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

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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,
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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.

  
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May 15 2017 (17:35)
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Re# 2277971-4            Tags   Past Edits
Is 16575 slowed down by 40mins, it departs at 7:50AM ??
  
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May 14 2017 (08:28)   Hubballi-Ankola railway line runs into roadblock

knkprasad956*^~   531 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
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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.

  
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May 15 2017 (17:09)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4763 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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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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May 13 2017 (07:42)   Suburban rail system: It is Almost There

rdb*^   130034 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-
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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.
Electrification
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.
Piecemeal
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

  
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May 13 2017 (13:01)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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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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May 06 2017 (10:10)   SR agrees in-principle to extend train to Mangaluru Central

rdb*^   130034 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.
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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.

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May 09 2017 (18:10)
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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

  
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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.

  
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May 09 2017 (21:10)
One Mail~   5092 blog posts   1466 correct pred (71% accurate)
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HMRDC issue will still be there. Secondly SR should accept TT

  
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May 10 2017 (10:07)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4259 blog posts   319 correct pred (69% accurate)
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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 ?

  
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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*^~   531 news posts
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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.
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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

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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.
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