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Namma Railu - GOK cabinet approves 345 Crs as part of the MoU

Commuter Rail

Yesterday Feb 14, 2017, Karnataka state cabinet approved the 345 Crs funds per the MoU that they had inked with railways last month.

To begin with the MoU has 2 projects on suburban rail:

Steel Flyover from Rajbhavan to Hebbal - Political Objectives rules over public Utility

The news about GOK's brazen attempt to go ahead with the 6.7 KM STEEL FLYOVER project connecting Rajbhavan to Hebbal is hogging all the news headlines in past few weeks.. Barring few, everyone from citizens to architects, Urban Planners to Activists are up in arms against this project. But nothing seems to deter the state government from going ahead with the project.

Railways, SWR - True Lies!

Commuter Rail

Excuses, Excuses and more Excuses.

The time has come to call the bluff of railways and south western railways (SWR) on its march of spreading falsehood to deny genuine demands of the Karnataka State. When one look at their claims and check with facts, they stand exposed of nothing but lies. Let us examine few of their recent claims and cross-check them against the facts.

ಉಪನಗರ ರೈಲು ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಉಳಿಸಿ!

Commuter Rail

ನಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಜಾ ಗೆಳೆಯರಿಗೆ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ,

Start Suburban Railu, Save Bengaluru!

Commuter Rail

Dear Namma Bengaluru Niwasigale, Time to ask questions

We have waited enough for the state government and the center to build infrastructure that could provide relief to our daily challenges. Our day starts with overcoming the challenge of beating the traffic to reach our work places and end with same challenge to return home in the evening.

Time to Call upon State and Railways for Namma Railu Implementation - #‎SupportNammaRailu‬

Commuter Rail

#‎SupportNammaRailu‬

Even after 5 years into Namma Railu advocacy, things have not started to work out the way we all have wanted to be. The project is still in corridors of state government and Railway Ministry. With budget around the corner, let us remind our public representatives that they have forgotten about this project.

Loyalty - To the Party or to the Nation?

Governance

Wishing 'Happy Independence Day' to all my fellow countrymen.  In this fast paced life, these are few occasions when we stop for a moment and try to reflect what this means to us.

Yeshwantpur - Chikballapur Train Service

Commuter Rail

The Yeshwantpur-Devanahalli Train has been extended to Chikballapur. Here are its timings.

 

YPR --> CBP

Namma Railu Advocacy Campaign - It all started here 5 years ago!

Commuter Rail

Namma Railu - The Citizen's advocacy campaign, it all started here 5 Years ago with that famous 'Praja Train Day'. It was May 8th, 2010 to be the precise day. That one train ride completely changed the lives of many of the Praja members and advocacy campaigns that Praja members have undertaken.

Namma Metro: Authorities placing optimism it neither promises nor deserves

Metro Rail
 
By M. A. Siraj and Khader B. Syed
 
 It was in June 2006 that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Namma Metro. It was by far the largest urban infrastructure project taken up for Bengaluru whose population is projected to peak to 19 million by 2031.

Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Namma Railu !

Commuter Rail

It is my pleasure to present a case study of Socio-Economic and environmental impact of proposed Namma Railu services in Bengaluru. The report is a study on impact of Socio, politico, economical and environmental on the Bengaluru City in the context of proposed Suburban/Commuter rail services.

 

Wish list for Railway Budget - 2015-16

Happy new year to all our Praja members and friends. Wishing you all a prosperous and fruitful 2015.

State Government, MPs, MLAs least interested in improvement of Railways in Karnataka!

"Injustice to Karnataka"

"Step Motherly Treamtment"

"Center ignoring Karnataka"

This is just the tip of our frustrations on having deplorable railway infrastructure in the Karnataka state. These are the tag lines that hog headlines in the newspaper every year after Railway Budget is presented. Is there any truth in it?

Rajya Sabha MP Prof. Rajeev Gowda reaches out to Railway Minister for Namma Railu

Commuter Rail

As promised, a dear friend of us, Prof. Rajeev Gowda, Rajya Sabha MP has reached out to the NW Railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi on last Friday Dec 12, 2014.

In Prof. Rajeev Gowda's words,

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