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May 24 2017 (07:28)   A long-pending demand finally fulfilled

rdb*^   129373 news posts
Entry# 2290234   News Entry# 303428         Tags   Past Edits
Need for new train stemmed from oversaturation of Mysuru-Bengaluru Chamundi Express
The inaugural run of the Mysuru-Hubballi Vishwa Manava Express via Bengaluru on Tuesday marks the culmination of a long-pending demand of daily rail users in south Karnataka region.
With the introduction of this train, there are 25 train services between Mysuru and Bengaluru. Of this, 17 are daily trains while the services to Varanasi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Shirdi, Chennai Superfast service, and Dharbanga are either weekly or biweekly, besides the Mysuru-Chennai Shatabdi Express that runs six days a week.
demand for the new train stemmed from the oversaturation of the Mysuru-Bengaluru Chamundi Express, which is patronised by daily commuters and officer-goers travelling between the two cities.
Occupancy rate
Among the daily trains, the occupancy rate of Chamundi Express is in excess of 200% and as against the capacity of 1,200 passengers, nearly 2,400 passengers travel daily in each direction making the journey nerve-racking for commuters.
Its departure time from Mysuru at 6.45 a.m. and in the return direction from Bengaluru at 6.15 p.m. suited officer-goers, students and government employees and hence only regular season ticket holders would travel in it unmindful of the discomfort as it suited their timings.
But over the past few years, the public raised a demand for an additional train and this was backed by a campaign through mainstream and social media, besides posting photographs regularly of the congested coaches on Twitter and WhatsApp to the Railway Minister as also the local MPs.
The path between Mysuru and Bengaluru was also clogged and the completion of the track doubling work created capacity for introduction of additional trains, which made the Vishwa Manava Express a possibility.
The introduction of an additional express service between Mysuru and Bengaluru to suit officer goers and regular commuters was announced more than a year ago but was postponed repeatedly. While track capacity was cited as the reason till the doubling works were completed, lack of rakes was cited as another reason. The U.P. elections, lack of pit lines for maintenance either in Hubballi or Mysuru, and congestion of Bengaluru station were cited as other reasons which led to repeated postponement of the new train service till the hurdles were cleared and the service introduced.
While it will serve the needs of the inter-city travellers along the route, not many are expected to travel from the starting point to the end destination given its timings. For, the nearly 13-hour journey is best made at night to save a day.
A few tickets sold
On the inaugural run, only seven tickets were sold from Mysuru, of which three were for Davangere and four to Bengaluru but in view of the demand for the train and the rush, the passenger traffic is expected to pick up from Wednesday.

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May 24 2017 (10:01)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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For the inaugural run, it was announced as a free ride and hence only 7 tickets were sold. Railfans have witnessed heavy rush today.

May 24 2017 (13:58)
a2z~   846 blog posts
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Free ride for inaugural run!! that is very interesting, as never heard before.

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★★★  General Travel
May 23 2017 (18:10)   17326/Vishwamanava Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40226

akki WDP4 20006*^~   579 blog posts   8 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2289671            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Awesome pic Capture
Inauguration of MYS SBC UBL Inaugural special, MYS PF6

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May 24 2017 (11:23)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2289671-7            Tags   Past Edits
Mysore to Hubli via Bangalore is not preferred route. They have introduced this to reduce burden on Chamundi (MYS-SBC) and Siddaganga (SBC-UBL) trains. Hence, to avoid confusion, they have written like that.
Rail Fanning
May 07 2017 (11:09)   22143/Mumbai CST - Bidar SuperFast Express | UDGR/Udgir (1 PFs)

bowkya   9 blog posts
Entry# 2266598            Tags   Past Edits
Its surprising to hear Protest of Laturkar for the extension of train no. 22107 upto Bidar. Fact remain that only 2 bogies S7 & S8 are extended upto Bidar (These 2 bogies were UR type earlier -till latur & No AC-3/2 Ty, First class ticket is allowed to book for journey upto Bidar)
Even in these 2 Bogies, Laturkars can avail reserved tickets upto Latur. So what is point of protest?
Although quota of 80-85 no. of berth allotted, Udgirkars & Bidarkar have feeling of Justice done to their long pending demand
for direct train upto Mumbai at convenient timing from both end...
CR shall amend schedule of this train & extend the train for all 7 days a week from both end i.e. Bidar & CSTM.

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May 23 2017 (17:21)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Not correct.. It will be on time more or less
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May 23 2017 (16:44)   Death toll in Kuppam rail disaster is 62

rdb*^   129373 news posts
Entry# 2289638   News Entry# 303338         Tags   Past Edits
The casualties in the crash of the Island Express at Kuppam railway station last night [May 21] have risen to 62 passengers dead and 63 others injured. First reports had said ten were killed and 50 others injured as the train from Bangalore bound for Cochin Harbour ran into a sand hump at the station. Kuppam is a halt for the train and it is believed the train, running at good speed, could not be stopped due to failure of the brake system. In the accident the engine and the three bogies next to it jumped rails near the outer cabin of the station. Actually the second carriage which was a third class-cum-luggage van bogie was separated from the others and it fell on its side.

May 23 2017 (17:17)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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No such news... Could be a fake news

May 23 2017 (17:18)
rdb*^   31277 blog posts   374037 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Must be from archives..
\read last line...third class-cum-luggage van bogie
and this ..bound for Cochin Harbour

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May 19 2017 (10:03)   56215/16 timings to be revised from 22nd

BMTIR*^~   681 news posts
Entry# 2283121   News Entry# 302838         Tags   Past Edits
Timings of 56215/16 revised at YPR end from 22nd may 2017
56215 arrival at YPR 1530
56216 departure from YPR 1245

May 19 2017 (13:55)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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MYS-YPR... Slowed down by 45 mins (b/n HAS and YPR)
YPR-MYS... Slowed down by 15 mins (b/n YPR and HAS)
General Travel
May 18 2017 (10:07)   17302/Dharwad Mysuru Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

Solapur Superfast~   1650 blog posts   66 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2281126            Tags   Past Edits
Similar kind of daily train required from Mumbai/Pune to Mysore via Hasan.
It will save almost 3 to 4 hrs journey time.
Why most of the trains taking longer route via. SBC even shorter route is present.

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May 18 2017 (10:36)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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At present Sharavati takes the shortest route. Only AII-MYS is via SBC.

May 18 2017 (11:06)
Solapur Superfast~   1650 blog posts   66 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Yes.. but it's a weekly train.
Rail Fanning
May 16 2017 (13:15)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT) | TKJ/Tilak Bridge (4 PFs) | TKD/WAP-7/30356

Bhartiya Rail   87 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 2279204            Tags   Past Edits
INDIAN RAILWAY Karnataka Express parallel with OFFLINK Vaishali Express.

May 16 2017 (13:25)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Nice video.. May not be parallel as Vaishali follows KK here.

May 16 2017 (13:30)
Bhartiya Rail   87 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
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But later there is Parallel between these 2 as they are entering NDLS...
General Travel
May 15 2017 (17:59)  

mthcdoshi~   878 blog posts   3472 correct pred (89% accurate)
Entry# 2278332            Tags   Past Edits
As per the hike news: With the demand for lower berths rising during train ticket reservation, the Indian Railways is planning to Charge Rs 50/- extra lower berth preferance. While this means a significant increase in revenue for the railways.
how this will affect senior citizens, Physically Challanged, who usually prefer lower berths ?

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May 15 2017 (19:04)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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I guess this is not announced by Railways.. Some news channels have shared this info

May 15 2017 (19:21)
mthcdoshi~   878 blog posts   3472 correct pred (89% accurate)
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Yes ! At present it is share by media and not yet announced by Railway Officially.
We are just discussing, if this came into implement, what could be on ground situation in Coach.

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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 (12:49)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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No issues.... Hubli-Ankola, Nanjangud-Nilambur, Mysore-Thalassery, Chamarajanagar-Mettupalyam, Kanhangad-Kaniyoor all these projects should be scrapped as there will be a huge damage done to the wildlife..

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*^~   4753 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 03 2017 (10:06)   Finally, a Mysuru-B'luru train to suit the working class

Hareesh Mangalam*^~   1182 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 05 2017 (13:44)
Koilakuntla in IR~   7867 blog posts   7 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Tippu should be given to UBL
once upon where there is no SMET Exp Sidhaganga used t return back empty from DWR and undergo maintenance and go to DWR early in mrng to depart as DWR SBC Sidhaganga

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May 09 2017 (19:39)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
Re# 2261001-20            Tags   Past Edits
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*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Extending to MYS only to free up SBC.. Not interested in improving connectivity

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May 12 2017 (17:49)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4753 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
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It will not start tomorrow. Inaugural date pending at RM's end.

May 12 2017 (18:24)
UBL ICE~   434 blog posts
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rake arrived at MYS sir?

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