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News Entry# 378802
Mar 15 (15:21) Lok Sabha elections: Karnataka MPs take railway route to attract voters (
SWR/South Western

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Mar 15 2019 (15:22)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Mar 15 2019 (15:22)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Rail Fanning~/718429
With elections round the corner, many sitting MPs have
taken the rail route to woo voters. Over the past few months, several new
trains have been introduced and services extended or provided additional
halts. Most of these are initiatives of MPs mainly from the ruling BJP,
to their accessibility to railway minister Piyush Goyal.
While Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan is credited as the first in the
country to have built a halt station at Hoodi from his Members of
Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds, he was also
instrumental in introducing many new suburban services on Bengaluru
City-Whitefield, Banaswadi-Whitefield and Banaswadi-Hosur sections.
Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha earned the nickname ‘Extension Simha’ in railway circles after he extended three trains
(Bengaluru-Ramanagara MEMU, Kachiguda-Bengaluru and Chennai-Bengaluru intercity) to Mysuru. DV Sadananda Gowda
(Bengaluru North) and Kolar Congress MP KH Muniyappa recently managed to get a new Delhi-bound train (YeshwantpurHazrat Nizamuddin weekly express) via Chikkaballapur and Kolar as well as the extension of Yeshwantpur-Devanahalli DEMU
to Chikkaballapur.
Krishna Prasad, a member of Karnataka Railway Vedike, a group campaigning for better services, said: “Trains are the cheapest
and a preferred mode of transport of common people and it immediately connects with voters, but most MPs announce new
trains or extensions only at the fag-end of their terms as they believe that people would remember their contributions during
polls. Only a handful of MPs has done something remarkable for railway network in the state.
Bengaluru’s suburban rail project also got a push, but its foundation stone, which scheduled to be laid before the polls, remains
stuck in the special purpose vehicle (SPV) stage.
Mohan told TOI that he has been pushing for a dedicated suburban rail project for Bengaluru for years now. “Hoodi station and
new suburban services have benefited several passengers especially those working in and around Whitefield,” he said. “In fact,
the suburban rail project would have taken off much earlier if the state government had given adequate support.”
While Shivamogga MP BY Raghavendra was instrumental in introducing the Yeshwantpur-Shivamogga Jan Shatabdi Express,
Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel is credited with getting a new overnight tri-weekly express between Yeshwantpur
and Mangaluru and upgradation of Mangaluru railway station.
S Yogendra, a regular passenger between Bengaluru and Mysuru, said: "The Mysuru-Kodagu MP has introduced
Vishwamanava Express between Mysuru and Hubballi via Bengaluru, which was pending for 12 years."

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Mar 15 (15:57)
MJ*^~   10605 blog posts   11778 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Atleast in greed of being re-elected these fellows have favoured their regions atleast in terms of extensions ,new trains , much needed Bengaluru local etc but ballari hosapete seems fussed they got zero

Mar 15 (15:59)
MJ*^~   10605 blog posts   11778 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Muniyappa also played well with introduction of nzm-ypr via Kolar,chikballapur

Mar 15 (16:10)
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I also feel Mysuru also gained big time with direct connectivity to HYD and Chennai......Their MP was definitely proactive with lots of engagement with passengers over twitter etc.

Mar 15 (16:15)
MJ*^~   10605 blog posts   11778 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Yes as his name is Pratap simha has been crusading for Mysuru development young energetic he shown his metal in getting favours

Mar 15 (17:55)
MJ*^~   10605 blog posts   11778 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Bengaluru top 3rd metro in terms of development, population,it capital, where arrogant autos don't come on hire even for a ride of 100₹/1 to 2kms desperately need local trains despite having 42kms dedicated 3 coached metro train but it is not sufficing the demand
Let's see if at all seriously local train will be implemented or not
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