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Blog Entry# 2048738  
Posted: Nov 05 2016 (08:45)

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

karbang~   196 news posts
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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
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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1 posts - Sun Nov 06, 2016

Nov 06 2016 (15:43)
The train not taken~   2645 blog posts
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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
only at the time YPR route was being converted to BG. Now, it's too late to solve that issue.

Nov 07 2016 (09:08)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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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.

Nov 07 2016 (09:21)
The train not taken~   2645 blog posts
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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
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.

Nov 07 2016 (09:39)
irifan2015   520 blog posts
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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.

Nov 07 2016 (09:49)
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