to people’s sentiments, he said.

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Mar 23 2017 (09:52)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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As the railway line is not useful for common people, railway should get the funds from the beneficiaries. There should be a mechanism to ensure this.

Mar 23 2017 (09:56)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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If proper coordination and is ensured, CST - MAJN SF can come to SBC and return as udyan. Udyan to SBC can be speeded up. Instead of idling at SBC the rake can go to MAJN and proceed to CST. Both are CR trains.
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Mar 14 2017 (08:23)   Kudla Express to run on newly laid Bengaluru-Hassan line

karbang~   144 news posts
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The demand for a faster train journey between Bengaluru and Mangaluru will soon be realised with the South Western Railway (SWR) proposing to run Kudla Express, the soon-to-be-launched day train, on the newly laid Bengaluru-Hassan line.
This will bring the journey time down to nine hours. At present, it takes about 11 hours going via Arsikere (400 km) and 12 hours via Mysuru (450 km).
The zone is awaiting the Railway Board’s nod as well as indication of available dates of dignitaries to commence the service, which will begin with as a tri-weekly,
for want of rakes. The Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Central service will run on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving Bengaluru at 7 a.m. to reach Mangaluru at 4 p.m. The Mangaluru Central-Yeshwantpur service will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving Mangaluru at 10.50 a.m. and reaching reach Yeshwantpur at 7.50 p.m., SWR sources said.
The service was announced as a daily via Mysuru by former Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda. Following a public interest writ petition by the Udupi Railway Yatri Sangha before the Karnataka High Court, the SWR had promised to start the service by March 31.
The SWR has also proposed to make Mangaluru Junction the termination point of the Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly (16515/516), given the low patronage between Mangaluru and Karwar. The Yeshwantpur-Karwar service leaves Yeshwantpur at 7 a.m. and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 5.40 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while the Karwar-Yeshwantpur service leaves Mangaluru Junction at 11.10 a.m. and reaches Yeshwantpur via Arsikere at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Thus, passengers would get a day train facility on six days a week, SWR’s proposal says.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya-Mangalore Railway Commuters’ Forum organiser Sudarshan Puttur thanked MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and the SWR for considering the forum’s suggestion to route Kudla Express via the newly opened line.
Bengaluru-Hassan services
The zone has also proposed to run an intercity express and a DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) passenger between Hassan and Yeshwantpur.
The Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity will leave Hassan at 6.15 a.m. and reach Yeshwantpur at 9 a.m. In the return journey, the train will leave Yeshwantpur at 6.15 p.m. and reach Hassan at 9 p.m.
The express trains will halt at Chikkabanawara, Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur, BG Nagar, Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna.
The DEMU passenger service will leave Yeshwantpur at 7.30 a.m. and reach Hassan at 10.30 a.m. The Hassan-Yeshwantpur DEMU will leave Hassan at noon and reach Yeshwantpur at 3.30 p.m., halting at all stations en route.

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Mar 17 2017 (18:51)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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3 trains can be run in night. One via MYS to Karwar, one via ASK to Kannur and one via new line to MAQ. But SWR may bring some reason not to run trains!

Mar 20 2017 (09:49)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9626 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes ! very well.
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Mar 12 2017 (09:37)   Shunting yard woes may diminish double line benefits

Gopal*^~   3458 news posts
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Shunting yard woes may diminish double line benefits
Bengaluru, march 12, 2017, DHNS:
Saturated capacity in city, Mysuru stations escalating travel time
With Tipu’s armoury relocated to its new place, the Mysuru-Bengaluru track doubling work on the remaining 1.7-km stretch near Srirangapatna is set to be completed by April.
congestion at city and Mysuru railway stations will, however, limit the benefits of the second line. Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal told DH they have already exploited the full potential of the second line.
“The pending work near Tipu’s armoury was not a huge bottleneck. Over the last four years, we have reduced travel time of 12 trains on that route by nearly 30 minutes. After the completion of doubling, we can save a maximum of 10 minutes. We need to decongest the KSR-City Railway Station in Bengaluru to move trains fast,” he said.
Many trains from Mysuru, except Shatabdi, are usually made to wait at Kengeri or Jnanabharati stations for 30 minutes, which goes up to nearly an hour for passenger trains.
The Mysuru station, too, is working to full capacity. The upcoming terminal at Kadakola, to be built at a cost of Rs 65 crore, is expected to ease the situation.
As many as 18 trains run between Bengaluru and Mysuru daily, including weekly and bi-weekly ones. In addition, there are DEMU and MEMU trains that run on the same route, except on Sunday.
The KSR station, with 10 platforms, handles more than 130 trains every day and the number crosses 145 on some days on account of weekly, biweekly and other trains. “There is a crisis due to lack of a shunting yard. The Baiyappanahalli coaching terminal, which we want to build in two years, will solve this problem,” the divisional railway manager (DRM) said.
The Railways swapped land with BBMP to get 3.3 acres near Binny Mills, where it planned to establish pit lines to park the idling trains to free the lines in the KSR station. When asked about this, the DRM said the project was technically not feasible. “We can’t establish pit lines in the area. Instead, we have decided to focus on Baiyappanahalli terminal,” he said.
Sources said the average speed of trains can be increased from 65-85 kmph to 90 kmph, if they can get a shunting yard. At present, only Shatabdi Express runs at a speed of 90-100 kmph. “Once the terminal is ready, trains do not have to wait for signals outside Bengaluru. This will cut 30 minutes of travel time,” the source added.

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Mar 12 2017 (18:02)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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CMNR is dead end. All trains have to go via MYS. Hassan would be ideal location. Can be a link between East to West, North to south.

Mar 12 2017 (18:39)
Rockstar Hubbali Janshatabdi~   1939 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
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I meant if they develop Chamarajanagara, then trains like Basava/MYS-DWR exp, some other trains can be run from there. And also to be introduced trains can be run from CMNR with 10min halt at MYS.

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Mar 17 2017 (18:00)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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To be honest, CMNR does not need so many trains. SBC was to be decongested, so trains like Basava, GG, hampi and many other trains were pushed to MYS. Now, to decongest MYS, push all trains to CMNR!!.
MYS divn should have one more full fledged terminal, and it has to be at suitable location - like Hassan, or SMET or even ASK. MYS SBC section needs hourly ICE trains and not ornamental trains.

Mar 17 2017 (18:14)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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One train from CMNR to Bidar via MYS, Hassan, CTA, BAY, RC, GR will be OK. Dwr MYS can run as CMNR Kolhapur. Hampi can run as CMNR Solapur via SBC, dmm, bay, bjp. This way, CMNR will get connected to all cities of Karnataka.

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Mar 10 2017 (13:58)   Electric trains to start from Bengaluru to Mysuru in 3 months

karbang~   144 news posts
Entry# 2192747   News Entry# 295922         Tags   Past Edits
​Electric trains to start from Bengaluru to Mysuru in 3 months
Trains between Chennai and Mysuru via Bengaluru will go green from June with electrification work between Mandya and Mysuru stations set to be completed in three months.
Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal told DH that completion of electrification work will also cut travel time of Shatabdi Express by around 10 to 15 minutes. The present travel time by Shatabdi Express from Chennai to Mysuru is seven hours.
present, the train runs on electric traction between Chennai and Bengaluru. The electric locomotive is detached in Bengaluru to be replaced by a diesel locomotive. The electrification of the entire stretch will eliminate this process and save time,” he added.
However, long distance trains running to Mysuru from other places will continue with the diesel locomotive. “Changing locomotives at Bengaluru station is time consuming. Besides, we do not have spare electric locomotives to move other trains,” he said.
The senior official, however, said electric locomotives will dominate the future of railways. “It will start with trains originating in Bengaluru and Chennai stations to destinations with electrified tracks. Electrification has been sanctioned in all the directions from Bengaluru, including Tumakuru and Hosur sections. Work on Dharmavaram section is already over,” he added.
MEMU to Mandya
Agarwal said the mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) train between Bengaluru and Ramanagaram will be extended to Mandya. He, however, said talks were on and the date is yet to be finalised.
SWR officials said electrification work till Mandya will be completed within a month. “The remaining work for the track from Yeliyur to Mysuru (about 40 km) will be done by June,” an official added.
Low patronage
The Shatabdi fare was reduced from Rs 438 to Rs 300 in December. Even on other trains, the 3-AC fare was brought on par with the AC chair car fare. “Despite these measures, travellers who prefer comfort are not taking trains, though they are faster and more comfortable compared to road transport,” SWR Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Sridhar Murthy added.

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Mar 10 2017 (19:11)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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All long distance trains going to MYS for cleaning have lot of slack time between YNK/ kjm and SBC. Why can't they do the engine change at these places so that trains can move out of SBC platforms faster? More time at platforms create its own set of complications.

Mar 10 2017 (22:51)
Prometh Suresh   131 blog posts   224 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Because there are no electric trip sheds in ynk and kjm and also ynk and kjm have more rail traffic than SBC it also acts as bypass stations for north India bound trains coming in from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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Mar 10 2017 (13:57)   New train to Bengaluru by March 31, HC told

karbang~   144 news posts
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The new trains between Bengaluru City and Mangaluru Central, announced in the Railway Budget-2014, will be operational by March 31, Indian Railways has told the Karnataka High Court.
A submission in this regard was made by the Railways to a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Budihal R.B. during the hearing of a PIL petition filed by Railway Yatri Sangha, Udupi.
“The Railway administration has decided to introduce a train between Bengaluru City and Mangaluru Central before the end of this financial year, that is March 31, 2017,” the
counsel said. The Bench adjourned further hearing on the case till April 17.
The petitioner, in the PIL filed in 2015, had pointed out that the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda had announced introduction of a new pair of trains, bearing numbers 16515 and 16516, between Bengaluru and Mangaluru, but the promise was yet to become a reality.

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Mar 10 2017 (19:01)
irifan2015   497 blog posts
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Why can't rlys try SPL fare trains in this sector? One in day time and one in night both via Kunigal route? One will come to know the popularity and requirements. Then they can decide. When hundred night buses are running, rlys concluded that the requirement is for a day train!. Let them prove their conclusion again and run a day train. Else, introduce a night train.
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