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Aug 26 (13:42) Roll On-Roll Off train service to have its maiden run on August 30 from Karnataka to Maharashtra (
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News Entry# 417019  Blog Entry# 4696203   
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Aug 26 2020 (13:43)
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Aug 26 2020 (13:43)
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Posted by: Amogh^~ 8 news posts
BENGALURU: Nearly five months after the trial runs were approved by the Railway Board, the first Roll On-Roll Off (RO-RO) service between Nelamangala in Bengaluru and Bale in Solapur district will make its debut this Sunday (August 30).
This will be first such service in South Western Railway (SWR) and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and MoS Railways Suresh C Angadi will launch the train remotely from their respective locations.  "A total of 1260 tonnes, comprising agricultural, chemical and industrial items have been loaded in its maiden run," Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Bengaluru Division), AN Krishna Reddy told The New Indian Express.
by the Board on April 2, Angadi was keen on launching it at the earliest to facilitate transport of essentials in bulk between States in the midst of the raging pandemic. However, the absence of a ramp to take the trucks onboard the train and a good connecting road at Solapur station delayed the launch of the service.
The RO-RO train has a total of 43 open wagons and it can carry 43 or more trucks depending on the size of the vehicle. It will traverse 682 kms between Nelamangala and Bale and covering three railway zones -Central Railway, South Central Railway and the SWR, said another railway official.
Each round trip will take six days and will pass via Wadi and Dharmavaram. Reddy said, "Our freight charges are Rs 2700 per tonne for each round trip. A total of 30 tonnes is permitted per truck." Jitendra Realty and Infrastructure Private Limited, which built the ramp and the road in the midst of the Corona pandemic, is the freight aggregator for the service.
Yogendra Sharma, who prepared the Detailed Project Report, had told TNIE earlier, "Reduction of road traffic and reduction in fuel consumption are major benefits. Since the train carries the truck, it is akin to door-to-door delivery of goods," he said.
A driver and another individual can accompany the truck and they have to purchase second class tickets for the journey. The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has been running this Ro-Ro service between Suratkal and Kolad (143 km from Mumbai) for a few years.

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Aug 26 (15:16)
Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR
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11312(Has-Sur) Nmga-Bale Ro-Ro Exp.
Aug 14 (09:28) Travel to Bengaluru airport from city railway station for ₹30 (
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News Entry# 416332  Blog Entry# 4687177   
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Aug 14 2020 (09:28)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786

Aug 14 2020 (09:28)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786

Aug 14 2020 (09:28)
Station Tag: Kempegowda International Airport Halt/KIAHL added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786
Posted by: Amogh^~ 8 news posts
The new station near KIA. BIAL will provide a shuttle service from the station to the airport. 
If all goes as planned, air passengers and employees working at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will soon be able to travel from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna City Railway Station to the airport.
What’s more, the ticket will be priced at just ₹30. South Western Railways (SWR) is planning to introduce express train services to KIA, once the Central government allows resumption of services. Ongoing construction work of the halt station on the boundary of the airport
is likely to be completed by September.
E. Vijaya, Chief PRO of SWR, told The Hindu that the service to the airport will be prioritised once operations are allowed to resume. “There is a plan to introduce an express train service from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station to the airport during peak hours. The timings will be finalised after consulting with Bangalore International Airport Limited.”
The express train will be operated via Yeshwantpur and the travel time will be around 30 to 35 minutes. The distance between Majestic and KIA is around 35 km. This will come as a relief to commuters. During peak hours it takes more than an hour to reach the airport by road, and people are saddled with a huge fare at the end of the journey.
Currently, a passenger wishing to travel to KIA from Majestic has to pay as much as ₹235 for a ticket on BMTC’s Vayu Vajra.
Operating a train service to the airport has been a long-pending demand. For over a decade, a majority of air passengers and employees have been relying on taxi and private modes of transport to travel to the airport. After persistent demands, the authorities decided to build the halt station on Yelahanka–Kolar section. Hundreds of people in Bengaluru Rural and Kolar districts, who commute to the airport campus every day, will benefit.
Ms. Vijaya said already six scheduled trains from Yelahanka to Kolar will have a stop at the new halt station. It will cost only ₹10 to travel from Yelahanka to KIA once the services become operational.
The new halt station is located between Devanahalli and Dodajala stations. “Work is likely to be completed by September 20. BIAL is building the station at a cost of ₹3 crore, and it will have all the basic amenities,” she said.
BIAL has agreed to provide a shuttle service for the air passengers from the station to the airport and it will take eight minutes to reach the airport terminal from the point. “The service is also expected to help a large number of employees working inside the airport campus that include in cargo and other sectors,” said Ms. Vijaya.

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Aug 18 (11:46)
Sanz~   7593 blog posts
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Hopefully Airport to city will now take less time than BLR to other metros via flight

Aug 18 (20:41)
irifan2015   995 blog posts
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For Bangalore to Chennai, train would continue to be the ideal choice. Get in at SBC/ YPR/ BNC/ KJM and in next 5-6 hours, you can get down at Chennai Central station. By air means 2 hours to airport plus one hour waiting time (minimum) plus one hour journey to Chennai and then another one hour to city by metro.
Just take AC chair car ticket and relax.

Aug 18 (21:27)
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AmaravatiExpress~   515 blog posts
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great news.. pat n d face fr these costly cabs and buses...
hope Swr Also ensures frequent connectivity & shuttles between city stns and airport stn
hope similar development takes place in Hyd city.

Aug 18 (21:51)
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Is there a space somewhere around pf 1 or 7 where airport train can be stationed. It don't have to be big (6-7 coach). If it can be cleared out then I think airport shuttle can be managed from SBC.

Aug 18 (23:00)
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There are 4 lines the coaches are stabled. No platform is empty kind of thing
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Aug 11 (13:16) Bengaluru Airport halt station to be ready by August-end (
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News Entry# 416183  Blog Entry# 4685426   
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Aug 11 2020 (13:16)
Station Tag: Kempegowda International Airport Halt/KIAHL added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786
Posted by: Amogh^~ 8 news posts
The much-awaited halt station at the Kempegowda International Airport will finally become a reality by the end of August. 
Speaking to reporters via video conference on Monday, Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Ashok Kumar Verma said the station building, electrical works, circulating area, landscaping, platform shelter and other works had already been completed. 
The railways had earlier set the March 2020 deadline for the project but the pandemic delayed it. The DRM has now promised that the project would not see any more delays. “The station will be ready for operations before the
end of the month. Some of the minor works are remaining which can be completed along with operations,” he added. 
To a question, Verma said the decision on running trains to the airport would be taken once the regular passenger train services resumed. He also said that the Baiyappanahalli terminal would be ready in November.
Twitter row over Hindi at rail stations
An answer posted on the Twitter handle of the Bengaluru DRM on the usage of Hindi at railway stations led to a short but heated debate on the micro-blogging site. When a Twitter user, @malayaliaticus, asked “Why Hindi in South India?”, the reply from the DRM was short: “Because it is India.” This triggered a debate with users taking both sides. 
To a question, the DRM clarified that he was only replying to the requirement of Hindi. “As regards the use of Kannada, I have already given instructions for adding it in the signage,” he said and noted that the debate was “unnecessary” because the railways wasn’t denying information in Kannada.
Jul 23 (08:39) 'Indian Railways is essentially a rolling stock organisation' (

News Entry# 414830  Blog Entry# 4674229   
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Posted by: Amogh^~ 8 news posts
Rajesh Agrawal, former Member, Rolling Stock, Railway Board, feels despite government’s best efforts, there needs to be a change in management style of Railways for better deliverables.

Indian Railways is now the centrepiece of government's efforts to revive a sagging economy. The government's move to bring in private operators for some routes is expected to boost Railways coffers and also generate employment.

But the line dividing vision and execution tends to get stretched if the past of Railways is taken into account.

Rajesh Agrawal, former Member, Rolling Stock, Railway Board, is of the view that there needs to be an introspection of some of the methods that have been followed over the years.

He believes that Railways is essentially a rolling stock company and it would be wrong to view it as an infrastructure company.

"I am yet to see any white paper or document (on private trains project) Except for some general announcements, we have not seen any details. We should have a proper taskforce to ensure smooth implementation of the plans," he told Moneycontrol.

He said that after his superannuation in January, all three top slots are yet to be filled.

"I believe continuity is important in steering an organisation towards a growth path. Railway has been working in a style for over 100 years. It is not a generalist organisation and needs specialists. The issue is implementing change in management style," he said.

He is also of the view that Indian companies are more than capable to execute big-ticket projects.

"Although the government is very pro-active, there is lack of clarity. I don't think multinational companies are ahead of us. This is the time for Indian companies to step up. The problem is we lack good leaders to steer them. During my stint, the Indian companies did well and India is poised to take advantage of the situation to become exporters," he added.

He said a development order could have been given to an Indian company for the RRTS Meerut corridor project.

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Jul 23 (10:57)
A2Z~   17026 blog posts
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* The line which I always believe in and appreciate most is “It (IR) is not a generalist organisation and needs specialists.”
* IR recruits its top officials through UPSC which is a generalist approach, and that is the root cause for the another punch line of the article “But the line dividing vision and execution tends to get stretched if the past of Railways is taken into account”.
* A specialist’s “Dream” can be a “vision” as it takes into account the relevant details and concepts. On the
other hand, vision of generalist often turns out to be a dream as it lack practicality and may ignore basic fundamental concepts.

Jul 23 (11:13)
A2Z~   17026 blog posts
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* IR need to go into details to formulate its schemes and its implementation, in all spheres of its working like fixing fare structure, Capacity augmentation/ modernisation schemes like new lines/ Doubling/ Gauge conversion/ electrification/ signalling systems/ office and work automation/ organisational structural changes/ accounting methods/ procurement strategy/ operation & maintenance practices/ introduction of new trains/frequency/ rake composition/ strategy for production units/ workshops etc.
* There is no doubt about the technical prowess of Indian engineers who are hogging limelight in western countries thru their brilliance. In India the same performance is not coming as the talents need to be nurtured thru motivation/ facilitating with right environment & resources/ expenditure in R&D which India lacks. So Indian companies are way behind
their western counterparts.

Jul 23 (11:35)
A2Z~   17026 blog posts
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What is IR?? IR is not just a rolling stock company but:
(1) it is a train operator as it operates above 10000 freight & passenger trains on daily basis. Freight trains vide variety include bulk, container, parcel van, RORO. Passenger trains too include wide variety like Long distance intercity train, short distance intercity trains, Suburban trains/ Metro trains etc
(2) it owns and maintains huge railway infrastructure of all sorts like track, bridges, tunnels, electrification, signalling, railway stations, offices-building and equipments like air-conditioning computer s and intranet(s) etc.
It is a rolling stock manufacturer which manufacture a wide variety of products in large quantities like:
* Locos-Electrical/ Diesel- of different types & capacities/ guages at different locations,
* Coaches of different types/gauges, Wagons of different types for carrying different commodities/goods of different gauges and at different locations,
* maintenance vehicles for electrification/ track-inspection etc.
(4) It is a rolling stock maintenance company as it has an array of workshops which maintain the large number of rolling stocks of all kinds owned and operated by IR.
* Since majority of revenue comes from train operation, it is mainly a train operator. So it is often advised by experts that the rolling stock units should be corporatized & separated from IR as their management need an approach much different than train operation.
* If these units are corporatized, they they can think beyond IR and develop new products for export market and become independent profit centres.

Jul 23 (11:45)
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Very correct said...
IR is not an infrastructure company, its main function is running trains I.e. Rolling Stock. All kinds of Trains be it passengers carrying or Freight carrying all are Rolling stock only along with their production and maintenance. And to run these rolling stock the minimum infrastructure that is needed is platform, bridges, building, computers , controllers, etc ...and these all infrastructure are needed to run those rolling stocks properly. But in last few years it is getting converted to a Infrastructure company..... building Shopping Mall, Hotels in Station premises, Airport like station building, etc are not the work of Indian Railways. Railways has nothing to do with Hotels, Malls
,etc work. IR is only for Running Trains and providing connectivity to all parts of India. Only basic passengers amenities are required for that inside trains, and outside trains like a proper platform surface, Toilets, Sitting arrangement, Drinking water, platform shelter, proper lighting facilities at station and surrounding, etc...bass this is only required as basic ,in additional you can provide Charging facilities, Food stalls , lift, ramp ,etc nothing else is needed for running trains. These facilities are still not available in small stations in many places and IR is not developing them.
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