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Posted: Jul 15 2017 (08:39)

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Jul 15 2017 (08:38)   Starting July 28, pay double for B'luru-Mysuru 'passenger'

knkprasad956*^~   536 news posts
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Those who banked on passenger trains to travel between Mysuru and Bengaluru at affordable fares will have hard days ahead as the South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to convert one of the passenger trains into an express.
This means, only Tirupati Passenger (train number 56213) and Bengaluru Passenger (56263) will take people between two cities for Rs 30.
The SWR has decided to convert Mysuru-KSR Bengaluru City Passenger (train number 56234/56233) into an express train from July 28 onwards. The original train, Talaguppa Express (train number 16227/16228), was converted into
a passenger by removing the AC and some of the sleeper coaches.
The move has not gone down well with travellers. "The railways will just run the train without removing the coaches and without stopping at several stations. The SWR will do less and earn more. A passenger who earlier travelled to Mysuru for Rs 30 will have to pay double the fare. It will especially hit the local commuters who used to reach Kengeri by paying Rs 10 but will now have to cough up Rs 30,” said K N Krishnaprasad of Karnataka Railway Vedike.
The conversion will come into effect from July 28 from Mysuru-end. The Mysuru-Talaguppa Express (train number 16227) will depart Mysuru at 7:45 pm and reach KSR Bengaluru City at 10.38 pm. In the return direction, Talaguppa-Mysuru Express (train number 16228) will leave KSR Bengaluru at 4.45 am and reach Mysuru at 7.40 am.
Krishnaprasad said there was no difference in the travel duration. "The conversion of the train into an express will not save much time. It will only make the travel expensive for the poor,” he added.

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Jul 17 2017 (14:56)
Vistadome for Dudhsagar~   4585 blog posts   332 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Recently Shivamogga intercity converted to SF, HAS - YPR is already a SF. Once doubling and electrification completes, expect few express trains to get converted into SF between SBC - MYS.

Jul 17 2017 (15:17)
BMTIR*^~   21640 blog posts   7545 correct pred (63% accurate)
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There are 3 other passenger trains running..Only 2 of passengers becoming express

Jul 18 2017 (00:53)
Pollster   817 blog posts
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"This means, only Tirupati Passenger (train number 56213) and Bengaluru Passenger (56263) will take people between two cities" ----- only 2 Passengers???
No..... IRI shows there are 7 Pass between the 2 cities. Now the 5 am Pass and the TPTY train will be converted to Express, agreed. But still 5 will be left. Of which one will be via Kunigal. So still 4 Pass are there in the direct route. Badly researched article.

Also with Electrification MEMUs will be extended to MYS surely.....

Jul 18 2017 (00:57)
Pollster   817 blog posts
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Who is asking the poor to travel by train only. Let them take BMTC. Right from morning 4 am I see 222A and many other buses to Kengeri. Let them take Bus Pass which works out well. Or daily Pass for 24 Hrs. Most of the articles and arguments are presented in a manner which assumes that if there are no trains there is nothing beyond.
Why does everyone keep forgetting that Bus is there - most widely used means of transport in this country (various state govt undertakings - city, village, intra-state, inter-state and also numerous private buses). In this case - World's largest Govt. City Bus fleet is there.

Jul 26 2017 (23:03)
jintocd   90 blog posts   279 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Railway fare is much much lower than any other mode of transportation. Either we should stop criticizing railways poor quality of service or we should stop criticizing them when they take some commercial measures.

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