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HDIH/Hoodi Halt (2 PFs)
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1, Hoodi Main Rd, Kodigehalli, Krishnarajapuram, Bengaluru, Pincode - 560036.
State: Karnataka

Elevation: 886 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Dec 30 2019 (14:42) Bike, cycle-sharing to begin at 15 railway stations (
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 397653  Blog Entry# 4526815   
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Dec 30 2019 (14:43)
Station Tag: Lottegollahalli/LOGH added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:43)
Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:43)
Station Tag: Belandur Road/BLRR added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Malleswaram/MWM added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Next train from SWR~/48335
In a boon to commuters, the railways has now opened its doors to two-wheeler and bicycle-sharing service providers at 15 stations.
Last week, the first bike-sharing service was inaugurated by South Western Railway general manager Ajay Kumar Singh at Yelahanka railway station. This comes as a big relief for commuters who were forced to use their own vehicles for first and last-mile connectivity.
Bounce, the operator providing the service, has announced plans to set up shop at 13 stations in the city, including Bellandur, Banaswadi, Hoodi Halt, Byappanahalli, Krishnarajapuram, Bengaluru East and Bengaluru
Cantonment. Providing such services even in areas like Malleswaram will help those travelling by suburban trains from residential areas.
Meanwhile, Railways has received a positive response for its tender seeking expression of interest from private operators for bicycle-sharing services. Senior officials said they were in discussion with Yulu and a decision is likely in the next few days.
“The EoI is for 15 stations. This involves looking into details like the identification of the parking space for service providers. We are in discussions with Yulu and will come up with a decision within a matter of a few days,” a senior official said.
Bounce has given parking space at two entrances in the 13 stations, to pick up or drop off Bounce bikes. Officials said similar arrangements will be made for bicycle-sharing systems as well.
Parking of private vehicles at railway stations, especially for long-duration, has turned costly ever since the railways hiked the fee in September 2017. While the two-wheeler parking fee has gone up from Rs 20 per day to Rs 50, those parking cars can be charged up to Rs 300, depending on the number of hours.
Dec 20 2019 (11:27) Bengaluru: Ride to KIA in 30 min, train station by Feb (
New/Special Trains
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 396986  Blog Entry# 4518447   
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Dec 21 2019 (13:58)
Station Tag: Dodjala/DJL added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Chikkaballapur/CBP added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Kolar/KQZ added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Channasandra/CSDR added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Devanahalli/DHL added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440

Dec 20 2019 (11:27)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Prometh Suresh^~/443440
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Get set to take a train ride to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in 30 minutes, bypassing all the traffic on Airport Road, in less than two months. A halt station is coming up right at the KIA boundary, ready for completion by the first week of February.
In the next 15
days, work on a 600-metre platform is likely to the completed. Funded and executed by the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), the halt station has already been approved by the South Western Railway.
Once commissioned, the halt station — located on the north western periphery of the KIA campus — will be linked to the KIA terminals by shuttle buses. BIAL has already announced that it will operate its own shuttle services to help commuters and airport workers cover the 3.5-km distance in less than 10 minutes.
Currently, only three trains ply on the single-track railway line passing through the proposed halt station.
One train ply between Channapatna and Kolar, a second train linking Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru City, and a third between Devanahalli and Yeshwantpur.
The Railways recently approved a fourth train, a DEMU service, linking Whitefield, Chikkaballapur and Kolar. This is expected to commence its service within a week.
“Four trains up and four trains down will be a good beginning. This line’s capacity can be doubled if a crossing facility comes up either at the KIA halt station or Doddajala,” says urban rail analyst Sanjeev Dyamannavar.
The Railways have reportedly proposed electrification of the Yelahanka–Devanahalli line along a 30 km stretch. Once this project, estimated to cost about Rs 30 crore, is completed, more trains could be introduced. “New services during the rush hours and around 7 am, 3 pm and 11 pm, will benefit both airport staffers and commuters,” he notes.
Although a Metro link to the airport has been proposed, it could take years. But once the Baiyappanahalli rail terminal opens, a train service to Devanahalli via KIA halt station could help commuters switch from Metro to a dedicated airport train.

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Dec 20 2019 (17:58)
irifan2015   1306 blog posts
Re# 4518447-2            Tags   Past Edits
There should be hourly services from KJM/ Whitefield and YPR to airport halt station/ Devanahalli round the clock. What purpose is served with just 4 trains in 24 hours? Can anyone alighting at airport rely on such services to reach city?

Dec 20 2019 (19:22)
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promethsuresh^~   3128 blog posts
Re# 4518447-3            Tags   Past Edits
The plan of SWR and KIA is to run trains at time when there is maximum no. of arrivals and departures at KIA.

Dec 29 2019 (16:33)
irifan2015   1306 blog posts
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Now there are four trains. Any one dare to reach in and out of airport using these trains?
Nov 16 2019 (21:35) Passengers want trains to stop at Hoodi station (
IR Affairs
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 394990  Blog Entry# 4490180   
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Nov 16 2019 (21:36)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 16 2019 (21:36)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Jolarpettai MEMU Express/16520 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Techies want the Bangalore-Jolarpettai suburban train to halt at Hoodi, so travelling becomes easySuburban rail passengers are demanding that more trains stop at Hoodi railway station as they need to alight at Whitefield or KR Puram and travel another 20 km to reach Hoodi. Techies say that if the Bangalore-Jolarpettai train halts for a minute in Hoodi during the peak hours, it will make life easier. However, the South-western Railway (SWR) said that it will not be feasible as many trains already stop at Hoodi. Sanjeev Dyamannavar, transport expert, The Praja Raag Advocacy Group, explained how an additional train will help people travelling to and fro from the city. “This will make the trains more frequent on this suburban rail line. If it stops at Hoodi, it will benefit several IT professionals. The train need not stop after Whitefield. The Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) said that he’ll look into the matter...
and see if it can work out,” he says.Ashok Kumar Varma, DRM, SWR said it could lead to some operational constraints as they need to look at the availability of the platforms as well. “A one-minute halt can take up about eight to ten minutes as the train will need to slow down, stop and then restart. Two such halts will delay the train by 16 to 20 minutes. It will also affect the schedule of other trains. Also, there are enough trains that halt at Hoodi during peak hours. We shall, however, see what can be done” he says.
Apr 28 2019 (09:02) Bengaluru: DEMU train catches fire near Hoodi, passengers unhurt (
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 381237  Blog Entry# 4303548   
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Apr 28 2019 (09:02)
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Apr 28 2019 (09:02)
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Apr 28 2019 (09:02)
Train Tag: Bangarapet - KSR Bengaluru DEMU/76508 added by BijapurBulls2Titles~/48335
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Apr 24 2019 (11:33) Namma Bengaluru: Suburban train stations in dire need of better infrastructure (
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SWR/South Western

News Entry# 381062  Blog Entry# 4300164   
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Apr 24 2019 (11:38)
Station Tag: Heelalige/HLE added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Apr 24 2019 (11:38)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Apr 24 2019 (11:38)
Station Tag: Belandur Road/BLRR added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Apr 24 2019 (11:38)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Apr 24 2019 (11:38)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Apr 24 2019 (11:33)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
A robust suburban rail network for the city remains a dream as the central and State governments are yet to reach a consensus on various issues, including the formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle, to take up the project on a large scale.
However, regular passengers, who rely on the existing suburban trains to commute to offices in Whitefield, Bommasandra and other areas, want South Western Rail (SWR) to upgrade amenities at various stations. This will encourage more people to take the train to work. The problems include lack of last-mile connectivity and amenities such as shelters, parking space, restrooms, and foot-overbridges.
who works in Bommasandra industrial area, travels from Hebbal to Heelalige every day. He said, “I live in Yelahanka New Town. Going by bus or other modes of transport to reach my work place in Bommasandra, which is located more than 40 km away, will take up to three hours. To avoid traffic and travel expenses, I take the Yeshwantpur to Hosur train from Hebbal. Travelling in train is cheaper than other modes of transport. But last-mile connectivity is an issue at Heelalige station. Many employees rent a private passenger vehicle to reach their workplace.”
According to Sanjeev Dymannavar, commuter rail activist, the SWR should work optimise existing infrastructure to provide more train services on these lines. For example, in February, automatic signalling was commissioned between Cantonment and Whitefield. “This has facilitated SWR to operate more trains during peak hours. Also, the authorities should introduce more amenities at stations like Bellandur, Hoodi and Heelalige,” he said.
SWR officials maintain that amenities are provided depending on the 'category' (revenue generated and passenger footfall) of a station. E. Vijaya, Deputy General Manager and Chief Public Relations Officer, said, “Standard amenities are available at these stations. However, work on some additional amenities is being undertaken.”
Little shelter at Hoodi Railway Station
With sparse shelter and lack of signage, Hoodi station is underdeveloped when compared to other stations. Though it has been recently improved in terms of infrastructure and got a pedestrian bridge, it lacks drinking water facilities and restrooms. “The restrooms are only for the use of authorities. We need to fight with railway staff if we want to use them,” said a commuter.
Even though unlicenced vendors and beggars aren’t allowed on the premises, the rule is not strictly implemented with a few managing to board trains. The issue comes under the purview of the Railway Protection Police.
Not all trains stop at this station. Like at most stations, there is a lack of signage naming the trains that halt at this station. Some trains make an unofficial stop.
“You can always ask people about the trains that halt here. If you don’t want to do that, you can always turn to technology. There are apps for trains, like the ‘Where is My Train’ app,” said K.N. Manasa, a commuter.
Such apps not only mention the expected arrival time and schedule of trains but also track delays.
Commuters happy with Whitefield Railway Station
As Whitefield is a popular stop, commuters have access to better infrastructure and facilities, including waste disposal bins. However, commuters say that drinking water facilities are of sub-par quality.
There are waiting rooms, but they are mainly used by dogs, said commuters adding that washrooms have a pungent smell and are not well maintained.
For the most part, though, commuters who use the station are happy with the amenities. There is, however, a clear disparity between old and new trains. The new trains have better seats, fans that work and more legroom.
During peak morning and the evening hours, however, passengers said the trains are so crowded that there is no space to stand. Pickpocketing is a common complaint.
“Four days ago, a man who was near the door fell off the Swarna train. There was no space inside. Everyone was pushing and pulling,” said Mukunda M., a regular commuter who was on his way to KGF when the incident took place.
Fellow passengers immediately pulled the emergency chain, bringing the train to a halt. He was brought back on to the train, given water, and taken to a hospital. “Fortunately, his injuries were not fatal,” Mukunda added.
Bellandur Road Railway Station lacks basic amenities
The platform at Bellandur Road Railway does not have a roof because of which passengers do not get protection from the sun and rain. The ground floor of the station building has a vacant room with barricades to prevent people from using it. The first floor houses the ticketing counter, which is also the office of the station master.
With one track and one platform, the station handles 4 daily and 6 non-daily (excluding Sunday) trains going towards Salem and K.S.R. Bengaluru. The station lacks basic amenities such as toilets, medical aid centre, and dust bins. The lone drinking water point had a broken tap and no supply of water.
Carmelaram Railway Station: A cut above the rest
Passengers who use Carmelaram Railway Station are waiting for completion of the under construction foot-overbridge that will connect the two platforms. This station has better amenities compared to others on the suburban line network. It is a well-maintained by a dedicated team of 14 staff members who prioritise cleanliness.
The platform has a water cooler with several functioning drinking points that provide 24-hour supply. A display board shows availability of WiFi connectivity, but the facility could not be accessed on a mobile phone.
A public toilet block, which included a Divyanjan Friendly Toilet, on a platform was locked, but is opened during rush hours. Adequate lighting and a common waiting area make this station a pleasant change from the others.
Announcements regarding trains are made on speakers by the on-duty station master. The station has an active 24-hour computerised ticket counter of PRS (Public Reservation System) and UTS (Unreserved Ticket System).
Commuters point to the wet and dry waste bins that encourages segregation of waste at source. Wheelchair facilities for the elderly is available.
Heelalige Railway Station
Of the two platforms, only one has a small roof. In the absence of a foot-overbridge, commuters often cross over the railway lines. There are two drinking water points out which one is non-functional and does not have a tap. The other has only one functional tap.
On the plus side, the station has an adequate number of wet and dry waste bins, a restroom, wheelchair facilities for the elderly, and is well-maintained.
However, according to a frequent passenger, the public toilet remains locked and is used only by railway staff. There is a small common waiting area with adequate seating and information boards displaying train details like arrival, departure, train numbers and helpline numbers.
Another display board shows availability of WiFi connectivity but could not be accessed on a phone. A bell is used to announce the arrival of trains.
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