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Apr 11 2017 (22:19)  

shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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PIL for running night train on the newly commissioned route between SBC and Karwar
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Can we expect the train to start soon
Apr 11 2017 (07:33)  

shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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IRCTC is not showing IDBI bank netbanking for payment today when i was trying to book tickets. Anyone know why this is so??

Apr 11 2017 (21:50)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Does anyone have any idea whom to contact for this irctc payment issue.. I have sent email to care@irctc but no response. Tried calling the phone no but its always busy

Apr 11 2017 (22:00)
IR no more Safe^~   20952 blog posts   96264 correct pred (75% accurate)
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yes, now IDBI bank removed from net banking . even i used IDBI earlier. not seeing from past 2-3 weeks.
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Mar 25 2017 (20:10)   Bengaluru-Hassan direct train to be flagged off on Monday

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36167 news posts
Entry# 2210809   News Entry# 297616         Tags   Past Edits
The service, which will be flagged off by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, will take three hours to cover the distance.
Bengaluru: Come Monday and the city will have its first direct train service to Hassan, nearly two decades after it was first proposed. The service, which will be flagged off by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, will take three hours to cover the distance. But for the present it will only be a day service and there are no plans to run the highly popular Bengaluru-Mangaluru- Karwar night train on this newly completed track either, according to South West Railway sources.
decision on the Karwar Express has left many disappointed. Regular passengers on the train point  that it runs via Mysuru city presently and takes 12 hours to cover the distance to Mangaluru.  " It stops in Mysuru for an hour and runs very slow in the Shiradi ghat section. But if the train is diverted on the Bengaluru-Hassan direct line, it could save three to four hours. However, despite repeated letters to the SWR , it is  not ready to fulfill this demand," complained Mr. Gurunath Shenoy, a regular passenger on the route, arguing that if  the travel time between Mangaluru and Bengaluru was cut,  it would also help passengers from Udupi, Kundapur and Bhatkal.
He believes the luxury bus lobby is putting a spoke in the wheels as it could lose business if there was a more comfortable train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru.   
"Presently around 400 luxury private buses  operate between the two cities every day and so this lobby is stopping the SWR from using the new track for the Karwar Express," he charged.

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Mar 26 2017 (14:53)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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It's really sad that even after knowing the popularity of the sbc-maq night train. The SWR have not bothered to either introduce a new train or atleast run the existing train on this new route. It clearly shows the Nexus between SWR and the bus lobby. I have written emails to the minister and raised multiple greivance in the railway portal but haven't received any proper response.

Mar 26 2017 (14:55)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Boss, even 2 hrs reduction in the journey time is a big saving especially who have to go to work on a Monday morning

Mar 26 2017 (15:00)
Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1238 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Yes u are right alternative alignment of HAS MAJN section was there but the old MG route was hurriedly made BG. The alignment of this route was proposed from Kabakaputtur to Sakhleshpur without touching SBHR. But SBHR temple is a sacred place, hence plan was dropped. Bus lobby played important role in forcing SWR to follow MG alignment for BG route while another alignment survey from SBHR to MYS directly bye passing HAS didn't see the daylight on it. Alternative MAJN HAS route byepassing Shiradi Ghats is a must

Mar 26 2017 (15:39)
Venkat వెంకట్   2806 blog posts
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elections are near...may be those trains will start soon

Mar 27 2017 (08:31)
a2z~   613 blog posts
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2 hour journey reduction for a 11:45hrs journey is an appreciable reduction. Reporters always try to exaggerate the fact.
The fact which is worth giving thought is, just to fulfil wish/vested-interest of a person to quickly complete the GC in his tenure, the work was done hazardly, bypassing the norms and are people are paying the price of lack of professionalism to the working of IR and continue to do so.
would have been better if GC was completed with adoption of BG standards even if delayed by a few years. Had the norms been followed during GC, the journey would have been extremely convenient and less than 8 hours long as compared to 12 hrs today and capacity & traffic carried by this route too would have been much higher than what is at present. We would have seen atleast 3 overnight trains on the SBC-MAQ-MAO/ERS route which could have very conveniently connected SBC with coastal Karnataka & Kerala.

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Mar 24 2017 (02:52)   Track ready, but Bengaluru-Mangaluru train still stuck in the pipeline

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36167 news posts
Entry# 2211441   News Entry# 297372         Tags   Past Edits
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is expe­c­ted to flag off the train service betw­e­en Yeshwantpur and H­a­ssan on March 26, but the absence of the much-awaited Bengaluru-Mangalore train on the list has angered many people in both the cities.
Railway officials said they have already sent the proposal for the train but are yet to get an approval. “Shortage of rakes (set of coaches that form a train) has also delayed the proposed Hubballi-Mysuru train via Bengaluru. We have proposed 30 trains that are yet to be approved,” a senior official said. “The railways spent Rs 1,300 crore on the line and now don’t want to run a train on it though people were waiting for it for over a decade. We will
fight for the train,” said T P Lokesh of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.
However, Prabhu’s tweet on Tuesday night has given hope. “#Bengaluru to #Mangalore several people travel by road, to help them starting new train to reduce travel time by 4 hrs minimum. #WeCare (sic)”.
South Western Railway had filed an affidavit in the High Court in reply to a writ petition by Railway Yatri Sangha, Udupi, stating the Bengaluru-Mangaluru express, called as Kudla Express, will start chugging by March 31. R L Dias of the Sangha said, he would wait till first week of April before moving the court against the railways. “We have spent more than Rs 1 lakh to fight for this train in the court. We can’t give up now,” he said.
SWR officials, however, noted that the Prabhu’s tweet hints at the possibility of an announcement during the March 26 programme. The train was announced in 2014-15 budget by then railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda and officials subsequently released the route, showing that the train will run via Mysuru.
Senior officials said any change in route should be approved by the Railway Board, but added that Prabhu’s tweet, which mentions saving four-hour travel time, indicates that the train will run on the new Kunigal line. But the new line cannot save four hours, as promised by the minister. The travel time between Bengaluru and Mangaluru will be reduced from the present 12 hours to a maximum of 9 hours, officials said.
Yeshwantpur - Hassan train from Sunday
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the train service between Yeshwantpur and Hassan at Yeshwantpur railway station in Bengaluru on March 26 at 11 am, DHNS reports from Hubballi. Yeshwantpur-Hassan Intercity Express train service will run daily. A decision about running more trains on this route would be taken later, said South Western Railway (SWR) chief public relations officer E Vijaya. A letter has been written to the Railway Board to run Bengaluru-Mangaluru train via Kunigal, and approval is awaited. There is also a plan to run the train, now running via Mysuru, on this route, she added.

Mar 26 2017 (15:51)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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I am hoping atleast the current train via Mysore will be run on this route
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Mar 19 2017 (19:12)   Bengaluru–Hassan line likely to open on March 26

rdb*^   128472 news posts
Entry# 2203499   News Entry# 296848         Tags   Past Edits
The Bengaluru–Hassan new railway line, construction of which was completed in January, would be opened for passenger traffic likely on March 26.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda are expected to inaugurate the new line by flagging off Yeshwantpur–Hassan Inter-City Express from Yeshwantpur station.
South Western Railway’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya said the inauguration date has been tentatively fixed.
166-km new line was sanctioned by Mr. Gowda when he was the Prime Minister in 1996–97. The project took over two decades for completion.
Commissioner of Railway Safety (Southern Circle) A.K. Manoharan, who inspected the new line between Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola (110 km) between February 6 and 10 issued authorisation to SWR on February 20 to run passenger trains on the sector.

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Mar 26 2017 (15:09)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Why should it be contentious, there could be new Express/passenger train introduced between mys - SBC as a replacement

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Mar 23 2017 (21:10)   IMG89385/♥♥BILASPUR - MANGALORE♥♥

msmageshwar~   110 img trains   14 popular
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Mar 26 2017 (14:58)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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If is it so difficult then why can't the current train that runs via Mysore be made to.run on this new route?????
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Mar 14 2017 (08:23)   Kudla Express to run on newly laid Bengaluru-Hassan line

karbang~   153 news posts
Entry# 2196947   News Entry# 296275         Tags   Past Edits
The demand for a faster train journey between Bengaluru and Mangaluru will soon be realised with the South Western Railway (SWR) proposing to run Kudla Express, the soon-to-be-launched day train, on the newly laid Bengaluru-Hassan line.
This will bring the journey time down to nine hours. At present, it takes about 11 hours going via Arsikere (400 km) and 12 hours via Mysuru (450 km).
The zone is awaiting the Railway Board’s nod as well as indication of available dates of dignitaries to commence the service, which will begin with as a tri-weekly,
for want of rakes. The Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Central service will run on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving Bengaluru at 7 a.m. to reach Mangaluru at 4 p.m. The Mangaluru Central-Yeshwantpur service will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving Mangaluru at 10.50 a.m. and reaching reach Yeshwantpur at 7.50 p.m., SWR sources said.
The service was announced as a daily via Mysuru by former Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda. Following a public interest writ petition by the Udupi Railway Yatri Sangha before the Karnataka High Court, the SWR had promised to start the service by March 31.
The SWR has also proposed to make Mangaluru Junction the termination point of the Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly (16515/516), given the low patronage between Mangaluru and Karwar. The Yeshwantpur-Karwar service leaves Yeshwantpur at 7 a.m. and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 5.40 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while the Karwar-Yeshwantpur service leaves Mangaluru Junction at 11.10 a.m. and reaches Yeshwantpur via Arsikere at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Thus, passengers would get a day train facility on six days a week, SWR’s proposal says.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya-Mangalore Railway Commuters’ Forum organiser Sudarshan Puttur thanked MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and the SWR for considering the forum’s suggestion to route Kudla Express via the newly opened line.
Bengaluru-Hassan services
The zone has also proposed to run an intercity express and a DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) passenger between Hassan and Yeshwantpur.
The Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity will leave Hassan at 6.15 a.m. and reach Yeshwantpur at 9 a.m. In the return journey, the train will leave Yeshwantpur at 6.15 p.m. and reach Hassan at 9 p.m.
The express trains will halt at Chikkabanawara, Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur, BG Nagar, Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna.
The DEMU passenger service will leave Yeshwantpur at 7.30 a.m. and reach Hassan at 10.30 a.m. The Hassan-Yeshwantpur DEMU will leave Hassan at noon and reach Yeshwantpur at 3.30 p.m., halting at all stations en route.

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Mar 15 2017 (13:49)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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When can we expect night train to be started on this new route?? or at least running the existing 16518/16524 train on this new route??
The current timing of this train on Mysore route is not at all convenient to many as the train reached Bangalore after 8.30 AM

Mar 17 2017 (11:24)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4161 blog posts   311 correct pred (69% accurate)
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SWR has to consider this, they can even split few coaches to run till MYS, let night express take new route.

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Feb 05 2017 (06:36)   Kudla Express likely to run via Shravanabelagola

rdb*^   128472 news posts
Entry# 2152071   News Entry# 293135         Tags   Past Edits
Kudla Express, the day train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru via Mysuru announced by the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, is now likely to be operated via Shravanabelagola by March-end. The move would drastically reduce the distance and time taken for the journey, from 447 km to 340 km and from 13 hours to eight-nine hours.
As per the timetable published in 2014, the yet-to-be introduced Train No. 16575 was to leave Bengaluru at 8.30 a.m. to reach Mangaluru Central at 9.15 p.m. and Train No. 16576 to leave Mangaluru Central at 6.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru at 7.30 p.m. via Mysuru.
to conditions
However, the re-routing of the train is subject to several conditions. The first being authorisation by the Commissioner of Railway Safety to operate passenger trains on the newly constructed Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola line. The second being availability of coaches to form the rake for the train and the third is concurrence by the Railway Board to change the route.
South Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer E. Vijaya told The Hindu that the South Western Railway was planning to run the train via Shravanabelagola. Since the zone is facing shortage of coaches to form a rake, the process may take some time; but by March-end the train should run, she said.
Via Mysuru initially
R.L. Dias, president of the Railway Yatri Sangha, Udupi, who has filed a public interest writ petition before the High Court of Karnataka, seeking a direction to South Western Railway to run the train as announced in the budget, said that the zone has told the court that it would start the new service by March 1. Since its route and timetable have been published, South Western Railway cannot change it on its own and would initially have to run the train via Mysuru itself. Thereafter, the board’s concurrence has to be taken to re-route it, he said.
Ms. Vijaya also concurred and said that South Western Railway would have to solicit opinion from beneficiaries of the train. Since Mangaluru comes under Southern Railway and change in timings is involved, that zone’s concurrence too is required, she said.

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Feb 24 2017 (10:14)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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What about starting night train service?? Or atleast running the current train that runs via Mysore on this route??

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Feb 24 2017 (10:49)
MCPNBR~   2039 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
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No info upto now. It is approved to run train services on Feb 28 onwards. But yet to confirm the train. May be some passenger service between SBC-HAS.

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Feb 24 2017 (20:27)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Bus takes around 7to 9 hrs

Feb 24 2017 (20:33)
shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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What can general public do to persuade SWR start night trains on this route. I have written on various sites like pgportal and the recent railways complaint system. The only response I got is "train would be introduced shortly"

Feb 25 2017 (02:57)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2520 blog posts
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That is purely up to SWR. The ghat section in this route is a very dangerous route, particularly in the night time. Night time patrolling for the Gangmen on the Shiradi ghat section is a very dangerous routine. Until SWR does something to improve the situation there first, there will not be much traffic on the route in the night.
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Feb 24 2017 (10:06)  

shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Recently I read the news about safety tests being conducted on the new Bangalore-Mangalore route till the 10th of Feb.
Haven't heard any news of the results since then.
Does any one have any updates on this and when can we expect passenger trains to run on this route.
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Feb 01 2016 (22:31)  

shashikanthb   39 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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When do you think the Mangalore-Bangalore train via Arsekere likely to start?? I had heard last year around june that it would be operational from june 2016.. is this likely to happen?? Anyone one from railways please shed some light
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    Feb 01 2017 (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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