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Jun 09 2017 (08:18)   Cantonment, Yeshwantpur to get airport-like makeovers

karbang~   170 news posts
Entry# 2313044   News Entry# 304819         Tags   Past Edits
BENGALURU: The city's oldest railway station and the youngest railway junction will soon get a makeover. Tenders will be finalized on Saturday for redeveloping the Cantonment Station, which was built in 1864, and Yeshwantpur station, the second biggest junction in the city, to bring them on a par with airport terminals.
The two stations are among 23 stations across the country chosen for redevelopment. While Malaysian agencies have been roped in as consultants, the actual work will be executed by top Indian and multi-national infrastructure companies, say officials in South Western Railway (SWR).
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envisages increasing amenities like eateries, hotels and shopping avenues and improving transit-oriented development, including access to station as well as other modes of transport outside its premises like buses and taxibays and Metro.
The redeveloper will have a 45-year lease period to monetize the land, but will have to hand over the station to respective railway zones after 15 years, including the transit-oriented development. In February, SWR floated the tenders for redevelopment and the last date for sending applications was June 1.
Bengaluru Cantonment Station is the city's first railway station and currently connects to 499 stations through 269 trains directly in a month and witnesses 7,500 footfalls daily. There are 30 daily trains moving through this station. It's an A category station (earning revenue between Rs 8 crore and Rs 60 crore). Yeshwantpur railway station is an A1 station (revenue above Rs 60 crore) and sees 126 train movements and over 1.5 lakh footfalls daily.
The Cantonment Station has an attached land parcel of 2.25 acres, while Yeshwantpur has about 20 acres available for commercial exploitation like parking slots, shops, hotels and office spaces for both private builder and the railways.
The Cantonment Station was built by the Madras Presidency and the first train chugged between Cantonment and then Jolarpettai station in 1864. The trains were operated by Madras Railway in the pre-Independence era. It was revamped in 2011 with a new entrance and a new ticketing counter behind platform 2. Slowly, AC VIP lounge, waiting halls, eateries, passenger reservation centres, a food plaza and clinic for medical help to passengers were added to the station.
Several construction majors have evinced interest in leveraging real estate available with the railway authorities in the city.

  
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Jun 09 2017 (11:05)
srinivasvasanthi~   3912 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2313044-1            Tags   Past Edits
Airport entry fees are imposed in every tickets.
Likewise what are the entry fees for these two stations ?

  
Jun 09 2017 (12:51)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4260 blog posts   319 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2313044-2            Tags   Past Edits
Hubballi station, SWR HQ is already like Airport.
  
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Jun 09 2017 (08:18)   Cantonment, Yeshwantpur to get airport-like makeovers

karbang~   170 news posts
Entry# 2312977   News Entry# 304819         Tags   Past Edits
BENGALURU: The city's oldest railway station and the youngest railway junction will soon get a makeover. Tenders will be finalized on Saturday for redeveloping the Cantonment Station, which was built in 1864, and Yeshwantpur station, the second biggest junction in the city, to bring them on a par with airport terminals.
The two stations are among 23 stations across the country chosen for redevelopment. While Malaysian agencies have been roped in as consultants, the actual work will be executed by top Indian and multi-national infrastructure companies, say officials in South Western Railway (SWR).
Redevelopment
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envisages increasing amenities like eateries, hotels and shopping avenues and improving transit-oriented development, including access to station as well as other modes of transport outside its premises like buses and taxibays and Metro.
The redeveloper will have a 45-year lease period to monetize the land, but will have to hand over the station to respective railway zones after 15 years, including the transit-oriented development. In February, SWR floated the tenders for redevelopment and the last date for sending applications was June 1.
Bengaluru Cantonment Station is the city's first railway station and currently connects to 499 stations through 269 trains directly in a month and witnesses 7,500 footfalls daily. There are 30 daily trains moving through this station. It's an A category station (earning revenue between Rs 8 crore and Rs 60 crore). Yeshwantpur railway station is an A1 station (revenue above Rs 60 crore) and sees 126 train movements and over 1.5 lakh footfalls daily.
The Cantonment Station has an attached land parcel of 2.25 acres, while Yeshwantpur has about 20 acres available for commercial exploitation like parking slots, shops, hotels and office spaces for both private builder and the railways.
The Cantonment Station was built by the Madras Presidency and the first train chugged between Cantonment and then Jolarpettai station in 1864. The trains were operated by Madras Railway in the pre-Independence era. It was revamped in 2011 with a new entrance and a new ticketing counter behind platform 2. Slowly, AC VIP lounge, waiting halls, eateries, passenger reservation centres, a food plaza and clinic for medical help to passengers were added to the station.
Several construction majors have evinced interest in leveraging real estate available with the railway authorities in the city.

  
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Jun 09 2017 (10:30)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9722 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2312977-1            Tags   Past Edits
the first train chugged between Cantonment and then Jolarpettai station in 1864 - This was referred as JTJ mail and it should be the current SBC MAS mail
  
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Jun 02 2017 (13:47)   For Railways, AC 3 tier turns into hot property; more such coaches, Humsafar Express trains on cards

karbang~   170 news posts
Entry# 2304329   News Entry# 304187         Tags   Past Edits
Given that the air-conditioned 3-tier class is the only profitable category for the Indian Railways and the recently launched Humsafar Express — which only has AC 3-tier coaches — has been a successful experiment, the national carrier has decided to add more such coaches in all trains and also launch Humsafar Express on more routes.
“We will be launching more Humsafar Express trains and have more trains with AC tier 3 coaches as this category is profitable for us,” said Mohammed Jamshed, member (traffic), Railway Board. The railways will also be increasing the frequency of the existing Humsafar Express trains.
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Guwahati-Bengaluru Humsafar Express is running at 70%-plus occupancy and so we plan to make it a daily service,” added Jamshed. The Kamakhya Humsafar Express is a weekly train service between Kamakhya and Bengaluru Cantonment railways stations. These trains have been recently launched by the Indian Railways under its differentiated products offerings such as Tejas and Antyodaya, among others. The Humsafar trains attract surge pricing wherein the prices of the tickets go up as the occupancy level increases.

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Jun 02 2017 (18:57)
ranjitg370   2557 blog posts   1141 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2304329-14            Tags   Past Edits
Need more new Humsafar trains.

  
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Jun 02 2017 (18:58)
《12606 12605 Pallavan Express》^~   2544 blog posts   1546 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2304329-15            Tags   Past Edits
it will super hit if no dynamic fare

  
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Jun 02 2017 (19:29)
shiv2350   368 blog posts
Re# 2304329-16            Tags   Past Edits
In all busy routes were occupancy can be covered and people ready for 3 tier premium train then surely HUMSAFAR Train should run.

  
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Jun 02 2017 (20:30)
DhnEcr~   5363 blog posts
Re# 2304329-17            Tags   Past Edits
PNBE-mumbai HS would have been best in this summer season and summer vacation but thanks to lethargy its rake lies idle. 2 of the most popular cum high demand regions and simply no foresight whatsoever

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Jun 05 2017 (19:35)
BAHUBALI IS BRAND~   5307 blog posts   99 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2304329-20            Tags   Past Edits
Yar pnbe humsafar kab ayegi???
  
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Jun 02 2017 (13:54)   Mangaluru: Tejas Express up to Karwar?

karbang~   170 news posts
Entry# 2304306   News Entry# 304189         Tags   Past Edits
Will the Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express, the country’s first high-speed semi-luxurious train, be extended to Karwar? Minister for railways Suresh Prabhu, who was in Karwar, acknowledged – and appreciated – a suggestion seeking the extension of the train to Karnataka.
The minister inaugurated improved passenger amenities at various stations in the Karwar region. At Gokarna station, he inaugurated the extension of platform. The minister also initiated work of many passenger amenities. At Karwar station, he initiated provision of drinking water facility and water pedestal on platform no 2, provision of modular shelters on each platform and improvement of circulating area and approach road. For other stations, he initiated provision of 200 numbers of Concord benches at various stations, provision of 188 stainless steel
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benches for waiting hall at various stations, construction of a waiting hall at Mulky station, renovation of toilets at Udupi, Surathkal, Gokarna, Ankola and Kumta stations and provision of 25 modular shelters at various stations. Tejas, dubbed “aeroplane moving on the ground” , boasts of amenities such as LED screens attached to seats, Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, and tea/coffee vending machine. Capable of running at 200 kmph, the train covers the 552-km Mumbai-Goa journey within nine hours.

  
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Jun 02 2017 (14:51)
a2z~   1250 blog posts
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Some of the problems with Tejas Extension to Karwar:
* CSTM-KARWAR shall be almost a 10 hr journey, not desirable for chaircar journey.
* further extension shall lead to requirement of 2 Tejas rakes or the frequency have to be reduced to triweekly instead of 5 days a week.
* Traffic in Tejas beyond Goa shall be lower than Mumbai-Goa traffic
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12133 CSTM-Mangaluru Exp (CSTM dep. 22:00 & Karwar arr. 8:10) is best train from Mumbai to Karwar and this train running with just 17 ICF coaches should be augmented to create more berths for Karwar/Mangluru. I wonder, why this train with such a convenient and superfast timeslot is running with just 17 ICF coaches instead of 24?!!

  
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Jun 02 2017 (15:31)
Life is full of troubles but you have to fight^~   36817 blog posts   28302 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2304306-2            Tags   Past Edits
Traim chli aur demand shuru
No needed in my opinion untill unless the route has been upgraded to 130 mps

  
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Jun 02 2017 (17:18)
Rohit Deshmukh   14 blog posts   5 correct pred (41% accurate)
Re# 2304306-3            Tags   Past Edits
It can be possible but Tejas should run 100kmph. Now as per tt it just 65kmph
On Wednesday if you check the status of return journey then tejas departs karmali at 15:59 and arrives cstm on 23:00!
706 km distance in 7 hrs!!!

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Jun 02 2017 (17:50)
srinivasvasanthi~   3912 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2304306-5            Tags   Past Edits
Karwar - Madgoan - Londa - Hubbali - Bangalore daily expresses are needed.Still date no daily expresses operated in this route.

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Jun 02 2017 (21:40)
Shreyash Gavankar   11 blog posts
Re# 2304306-12            Tags   Past Edits
A train between Mumbai and Bangalore via madgaon should be considered between time slot of 10-11 am from Mumbai

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Jun 02 2017 (13:35)   Hubballi-Ankola railway line at any cost: Minister Prabhu

karbang~   170 news posts
Entry# 2304369   News Entry# 304184         Tags   Past Edits
Karwar: The much-awaited Hubballi-Ankola railway line will become a reality soon with the Union government deciding to take up construction of this line at any cost, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu said.
Prabhu, who was in Karwar on Thursday for the commencement of work to improve various passenger amenities and inaugurate other amenities in Karwar region, said the Hubballi-Ankola line is very important in the view of defence (INS Kadamba naval base), export and transportation of goods in North Karnataka.
He said that railway officials held discussions with senior officers of the Karnataka
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government last week for the implementation of the project, and the outcome was positive. Reacting to reports that the committee appointed by the MoEF to conduct environment assessment in the region had reported to the government that the project would lead to widespread destruction of the forest, Prabhu said a new report will be readied by the state government and submitted to the MoEF. Again, the railway department and state government would seek the permission of the National Green Tribunal.
He said the railways providing various facilities to users which would boost tourism in coastal Karnataka. Tejas Express, a five-star luxury train which runs between Goa and Mumbai, will be extended up to Karwar, and discussion with CM Siddaramaiah and industries minister R V Deshpande will be held soon, he said. Local self-help women's groups would be included to provide services to the passengers and the groups will make local good, market them and also take up e-catering.
The railway department increased aid to the Karnataka government by 300% in the past two budget years to strengthen the infrastructure in the state. All railway lines have been converted into broad gauge, he said. Apart from this, 8.5 lakh crores were invested this year by the Railways all over India, Prabhu said.
A second platform will be constructed at Karwar railway station and DEMU rail, which runs between Karwar and Goa every day, will get new engines and bogeys, he said. The railway department would provide drinking water facility to Shirwad gram panchayat near Karwar. The department has decided to grow 5 crore trees alongside railway tracks all over India.
An institute to train youths in the technical field will be built in Goa in the name of former railway minister George Fernandes and a skill institute will be built in Karnataka in memory of former chief minister Ramakrishna Hegde, Prabhu added.

  
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Jun 02 2017 (15:35)
a2z~   1250 blog posts
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It is very unfortunate that Hubli-Ankola new railway line project stays stalled since many after spending crores of Rs on the first stretch of work.
We can hope that commitment of RM shall pave the way to progress of this project.
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Tenure of Mr Prabhu shall be remembered for long time for:
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Removal of saturation of trunklines - Doublings of trunk lines , newlines, DFCs,
(2) brisk capacity expansion-Commissioning 8km (19km planned) new lines perday against just over 4 done earlier
(3) Superfast electrification of tracks
(4) efforts to increase speed- especially HST, Talgo trials, first 100mph train Gatiman
(5) efforts to provide luxury on trains-Tejas, Antyodaya, Deendayalu
(6) Giving maximum brands- Humsafar, Tejas, UDAY, Deendayalu,
(7) delegation of powers to DRMs, GMs to improve organisational efficiency of IR through quick decision making/ implementation,
(8) cost control- cheaper power, diesel procurement, online procurement
(9) implementation of new accounting norms & ERP which will help IR improve quality of decision making, get more funding and future corporatisation
(10) and of course for the much hated Flexi fares.

  
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Jun 02 2017 (15:39)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19809 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
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These netas do anything for election
Western Ghats will be made dustbin

  
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Jun 02 2017 (15:55)
tiwariut7~   142 blog posts   4 correct pred (36% accurate)
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'Tejas Express, a five-star luxury train which runs between Goa and Mumbai, will be extended up to Karwar, and discussion with CM Siddaramaiah and industries minister R V Deshpande will be held soon, he said. '
Will Tejas get enough Turn Around Time and passengers at Karwar ? Especially during monsoon timings ?

  
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Jun 02 2017 (17:38)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4260 blog posts   319 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2304369-4            Tags   Past Edits
Centre will sanction this, they have to win upcoming KA state elections.

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