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Blog Entry# 2986876
Posted: Jan 10 2018 (11:14)

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Jan 10 2018 (10:17)   Bengaluru: New train terminus brings misery for passengers

karbang~   508 news posts
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Bengaluru Railway Division’s move to shift the terminus of Ernakulam-bound trains from the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station to Banaswadi from January 4 has made reaching home after a train journey an untold misery for hundreds of passengers.
When this reporter and a photographer visited the Banaswadi station at 4 am on Tuesday to take stock of the situation, it was an eerie atmosphere all around. The only official spotted here was the station master in his cabin. A few auto drivers sleeping inside were around. A small group of do-gooders from the Kerala Samajam, a socio-cultural organisation working for the benefit of Malayalis in the city, were bearing the terrible chill and awaiting the arrival of the train on Platform no.
Instead of the scheduled time of 4 am, the Bengaluru-Ernakulam Express reached only at 4.50 am. One woman passenger, shocked at the emptiness of the station summed it up aptly: “It feels like as if the train have dumped us in the middle of a forest and just left.”
With the waiting room too not opened till 7 am, passengers were literally spotted hanging around the railway station trying to kill time. The only tea stall, which began opening early since January 4, was crowded.
Railways has to revoke the decision: Kerala Samajam
Bengaluru: The Kerala Samajam has taken on the role that Railway staff are supposed to perform. Bearing the chill, a group has been visiting the station since Tuesday to guide passengers alighting at Banaswadi railway station from trains reaching the City from Ernakulam. Carrying a placard reading ‘Help desk’ a small team stood at Platform-1. C P Victor, Chairman of the East Zone of the group said, “When we came yesterday, there were over 160 nursing students who had to go to Jayangar, Peenya and Uttarahalli from here.
They were all waiting here upto 6 am so that they can leave the station after that. There were three patients who were unable to walk, so we brought along an ambulance today to help others in similar situations.” Reji Kumar, General Secretary of the Kerala Samajam, said, “This decision is totally unjustified. I am carrying out a signature campaign and will send the list to the Railway Board. The train should terminate at Yeshwantpur or go back to its terminating station of City railway station.” Passengers will suffer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when Ernakulam-bound trains arrive, he added.

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Jan 13 2018 (14:21)
Koushik Patel~   1277 blog posts   121 correct pred (85% accurate)
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No, there are no such stations, So only they are building BYPL, Banaswadi...

Jan 13 2018 (21:39)
Rail Fanning~   3069 blog posts
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If that is the case, can they not park it at cant or bypl and then can be brought to the station prior to departure ? I dont think there is even a water filling option in banaswadi.
Railways can take a call which suits them, but what is more important is to have facilities in place prior to shifting. I was surprised to note recently that in entire banaswadi rly station, there is not a single plug point to charge your mobile phone also. BMTC has expressed its inability to ply bus services as the roads are too narrow for them to make turns etc !! So overall the biggest sufferers have been passengers

Jan 16 2018 (17:53)
Koushik Patel~   1277 blog posts   121 correct pred (85% accurate)
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I hope, u have travelled in BYPL - YPR route, where they have constructed water filling and maintenance facility... They take this train there for secondary maintenance...
Parking rakes at BNC or BYPL is next to impossible... And as far as question of BMTC is concerned, it will slowly start plying small buses... People are given option to enter at KJM also.

Jan 18 2018 (14:39)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~   12177 blog posts   21443 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Why not try Kengeri as a terminal? It has 4 PFs. Many trains can be extended to KGI. It will be helpful for many passengers too.

Jan 18 2018 (14:58)
Sudeesh~   2285 blog posts
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Its Just to help the bus lobby, not good for the passengers.

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