Looking at how progress happening at both states on Suburban Rail Corriodr Project Karnatak and Kerala :
Since 2007 CTTP report, Karnataka Govt is very serious implimenting except any thing in writing till Feb'2013, letter sent to Railway Board. Except four letters from GOK during last 18 months : one during Feb'2013, Second during Oct'2013, thrid during Dec'2013, Foruth during Jan'2014 by Urban Development Minister Vinay Kuar Sorke, no other comunications from GOK to Railway Board for Suburban Rail. Also Karnataka is blessed with Railway Minister since June'2013 and earlier Minister for state for Railways.
Bangalore has also blessed with 6 Parliment Constituency who will get benefitted by the Suburban Rail services.
GOK has assigned work of feasibility to RITES during Sept'2011 and which was finally accepted by GOK only during Feb'2013 without any written inforation to Railway Board. Now DPR for Ph1A has been assigned to RITES during July'2013 and still its progressing so that Bangalore Suburban Rail can be finished with such delay with some vested interests.
Even during last 4 months of new Railway Minister or during past Railway Minister, not even single meeting held for Bangalore Suburban Rail gives clear clarity that either GOK wants it to happen or Railways wants it. Its only citizens who are crying.
Kerala Govt assigned DPR work to MRVC ubai during June'2013 and MRVC subitted DPR during june'2014 with review by Chief Sec of Kerala Govt.
The inputs were given during a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary E K Bharat Bhushan on Friday in which high-level officials of MRVC, Railways and the government participated.
“The MRVC had submitted the DPR for the suburban rail project.
Agrawal said that the corridor was envisaged on the lines of the Mumbai Suburban Rail where around 3,000 suburban trains ply on a day. The Railway has submitted a proposal to the State Government regarding it. The plan is to run air-conditioned MEMU services on the existing tracks and increase the facilities as per demand.
It seems Kerala Suburban Rail project is progressing very well at railway board and Bangalore suburban Rail project is burial being prepared to justify how Bangalore Suburban Rail will not be required.
If we get news one day soon that Kerala Suburban Rail is approved, Citizens of Bangalore should not be surprised.