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Press Coverage for Commuter Rail in Bengaluru

Press Coverage on Karnataka State Budget Proposal on formation of SPV 'Bangalore Suburban Rail Corporation'

CRS Information Kit for Press & Media

Dear Press and Electronic Media,

Praja values and recognizes the potential of media in citizens campaign like 'Commuter Rail Service'. We take this opportunity to convey our deepest gratitude and thanks to you all for being helpful in highlighting the CRS campaign since August 2010.

Press Release on Commuter Rail

July 15, 2012

  • A public discussion was held on Sunday, 15th July, at SCM Hall, Mission Road to discuss and understand the potential of a commuter rail system (CRS) for Bangalore. For more .......Read Here

Press & Media Center

Welcome to the Praja's Online Media Center, covering the Citizens campaign for Bengaluru Commuter Rail Service. Thanks to the media, both electronic and paper, there has been good coverage of plans for implementing CRS in Bengaluru.

RITES - CRS Cheapest Alternative!

Cheapest Alternative

Sec 3.2  - Potential in terms of Capacity

Maximum Peak throughput:

Rail - 60000 Passengers/Hr

Metro - 40000 passenger/Hr

BRT - 500 Passengers/Hr

Sec 3.4 - Potential in terms of Cheapest Alternative

RITES - CRS implementation in 3 Phases

Three Phases

RITES report has divided all the works that are needed for CRS into 3 Phases. The Phases are 1A, 1B and 2. Each of these have been identified with slew of works to be carried over, cost of works and the time frame to complete the works.

RITES - Capacity Enhancement Strategies

Section 5 - Capacity Enhancement Strategies

Bangalore - SBC Terminal

  • Shifting 4 Pit lines to Binny Mills land
  • No terminal or shunting operations
  • Universal dispatch/receiving facilities
  • Platforms to be full length
  • Trains to go in all directions (YPR to MYS and BYPL, MYS to YPR, BYPL, BYPL to MYS, YP

Summary of June 2012 RITES draft report on CRS

In June 2012, RITES submitted a draft report on feasibility / go forward details on commuter rail service (CRS) for Bengaluru to DULT. Here is a summary and abstract of relevant portions of this report. The report is also available in full at this link.

Karnataka - Rooftop Solar systems for retail usage

This book will hold together interesting posts or wiki pages to share information and personal experiences on rooftop solar systems. The basics are in place, a government organization called Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) is already in place. It has funds to promote usage of, amongst other things, Solar Energy. comment guidelines

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