Commuter / Local Trains for Bangalore from March
Finally KH Muniyappa, union minister of state for railways, announced that the South Western Railway’s train services from the city to Devanahalli will commence in March 2010 as per schedule. He said on Saturday that train services to Anekal would also start
Things are really moving on Local Trains / Commter Railway in small steps. Even though Railway Budget has dissappointed B'lore. Now with starting of new trains to Nelamanagala, Devanahalli, Anekal, things should be better for Local Trains. As the Bus Fares are going to go up, more citizens will start using either two wheelers or Cars.
Even Chief Minister of Karnatak was looks to be serious on the Local Trains in response to Railway Budget : But he is not taking any actions neither allocating budget for the Local Trains starting. Hope to have good news on 5th March on this.
the suburban local trains for Bangalore, the chief minister has not lost hopes. “I will take up the issue with Mamata. I will try my best to see that the assurance given by KH Muniyappa on local trains is accommodated as a supplementary proposal in the budget,” he said
State Govt should act and take decision on extending the Tracks to BIAL from NH-7. With the MoS K H Muniyappa at Center, will ensure that things will move fast for this. He has already sanctioned upgradation of Station : Devanahalli, Chikballapur, Yelahanka, Dodballapur, Gauribidanur, Yesavanthpur. Also Chikballapur to Kolar Guage conversion is going to complet in next 12-14 months, this will help in starting the Circular Railway Kolar-Chikaballapur- Bangalore
K H Muniyappa should have allocated more budget for doubling of the track from Yesvanthpur to Yelahanaka & to Banaswadi. Only One Crore each has been allocated & Track Electrification from Yelahanaka to Dodballapur, Chikballapur, Hosur, Tumakur should have been included