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Posted: Jul 12 2017 (09:39)
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern -Jul 10 2017 (07:19) Mangaluru’s railway woes
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Many people in coastal Karnataka would like to see the Mangaluru railway region merged — at least with the South Western Railway (SWR) if not with Konkan Railway. The reason being Mangaluru has no division of its own and is served by these two, besides the Southern Railway.
However, they feel that the SWR, based in the State, has not been too proactive in addressing the region’s connectivity issues. Apparently, the SWR has ignored many requests for passenger trains and has introduced them only after a few people went to court.
* Manglore, located near Kerala-Karnataka coastal border was a terminus, and connected to rest of India by the solitary rail line via Kerala (Mangalore-Shoranur-MAS/TVC) and by default it was falling under Palakkad division. It was not directly connected to any Karnataka city by rail.
* In 1980s(probably-1982), it got connected to predominantly MG network of Karnataka connecting major cities like Bangaluru, Mysuru, Hubali, Belgaum etc. It was time to bring it under Mysuru division.
* In 1998 when KR was commissioned, it got connected to Western & North India. Since KR connects MAQ...
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