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WFD/Whitefield (4 PFs)
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Maithri Layout, Kadugodi, Bengaluru-560067
State: Karnataka

Elevation: 874 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Oct 08 (10:37) Centre approves Bengaluru suburban rail project (www.deccanherald.com)
New Facilities/Technology
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News Entry# 420619  Blog Entry# 4737971   
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Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Rajanukunte/RNN added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Heelalige/HLE added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Chikka Banavara Junction/BAW added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Devanahalli/DHL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
The Centre on Wednesday approved the Bengaluru suburban rail project, estimated to cost around Rs 19,000 crore, and fulfilled a long-pending demand of the IT city.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the 148-km-long project, which is aimed at decongesting Bengaluru, sources in the government told DH.
However, due to the model code of conduct in force for the Assembly byelections in Karnataka, the government deferred its announcement.
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asked to elaborate on the project at the weekly Cabinet press briefing, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that due to the code of conduct, he can’t say anything on this issue.
According to the revised DPR, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be set up to implement the project and both the Railway Ministry and state government will have equity in it.
The Union government would provide 20% of the equity in the project and facilitate external financial assistance of up to 60% of the project cost. The Karnataka government will have to share the remaining 20% equity.
The suburban rail network will have four corridors: KSR Bengaluru City-Devanahalli, Byappanahalli-Chikkabanavara, Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield and Heelalige-Rajanukunte.
The revised project proposes 57 suburban railway stations covering a distance of 148.17 km. Besides dropping at least 24 stations from the original report, the revised DPR has also cut down the number of elevated stations from 31 to 22.
The suburban railway is likely to be fully operational around 2026 since approximately seven years are required for land acquisition and construction.
The suburban rail stations will integrate with at least 10 metro stations including Yeshwantpur, Kengeri, Cantonment, Whitefield, K R Puram, Baiyappanhalli, Jnanabharathi and Nayandahalli. The fare structure will be similar to that of the Metro rail, said sources.
With the suburban rail network providing seamless connectivity to all towns surrounding Bengaluru, it is expected that once it is complete, it would greatly help decongest Bengaluru,  which is facing severe traffic snarls, said an official in the Indian Railways.
Jun 07 (09:53) RPF constable stabbed at Whitefield rail station (www.deccanherald.com)
Crime/Accidents
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News Entry# 410654  Blog Entry# 4646035   
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Jun 07 2020 (09:53)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by jagadeeshkpm47~/2084198

Jun 07 2020 (09:53)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by jagadeeshkpm47~/2084198
Three unidentified men attacked an RPF constable at the Whitefield railway police station in eastern Bengaluru earlier this week, a senior police officer said. 
Kiran Kumar Gurjar (30) found three men misbehaving with two girls at the booking counter around 11.30 pm on June 2. When he asked them to leave, the girls left but the men picked a quarrel with him. One of them took out a knife and tried to stab him. When Gurjar tried to stop the attack, the man stabbed him in the hands. Gurjar raised alarm, prompting his colleagues to rush to his rescue. But the attackers fled before that. 
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later filed a complaint with the jurisdictional Bengaluru Cantonment railway police. Police are reviewing the CCTV footage in order to identify the attackers.
Apr 11 (16:29) Press Release No. 17 Dt:08.04.2020 BENGALURU DIVISION DISTRIBUTES GROCERY KIT TO LOADING / UNLOADING WORKERS AT KRISHNARAJAPURAM & WHITEFIELD (swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 404753  Blog Entry# 4609773   
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Apr 11 2020 (16:29)
Station Tag: Whitefield Satellite Goods Terminal/SGWF added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Apr 11 2020 (16:29)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Apr 11 2020 (16:29)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Forever Railfan^~/248735
BENGALURU DIVISION DISTRIBUTES GROCERY KIT TO LOADING / UNLOADING WORKERS AT KRISHNARAJAPURAM & WHITEFIELD
Bengaluru Division of South Western Railway today led by Shri Ashok Kumar Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru, distributed Grocery kits to loading and unloading workers at Krishnarajapuram and Satellite Goods Terminal, Whitefield today.
A total of 140 grocery kits, 70 each at Krishnarajapuram and Satellite Goods terminal were distributed.
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grocery kit contained
1. Rice – 5kg
2. Toor dal – 1 Kg
3. Bath soap – 2 pc
4. Detergent – 1pc
5. Vegetable oil – 1Kg
6. Wheat floor – 1Kg
7. sooji – 1 Kg
Shri Ashok Kumar Verma addressing the labour has appreciated their services in unloading essential commodities especially rice at Whitefield. He counseled them to maintain social distancing while working and wear masks for protection from COVID-19
The division will distribute such kits to 300 more loading / unloading workers in the next two days.
These kits have been sponsored by M/s. CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) under Corporate Social Responsibility. M/s. CONCOR have assured provide Rs.250,000/- for distribution of grocery kits.
Mar 20 (12:29) Will suburban rail move ahead? (www.deccanherald.com)
Commentary/Human Interest
SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 403321  Blog Entry# 4597432   
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Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Devanahalli/DHL added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Heelalige/HLE added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Nelamangala/NMGA added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: Rajanukunte/RNN added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Mar 20 2020 (12:29)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Next train from SWR~/48335
The government’s economic survey of the Indian economy for 2019-20 introduced a new word “Thalinomics” to talk about how economics relates to the common man’s daily encounters with food. But what about the government’s approach to the common man’s encounters with his daily commute on heavily congested roads in densely populated cities like Bengaluru? What does the government intend to do about the suburban rail project that has failed to “kick-off” despite repeated mentions in budget speeches year after year?
The finance minister quoted statistics meant to better the lives of Bengaluru’s harried citizens, toiling through badly dug up roads, rapidly increasing vehicular population and delays in implementing the metro rail, in a city recently adjudged to be the most congested city
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in the world by a Netherlands-based global provider, setting aside 18,600 crore in the 2020-21 Union Budget, towards a much-delayed suburban railway project, a mass transit solution to decongest Bengaluru. The Centre will provide 20% equity for the project and facilitate 60% of external funding.
Most Bengalureans are aware of the project’s details -- a 148-km network with 56 stations for the suburban rail system with four corridors: Kengeri-Whitefield, KSR Bengaluru City-Rajanukunte, Nelamangala-Baiyappanahalli and Heelalige-Devenahalli, with the Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Company (K-RIDE) tasked with ensuring project progress. The cost of the suburban rail project is known to every rail commuter of Bengaluru, but what about actual allotment?
Of the Rs 18,600 crore grandiosely set aside by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the South Western Railways has detailed a mere Rs 1 crore as a token amount for the financial year 2020-21. In its Pink Book, a document that outlines this budgetary allocation, this amount may be used for the construction of elevated and at-grade corridors to augment existing line capacities but not for laying lines or construction of the 56 stations across the city. Bengaluru’s harried citizens are unlikely to benefit from the knowledge of the amount set aside, for this is the third time a similar announcement is being made in the Union Budget with the project continuing to remain at the start line.
Having elected the same ruling party at the Centre, the state (and the BBMP), Bengaluru’s harried citizens next awaited the Karnataka government’s budget, presented on March 5, to find the state government had earmarked a grant of Rs 500 crore during 2020-21 and proposed to execute the project through the Rail infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Ltd (K-RIDE) through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to be formed to implement the project.
The repeated mentions in the budget by the government is only causing confusion about the project, pointing towards the lack of a coherent agenda. The ‘please all’ announcements, without corresponding allocations, have made citizens sceptical about the government’s seriousness, demonstrating a lack of significance for budget citations.
The question for Bengaluru’s commuter now is: What could make the government roll out the project? Electing the same party at the Centre and the state does not seem to be enough, nor are the people’s representatives being able to convey the commuter’s agony to the party’s top brass. Given the intensity of India’s slowdown – successive quarters of slowing growth, and of a government living beyond its means -- there is one way, however, that would make the government roll out the project: bringing in a private sector partner.
With modern revenue collection systems, working on RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, ticketing systems today prevent leaks and pilferage, and are relatively foolproof. With revenues guaranteed in a growing city, several private sector players would want to participate in Bengaluru’s suburban rail project, preferably through a special purpose vehicle, independent of the Indian Railways, able to determine the fare, routes and manage operations.
Although the Suburban Railway Policy stipulates that a state government needs to be the primary shareholder of any suburban railway project along with the central government but without any private player, presumably because suburban rail projects need to share existing Indian Railways’ tracks and logistics, this could be tweaked to bring in funding through a Public Private Partnership (PPP), with the government continuing to hold a minority equity stake. Privatization in the Hyderabad metro rail project, where the SPV has a private sector partner, Larsen & Toubro, has been a success story. At worst, some of the 56 stations could be privatized through MoUs similar to the one signed between Namma Metro and Infosys Foundation for development of the Konappana Agrahara station in Electronics City.
Dependant on private sector pools of capital, the government will be forced to listen to a private partner who cares about growth and investment. The finance minister’s clearance of long-pending cabinet notes and the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs’ okays would then become formalities aiding the state government and K-RIDE officials to allocate land and funds. The government’s economic survey of the Indian economy for next year could then introduce a new word “Commuternomics”!
(The writer is a former director on the Board of BEML)
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Mar 03 (15:39) Techies want trains to stop at Whitefield (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 402315  Blog Entry# 4582948   
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Mar 03 2020 (15:40)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Vishal Gaurav/825385

Mar 03 2020 (15:40)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by Vishal Gaurav/825385
With no trains halting at Whitefield post 7pm, travel has become a pain
Techies travelling from Whitefield are spending over three hours daily trying to reach home, due to the notorious traffic jams in the evenings. As many trains do not halt at the Whitefield station post 7 pm, commuters are forced to rely on private vehicles.
Rakesh Gundarlahalli, a software engineer who works near ITPL travels mostly in trains. He takes an express train in the morning from Majestic to Whitefield and doesn’t face much trouble on his way to work, but
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on his way back he has to leave an hour early from work, to catch the train. “If I miss the train, I then have to take a bus which takes around 1.5 hours to reach Byappanahalli. Train takes only 20 minutes. It will help reduce congestion on road and pollution if we use trains. As the Metro work is also going on, it leads to lot of traffic and dust on the road,” he said.
Adding to the sentiment, Nagaraj BV, a techie said that since it will take couple of years to introduce suburban rail in the city, the authorities can atleast introduce an additional stops at Whitefield to ease traffic.
Describing his commute as a suffering, Nagaraj said, “There are about three trains that travel between 7 pm and 10.30 pm like Lalbagh Express, Sanghamitra Express and Darbhanga Express. These trains can stop at Whitefield as many techies leave from office between 7 pm and 9.30 pm. This will increase the train travel time by 10 minutes but also make it feasible. It will take care of some traffic on the road.”
Nagaraj also added that the government should avoid introducing suburban train with air-conditioned coaches. “Citizens need functioning trains and not AC coaches. The funds should be used for increasing the frequency of trains instead of AC coaches. In Mumbai, the government recently introduced AC train and the project wasn’t a great success it hasn’t been doing well. The rise in fares is very discouraging,” he said.

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Mahaveer Jain~   10866 blog posts
Re# 4582948-1            Tags   Past Edits
Providing one mn halt at bustling IT major Whitefield is needed very much
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