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Jan 05 (12:20)   ‘Develop Farangipet into a full-fledged railway station’

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Farangipet Railway Station is located 12 km from Mangaluru.  
Railway activists and passenger associations have urged South Western Railway to develop Farangipet Railway Station on the outskirts of Mangaluru into a full-fledged station to ensure overall railway infrastructure development in the region.
The railway station is located to the north of National Highway 75 at Farangipet between Mangaluru and BC Road and is about 12 km from the city. Because of its close proximity to the highway, the railway station was easily accessible to people unlike the next nearest railway station
at Padil.
Sudarshan Puttur, convener of Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Railway Balakedarara Hitharakshana Vedike, Puttur, has, in a memorandum to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and others, said that Farangipet was functioning as a passenger station when the meter gauge was in operation. After gauge conversion and handing over of the section to South Western Railway from Southern Railway, the former closed down the station citing meagre revenue, he said.
With terminal constraints at Mangaluru Central and Mangaluru Junction railway stations to receive and dispatch new trains under Southern Railway, Farangipet was the most suitable station for development. The Railways has over 30 acres of land around Farangipet that could be exploited to its full potential by constructing a station building with three lines and maintenance facilities enabling train crossing, receiving and dispatching, he said.
Mr. Puttur noted that direct trains between Bengaluru and north coastal Karnataka, including Bengaluru-Karwar-Bengaluru Express, that take the Padil bypass without entering Mangaluru Junction could be given halt at Farangipet for the benefit of passengers from Mangaluru.
Padil, though, has a station, could not be developed into a full-fledged passenger station because of the hilly terrain and lack of access roads to the highway, he pointed out.
He also noted that South Western Railway had during 2018 cleared encroachment by fish vendors who had illegally been operating out of its land in Farangipet. South Western Railway had also ordered survey of land around Farangipet, Yedamangala and Kaniyur stations for their development in 2019, he said.
Mr. Puttur also noted that development of Farangipet Railway Station would also boost the demand for a railway division for Mangaluru.

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Jan 06 (18:16)
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Only problem with other places is SR...

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Jan 06 (18:34)
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MAO-Majorda eradu lines KR jurisdiction alva ?

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Jan 16 (09:17)
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Andhre Majorda inda maathra SWR Vasco kade.

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Sep 09 2020 (10:12)   Southern Railway considering to shift goods shed from Bunder to Ullal: General manager

Railway Fan~   447 news posts
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Southern Railway (SR) is actively considering to shift the goods shed area at old port area in the city to
Ullal, a move that will decongest the city from goods lorries. This will also enable the Chennai headquartered zonal railway to
develop facilities in this coastal city and the goods shed area could well be utilised to set up coaching facilities, noted Thomas
general manager, Southern Railway on Tuesday.
Virtually interacting with media persons from three Southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the GM said SR is well
aware of the issues that the location of the goods shed is creating and has started considering the proposal. “We are looking at
Ullal for the proposed goods shed,” he said adding that the proposal may take a year or two to materialise. The existing goods
shed could be utilised to set up coaching facilities, he hinted.
About doubling work between Mangaluru Central and Thiruvananthapuram railway stations, the general manager said this
could materialise by December 2021. Work on doubling between Nethravathi Junction and Mangaluru Central is expected to
be completed by March 2021 while a small section left out between Kottayam and Kayamkulam will be completed by
December 2021 paving the way for a double line between the two cities, he said.
SR is keen to go in for doubling between Mangaluru Central and the Kerala state capital via Alappuzha and this work is
expected to be completed by 2024 end, he said. Simultaneously, efforts are also on to double the tracks between
Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari and even this is slated for completion by December 2024, he said, adding on
completion, there will be multiple and faster ways for people to travel between the two cities.
John categorically denied that the Railway Board had sought its opinion to merge Mangaluru Junction and Mangaluru Central
Railway stations, only two stations in Karnataka under its jurisdiction with Hubballi based South Western Railway.
Supplementing this, Neenu Ittyerah, principal chief operations manager, SR said officers from the zonal railways are thrashing
out operational issues and even the Railway Board is looped in on the same.
Freight operations at New Mangalore Port could exponentially drive SR's freight operations and SR is contemplating suitable
action plans to divert traffic from road to rail. Besides exploiting the potential for coal, the zone is working to woo container and
edible oil traffic to railways. Neenu said SR could handle 60 rakes of coal, 10 rakes of fertilisers and two rakes of edible oil a
month from NMPT with potential for growth.

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Sep 11 2020 (19:31)
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Better Karnataka Govt doesn't give any land to SR, what KA gets in return is Nil.
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Mar 24 2020 (01:17)   Will the Hubballi Ankola railway project be doomsday for the Kali Tiger reserve?

sachinature~   976 news posts
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In yet another testimony that development projects take precedence over the environment, the state government on Friday approved the controversial Hubballi-Ankola rail line, a project that environmentalists have been opposing for over two decades. Ironically, the decision to okay destruction of close to 600 hectares of forest area came on the eve of the International Forest Day (celebrated on March 21), the theme for which was forests and biodiversity.
It also comes not long after it was proposed to reduce the eco-sensitive zone around the Bannerghatta Biological Park by 100 sq km, and at a time when forest land in Kodagu district continues to be under threat. Naturally, environmentalists are peeved that the government has allowed a railway line that will cut
through the
J Manjunath, the secretary of the Wilderness Club, which has been at the forefront of the protests against the project and taken the issue to the Apex Court earlier, says, “The issue at hand is not just about a railway line. As part of the project, 327 bridges would be constructed, 50 of which will be inside the sensitive zone, as well as 12 railway stations. The 168.4-kilometre line will also have 34 tunnels of 3.4 kilometers length each, for which the
wants 594 hectare of land. The state claims only 2.34 lakh trees would be destroyed, but in my estimation, twice that much will be gone. Forests take a million years to evolve and all that will be lost, which will have a direct impact on the rainfall patterns. The people of Karnataka will suffer, as we depend on the Ghats for water. 63 rivers flow through the Ghats and are a source of life for the state.”
He adds that they were the first to file a petition with the Central Empowered Committee in 2006 against the diversion of Forest Land falling in the ecologically sensitive
. "Everyone rejected the project. It was rejected the by Central Empowered Committee, The National
(NTCA) and the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) back then. So, I do not understand why the state wants to revive it. But if they try to go ahead with it, we will write to the Asian Bank, UNESCO, World Bank and other organisations that are giving them money for conservation purposes and show them just what the Indian government is doing. We went to Supreme Court earlier, we will seek justice again if required," he adds.
MLA Sowmya Reddy, who was a member of the State Wildlife Board, resigned from the post in protest against the decision. "I have decided to resign from the
because the board with the leadership of Hon’ble CM BS Yediyurappa has decided to implement the Hubli-Ankola Railway project which is harmful to the environment and wildlife. I am not against development, but I cannot support something that is harmful to the environment where there was an alternative, my conscience will not allow me to. Natural disasters in the recent past have shown us that nothing is bigger than preserving the exciting nature" she wrote online.
Other environmentalists have also come in support of protests againsts these attacks on the state’s forest cover. On Saturday, an online petition against the Hubballi-Ankola railway line was floated, seeking the prime minister’s intervention in the matter, which notched up a few thousand signatures within hours. Urging more people to raise their voices against the project, environmentalist Akhilesh Chipli from SWAN and Man (Save-Wild-Atmosphere--Nature and Man) says, "This is a totally unnecessary and disastrous project, which will affect some 600 hectares of pristine forest and destroy over two lakh trees, some of which are 200-300 years old. The repercussions of such a move would be unimaginable, so it is time to come out and let our voices be heard, at least online, if not on the ground."
The forests where the Hubballi-Ankola railway zone has been earmarked are rich in fauna, represented by 29 species of mammals, 256 species of birds, eight species of reptiles and 50 species of butterflies. Majority of the mammals belong to IUCN Red List and are protected under the
(Source - 2018 Site Inspection Report on the Diversion of 595.64 ha of forest land in Karwar, Yellapura and Dharwad Divisions for the construction of new broad gauge railway line of Hubballi – Ankola to
and Forest)
Yhe members of the
Board Members should quit en masse, as the chief minister and the chairman have gone ahead and approved a project that will spell doom for the Western Ghats. It is their moral responsibility and duty to protect the forests and remaining wildlife habitat of Karnataka. No amount of afforestation can bring back what would be lost in a tiger reserve. We are looking at irreversible damage to the biodiversity, with animals losing their habitats as well as losing threatened species
- Vijay Nishanth, tree doctor and biodiversity management committee member for BBMP.
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Well, l too being B.Sc (En.Science) can understand the Feelings.Since,hailing from North Karnataka, know Poverty, Backward Undeveloped, Unemployment,Total regional Imbalance can be Changed, by this project.Most of the M.P/M.L.A/Public, from South Karnataka.......What do they know... about Harsh/ Ground Reality...????For them Only Bng, Mys, Mandya, seems to be Karnataka.Well Mangaluru Port(Southern Railway, Palakkad Div) from Begining, treat us as Untouchables.How many can speak Native Tulu & Kannada..? (Entire Freight Revenue goes to S.R). 2. Vasco port, have their own Priorities. Due to Mandovi water crisis, hatred, injustice , utrocities ...going on Kannadigas. Do you honestly think they will fully Co-Operate...?3) Vizag, Nellore, are Distinct,Faraway Ports.(Remember during C.B.Naidu's regime...??) Guntakal, Guru Division's supposed to come under S.W.R zone, was hijacked. One stage Even Hubli division was under great Treat.Thanks to Strong,Great,Honest M.P /M.L.A. from North Karnataka, Hubli retained in Karnataka & ultimately made S.W.R headquarters.Inspite of all pain,agony,insult.. do you want our Revenue should Go to These People.Now is the Golden Apportunity, Don't Appose.By this Railway Line, Most of the Backward, remote places will improve. Employment, Industry, Connectivity will improve. We can develop our Own new Port. That entire Revenue naturally goes to S.W.R. further Improves.Ofcourse ,they are using Latest/Modern/Advanced TECHNOLOGY, hence Min damage Control. Also Reforestation in the Pipe Line.Please don't abstruct The Wonderful, Sincere work being Done , by Farsighted Ministers, towards the Developmental Works. Thanking You R .M

2 Public Posts - Tue Mar 24, 2020

Mar 24 2020 (14:23)
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Actually there is a plan by SWR to bypass MAO & KR lines directly connecting to present line after crossing Majorda towards VSG, read somewhere 1 month back.

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Mar 24 2020 (17:10)
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That is not for North bound trains, it for only SWR trains coming from Kulem side towards Vasco I believe. I remember reading it in Pink book, but not sure.

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Feb 15 2020 (15:30)   Aim at suburban rail in Tier-II cities: BSY

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Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday said that the government is working towards introducing suburban rail systems in Tier-II cities and it is pacing up the implementation of the project in Bengaluru.He said that the government is giving a push to suburban rail, high-speed rail and airport improvisation in Bengaluru under the Smart City project.Police keen on radar-based CCTV cameras?“We have been working with police departments from across the country and installing CCTV cameras.The police here have shown special interest in radar-based cameras that are being used in Delhi,” said a representative from HikVision, which is installing surveillance cameras.

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Feb 16 2020 (16:34)
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Also Kalburgi-Shahabad-Wadi-Chittapur-Sedam can be tried. Many people do up/down from these places to KLBG.
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Dec 16 2019 (20:14)   Enhanced land compensation for Hubli-Ankola rail: SC

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The Supreme Court has ordered for paying enhanced compensation of Rs 10 lakh per acre to those lands were acquired for the purpose of Hubli-Ankola Broad Gauge Railway Line.
A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant set aside the Karnataka High Court's order of November 24, 2008 that had reduced the compensation amount from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 5.10 lakh per acre.
The court, however, directed that the appellant Ningappa Thotappa Angadi through their legal representatives and others would not be entitled to
any interest on the enhanced compensation and statutory amount for the period of delay of 2928 days in filing the appeals.
The top court passed its order after having noted it had granted similar relief to other people on November 11, 2016 in the case.
"The appellants are also similarly placed claimants. They are, thus, entitled to seek parity and claim the same amount of fair and just compensation as has been awarded to other land owners," the bench said. 
In the matter, the HC had reduced compensation on a plea by the land acquisition officer who contended that the acquired land was actually ‘dry land’ and so other modes for determining its current market value should have been applied. 
The top court, however, preferred to restore the compensation awarded by the Reference Court-cum-Principal Civil Judge, Hubli.

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Dec 18 2019 (10:14)
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The issue is not only enhanced compensation, there is also the issue of Western Ghats forest clearance. I think this line also cuts through Dandeli Tiger Reserve too.

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