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Need for Suburban/Commuter Rail for Bengaluru makes to Railway Budget Speech in Parliament

This is how the railway minister, Shri. Sadananda Gowda describes in his maiden railway budget speech, 

"..Madam Speaker, as you are aware, Bengaluru with bustling, business activity attracts large commuters from surrounding rural areas and towns necessitating better connectivity of Bengaluru City with its suburban areas and hinterland. Study to Explore Possibility of enhancing the existing IR network of Bengaluru for meeting the above need will be taken up. In addition, to cater to the demand of Passenger Traffic in Bengaluru area, Byyappanahalli will be developed as a coaching terminal..." 

 
In addition, he has announced these train services to give immediate relief to the commuters.
 
MEMU services
i) Bengaluru -Ramanagaram 6 days a week(3Pairs)
 
DEMU services
i) Bengaluru -Neelmangala (Daily)
ii) Yesvantpur ­Hosur (6 days a week)
 
Passenger Services
i)Yesvantpur-Tumkur Passenger(Daily)

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A petition with 5000+ signatures was submitted to the Railway Minister in person on June 29th, 2014

http://rail.praja.in

 

 

 

Catch the latest buzz here,

  1. Discussion on GOK's formal proposal sent to Railways

What NEXT?

The ball is in GOK court now. GOK must start the conversation with Railways to operationalize the SPV and get down to implement the Phase-1A.

How can we make it HAPPEN?

The approval process does take time in normal course of action. However, if GOK specially our Chief Minister can take up this personally with the Union Railway Minister, there is a real chance for early approval to the project. We all can help in that process if each one of us can reach out to our local area MP/MLA and pressurize them take up the issue with both the CM and teh Railway Minister.

Do not have the contact information? Don't worry. Here is the link for post with contact information for all the MPs/MLAs whose constituency fall in the proposed suburban rail network.

  1. Call your MP/MLA campaign for expediting the APPROVAL process

 

Have questions? Email it to "nammarailu@praja.in"

 

QUICK LINKS on Suburban Rail Project

    

 

           

 

            

 

CRS, Suburban Rail aka Namma Railu is a citizens' campaign led by Praja and supported by citizens' groups like Hasiru Usiru, CONCERN (Student's body at IISc), ITEC, Aid India, & BengaluruONE. It also has the support from government quarters like CiSTUP, DULT and recently RITES via its report

The population of the Bengaluru Urban area grew by 35% in the 1991-2001 decade and by about 47% in the 2001-11 time period. In order to cope with this growth the government has invested heavily. BMTC has added 3500 buses from 2006-07 to early 2011. Huge amounts of money have been invested in upgrading roads, building grade separators, the B-TRAC project and most recently for the Metro rail project which will add 115 kms of mass transit (phase-I and phase II combined) for a total estimated cost of 38,000 crores.  However, most experts are in agreement that even with the Metro fully operational, Bengaluru's public transport requirements are going to continue to exceed the combined capacity of BMTC and Namma Metro.  Here is where commuter rail comes in.

To read all discussions at Praja on the subject, use following links

  1. Collection/Book of selected posts on CRS

  2. All posts tagged CRS

 

All posts in this group

Hebbala to Narayana Health City - Hosur road.

Commuter Rail

Dear Friends,

Hope this information has already passed or known to many of our group member would like to put it again to all newbees on this group.

Topic: Easy communting to Narayana Health city or Biocon from Hebbal and other North bangalore areas.

Trains:

Yesvanthapur - Hosur 

Bangalore City  - Karaikal.

Facilities:

Prestige Shantiniketan Apartment Halt station near ITPL

Commuter Rail

Halt Railway station just 500 meters from ITPL will help thousands of IT folks to use Suburban Rail. Its high time Industry bodies,  IT companies and  Elected reps should come forward and get the halt station developed

 

Namma Railu Information Session at GCE, Ramanagaram!

Commuter Rail

Thanks to Dr. Mohammed Haneef, Principal, Ghousia College of Engineering (GCE), Ramangaram for hosting a information session on 'Namma Railu' project. The info session was organized yesterday , Mon Oct 20, 2014 at GCE's beautiful Conference Hall.

New Suburban Train Halt Stations - In PPP Model?

Commuter Rail

Railway’s inability to respond to emerging realities in meeting the suburban rail services have to be addressed. Bangalore City urgently needs multiple modes of mass transit system to address the demand for better public transport network catering to at least 60-70 % of its 10 Million populations.

MRTS-Bangalore Sub-urban Rail Corporation

Commuter Rail

There was a news the other day that the Karnataka State Government is showing keen interest in developing suburban network around Bangalore and proposed Indian Railways to be an active partner.

Bangalore - Ramanagaram MEMU Services

Commuter Rail
This will help thousands of commuters on this Mysore / Kengeri - Bangalore - Whitefield segment.
Big relief for the commuters once the services start.

Bangalore Commuter Rail / Suburban Rail Rakes Photos, Bangalore people should be proud of these

Commuter Rail

As we all know,  either Railways or State Govt has any interest to start the full fledge services of Subruban Rail.

As the time progressing,  Bangalore people are exploring more of Suburban Rail benefit then  the Railway Minister non willing to start the services.  With MEMU Maintenance shed coming up at Banasweadi,  now we have new DEMU Rake for Bangalore

Bangalore Suburban Railway Stations status, why Railway Officials and Railway Minister neglecting still ???

Commuter Rail

Looks Like Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda will not do much for Karnataka

Tanisandra Railway Station ( Station Code : THSA ) which has been abandoned by SWR. WIll DVS reopen ???

Commuter Rail

Thanisandra Railway Station abandoned by SWR.  Requesting Railway Minister to reopen this halt station with reservation counter too.

 

Bangalore stations where people getting into the crowded trains : Has SWR Brain, Ear, Eyes on this ???

Commuter Rail

Chamundi Express where people are forces to stand on both sides to get into the train as SWR is having peak time no trains running between 4:30PM to 6:30PM towards Mysore from Bangalore city station.

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