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Karnataka and 2009 railway budget

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What are the projects that karnataka has got in the present railway budget...?? A round up would be good...

1.World class staions@
 Bangalore, Baiyappanahalli,Mangalore
2.Multi-function complexes@
3.New trains
  Bangalore- Hubli –Solapur Superfast (Tri-weekly)
  Howrah – Bangalore Superfast (Weekly)
  Mumbai – Karwar Superfast (Tri-weekly)
  Mysore- Yesvantpur Express (Daily)
  Shimoga- Bangalore Intercity Express (Daily)
  Bangalore – Kochuveli Superfast (Weekly)

4.Trains extended
  6517/6518 Bangalore-Mangalore to Kannur (Daily)
  213/214 Mysore-Tirupati to Chamraj Nagar (Daily)
  2685/2686 Mangalore- Chennai to Puducherry (Weekly)
  2725/2726 Banglore – Hubli Intercity to Dharwar (Daily)

5.New lines
 Madanapalle Road -Dharamavaram of Dharmavaram-Pakala
 Chikballapur-Sri Satya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam
 Anekal Road-Bidadi



  Yesvantpur-Yelahanka, Yelahanka-Chennasandra




  Guntakal – Guty - Bangalore




idontspam's picture

Big bong budget

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Thanks for summarizing. The track doubling route sounds interesting.
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Electrification of Mysore Track neglected

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Mamataji's proposal is to introduce of Double Decker trains.  Bengaluru-Mysoru route is eminently suited for this experiment and there is traffic.  If I am right, once upon a time there was such a train between Bengaluru and Chennai - what happened to it is not known ??

It is a pity that this particular work is yet to be completed and why there is such step motherly treatment despite spending so much of money resulting in locking up of public money/unfruitful expenditure?

What are the MPs of Karnataka doing? 

- Vasanth Mysoremath

kbsyed61's picture

New trains, new lines not based on any need based plans?

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The story remains same as that of the previous years budget. It is very gladdening news that this time Karnataka got few more goodies compare to previous years and also over what others states got this year. This is the root of the issues that we as Indians need to address.

Expansion, development and augmenting services should be based on actual needs of the country & its people and economic viability. Indian Railways operational philosophy of adding new services solely based on politics of minister's home state and future elections is the major reason for all the injustice cries that we hear year after year.

The results of 60 years of wrong policies and plans is evident in the data collected for the Railways foot print in Karnataka.

Moving forward in the era of new spirit of reforms in every sector, it is time Indian Railways also go for massive reforms in its operations, expansions and development. Time for a 2020 plan.

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Some positive signs, but still plenty of inertia.

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3.New trains

One more that you missed out was Bangalore-Nizamuddin Rajdhani (Tri-Weekly)

  Bangalore- Hubli –Solapur Superfast (Tri-weekly)
    Mysore- Yesvantpur Express (Daily)
  Shimoga- Bangalore Intercity Express (Daily)

Better connectivity between Bangalore and surrounding districts.

5.New lines

Work is 80% complete and the line is expected to be ready by the end of this financial year.

 Madanapalle Road -Dharamavaram of Dharmavaram-Pakala

This line is entirely in AP and not Karnataka.

 Anekal Road-Bidadi

Very interesting. An attempt at creating a circular network in Bangalore?


  Yesvantpur-Yelahanka, Yelahanka-Chennasandra

This is crucial. It should clear the way for the CRS link to BIAL. At present, SWR has been citing mainline congestion upto Yelahanka as the reason for not taking up the CRS link. Once these lines are complete, they will clear the bottleneck upto Yelahanka. Some remodelling of Yelahanka station and the CRS link should be on its way.







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Running train renamed as Yeshwantpur-Mysore Express

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Already running Bangalore-Mysore as summer/winter special which leaves Mysore at 11:45 am and bangalore at 3PM has been extended to Yeshwantpur. There is no new train for Bangalore-Mysore section in this budget.

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Is government of India copying our posts...:-)

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In one of yesterday's press release made by verrappa moily thanking the railway minister through  press information bureau, they seem to have done a ctrl+C and ctrl+v  from this post, without bothering to make any correction in my original post, which have been pointed out by SB_YPR.   "Even they have missed out on

Bangalore-Nizamuddin Rajdhani (Tri-Weekly)".

Even they added kottur-harihar as new line, which is a line in progress scheduled for completion this year end.

"Madanapalle Road -Dharamavaram of Dharmavaram-Pakala'

This line is entirely in AP and not Karnataka. Even the numbering is the same...:-). Only thing they have done is replace '@' with at.

This cannot be coincidence.  Looks like someone right up there in the central government is watching praja keenly or was such a slack, didn't bother to correct the mistakes in the post..  Find below the link to the press release







silkboard's picture

Thats incredible

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If this is true, then cheers to you and SB_YPR.

If we keep talking sense, non-rhetorical and constructive stuff, things will invariably find a way. Let us just keep at it.

BTW, there are several other examples like this. But we are not in the habbit of putting up sections like "success stories" or "media coverage" etc. Those things are self defeating in the long run.

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Survey of New Lines

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These new lines were announced in the railway budget.

The tenders have been called for the survey of the following new lines.

1. Chikballapur-Puttaparthy via Gudibanda, Bagepalli and Gorantla (approx. distance 100 km).

2. Gadag – Haveri via Shirhatti (Approx. distance 100kms).

3. Yadgir - Almatti via Shahapur - Shorapur - Muddebihal (Approx. distance 160 km).

4. Almatti – Koppal via Kudala Sangama and Kustigi (approx. distance 150 km.




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Update - Bangalore-Shimoga intercity express

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Update on Bangalore - Shimoga intercity express.

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.

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