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Dec 21 2016 (08:22)   Government may partially meet commuter rail demand

karbang   48 news posts
Entry# 2098189   News Entry# 289230         Tags   Past Edits
Under public pressure to start a suburban train service in Bengaluru, the South Western Railway (SWR) is likely to introduce new trains on two existing lines that connect the city centre with the suburbs.
More trains could run from Bengaluru City to Bangarpet (via Whitefield) and Ramanagaram, given the feasibility to operate the services on the two lines. The two lines have been listed under Phase A, Stage 1, of the Bengaluru suburban railway project, whose detailed project report (DPR) was prepared by RITES, a Central government-owned engineering consultancy.
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discussion with the railways, it has been decided to introduce new trains on these lines on priority. This can be done faster using the existing infrastructure.
It’s also possible to add more trains on the Yeshwantpur-Tumakuru railway line,” a state government official, who oversees the city’s suburban project, told DH.
Phase A, Stage 1, entails introduction of seven new services or replacement of 15 existing conventional trains with Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains. This will cost Rs 360 crore and needs the approval of the state Cabinet, he noted.
“Once the state government agrees to fund the project, it will take six to eight months to procure a rake (a group of coaches) and complete the signalling work. The electric-powered trains have engines and can move in both directions without having to take a turn like conventional trains,” the official said.
An extensive suburban train project for Bengaluru has been proposed to be spread over three stages and estimated to cost Rs 9,000 crore. It involves commuter train services from Bengaluru City to Hosur (41 km), Doddaballapur (37 km), Ramanagaram (46 km), Tumakuru (64 km), Chikkaballapur (57 km), Bangarpet (84 km) and Nelamangala (27 km).
According to K N Krishna Prasad of Karnataka Railway Vedike, all lines except the Lottegollahalli-Hosur stretch (via Hebbal and Banaswadi) are doubled and electrified, which makes it easy to introduce the suburban train services.
Urban mobility analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar, however, said more commuter trains on the two routes would be of little help unless the railways prioritised them over outbound services. “Besides conventional passenger trains, the city has three MEMU and DEMU trains each. It would be difficult for people to switch to commuter services unless the SWR increases their frequency,” he added.

  
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Dec 21 2016 (08:49)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2098189-1            Tags   Past Edits
If rlys are really serious, they should take actions to link existing lines. Few are listed:
1. Hosur line to YNK line near Lottegollanahalli. 2 kms.
2. YNk CBP line new branch line to airport. 6 kms.
3. DBP to Muddalinganahalli on Tumkur line. 25 kms.
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Heelalige to Electronic city new line. 6 to 8 kms.

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Dec 22 2016 (21:15)
Prometh Suresh   111 blog posts   182 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2098189-11            Tags   Past Edits
And they should also start a MEMU towards Kuppam from SBC/KJM as there will be heavy rush on SBC-KCVL express and the crowd is also very indecent and cause lot of hardship to the passengers and they come and occupy the berths and do not allow the genuine ticket holders to sit on the seats I don't understand why SWR /SR doesn't care for passenger comfort. The train was excellent before SWR/SR introduced halts at Bangarapet & Kuppam.I don't understand why Railways always takes such stupid decisions

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Dec 21 2016 (07:36)   Railways slashes fare on Mysuru-Bengaluru Shatabdi

rdb*^   126032 news posts
Entry# 2098091   News Entry# 289221         Tags   Past Edits
Travelling between Mysuru and Bengaluru by Shatabdi Express has become cheaper with the Railways offering a discounted fare. This came into effect on Monday and is part of the Indian Railways’ larger scheme of offering discounted fare in selected sectors on Shatabdi trains.
As against a fare of Rs. 438, which was being charged till Sunday, passengers are now being levied Rs. 300. The revised rate is on a par with KSRTC’s Airavat Club Class service, which costs Rs. 299.
The base fare has been revised from Rs. 257 to Rs. 125 and
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service tax from Rs. 15 to Rs. 9. Other charges, including catering, reservation, and superfast charges, remain unchanged.
The revised fare is applicable for both train no. 12007 Chennai Central-Mysore Shatabdi Express and train no. 12008 Mysore-Chennai Central Shatabdi Express. It is being introduced on an experimental basis and will be in vogue for six months.
S.G. Yatish, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, said the objective was to enhance revenue by increasing the occupancy rate and competing with KSRTC Volvo services.
“A good number of passengers travel by Shatabdi on weekends. If we could divert even a small portion of bus passengers, our occupancy rate and revenue will increase,” he said. The added advantage is travelling to Bengaluru in less than 2 hours, while bus travel takes at least 3.5 hours.
A similar discounted fare has been introduced for passengers travelling between the Ajmer-Jaipur and Jaipur-Kishangarh sections by the New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express.

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Dec 21 2016 (08:31)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2098091-2            Tags   Past Edits
If Airavat and VRL start dictating fares, rlys should run Bangalore to Mumbai train for Rs. 1000.

  
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Dec 21 2016 (08:55)
deepakyerr~   779 blog posts
Re# 2098091-4            Tags   Past Edits
At least now rlys have recognized there are competetiors in the form of road sector. They should have done it long back as occupancy between blore Mysore is just 50% or less.

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Dec 21 2016 (08:15)   Pay AC chair car fare for 3AC

rdb*^   126032 news posts
Entry# 2098148   News Entry# 289228         Tags   Past Edits
South Western Railway introduced AC chair car fare for 3-tier AC coaches of five trains between Bengaluru and Mysuru since last month.
According to Pradeep Kumar, a rail enthusiast from Mysuru, one can travel AC 3-tier by paying Rs. 260 on Kaveri, Myladhutharai, Hampi, Golgumbaz, and Tuticorin Express trains with Railways earmarking one each 3-tier AC coach in these trains for the purpose. Normal 3-tier AC fare is Rs. 490 for this section.
The decision appears to have been taken following 3-tier AC coaches remaining empty between Mysuru- Bengaluru-Mysuru.
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the current booking of seats commences one hour before the departure of these trains, online booking is available for journeys starting from February only, he said.

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Dec 21 2016 (08:33)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2098148-2            Tags   Past Edits
Now it is clear that trains run upto MYS for cleaning purpose.

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Dec 02 2016 (08:46)   Citizens movement presses for suburban rail

karbang   48 news posts
Entry# 2077751   News Entry# 287380         Tags   Past Edits
BENGALURU: Out of the 28 MLAs and six MPs in Karnataka, about 16 have supported the Citizens for Bengaluru (CFB) in their campaign to #ChukuBukuBeku to press for the strengthening of commuter/suburban rail network in the city. Only five or six of them agreed to travel with the citizens in a local train to find the merits on ground.
Volunteers of CFB held a 'Call our MLA/MP' campaign on Wednesday and contacted all the MLAs and MPs to let them know that citizens want local trains immediately and asked for their support. CFB also asked them to join the #ChukuBukuBeku Yatra, experience it for themselves. They also suggested to use funds from the MLA/MP LADs kitty to develop stations for suburban
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rail.
Naresh Narasimhan, architect and member of CFB said, "Demotorizing Bengaluru is the only option forward. Local train service will make a significant impact by taking lakhs of private vehicles off the streets. Mumbai has 50% less vehicles than Bengaluru due to the local train service". Prakash Belawadi, actor added that the government must prioritize this and show results within the next few months.
Srinivas Alavilli, member of CFB said, "It is a shame that so many successive governments in the state and center have squandered an opportunity that is low cost and readily available due to existing infrastructure of 180 plus kms of railway lines and nearly 20 stations in and around Bengaluru. More than 25 lakh people can benefit from a full-fledged commuter rail service, drastically reducing the traffic congestion and improving air quality. It is not acceptable that our government proposes to spend Rs 2000 crores on a single flyover of 6.7kms when they have done nothing in so many years to bring local train service into operation. We reached out to our MLAs and MPs already and in the coming days, we will reach out to citizens of Bengaluru that are suffering from traffic and pollution.
As many as 13 of the 19 legislators who we were able to call on Wednesday, strongly supported the need for local trains, some of them said they will raise it in the assembly while some were willing to join us on the #ChukuBukuBeku Yatra and some others wanted to speak later in detail. Overall it was a wonderful experience and makes us extremely happy about the strength of our democracy".

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Dec 05 2016 (11:43)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2077751-9            Tags   Past Edits
A branch line from Heelalige to Electronic city -- 6 to 8 kms parallel to the highway on elevated levels is possible. Along with this, a 2 km link between Hebbal-YPR line will do wonders.

  
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Dec 06 2016 (10:39)
No more DLS or ELS Hereafter only a Locoshed*^~   9567 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2077751-10            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly sir , when will SWR wake up the question :(
  
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Nov 28 2016 (07:09)   Bengaluru, Karwar day train to be partially cancelled

rdb*^   126032 news posts
Entry# 2073582   News Entry# 286968         Tags   Past Edits
The Yeshwantpur-Karwar Tri-Weekly Express would be cancelled between Mangaluru Junction and Karwar since the train has less than 20 per cent occupancy, limiting its operation between Yeshwantpur and Mangaluru Junction.
Konkan Railway Corporation (KRCL), which handles the train between Mangaluru and Karwar and the South Western Railway (SWR), which owns the train, have sent proposals to the Railway Board.
KRCL’s Chief Public Relations Officer L.K. Verma told The Hindu that the issue was discussed in the recent KRCL’s Users Consultative Committee meeting. Since the train had less than 20 per cent occupancy, it
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was recommended to cancel the train between Mangaluru Junction and Karwar, he said.
After the partial cancellation, the train should be speeded up to provide faster services between Bengaluru and Mangaluru, demanded Sudarshan Puttur, Organiser of Kukke Shree Subrahmanya-Mangalore Railway Commuters Forum. The South Western Railway should also re-route the train via Kunigal and Solur once the Bengaluru-Hassan direct line is commissioned.
Leaving Yeshwantpur at 7 a.m., the train reaches Mangaluru Junction (390 km) at 5.40 p.m. with an average speed of 40 kmph. While it takes 2.10 hours to cross the 55 km ghat stretch between Sakleshpur and Subrahmanya Road at 26 kmph, it takes 2.25 hours to cover 44 km on plain land between Kabaka Puttur and Mangaluru Junction at 19 kmph.
West Coast Railway Yatri Sangha president G. Hanumanth Kamath said, “It is not difficult for the Railways to cut down the running time between Bengaluru and Mangaluru and operate it on the lines of the Bengaluru-Hubballi Jan Shatabdi.”
Sources in the South Western Railway said that at present, the train would run as tri-weekly only after the partial cancellation.

  
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Nov 28 2016 (09:22)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2073582-1            Tags   Past Edits
Truncated train should start/ terminate at MAQ. No excuses from SR should be there.
Towards MAQ, 1 hour can be saved between SBHR-MAJN stretch. Towards YPR, it takes 1 hr 40 min to cover 47 kms in HAS-ASK stretch.
With minor tweaking of TT, can cover entire distance in 9 hrs.
Will bus lobby - KSRTC & Private allow this????!!

  
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Nov 28 2016 (17:49)
Foamer~   1243 blog posts
Re# 2073582-2            Tags   Past Edits
No bus mafia wont allow it.
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Last line - Sources in the South Western Railway said that at present, the train would run as tri-weekly only after the partial cancellation........ What? It is tri-weekly right now.
After partial cancellation will it become daily?

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Nov 30 2016 (15:52)
No more DLS or ELS Hereafter only a Locoshed*^~   9567 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2073582-4            Tags   Past Edits
SR will agree sir since no maintenance involved plus the rake is SWR's !

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Nov 21 2016 (06:58)   Extension of train service

rdb*^   126032 news posts
Entry# 2066690   News Entry# 286227         Tags   Past Edits
The Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) Station-Kolar-Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City) Station (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) trains (no. 56525/56526) will be renumbered as no. 76526/76525 and extended up to Channapatna from November 21. According to a South Western Railway release issued here on Sunday, the Kolar-Channapatna (DEMU) (no. 76526) will leave Kolar at 6 a.m. and reach Channapatna at 11.05 a.m.
From Channapatna, the train (no. 76525) will leave at 4.15 a.m. and arrive at Kolar at 9 p.m., the release added.

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Nov 22 2016 (12:28)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2066690-16            Tags   Past Edits
One train is running from RMGM to Bwt.
One observation is that this passenger train is faster than Basava express in CPT-RMGM-SBC-YPR-YNK stretch in both directions. Means that Basava can be speeded up to reach SBC from BGk side to reach before 9 am. Similarly, it can start from mys little late to catch up speed after YNK.

  
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Nov 22 2016 (12:29)
SCR Godavari Express~   2353 blog posts   11 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2066690-17            Tags   Past Edits
Which passenger train is that you mentioned runs between Ramanagaram and Bangarpet?

  
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Nov 22 2016 (12:37)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2066690-18            Tags   Past Edits
One DEMU runs

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Nov 22 2016 (13:55)
SCR Godavari Express~   2353 blog posts   11 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2066690-21            Tags   Past Edits
For Basava to be brought early to SBC... it is very difficult... All starts from HUP-SBC passenger.. SC-YPR Garibrath and Kondaveedu trains trail behind HUP-SBC passenger and Basava will be behind these trains.. and that is a single line..

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Nov 22 2016 (15:01)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2066690-23            Tags   Past Edits
Udyan has lot of slack in DMM-SBC stretch. If it can reach HUP by say 0430-0445, atleast two trains can be speeded up. Kondaveedu can take Udyan slot & Basava can take kondaveedu slot. Too much slack is one of the main reason for not preferring these trains.
  
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Nov 17 2016 (18:00)   SWR may partially cancel Yeshwantpur-Karwar Express

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35474 news posts
Entry# 2064128   News Entry# 285844         Tags   Past Edits
HASSAN: The South Western Railway has proposed for partial cancellation of the train (no.16515/16516), Yeshwantpur-Karwar (tri-weekly) Express which has been popular as Kukke Subramanya train.
It’s in the wake of the introduction of a train between Vasco-Da-Gama and Tirupati, according to sources. Following which the commercial branch in Bengaluru has sought the views and consent from Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee members Karanam Ramesh, T R Raghothama Rao and Ananda Rao K.
Ramesh in his reply has expressed his disapproval, saying that thousands of commuters have been benefiting from the train. He urged
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authorities not to stop the service.
In fact, the pilgrims to the famous Kukke Subramanya temple and Dharmasthala were largely benefited by the service. Nature and adventure enthusiasts used to board the train as it passes through over 58 tunnels between Sakleshpur and Kukke Subramanya Road stations.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday it would start from Yeshwantpur at 7 am and reach Kukke Subramanya Road by 1.30 pm. As all the passengers would alight there, there were no passengers to travel to Mangaluru and Karwar.
This might be the reason behind the Railway Board deciding to partially cancel the train, an official said.

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Nov 18 2016 (20:48)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2064128-4            Tags   Past Edits
A new SBC/YPR - Karwar night train would be better. JS/ICE would be another big blunder, as they are not at all preferred.

  
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Nov 18 2016 (20:50)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2064128-5            Tags   Past Edits
HAS-MAJN is covered under HMRDA agreement. If a train runs in HAS-SBHR stretch, is it covered as a full run or 1/2 run? If counted as half run, it will be beneficial. Technically, one proper night train can be introduced. But.... bus lobby??????!!!!!!

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Nov 21 2016 (08:50)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4072 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2064128-7            Tags   Past Edits
If timings are good, people will prefer. There are n number of buses travelling during day also between Mluru - Bluru, It has to be quick at-least in non ghat section between Ypr-Sklr. I agree a complete 20 coaches night train only to Karwar is first priority, swr has to cancel split to Kannur and send it completely to Karwar, if they are unable to provide new night train.

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Nov 22 2016 (12:35)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2064128-43            Tags   Past Edits
There will be less traffic from VSG to Tpty. When people ask for a proper train from coastal Karnataka to their state capital, SWR is cutting the available tri weekly link!!. Now, you can hear varieties of reasons why a new train cannot be introduced in SBC-HAS stretch to coastal Karnataka.
  
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Nov 18 2016 (19:28)   PGTN/Palakkad Town (Palghat) (4 PFs)

athul   2377 blog posts   149 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2064365            Tags   Past Edits
Its been 1 Year After The Completion Of PGTN-POY LINE And no regularised train still now.
its been 1 year since they have running Special train which is ran at poor timings and of no use to public.
A lot of expectations was there that there would more long distance trains and other trains through this route but nothing is happening.
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have restored all the train that used to tun before ,which were hugely successful.
really #IGNORING This route.

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Nov 18 2016 (21:40)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2064365-23            Tags   Past Edits
ERS-PGT-DG-TPJ-Velankanni can be expected. Less distance than Tea Garden.
MAQ-PGT-MDU-TPJ, MDU-PGT-MAJN-Mumbai and TEN-MDU-PGT ICE can be expected.
PGT-MS via DG,TPJ,VM is also possible

  
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Nov 18 2016 (21:42)
athul   2377 blog posts   149 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2064365-25            Tags   Past Edits
all is expected but railways .............

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Nov 05 2016 (08:41)   Third entrance to City railway station to be ready by December

karbang   48 news posts
Entry# 2048738   News Entry# 284833         Tags   Past Edits
The South Western Railway (SWR) has taken up the work of constructing the third entrance for the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) City Railway Station in Majestic.
The entrance, which is coming up right opposite the Kempegowda interchange metro station, will have a separate ticket counter and parking facilities.
Rs 1.5 crore budget
Sanjiv Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), SWR, told DH that a third
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entrance was necessary as the other two entrances saw huge rush during peak hours.
“We have already started the work, which is estimated to cost around Rs 1.5 crore. The entrance as well as the ticket counter will be thrown open for public use by December,” he said. SWR also plans to outsource the maintenance of the parking lot.
The main as well as the second entrance of the station are congested and unkept.
Krishna Prasad, retired central government employee and regular traveller, was happy with the news of the third entrance. “It will be of much help for people, especially those from south Bengaluru. The two existing entrances are surrounded by hawkers and autorickshaws, with little space for pedestrian movement. Through the new entrance, people can directly get to platform-1,” he said.
Foot overbridge
At the moment, Metro commuters have to take the dirty subway from the railway station side or risk their life crossing the road at the two ends. Although Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has proposed to construct a foot overbridge, there has been little progress.
Agarwal promised to provide space to erect the foot overbridge at the third entrance.
“We do not have funds to take up the work on our own. If BMRCL is ready to undertake the work, we will provide space,” he said. BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola, on his part, said he would take up the matter with the SWR shortly.

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Nov 06 2016 (15:24)
Foamer~   1243 blog posts
Re# 2048738-4            Tags   Past Edits
The land between the incoming BNC and MWM lines was handed over to BBMP for the Okalipuram flyover project. Work has started too. So no more hopes for that linking.
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However, the Binny mill land was given to SWR by GoK. So ahead of the PFs and the ETS if stabling lines and pitlines are built then trains can move ahead and reverse to whichever PF they want to.
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But again this SWR we are talking about, even after GoK handed over Binny land, nothing has been done. Encroachment by scrap material dealers has begun. Already that temple and slums have encroached half of SBC area.

  
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Nov 06 2016 (15:43)
A good day ahead~   2335 blog posts
Re# 2048738-5            Tags   Past Edits
Linking the two routes at SBC station is now an almost impossible task. With the current platform locations, there isn't enough space to construct a track connecting the two as the required alignment for connecting 8-10 to the MAS side passes through the industrial establishment outside SBC station. Connecting the YPR route to PF 1-7 is even more difficult currently due to the rather sharp curve taken by the MAS route right before SBC.
For connecting both routes at SBC station, PF's 8-10 will have to be moved southwards by almost a third of their length, which is a cumbersome task that SWR will surely never take up. Joining both routes at SBC could have been possible
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only at the time YPR route was being converted to BG. Now, it's too late to solve that issue.

  
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Nov 07 2016 (09:08)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2048738-6            Tags   Past Edits
Even now, PF 6/7 can be linked to MWM line with minor realignments and modifications. If SWR wants to do, they will be able to do. Else, only reasons for not doing will be put up.

  
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Nov 07 2016 (09:21)
A good day ahead~   2335 blog posts
Re# 2048738-7            Tags   Past Edits
Possible, yes. but not exactly minor modifications. With the current layout of the buildings around the station and the the rather sharp deviation between the MAS line and YPR line after the station, there isn't enough space to accommodate the curve required to connect both routes.
PF's 6,7 can be connected to YPR line if the entrance building between PF's 7 and 8 is demolished and the north end of PF 7/8 suitably re-aligned. But the opposite ( MAS line to PF's 8-10) isn't possible without a complete re-planning of the western part of the station. Even if the entrance between PF's 7 and 8 is demolished and land freed up for the railway, the
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MAS line just curves out too rapidly and will require PF's 8-10 and some part of the yard to be shifted to the south by a good distance. A bit too much to expect, even from a well-functioning zone (unlike SWR).
Let's hope SWR will at least utilize the Binny mills land properly and connect the MYS route to PF's 1-4.

  
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Nov 07 2016 (09:39)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2048738-8            Tags   Past Edits
SWR to decide positively on linking 2 lines. Ticket counter can be shifted to nearer the main road. Parking space can be on MWM line side.
Such a link can be used for running trains via SBC (Say LTT-CBE, MAS-UBL, DR-TEN/PDY even 5 days a week NCJ/TVC -CSTM). These trains can come via BNC and go via YPR. Will be helpful to lots of people. Even one can think of MAS-MAQor CBE/SA-SMET via SBC.

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Nov 04 2016 (14:25)   Uber talks tie-Up with Rlys for Pick-Up & Drop

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35474 news posts
Entry# 2049559   News Entry# 284791         Tags   Past Edits
Reportedly, Uber has been in talks with Indian Railways to offer an integrated ride hailing service to rail passengers via the Indian Railways’ website and app. It’s quite an innovative strategy, as millions of rail users who commute daily are targeted.
If Railways and Uber sign the deal, customers will get to book for pick-up and drop, as and when they book the tickets or later. This could be helpful to reach the railway station in time. It is also beneficial for those who have to drive their own cars to the station but have no one else to bring their cars back home.
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a cab is normally hailed in such situations, the integrated cab hailing service will also be of benefit to such rail passengers. Besides booking for cab on the website and app, Uber will also install kiosks in railway stations from where cab could be hailed.
In return, Uber will also offer its technological prowess and expertise to perform some improvements in the Indian Railways app. The Railway network will also earn about Rs. 150 crore annual revenue in commissions via the cabs booked. The revenue will also come through the space leased out to Uber for setting up the kiosks in some of the major stations throughout India.
Uber is likely to begin offering the service in metro cities followed by which it might offer the service in more number of cities and other territories. The exact number of cities Uber will cover has not been disclosed yet by the service provider.

  
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Nov 05 2016 (19:17)
irifan2015   459 blog posts
Re# 2049559-1            Tags   Past Edits
SWR's tie up with KSRTC/ Private bus lobby should be dispensed away with for any fruitful development of rlys in Karnataka.
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    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 (09:53AM)


    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 (11:40AM)


    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 (11:05AM)


    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)


    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)


    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
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