Bengaluru CRS - RITES Final Report
Courtesy, Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), here is the copy of the RITES final report that submitted to the DULT. You would remember that In June/July, RITES had submitted the draft report which was deliberated upon by all the stakeholders including the "Praja-RAAG". Per DULT, this is the final version of the report based on the feedback from DULT, and SWR.
This report is avilable on DULT website - http://www.urbantransport.kar.gov.in/Bangalore_CRS_Final_Report.pdf
On behalf of Praja, a Big thanks to RITES for bringing out this wonderful report endorsing the need for CRS in Bengaluru backed up by data. This has certainly boosted the CRS chances this time.
Based on my first reading of this report (Though bulk of the content hasn't changed), here are the notable updates of Final Version:
Suggested Phases of the CRS
Phase -1 Routes ----> SBC/Yeshwantpur to Tumkur, Chickballapur and Hosur.
Phase - 2 Routes ---> To Bangarpet, Mandya, and Dodballapur.
Per this report,
"...Apart from the above cited issues, phasing of investments and corresponding benefits to the public are also important considerations while deciding the phases. Client advised that they had deliberated among their officials and desired to keep TK, CBP and HSRA sections under Phase 1 and balance in phase 2. Accordingly, total proposed investment is recommended in 3 phases.
- Phase 1: To tackle sections where the commuter demand is high i.e. constituting about Two Thirds of total demand.
- Phase 2: To tackle all balance sections.
- Phase 3: To introduce additional halts on CRS network and to increase EMU rake lengths from 9 car to 15 cars.
Phase - 1Highlights
- Procurement of 5 MEMU rakes.
- Making SBC – BNC into twin single line and BNC – BYPL into automatic signalling or IBs.
- Implementation of Commuter Rail System for Bangalore Final Report (August 2012)
- DULT Government of Karnataka 105 RITES
- Development of 4 pit lines at BYPLN.
- Development of 2 additional pit lines at YPR.
- Estimated Cost: Rs 3831 Crores.
- Time Frame: About 3 years from date of sanction by IR. However, where doubling already exists (SBC-YPR-TK), CRS can be implemented in 2 years.
- Potential for additional Services: 330 services.
- Additional Services proposed to be introduced considering the demand: 172.
Phase 2 Highlights
- In this phase, it is recommended to take up all remaining sections for full-fledged implementation of CRS in Bangalore.
- Estimated Cost: Rs. 2251 Crores
- Time Frame: About 2 years from date of sanction by IR. However where doubling already exists (SBC-BWT, SBC-MYA and YNK-BYPL), CRS can be implemented in 2 years.
- Potential for additional services: 320 Services.
- Additional Services proposed to be introduced considering the demand: 94.
- Estimated to cater for: 38% of estimated rail commuter demand in 2021.
Phase 3 Highlights
- This phase is for making use of the up graded infrastructure for serving more and more public by introducing additional halts in the CRS network and by increasing the length of EMU rakes and removing further finer bottlenecks.
- Thus, it is recommended to increase the length of EMU rakes to 12 rakes and to 15 rakes keeping the same number of services and to develop additional halts in CRS network.