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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^~   23536 blog posts   100278 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*^   37318 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~   1752 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   3304 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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elections are near...may be those trains will start soon

Mar 27 2017 (08:31)
a2z~   1752 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*^   37318 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

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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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