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Yesterday (09:21)   New Bengaluru-Hassan line commissioning next week; Prime Minister invited for inauguration

Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   837 news posts
Entry# 2173862   News Entry# 294500         Tags   Past Edits
Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity Express is the first confirmed train to run after the formal inauguration, the date for which is yet to be announced
BANGALORE: Former Prime Minister and Hassan Lok Sabha member H.D. Deve Gowda will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new Hassan-Bengaluru line. “The Railway Minister (Suresh Prabhu) desires that the line be opened by the Prime Minister and [has] requested me to extend a formal invitation. I’m going to Delhi tomorrow and try to speak the Prime Minister or intimate this to his office,” Mr. Deve Gowda told on Tuesday.
after coming to power, Mr.Modi had promised to complete the line on priority; it still took about three years. “I am not going to blame anyone for the inordinate delay of 22 years for the completion of the line,” said Mr. Deve Gowda, who had sanctioned the line when he was PM.
The 110-km Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola railway line, part of the new 166-km Bengaluru-Hassan line, is set to be commissioned by South Western Railway (SWR) on February 28. This follows authorisation given by A.K. Manoharan, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, who inspected the line and conducted speed trials between February 6 and 10. Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer, Construction, SWR, told The Hindu that the commissioner on Monday issued authorisation to run passenger trains with a maximum speed of 80 kmph.
With this, the hope of the people of Hassan and coastal regions for the shortest rail route to Bengaluru has come true. The project had been announced by Deve Gowda way back in 1996, but the work progressed at a snail’s pace, partly owing to non-availability of land and mostly because of meagre fund allocation by the Railways.
Sharing the cost
In 2010, the then Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa decided to share the cost of ongoing as well as new Railway projects to sped up the work. More funds from the Railways came when D.V. Sadananda Gowda was Railway Minister.
SWR’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya said the commissioning would be done with a trial run of a passenger train on the section on February 28. The formal inauguration would be done depending upon the dates acceptable for the dignitaries.
New train
As of now, SWR has planned an intercity express between Hassan and Yeshwantpur, leaving Hassan at around 6 a.m. and reaching Yeshwantpur at 9.30 a.m. In the return direction, the train would leave Yeshwantpur at around 6 p.m. and reach Hassan at 9.30 p.m. It is tentatively scheduled to halt at Chikkabanavar, Kunigal, Yediyur, Balagangadhar Nagar, Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna.
Meanwhile, the zone has sought the Railway Board’s permission to re-route the yet-to-be-introduced Train No. 16575/576 Bengaluru-Mangaluru Kudla Express via the new route. Mr. Sadananda Gowda had announced this train in 2014 to run via Mysuru.
Ms. Vijaya also said three goods trains between Mangaluru and Bengaluru would be diverted via the new section after February 28.
Manpower allocation
Since it is a large section, SWR requires at least 120 workers, including 60 tracks-men and about 35 stations masters. The zone is in the process of identifying personnel for posting and the process could take about a fortnight, Ms. Vijaya said.

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Yesterday (10:18)
No more DLS or ELS Hereafter only a Locoshed*^~   9567 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2173862-4            Tags   Past Edits
Hoping for that , Else Kudla can also have slip from Hubli side

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Yesterday (16:30)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2173862-6            Tags   Past Edits
Well they may start a slip/new train to Hubbali after CMGR - SKLR new line completion.

Yesterday (16:31)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2173862-7            Tags   Past Edits
We may also see few new north bound trains running via YPR-HAS-ASK-UBL, in future.

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Yesterday (16:46)
No more DLS or ELS Hereafter only a Locoshed*^~   9567 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Thats a great idea , CMGR to SKLR will get Hubli train, Amalgamation at SKLR is easy since it will wait for banker to be attached

Yesterday (16:51)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1866 blog posts   698 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2173862-10            Tags   Past Edits
They will take another 20years to complete CMNR-SKLR new line.
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Yesterday (11:36)   56216/Mysuru Shravanabelagola Passenger (UnReserved) | SIGA/Shantigrama (1 PFs)

Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2174048            Tags   Past Edits
Exploring new route HAS-YPR, Station #1

Yesterday (11:40)
Mysuru Express~   434 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2174048-1            Tags   Past Edits
currently this train is called between Hassan and Sharvanabeloga till 28.2.2017 to facilitate CRS

Yesterday (11:46)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2174048-2            Tags   Past Edits
It is called off or running only between HAS-SBGA ?

Yesterday (11:53)
█▓▒░ Tushar Dhingra ░▒▓█^~   1590 blog posts   915 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2174048-3            Tags   Past Edits
Should I update station pics?

Yesterday (12:07)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2174048-4            Tags   Past Edits
Please upload, i will provide further station pics also till SBGA

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Yesterday (12:50)
shuk RAILWAY is my first crush~   557 blog posts   265 correct pred (55% accurate)
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Rail Fanning
Yesterday (12:30)   56216/Mysuru Shravanabelagola Passenger (UnReserved) | DSVS/Samudravalli (1 PFs)

Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2174101            Tags   Past Edits
HAS-YPR New route, Station #2
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Feb 20 2017 (11:13)   Yeshwantpur, Bangalore Cantt Stations to turn Nerve Centres in 4 years

Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   837 news posts
Entry# 2171609   News Entry# 294356         Tags   Past Edits
BANGALORE: Yeshwantpur and Bangalore Cantonment stations would be upgraded into world-class stations in the next four years if the project launched on Wednesday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is executed without a hitch.
South Western Railway (SWR) general manager A K Gupta said 23 stations across the country have been selected and Bengaluru has the distinction of having two of its stations in the list. Interacting with the media before the minister launched the stations redevelopment programme in New Delhi, Gupta said the projects will make the stations the nerve centres of the city, besides providing high-quality passenger amenities.
has set June 6 as deadline for submission of documents for bidders. When asked about the timeline of the project, he said the work order will be placed within an year and the project is expected to be completed within three years.
As per the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, Yeshwantpur station will be developed at a cost of Rs 100 crore and Cantonment station at Rs 80 crore. Both amounts are indicative as the bidder can propose a project at a higher cost. In return, the developer will get 45-year lease of 2.25 acres of land near Cantonment station and 20 acres adjacent to Yeshwantpur station.
SWR officials said Mysuru, Belagavi, Ballari, Vijayapura, Dharwad and Bangarpet are among the 15 stations that will be proposed for inclusion in phase II of the programme.
Project nodal officer and SWR chief planning and design engineer D K Garg, who briefed the media and investors, said the stations will be connected to the existing transport systems, including Metro, bus and taxis. Accessibility of Cantonment station will be improved, Garg said. The developer will have to maintain the station for 15 years, during which he will share the revenue generated through advertisement and leasing of stalls on the premises.

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Feb 20 2017 (12:11)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2171609-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ballari(near Hampi) and Vijayapura are listed because of foreign tourist destination. Belagavi might be for second capital of KA and Dharwad is like YPR back up station of Hubballi, in future north bound trains can start from here.
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Feb 20 2017 (09:50)   Railways starts rating its 16 zones to keep top officers on their toes

Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   837 news posts
Entry# 2171517   News Entry# 294342         Tags   Past Edits
The railway board has started rating its 16 zones, with the aim to ensure that all senior officials take their work seriously as the performance of the zones will be reflected in their promotion and career progression. In the latest rating done by the railway board between April and December 2016, South Eastern Railway headquartered in Kolkata is on the top while North Eastern Railway with its head office in Gorakhpur has got the last rank. Interestingly , Northern Railway , with its HQ in Delhi, a few kilometres from the railway board office, was third from last.
As the new railway dispensation under Suresh Prabhu has brought in a private sector-like appraisal system, the career graph of top officers will depend
on the amount of money they have helped the state-run transporter earn, physical assets they have helped create and punctuality of trains.
The ranking is based on a set of 17 key performance indicators (KPIs) such as operational and financial performance measured by passenger traffic and freight loading among others. The KPIs have been made part of the annual performance appraisal reports (APARs) of general managers, divisional railway managers and departmental heads in zonal railways.
“The ranking is done on 17 indicators. Zonal railways are being evaluated as per relative performance on each indicator by comparing the targets fixed for each one after much deliberation,“ said a senior official.
The KPIs have been set against five broad categories of performance linked directly to the health of Indian Railways. These categories are operational and financial performance, capacity enhancement, capacity utilisation, asset reliability , and manpower training and upgrade.
Under financialoperational performance, how much freight has been carried by a zone and how many passengers it has handled will carry maximum weightage -10 marks each.
As part of the process, zonal and divisional units were asked for targets for the year, which they furnished after much deliberations. Now, each general manager, DRM and departmental heads are being evaluated against his her own targets.
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Feb 20 2017 (10:51)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2171517-3            Tags   Past Edits
SWR, KR and CR neither in top 3 best nor in worst. :-|

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Feb 20 2017 (11:02)
Koush12461^~   78715 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2171517-5            Tags   Past Edits
Do you know whole ratings ?

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Feb 20 2017 (07:59)   Additional seating for short-distance passengers in select trains

rdb*^   126004 news posts
Entry# 2171463   News Entry# 294337         Tags   Past Edits
A few sleeper coaches of trains plying in Mysuru, Bengaluru and Hubballi divisions have been unreserved for the benefit of short-distance travellers between a few identified sections.
According to a release, this has been done to provide a comfortable travel experience for such passengers, who can now buy unreserved journey tickets for commute in these coaches in the notified sections. Passengers travelling in the other coaches will have to pay the difference in fare of the two classes and a penalty, the release said.
The coaches now earmarked as unreserved include four sleeper
class coaches (S-6 to S-9) of Train. No. 16591/2 Hubballi-Mysuru Hampi Express (from Hubballi to Hospete, and vice-versa) and two coaches (S-8 and S-9) of the same train between Bengaluru and Mysuru.
Four sleeper class coaches (from S-4 to S-7) of Train No. 17308 Bagalkot-Mysuru Basava Express have been declared unreserved between Bagalkot and Solapur, while three (S-5 to S-7) will be unreserved on Train No. 17307 Mysuru-Bagalkot Basava Express between Mysuru and Bengaluru.
Coaches S-6 to S-9 of Train. No.16535 Mysuru-Solapur Gol Gumbaz Express will be unreserved between Bagalkot and Solapur, and between Mysuru and Bengaluru.
Two sleeper class coaches (S-5 and S-6) of Train No. 17226 Hubballi-Vijayawada Amaravati Express have been declared as unreserved for travel between Hubballi and Hosapete, as have coaches S-7 to S-10 of Train No.16589 Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru-Kolhapur Rani Chennamma Express between Belagavi and Kolhapur, the release said.

Feb 20 2017 (09:39)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Good move

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Feb 15 2017 (09:29)   06541/Yesvantpur - Pandharpur Tatkal Special | KUD/Kudachi (1 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4/20019

atiqinamdar92~   134 blog posts
Entry# 2165147            Tags   Past Edits
KJM WDP 4 # 20019 with YPR - PVR exp @ KUDACHI.

Feb 16 2017 (12:52)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Is it still running? I think it is stopped for this month. Going to start in March

Feb 16 2017 (14:25)
atiqinamdar92~   134 blog posts
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yes. this is old pic
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Feb 06 2017 (16:41)   22133/Solapur - Yesvantpur SF Express (PT) | GR/Gulbarga (4 PFs)

skumarvkulkarni~   1647 blog posts
Entry# 2153568            Tags   Past Edits
Railways have decided to permanently augment the Train No.22133/34 Solapur- Yesvantpur – Solapur DailyExpress with o­ne additional Third AC. Coach.
The additional coach will be added to Train No. 22133Solapur- Yesvantpur daily Express with effect from 28.01.2017 and the Train No. 22134 Yesvantpur –Solapur Daily Express with effect from 29.01.2017.
The train will have 22 coaches comprising of
One First AC coach,Two AC 2-tier coach ThreeAC 3-tier coaches, Eight Second class Sleeper coaches, SixGeneral Second Class coaches and Two Luggage and Break-van with disabled friendly compartment.
Chief Public Relations Officer
SWR press release no.188 uploaded today in SWR website
click here

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Feb 15 2017 (23:05)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
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It should be diverted to Bidar instead of Solapur from GR, after new line completion.
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Feb 11 2017 (08:42)   Karnataka promises to earmark fund for rail project

rdb*^   126004 news posts
Entry# 2160531   News Entry# 293661         Tags   Past Edits
The proposed Kanhangad-Kaniyooru rail link, which provides easy access to Bengaluru from northern Kerala, appears to have received some backing with Karnataka also agreeing to shoulder the mandatory 50 per cent cost burden to realise the long-cherished project.
An assurance to this effect was made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Thursday to the visiting delegates of the Kanhangad-Kaniyoouru rail action committee office-bearers as they submitted a memorandum seeking to earmark the requisite fund in the upcoming Karnataka budget for the project.
The assurance by Mr. Siddaramaiah, who also handles the Finance
portfolio, came in the light of Kerala earmarking Rs. 20 crore for the proposed project in its last budget.
The Chief Minister spoke in the presence of Karnataka Ministers U.T. Khader and Ramanath Rai; the State Legislative Council Chief Whip Ivan D’Souza, also Southern Railway’s consultative committee member; and N.A. Haris, MLA from the State; the action committee said here on Friday. The delegation, headed by Mr. Khader, comprised the action committee convener, C. Yousuf Haji, besides senior Congress leaders from Karnataka’s Sullia town through which the proposed 90-km long line is set to pass.
The Karnataka legislators in the delegation are said to have made assurances that they will exert their influence to ensure that the requisite fund is earmarked in the State budget. The LDF government had earmarked Rs. 20 crore in its previous budget in the light of the 40-km-long Kanhangad-Panathur stretch in the State getting favourable nod during the feasibility surveys carried out by the Southern Railway a few years ago.
The Chief Minister’s assurances should be seen as a silver lining in the project that will be benefit passengers, who could reach Bengaluru in seven hours instead of the 15 taken either via Mangaluru and Palakkad.

Feb 11 2017 (20:30)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
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This line will be useful only when HMRDC relaxes norms, which looks bit difficult.
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Feb 11 2017 (08:33)   Line inspection between Nelamangala, Shravanabelagola ends

rdb*^   126004 news posts
Entry# 2159773   News Entry# 293660         Tags   Past Edits
It is expected to be operationalby February-end
The inspection of the 110-km railway line between Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) was completed on Friday.
K.A. Manoharan, Commissioner of Railway Safety (Bengaluru), conducted the five-day inspection, which began on February 6.
The track’s suitability was also tested by running the train at 110 km/h.
team, which included Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) Ashok Gupta and Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal, inspected the track, bridges, stations, signal and basic amenities along the route.
Mr. Manoharan, speaking to presspersons at Shravanabelagola, said that the track condition was okay but there were minor issues with regard to other things.
“The issues that need to be improved have been brought to the notice of officials concerned,” he said.
The line connecting Hassan and Bengaluru via Shravanabelagola was proposed 20 years ago when H.D. Deve Gowda was the Prime Minister.
The line is expected to be operational by the end of this month. Mr. Gupta said that he was hopeful that the train would run by the end of February.
‘Remarkable construction’
Mangaluru Special Correspondent reports:
K.N. Krishnaprasad and T.P. Lokesh from Karnataka Railway Vedike, a rail advocacy group, who witnessed the inspection on Friday, said that the construction was remarkable despite two-decade delay. Platforms at all stations are designed to accommodate a full-train (24 coaches) even as there are no level crossings on the entire section.
An engineer with SWR construction wing however said only one level crossing exists near Soladevanahalli, off Nelamangala, which can be eliminated.
Otherwise, railway under or over bridges are constructed between Nelamangala and Hassan for crossing roads.
This helps operating trains at high speeds, Mr. Prasad said.
Parts of the Bengaluru-Hassan new line (166 km), Chikkabanavara-Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola-Hassan, are already commissioned.

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Feb 11 2017 (20:20)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4071 blog posts   301 correct pred (68% accurate)
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So finally day is near to start Kudla Exp.

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