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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:08 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

I hope SWR will also push for Electrification of Banaswadi - Hosur Section and improve the intermediate stations like Karmelaram, Heelalige (For Electronic City).

In fact Banaswadi-Heelalige section can be used serve the south-east of Bangalore which is the hub of all IT firms.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Good Link service to Whitefield with Bengaluru Metro

The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train will leave Baiyappanahalli at 8.25 a.m. and arrive at Whitefield at 8.50 a.m. - a timing that could help office-goers beat the morning traffic rush that clogs K.R. Puram and Outer Ring Road. The train will stop at K.R. Puram and Hoodi in a route that covers 15km in less than half an hour. In the return, the train will leave at 6.15 p.m. Eight coaches of the DEMU train can carry upto 2,412 passengers.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/whitefield-to-get-another-train-to-deal-with-peak-hour-rush/article19516276.ece
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Also in the above link Sri Ananth Kumar, South Bengaluru MP says

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“We want the Railways Ministry to expedite the proposal for a 54-km line doubling and electrification of the Baiyappanahalli and Hosur as well as 27-km betwen Yesvanthpur and Channasandra which can be the suburban line to the airport,” said H.N. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers.

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/karnataka-3rd-worst-in-rail-electrification-trails-behind-other-southern-states/articleshow/62115044.cms

Karnataka is among the three worst states in the country with regard to electrification of railway lines, behind only Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/648869/boost-suburban-rail-cantt-whitefield.html

The suburban rail network is set to get its biggest boost with the railways finalising a project to quadruple the tracks between Bengaluru Cantonment and Whitefield stations, something that has been pending for nearly 20 years.

With this, the original project of quadrupling the entire stretch between Bengaluru City and Whitefield railway stations, first proposed in 1998, has been truncated. Railway officials did not, however, say the project has been dropped.

"We have sent a detailed estimate to the Railway Board on the quadrupling of tracks between Cantonment and Whitefield at a cost of Rs 493 crore. The project is likley to be fully funded by the railways," said E Vijaya, Chief Public Relations Officer, South Western Railway.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:23 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

praveentcr wrote:
Karnataka is among the three worst states in the country with regard to electrification of railway lines, behind only Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.


This is debatable. Karnataka, I think even now has a stated policy that (except for already approved projects), it will not give electricity for Railway Electrification projects. It mainly commits to electrification for key trunk lines and their links. For example Wadi-Gulbarga is part of the Mumbai-Chennai route and SBC-GY is link to the trunk route. Likewise, today, SBC-SA is link to the JAT-CAPE trunk line, the second longest, after probably DBRT-CAPE via TVC.

Even during the previous rule of Chandrababu Naidu, there was a policy that AP (along with Karnataka and Kerala) will not give electricity for RE projects. That left only TN and Pondy in the South which favoured RE.

I do not think even now Karnataka is interested in electrification of the key sector namely MYS/SBC-ASK-UBL-DWR-BGM-Pune line. I think overall SWR is also not making a very satisfactory progress as far as doubling of SBC-UBL sector is concerned.

Then in Kerala land acquisition for doubling has been a big problem (it is also thus in TN, Karnataka and A.P. also, but mainly in TN it is overcome faster), so the answer has been found by going in for electrification of the key Cape-TVC-ERS-SRR-CLT-MAQ sector, beyond which only God knows what will be fate of the Konkan line between MAQ-KWR-MAO-PNVL sector.

Then, Himachal is a hilly state and it is a big achievement that electrification has reached Kalka after which the hilly sector starts and there is very limited scope for either doubling, electrification or indeed laying of any new line to expand railway routes in HP.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/301217/despite-green-signal-railways-tardy-over-automatic-signalling.html

SWR is complete useless for the passengers.I don't think they will finish the job in next 6 months.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Bangalore Cantonment - Whitefield - Earthwork in embankment and widening of cutting, extension of existing RUBs/LCs, construction of minor Bridges, gate lodges, side drains, toe wall/retaining wall, LC road approaches and other connected works between Bangalore Cantonment - Krishnarajapuram station from KM.351/600 to 343/100(REACH-1)

Rs. 28,33,58511

https://www.ireps.gov.in/ireps/works/pdfdocs/102018/45600136/viewNitPdf_2466734.pdf

Bangalore Cantonment - Whitefield - Earthwork in embankment and widening of cutting, extension of existing RUBs/LCs, construction of minor Bridges, side drains, toe wall/retaining wall, LC road approaches and other connected works between Krishnarajapuram - Whitefiled stations from KM.343/100 to 332/660 - REACH-2

Rs. 34,60,96788

https://www.ireps.gov.in/ireps/works/pdfdocs/102018/45609977/viewNitPdf_2467288.pdf
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:02 am    Post subject: Suburban train users in Bengaluru may have to pay more If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Suburban train users in Bengaluru may have to pay more


BENGALURU: Suburban train passengers in the city may soon have to shell out more. Reason: Fares for the services operated by the proposed special purpose vehicle (SPV) for Bengaluru’s suburban rail project will not be linked to fares of Indian Railways.

The railways has agreed in-principle to the state’s demand for a separate tariff to implement the 161-km suburban rail project. This means suburban
train users in Bengaluru will have to pay more than those in cities like Mumbai and Chennai.

“We have asked the railways to allow the proposed SPV to fix fares. It’s not financially feasible to execute the Rs 17,000 crore project on a par with the
existing suburban train fares. The SPV will take a decision on fare revision, which will be applicable to the existing suburban services in the city,” said
a senior government official.

“The SPV should be financially independent. It should be able to take decisions on fares, routes and operations. It’s autonomy will also be helpful in attracting investors to raise adequate financial resources for the project,” he added.

At present, suburban train passengers across the country are paying a minimum fare of Rs 5, which is fixed by the railway board. In Bengaluru, which is yet to have a dedicated suburban train network, passengers are paying Rs 10 for traveling in the existing skeletal suburban service.
Confirming the decision, Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan, who was part of a recent meeting of public representatives on suburban rail, said the
proposal would empower the SPV to charge rates which are minimal for intracity travel vis-a-vis the Namma Metro network.
“The rates are proposed to be higher than the minimum railway fare but won’t exceed Namma Metro charges. The suburban rail will help 35 lakh
passengers and ease the pressure on the existing road network,” he said.


South Western Railway (SWR) officials said the decision on fares for suburban trains will be taken after the SPV is formed. TOI had recently reported that the SPV is likely to be fully functional only by the end of this year. The process to change the shareholding pattern in Rail Infrastructure
Development Company Karnataka Limited (K-RIDE) is nearing completion.
“The railways will announce the fare structure for all suburban trains based on the recommendations of SPV,” said a senior SWR official, adding: “The
railways will fix a fare structure to recover the operating losses and capital cost. The structure will be applicable to the projects taken up under this
policy and may be different from the one adopted by railways for other suburban systems.”


Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65906185.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

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KRIDE - JV company formed for developing Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development ....

Will be a boost for Karnataka based rail projects, starting with Bengaluru Suburban project ...

When will TNRIDE or RIDCOT (Rail Infra Devel Corp of TN) JV company formed ???? When will TN rail projects get a fillip ???




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Cantonment - Whitefield Quadrupling

CC: Vinay Bharadwaj

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Union govt is boosting suburban rail in Bengaluru, State needs to step up
BUILDING SUBURBAN RAIL NETWORK FOR BENGALURU
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Suburban Rail as a mass urban transport has a big role to play in controlling Bengaluru’s traffic. This project has been crawling for more than a decade. The proposals for this came well before 2010. During last few years, due to pressure from different corners and follow ups, the project has been taken up seriously by both GOK and Ministry of Railways on cost sharing basis.


Unfortunately Government of Karnataka (GoK) is very slow in taking this forward. The priorities of Railways are for intercity trains and goods train movement. So the government needs to go a step further to work with Railways.

Many feasibility reports have been submitted by Railway Infrastructure Technical & Economic Services (RITES) to Government of Karnataka and Railways on suburban railways. Currently suburban rail in Bengaluru has been provided on the existing rail infrastructure with MEMU and DEMU rakes, and carries more than 2 lakh commuters.

In the last two years, Railways has given importance to augmenting rail infrastructure in Bengaluru in terms of coaching terminals, doubling and quadrupling, electrification and automatic signaling system. These should lead finally to running of EMU coaches as full-fledged suburban trains. Potential of suburban trains is more than 25 lakh commuters per day at minimal cost. Benefits of suburban rail will start flowing when the capacity is expanded.

Initially the Railway Ministry was reluctant to run suburban rail in Bengaluru, but was forced to take it up after push from citizens and elected representatives. In the recent Union Budget, funds allocation for Bengaluru has substantially increased, and is close to Rs 400 crore. Following projects with detailed funds provided for execution :

Project Money allocated
Doubling of Yeshwanthpur – Channasandra Rs 42 crore allocated ( Project cost 150 crore )
Doubling Baiyyappanahalli —Hosur Rs 82 crore allocated (Project cost Rs 340 crore)
Doubling Yelahanka – Penukonda Rs 100 crore
Quadrupling Cantonment — Whitefield Rs 50 crore allocated (Project cost Rs 480 crore)
3rd Coaching Terminal at Baiyappanahalli Rs 20 crore (Project cost Rs 116 crore)
Bengaluru Suburban Rail Rs 10 crore
Electrification of Bengaluru – Omalur via Hosur (196 rkms) Rs 70 crore
Electrification of Chikkabanavara – Hubli ( 456 rkms) Rs 162 crore
More work needs to be done
Other major works which need attention are, 1) Automatic Signaling system 2) Level-crossing eliminations 3) Newly identified halt stations 4) Doubling and electrification of Devanahalli Railway line.

The State and Ministry of Railways have been unable to solve the differences on SPV formation, thus contributing to more delays. Once the State and Railways get on the same page on suburban rail, it will be a matter of a few months to see real progress. The commissioning of SPV will be a major step towards suburban rail. Good news is that railway works related to capacity and technology upgradation have begun in right direction, with substantial fund allocation.

Integration with other modes of public transport is the key in this game changer for city traffic. Government of Karnataka needs to give seriousness in integrating multi-modal transport system and there should not be any excuses on account of interdepartmental coordination, funds and design aspects.

Once the already sanctioned projects are completed, the capacity of suburban rail will substantially increase and will help Railways to run more suburban services. This will enable more than 8 lakh commuters to use suburban rail services. Elevated rail corridor may take a few more years to realize under Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). Railways and Government of Karnataka should take up small investment projects to enhance the capacity and provide good suburban rail services without burdening the finances of Railways and the State.

New halt stations like Hoodi and Krishnadevaraya under Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds have given a new model to the funding pattern of rail infrastructure. Every MP of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha representing Bengaluru Metropolitan Region should take up developing new halt stations under MPLAD funds, which can help suburban rail see real progress.



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https://www.deccanherald.com/city/fast-tracking-suburban-trains-722447.html

Fast work of suburban trains
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

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Bengaluru Suburban rail: SWR to take over 5 projects

New Indian Express
12th June 2019 06:31 AM

Automatic signalling between Baiyappnahalli and Hosur, Baiyappanahalli-Yesvantpur-Tumukuru, Bengaluru-Mandya and Yesvantpur and Yelahanka are awaiting approval.

BENGALURU: The Railways will take over the implementation of projects to the tune of Rs 1,745 crore, which are a part of the suburban rail network for the city, rather than the Special Purpose Vehicle as planned initially. The cost for implementing it will be shared 50:50 between the state and the Centre.

A high -level meet chaired by Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar at Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday with top officials has decided that five projects totalling Rs 1745 crore will be implemented by the Constructions office of the South Western Railway. “The SPV will go ahead with the implementation of the Rs 22,242 crore suburban railway project after a decision on the Detailed Project Report is taken by the Centre,” said a source.

Of the Rs 1745 crore projects, the doubling between Baiyappanahalli and Hosur (Rs 424 crore), the doubling line between Yesvantpur-Lottegahalli-Hebbal-Banaswadi-Baiyappanahalli-Channasandra (Rs 170 cr), conversion of 15 DEMU rakes to MEMU ones (Rs 56 crore) and procurement of 11 MEMU rakes (Rs 400 crore) have already been sanctioned.

Automatic signalling between Baiyappnahalli and Hosur, Baiyappanahalli-Yesvantpur-Tumukuru, Bengaluru-Mandya and Yesvantpur and Yelahanka are waiting approval. The suburban project will be implemented with 20% share each by the state and the Centre and 60% mobilised via the SPV.

K-RIDE GETS NEW CEO

Amit Garg has been selected as the first Chief Executive Officer of the The Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprises (K-RIDE). The B-RIDE, which is in the process of being formed under it, will carry out the suburban rail project for the city. “With a new CEO in place, the projects will gain a sense of direction,” a top official said. Garg is presently the Engineer Constructions (West) in South Western Railway. Railway Board Engineer Member Vishwesh Chaubey was in the City to finalise the selection process. “The official orders will be issued shortly,” said a highly placed source.



http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2019/jun/12/bengaluru-suburban-rail-swr-to-take-over-5-projects-1989078.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

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Bengaluru Suburban Railway

Simple Background as per My Understanding:

Rly asks KA State for fresh DPR as Bengaluru Metro and Bengaluru Suburban are competing and as mainly Kengeri to Whitefield route alignment is parallel to Metro

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Fresh DPR will delay suburban project: State

New Indian Express
Sun, 16 June 2019




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