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Karnataka and Railways - Game for a Praja Initiative!?

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[Forked off from this Karnataka and Railways budget thread]

p_hebburu avare,

I am kind of disagreement to your one of the stated comment about lobbying for More Railway goodies. I think we need to lobby with different kind of strategy. If the old tricks are employed, may be we may get some KA MP assigned as Union Railway minister. May be we get few more trains etc. But that still may not do justice to Karnataka in totality. Regional imbalances in union budgets are going to continue in same manner unless railways moves away from these piecemeal way of introducing new trains or new lines. This is one of the basic reason for such colossal imbalances and then multiplied by political pulls & pushes making it more worse. Terming this as injustice may not be wrong in some context. Even if you look at the states where it is introduced, it hasn't stimulated any increased economic development in majority cases. What should be an ideal thing to happen is to see a Indian Railways Road Map 2020 or something similar.

 How about lobbying with a different kind of ammunition. How about lobbying with some real hard facts, technically feasible plans comprehensively covering the entire state of Karnataka. This spiced up with political backing.

In that context how about we take this up as Praja project and do the following:

  1. Dig out the process the railway department follows for taking up any new line, new train etc? File RTI?
  2. Dig out the information on all projects in Karnataka from on paper to being currently under execution? File RTI?
  3. Compile a list of railway network that exists today in Karnataka.
  4. Compile a proposed new lines that needs to be added to the existing one? May be with objective of connecting all districts in Karnataka.
  5. Compile a list of existing trains that are run currently and new trains to connect all dots in Karnataka
  6. Consolidate all the above data into a Vision Plan 2025 for Railways in Karnataka.

With that ammunition in hand, work with names like NRN, NK, RC etc and other politicians who could pursue this further. We could also work on your suggestion for a signature campaign.

Anybody game for these efforts?

Syed

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Jumping the gun?

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Hi,
Having read the posts on this forum, I get the feeling that we are indulging in criticism without complete knowledge of what exactly we are criticising. Rather than make sweeping generalisations of "injustice" and the like, let us examine what we have recieved.
1. Bangalore Rajdhani (tri-weekly) : this makes the effective frequency of the Rajdhani daily; fulfilling a long-pending demand.
2. Yesvantpur-Mysore Express : this had been running for a long time as a special train.
3. Mumbai-Karwar Express (tri-weekly) : should benefit the people of U.K. district.
4. Tornagallu-Ranjitpura and Hospet-Swamihalli doubling : will help in transport of iron ore from Bellary district.
What was done in the last year:
1. Bagalkot-Gadag gauge conversion completed and trains inaugurated on the stretch.
2. Bangalore-Mysore doubling completed till Ramnagaram and work between Ramnagaram-Mandya in full swing.
3. Bangalore-Tumkur doubling completed.
So, at present, works in progress are:
1. Ramnagaram-Mysore doubling.
2. Shimoga-Talguppa gauge conversion.
3. Hospet-Londa doubling.
4. Kottur-Harihar new line.
5. Hubli-Ankola new line. (As per media reports, this recently received environmental clearance).
So, SWR seems to have its hands quite full at present! Could someone put up a list of other demands that were "ignored", and what areas of the state they would benefit. With the full facts on hand, we can have a more fruitful discussion.
Above all, please keep in mind that this is an "interim" budget and major expenditure has to be deferred till the new government comes in.
Regards,
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Manish, Nagarbhavi.

~~~~

Manish.

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Praja Project? Counting our blessings

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Hi Syed,
Anybody game for these efforts?
I am!
2. Dig out the information on all projects in Karnataka from on paper to being currently under execution?
I have mentioned the list of projects currently under implementation in my previous post. For convenience sake, I will reproduce them here:
1. Ramnagaram-Mysore doubling.
2. Shimoga-Talguppa gauge conversion.
3. Hospet-Londa doubling.
4. Kottur-Harihar new line.
5. Hubli-Ankola new line.
6. Hospet-Londa doubling (forgot to mention this earlier).
3. Compile a list of railway network that exists today in Karnataka.

A brief note on railways in Karnataka: The railway network in Karnataka is operated by five railway zones - South Western, South Central, Southern, Central and Konkan. They are controlled by eight divisions - Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Karwar, Solapur (MH), Palakkad (KL), Secunderabad (AP) and Guntakal (AP). 28 out of 29 districts and 23 out of 29 district HQ's are connected by rail. All the lines are broadgauge, except Shimoga-Talguppa which is under conversion. The lines are as follows:


South Western Railway - Bangalore Division
1. Bangalore-Gauribidanur-AP border (single non-electrified).
2. Bangalore-Ramnagaram (double non-electrified).
3. Bangalore-Bangarapet-AP border (double electrified).
4. Bangalore-Tumkur (double non-electrified).
5. Bangalore-Hosur (single non-electrified).
6. Bangalore-Chikkaballapur (single non-electrified).
South Western Railway - Mysore Division
1. Mysore-Ramnagaram (single non-electrified).
2. Tumkur-Arsikere-Birur-Chikjajur (single non-electrified).
3. Mysore-Hassan-Arsikere (single non-electrified).
4. Mangalore-Hassan-Shravanabelagola (single non-electrified).
5. Mysore-Chamarajanagar (single non-electrified).
6. Birur-Shimoga-Talguppa (single non-electrified).
South Western Railway - Hubli Division
1. Hubli-Harihar-Chikjajur (single non-electrified).
2. Hubli-Dharwad-Londa-Belgaum-MH border (single non-electrified).
3. Hubli-Gadag-Hospet (single non-electrified).
4. Londa-Castle Rock (single non-electrified).
5. Chikjajur-Challakere-AP border(single non-electrified).
6. Hospet-Bellary (double non-electrified).
7. Hospet-Swamihalli-Kottur-Harihar (single non-electrified).
8. Tornagallu-Ranjitpura (single non-electrified).
9. Gadag-Bijapur-MH border (sinlge non-electrified).
10. AP border-Bellary (single non-electrified).
South Central Railway - Guntakal Division
1. Bellary-AP border (double non-electrified).
2. AP border-Raichur-Wadi (double non-electrified).
South Central Railway - Secunderabad Division
1.Wadi-Tandur-AP border (double non-electrified).
2.AP border-Bidar-MH border (single non-electrified).
Central Railway - Solapur Division
Wadi-Gulbarga-MH border (double non-electrified)
Southern Railway - Palakkad Division
Panambur-Thokur-Mangalore-KL border (single non-electrified).
Konkan Railway - Karwar Division
Thokur-Karwar-GA border(single non-electrified).
(Source - Indian Railways)
4. Compile a proposed new lines that needs to be added to the existing one? May be with objective of connecting all districts in Karnataka.
In that case, only one line will be needed - to connect Kodagu (Madikeri-Mysore?).
This is my contribution. Now, can someone please do the rest and take this forward?
Regards,
~~~~
Manish, Nagarbhavi.

~~~~

Manish.

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Railmap of Karnataka

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Railway map of Karnataka

Here is a railway map of Karnataka.  Could not find one which showed double and single lines. 

 Some key missing links

Hospet -->Lingsagur-->Yadgir without having to go through Guntakal

Bijapur -->Wadi -->Gulbarga -->Bidar

Shimoga --> Talguppa --> Sirsi -->Hubli (without having to touch Birur)

Tumkur -->Sira --> Chitradurga-->Hospet (without having to go through Arsikere and Chikjajur)

KSRTC will then supplement railways from the nearest railhead.

 

As far as migration on Bullet Trains go, it is a bit far fetched.  There are enough flights for the rich to migrate on and enough passenger trains and buses for the middle class and poor to come on.

Srivathsa

 

 

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Railway Map

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Hi folks,

I created this map to show the existing rail lines in Karnataka, based on an SVG background available on the Wikimedia Commons. the map shows double and single lines as well. This should give us an idea of what we've got and what we need to do.


Regards,
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Manish, Nagarbhavi.

[P.S.: Since I created the map in a hurry, I forgot to mark Hubli. It's the junction just below Dharwad. Will try and update soon.]

~~~~

Manish.

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All line are broad Guage?

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Manish,

 Excellent job. Do you know all the railway lines in Karnataka are converted to BG? If not, can you mark which ones are MG and BG respectively? Also there are line on which BG conversion is going on, can you mark them as well.

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From SWR...

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Excellent Job Manish,
With the exception to Konkan line, those lines which are BG and ones in process of conversion and doubling can be seen in the SWR home page itself. 
which I have attached. Not sure if it shows up correctly.

 

SWR Map




-Srinivas
(Ps: photo credit SWR)

 

 

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Two important trains that are missing

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It is an excellent compilation of the requirements.

Two important trains that were needed for Karnataka:

1. Shiomoga - Bangalore Limited Stop day train (Intercity / Janashatabdi) just stopping at Tumkur, Arsikere, Birur covering the distance in probably 4-5 hours helping Shiomoga residents to come to Bangalore, finish off work and return back the same day. This is our ChiefMinister's place and he should have followed up with Central Government.

2. Bangalore - Mangalore Day Train atleast 1 train leaving Bangalore in Morning and reaching Mangalore at afternoon. Again leaving Mangalore in afternoon and reaching Bangalore in the night.

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FYI - Good site for train information

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This is an excellent site for indian railways related info. It contains average speed of the train, average delays, blogs about train, videos etc..

http://indiarailinfo.com

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Updates!

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Hi folks,

I've updated the map to show projects that are in progress as well. As on date, all operational lines in Karnataka are BG (the Shimoga-Talguppa section has been closed for gauge conversion).



Regards,
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Manish, Nagarbhavi.

~~~~

Manish.

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My wish list - new rail lines

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Here is my wish list

a. Double Tumkur --> Hubli

b. Double Mysore Arsikere

c. Add Hassan-->Chikmagalur-->Shimoga-->Harihar

d.Add Talguppa-->Sirsi-->Hubli

e. Add Tumkur -->Sira-->Chitradurga-->Hospet

f. Hospet --> Lingsagur--> Yadgir

g. Bijapur-->Wadi--Gulbarga--Bidar

h. Hospet --> Raichur

i. Belgaum --> Bijapur

Srivathsa

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My wish list - new rail lines

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1) Extension of Talguppa to Honnavar(where it will meet the Konkan railway ) is more viable option. This extension is also mooted by by BSY too soon after he bacame CM,it may become a reality soon, in such case it must connect world famous Jog falls. As for Sirsi, it is closer to Haveri and also connection between Ankola and Hubli is going to benefit Sirsi too.

2) More urgent need is to operationalise line between Shravanabelagola to Bangalore. Current circuitous route via Mysore is taking too long time. Additional benefit is to connect with tourist place that is Shravabelagola.

-Srinivas

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Some links

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Hi,
A list of trains on SWR (most of Karnataka) can be found here. (Excel file).
The RTI contact details of SWR can be found here. (Scroll down to the bottom for more links.)
Regards,
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Manish, Nagarbhavi.

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Manish.

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Talaguppa Honnavar New Railway Line

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Dear Sir,

If the TALAGUPPA-HONNAVAR Railway Line implement, below will be the advantages.

1.      It would provide a vital rail link to the important commercial centers such as Shimoga, Chikmagalur, and Davangere for the transportation of goods to northern India.

2.      It will provide a faster and shorter route to Mumbai for people in most parts of southern Karnataka.  It can save time, (time is Money).

3.      It forms a vital link between Bangalore and Mumbai and Goa.

4.      It will increase exporting opportunities of agricultural products like Coconut, Areconut & Rice to northern India.

5.      It will develop regional economy.

6.      It will change living of standard of local peoples.

 7.      If this project implemented, at least 1000 families get Job & Bread.

8.      It will also increase the revenue.

9.      Talaguppa will be no more dead end station.

The distance between Bangalore to Panji(Goa) via Mysore & Mangalore is 783 KM.The distance between Bangalore to Panji(Goa) via Shimoga & Talaguppa is only 553 KM.

Bangalore-Shimoga..............274 

Shimoga-Talguppa..................83

Talguppa-Honnavar.................55

Honnavar-Madgaon...............141

Total........................................553   Kms.

If we use Shimoga & Talaguppa route to go Panji (Goa) from Bangalore we can save more than 230 KM.We can save Travel Time. We can save Travel Fare also.

 http://indianrailways.informe.com/forum/link-talguppa-with-honnavar-using-new-line-dt284.html

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Projects Taken up by other than SWR

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I noticed that projects taken up by southcentral railways have not been mentioned, they beeing

1. Gulbarga to Bidar  
2. Raichur to gadwal in ap

chikallaballapur to kolar NG line is under guage conversion

 

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Railways - Efforts have been consolidated into a Praja Project

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The various posts with lots of data on Railways in Karnataka has been consolidated into a Praja project. The project details are available @ http://praja.in/gyan/railways-karnataka-game-a-vision-plan

Look forward to some more hard facts and data.

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Finally karnataka has got something...

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Comment moved to http://praja.in/blog/vino...

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Old NG line conversion - Kolar - Chikkabalpur

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The NG line was closed for traffic way back in 2004 for guage conversion between Bangarpet and Yelahanka. Later on only the stretch between Yelahanka to Chikkabalpur and Bangarpet to Kolar was converted to BG. Haven't found any updates on the remaining stretch of conversion. Last I heard was that IR has put the conversion on hold(cold shelf). Does anyone have any new updates/developments on this.

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Some of the work has been

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Some of the work has been allotted   But date of commence of work is yet to be received from the field. visit SWR website for details.

And tenders have been called for further construction work.

Go thru the details at the following page.

Link:

http://www.southwesternra...

 

Regards,

Santosh

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My Take on Rationalisation of Railway Development in India

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Friends,

I notice the main concern seems to be of getting new railway line connections or converting metre gauge to broad gauge.

How about paying some attention to quality and kind of facilities that are being provided by the Railways? When can we expect better / cleaner and well lit railway platforms, clean toilets, proper seating arrangements for waiting passengers, more organised vending of wares and general upgradation of entire layout including car parking facilities, porter availability and proper sign boards etc?

The Bangalore Metro Railway is planning air conditioned waiting rooms, platforms etc. Can we do something to ensure it does not become a one week wonder?

Can there be some method in the madness?

Regards,

Chari

RKC

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More non-stop trains needed connecting between main cities

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More Non-stop/ limited stop trains needed to reduce the road usage  by cars and vans and thereby accidents. Also fares of Volvos or luxury airconditioned buses should be made comparable to cars.

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Update - Bangalore-Shimoga intercity express

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Friends,

Minister of state for railways K H Muniyappa told Deccan Herald on Thursday that the date would be decided at a meeting that he would hold on October 22 with Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee who has evinced interest in inaugurating it herself.
The train was to be flagged off on October 6 but it was put off because of the devastating floods that hit northern Karnataka. The new train was announced in the 2009-10 railway budget.

For complete details,

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/30823/bangalore-shimoga-intercity-express-soon.html

Regards,

Santosh

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Yeshwantpur-Bijapur Special trains schedule

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Yeshwantpur-Bijapur special trains

TIMES NEWS NETWORK


Hubli: The railways will run a couple of special trains to various destinations to clear the extra rush of passengers.
    Accordingly, Yeshwantpur-Bijapur Daily Express Special (No. 6535-A) will depart Yeshwantpur at 9.10 pm (from November 1-15) and arrive at Bijapur at 9.40 am, the next day. The train will reach Hubli at 5.05 am.
    In the return direction, Bijapur-Yeshwantpur Daily (No. 6536-A) will depart Bijapur at 5.10 pm (from November 1-15) and arrive at Yeshwantpur at 6.15 am, the next day.
    The Hubli-Bijapur Daily Express Special (No. 0693) will depart Hubli at 4.15 pm (from November 1 to December 15) and arrive at Bijapur at 10 pm.
    In the return direction, Bijapur-Hubli Daily Express Special (No. 0694) will depart Bijapur at 11.15 pm (from November 1 to December 15).

 

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SWR to run new trains

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SWR to run new trains

Some Routes To Be Extended To Other Cities

TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Bangalore: Long distance commuters can rejoice as seven new trains from South Western Railway have been announced. Also, several trains are scheduled to be extended to include other cities. Timings have been revised too, starting November 1, 2009.

The new trains are:

1. Train Nos. 7304 and 7303 Yeshwantpur-Mysore-Yeshwantpur Daily Express will leave Mysore at 12.10 pm and arrive at 3.30 pm at Yeshwantpur. It will leave Yeshwantpur at 11.45 am and reach Mysore at 3 pm.

2. Train Nos. 2777 and 2778 Yeshwantpur-Kochuveli-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express will leave Yeshwantpur at 3.15 pm on Wednesdays and arrive at Kochuveli 6.30 am the next day. In return, it will leave at 12.45 pm on Thursdays and reach Yeshwantpur at 6.15 am the next day.

3. Train Nos. 6503 and 6504 Yeshwantpur-Lucknow-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express will leave Yeshwantpur at 11.15 am on Wednesdays. It will leave Lucknow at 8 pm on Fridays.

4. Train Nos. 6535 and 6536 Yeshwantpur-Solapur-Yeshwantpur Tri-Weekly Golgumbaz Express will leave Yeshwantpur at 9.10 pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On return direction, it will leave Solapur at 3.30 pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

5. Train Nos. 6201 and 6202 Bangalore City-Shimoga Town-Bangalore City Intercity Daily Express will leave Bangalore at 4.30 pm and arrive at Shimoga at 9.55 pm. It will leave Shimoga at 6.20 am and reach Bangalore at 11.50 am.

6. Train Nos. 2847 and 2848 H ow r a h - Ye s h w a n t p u r-Howrah Weekly Superfast Express will leave Howrah on Sundays at 11.30 pm and arrive at Yeshwantpur on Tuesday 9.15 am. It will leave Yeshwantpur on Thursdays at 8 pm and arrive at Howrah on Fridays at 6 pm.

7. Train Nos. 2493 and 2494 Bangalore City-Hazrath Nizamuddin-Bangalore City Rajdhani Tri-Weekly Express will leave Bangalore at 8.20 pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It will leave Nizamuddin at 8.50 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The date of commencement of these trains will be notified by the railway deparment.

EXTENSION OF SERVICE:

1. Bangalore City-Hubli-Bangalore City Intercity Express has been extended to Dharwad
2. Yeshwantpur-Mangalore-Yeshwantpur Daily Express has been extended to Kannur 3. Tirupathi-Mysore-Tirupathi Fast Passenger has been extended to Chamarajnagar

PARTIAL CANCELLATION:

Train Nos. 227 and 228 Shimoga-Bangalore City-Shimoga will be terminated at Arsikere instead of Shimoga on introduction of Intercity Express

TRAIN SERVICE STARTING:

Train Nos. 2777-A and 2778-A Hubli-Yeshwantpur-Kochuveli-Hubli Weekly Special service, which leaves Hubli on Wednesdays at 6.50 am and arrive at 3 pm at Yeshwantpur, and then proceed to Kochuveliwill, will run starting November 4.

In the return direction, it will start on Thursdays. This week, the train will leave on November 5 at 12.45 pm on Thursday from Kochuveli and reach Hubli via Yeshwantpur.

The trains will run from Hubli via Ranebennur, Davanagere, Arsikere, Tiptur to Yeshwantpur; then they will proceed to Kochuveli via Bangarpet, Salem, Erode, Thiruppur, Phalgat, Trichur, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Kollum.
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  Thanks to the 'Times of India', Bangalore, 03 Nov., 2009
_________________
Regards,
Santosh F S

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Can we have a focus group

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Can we have a focus group approach ,which will co-ordinate for railway projects in karnataka with the Railway ministry,Govt of Karnataka ,SWR Management ,Elected Representatives from karnataka.

I am game for such an initaiative.We have seen that MOS-Railways,Mr.Muniyappa has taken lots of effort to push some projects and trains for karnataka within a month of his becoming a minister.We can be sure that with a focus group approach we can yield the targetted results for karnataka.We have seen some connectivity to some districts(Kolar,Shimoga,Bijapur,dharwad).Can we group together?

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@Raghu Nandana, Sure. With

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@Raghu Nandana,

Sure. With Railway Budget 2010-11 coming up in February, it is the right time we should group and act.

 

 

 

 

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@raghu and santosh

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What can be agenda for the focus groups

1. Push for a commuter rail service in bangalore,

2. Plan for commuter rail service in mysore now only than allowing mysore to go the bangalore way.

3.Early completion of mysore-ramanagaram doubling & electrification

4.Increase train frequency between kengeri-whitefield

5. New line  from mysore-kushalnagar

6.Making sure that Southern Dedicated Freight corridor passes through karnataka

7. Circular railway around bangalore completion

8.Plans for edge station like Anand Vihar terminal in delhi

I wrote down whatever i had in my mind, others add on.

Regards,

vinod

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Vision Plan for Railways in Karnataka!

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Soon after the Lok Sabha Elections in May 2009, I had taken up the task of drafting a vision plan for the railways in Karnataka. Here is the copy of the same.

http://www.slideshare.net/kbsyed61/a-vision-plan-for-railways-in-karanataka-v2

This documents still needs to be worked on and add more technical details and data to it. But this version has the high level contours and pieces one would like to see. You all are free to download it and expand on it.

Also useful would be some data that was collected and tabulated to make the case.

  1. Railway Network In Karnataka
  2. List of Trains that runs in Karnataka
  3. District-to-District Connectivity Matrix

Feel free to contact me if you have any question on this.

Syed

 

 

 

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 You guys could run this as

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 You guys could run this as a project on this site, you know

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Nice to see some quick

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Nice to see some quick comments.would be nice if we can spread our contact numbers and involve in practical action.
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bangalore shravanabelgola line

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Latest update i found out from the Hindu (Jun 2009)

looks like it will take few more decades to complete this project.

http://www.thehindu.com/2009/06/17/stories/2009061752390300.htm

Courtesey: The Hindu

 

-Ajay

Ajay

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State to lean on PPP model to speed up rail projects

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BANGALORE: The Indian Railways is likely to accord top priority to several pending projects in the State this year, with some of them proposed to be executed under public-private-partnership for speedy completion.

Given the extensive railway network requirement for the State, estimated to be over 1,100 km, and the huge expenditure involved (around Rs. 6,000 crore), the State Government has proposed to opt for the PPP model to ensure expeditious execution of the projects.

Read Full Article at:

http://www.hindu.com/2010...
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No new projects for Karnataka??

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No new projects for Karnataka seem to be in the pipeline of the Union Railway Ministry in 2010.

Details

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CRS for Bangalore ?

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CRS for Bangalore is the much awaited project which I hope was put in the petetion. 

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A few projects/Trains which are of importance for karnataka

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A few projects/Trains which i feel are a complete necessity.

1.Nelamangala to shravanabelagola on the new hassan mangalore line should be completed on priority. as this will release the load on the trunk line.

2.Doubling of track between hassan to Kukke Subramanya is also an important priority as millions of people visit this place and the shirady ghat section is in one big mess.Railways need to take the  project seriousl and take efforts to link this place to other parts of the country.

3.From the earlier news article about dropping of projects like tumkur- chitradurga new line .Atleast a token amount needs to be spent to keep the project alive.More allocation can happen in the coming years.Apsirations of people of this backward region cannot be ignored

4.Garib Rath to Shirdi needs to be made daily.

5.Overnight express between Hubli and pune.

6.Fast completion of Gadwal-Raichur Railway Line.

7.Intercity between Hubli-Bellary. and Raichur-Gulbarga,Bangalore -Davanagere InterCity.

8.Increasing frequency of Mangalore day train to 7 times from the present 3 times a day.

9.Karwar-Bangalore New train via Bhatkal, Mangalore, 3 times a week atleast should be introduced in the current budget.

10.Faster Implementation of electrication by having a CORE-Railway electrification office in karnataka.

11.Hubli to Hospet Doubling.

12.Hubli  Coach Building Workshop capacity  should be increased by  huge additional investment.

13.Electrification of Bangalore to Hubli with Line doubling

Can we have a breakdown of projects as per the regions  like North Karnataka,West Karnataka,South Karnataka,East Karnataka as this would help us understand better. 

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Places in karnataka must be

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Places in karnataka must be linked to north also

Mangalore-->Hassan-->Hubli-->solapur-->Delhi express

Mangalore-->Hassan-->Mysore-->Bangalore-->Howrah express/Hassan-->Arisikere-->Hubli-->Guntakal-->Howrah

Mysore-->Howrah must be made regular train

 

 

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Mangalore to Delhi via hassan

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Mangalore to Delhi via hassan will never happen atleast until we have doubling of the section between mangalore and arsikere.

Better option is to run direct train from Hassan/Shravanabelagola to Delhi passing through Arsikere,Davanagere,Hubli,Gadag,Bijapur.We need to have atleast one train from central karnataka to the National capital.

People of karnataka cannot make fresh demands until we have a trunk line (Trunk Line means Electrified & Doubled railway line).We need to have one main trunk line between  Bangalore to Mumbai Via Arsikere and Hubli,Belgaum,Pune.This is very critical for the development of south western part of the country and is integral to the growth of western and south indian states of Karnataka ,Goa,Maharashtra and Kerela.East india has highly developed due to the trunk line between Coimbatore to Kolkota Via chennai,Vijayawada,Vishakapatnam,Bhubaneswar.

 

 

 

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 But unlike the

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 But unlike the Coimbatore-->Madras-->Vijayawada-->Howrah track the traffic on the mangalore-arisikere strech is quite less. Owing to this we can have the Mangalore-Delhi train via Hassan and Hubli providing good connectivity to Hubli and reducing the demand for Karnataka Express in the Solapur-->Delhi section. If that is not posible then Swarnajayanthi can be made thrice a week or daily and route diverted via Gadag and Solapur. Anyway Goa express provides a daily connectivty on the northern part and hence this train can run in this strech. 

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Wonderful initiative

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Has my station come and gone?

“It is quite surprising that the members on the Railway Advisory Board have not given a serious thought to this problem.” 

Railways specializes on running dabbas designed pre-1947. I would like to see a list of actual improvements that have been made to the rolling stock post independence beyond changing the seats from wood to cushions.

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More basics missing

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City station: Recipe for a stampede

On an average over 1.5 lakh people use the Bangalore City Railway Station everyday.

 

Has there been any efforts to remodel this station to handle this many passengers? Has the new TTMC unvieled just a few days ago & Metro interchange coming up on the other side integrated to this terminal? If so how?

There is a crying need for planners to think integration at planning stage. One single underpass integrating all SWR platforms with the new bus TTMC & metro is not rocket science by any stretch of imagination 

The current underpass from BMTC side to the Station & the station platform underpass need to be connected. 

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Wow. this is a lotta

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Wow. this is a lotta information. Its going to take me an awful lotta time to digest it :-) Got cracking already!!

 

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