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Byappanahalli as a World Class Railway Station - a Terminus for Public Transportation

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To-day's Times of India has carried out a news item "Station's Makeover Dreams on hold - Rlys Keep Byappanahalli Out of Pilot Project for World Class Facility". Keeping Shri Mallikarjuna Kharge as the Cabinet Railway Minister, how the Railways are bold enough neglected Byappanahalli railway station, which we dream to be a central place for public transportation in Bangalore.

Will the Hon'ble Minister of Railways look into the matter on top most priority for immediate action.

I am reproducing the media report for your reaction:

"Times of India, Bangalore Edition, 09.12.2013

Station’s Makeover Dreams on Hold

Rlys Keep Byappanahalli Out Of Pilot Project For World-Class Facility

by

Aparajita Ray TNN


Bangalore: The Railways’ grand plan to develop Byappanahalli station into a world-class facility has been put on hold. A proposal was made in the Railway Budget 2013-14, but Byappanahalli doesn’t figure in the new list of stations to be taken up for upgradation on a pilot basis.


    The Railway Board had set up a separate Railway Station Development Corporation to modernize stations as a base for intermodal transit hubs. The corporation selected Anand Vihar and Brijvasan in Delhi, Chandigarh, Habibganj in Bhopal and Shivaji Nagar in Pune for the pilot project, leaving Byappanahalli out, officials said.


    The upgradation of Byappanahalli station figures prominently in the plans of various civic agencies for a more-developed Bangalore. Namma Metro’s first depot and station shares walls and spaces with Byappanahalli railway station. A KSRTC satellite bus station is a stone’s throw away. This makes Byappanahalli a natural choice for an intermodal transit hub. At present, a foot overbridge is being constructed to link the Metro station to the railway platforms and the KSRTC bus stand.


    South Western Railway (SWR) has been pushing for upgrading Byappanahalli station. Its Bangalore division still hasn’t lost hope on the new look as railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge is from Karnataka.


    “If we can get the minister to take it up in the final proposal, then we’ll get funds. We need to construct four pit lines, add four more platforms and a coaching terminal to augment trains. All this should be enough to cater to railway passengers of the entire city for the next 20-25 years,” said Anil Kumar Agarwal, divisional railway manager, Bangalore division of SWR.


    Officials said the railways has 80 acres of land in Byappanahalli for accommodating the upgraded amenities. Agarwal said a minimum of Rs 100-150 crore will be needed to modernize Byappanahalli.

WHAT IT ENTAILS

 
    
If chosen, a whopping Rs 500 crore will be provided for developing not only Byappanahalli but also 100 acres of land around it. The project will would include provision of multi-entry/exits, concourse, modernization of existing platforms and amenities, commercial complex, inter--modal transit connectivity, high-quality catering facilities and hotels, among other things. The development will be a public-private partnership endeavour. When plan started:

 

Byappanahalli figured in the Railways’ ambitious plans for the first time in 2009 when Vision 2020 named it among the 50 stations that were to be modernized as per world standards. Bangalore City station too figured in the list."

 

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Sanjeev's picture

Pit Line for a length of 540 Mtrs @ BYPL Marshalling Yard

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Provision of Pit Line for a length of 540 Mtrs @ BYPL Marshalling Yard under ADEN/C/SBC jurisdiction.

Tender work cost : Rs 3.90 Crore, 3 months duration

http://www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in...9_SBC_1326.pdf
 

So BYPL is getting ready for 3rd Terminal with 3/4 pit lines, stabling lines already exist.
 

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LEARN FROM THE EFFICIENCY OF MMTS IN HYD

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The Multi Modal Transport Service (MMTS) in Hyderabad was originally launched with an excellent idea of linking the city buses to the MMTS(local train) stations and to provide a single ticket facility for commuting in both the modes.  One who visits these stations can observe ample space provided for city buses to be comfortably parked and maneuvered without any problems and without creating any congestion.  Unfortunately, for reasons best known to the concerned, the bus links never materialized and the bus bays are now used by all and sundry except buses (many have turned out to be good cricket fields/play grounds - ex: arts college station in Osmania university campus).  
 
Let the concerned authorities here (in Bengaluru) undertake a survey at Hyderabad/Secunderabad before taking up the modernization projects at ambitious costs, lest, all the expenditure incurred on them should prove futile ( "boodhiyalli erachidha panneerina haage" as said in Kannada).

Rangachari.C.K

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Use Yeshwanthpur as a link

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Use Yeshwanthpur as a link for CRS and Metro as well. The station has much better facilities now.

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redevelop Gomtinagar and Bhubaneswar stations Read more at: htt

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NEW DELHI: The railways is mulling a plan to offer two stations to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) for conversion into the country's "most- modern" rail premises as part of a redevelopment plan.

"We are in discussions with NBCCBSE -4.43 % for redevelopment of Gomtinagar station in Lucknow and Bhubaneswar station in Odisha," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The railways is mulling a plan to offer two stations to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) for conversion into the country's "most- modern" rail premises as part of a redevelopment plan.

"We are in discussions with NBCCBSE -4.43 % for redevelopment of Gomtinagar station in Lucknow and Bhubaneswar station in Odisha," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The railways is mulling a plan to offer two stations to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) for conversion into the country's "most- modern" rail premises as part of a redevelopment plan.

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The plan for modernisation of the two stations is part of a railways' initiative to redevelop 400 major stations across the country.

Talking about the project, NBCC Chairman and Managing Director Anoop Kumar Mittal said, "The modalities are being worked out. After receiving the work order, we will prepare detailed project reports for the two stations."

The plan envisages vertical development of rail premises with the construction of shopping malls, eateries, parking lot, offic ..

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/railways-to-ask-nbcc-to-redevelop-gomtinagar-and-bhubaneswar-stations/articleshow/50576328.cms

What Happened to Baiyyapanhallai Terminal ??? WIth Just One Laksh amount  what  Raiwlay Minister dreaming about it ???

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This work should start and should be ready in next 12 months

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Finally Railways have woken up for their poor infrastructure Last 3 years,& not even single express trains started from Bangalore

 

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Baiyyappanahalli Terminal at

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Baiyyappanahalli Terminal at the cost of Rs 115 crore with 7 PF and 2 subways, passenger amenities

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Baiyyappanhalli

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Baiyyapamhali

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Progress of Baiyyappanhalli 3rd Coaching Terminal

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Few Tenders called : Over Head Equipment Electrification Tender

Next Tender : Electrification & Lighting of 3rd Terminal

 

 

 

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