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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

Dear Railway Minister - It is time for implementation, NOT feasibility studies!

Commuter Rail
After long 9 months of hard toil, finally the words "Suburban Rail for Bangalore" has reached the ears of our Hon'ble  Railway Minister Shri Kharge.

First MEMU Maintenance shed at Bangalore Railway Division, step towards Suburban Rail Services.

Commuter Rail

Proposed construction of maintenance shed for MEMUs at Banaswadi with provision of pit line (Inspection Bay)shed, CC Apron, shunting neck and other miscellaneous works.

Amount: 8.35 crores    Period : 6 Months

Calcutta Suburban Rail services tracking

Commuter Rail


Calcutta Suburban Rail gets additional coaches from 9 to 12 which resulted in 33 % increase in the capacity.

Why is that Bngaloe SuburbanRail not getting  clearance from Railwa Board.

Thank you Shri Rahman Khan's for taking up the Namma Railu with Shri. Kharge!

Commuter Rail

Pursuant to our campaign to reach out to elected representatives - MLAs, MPs and Ministers, I had written letters/petitions  to almost all of the Namma Railu Catchment area representatives. That included Union Ministers Veerappa Moily, Rahman Khan and Mr. Kharge.

Meeting with Minister Shri. Ramlinga Reddy

Commuter Rail

(Posting on behalf of Murali Sir and Sandeep)

Praja team comprising of Muralidhar Rao, Sandeep Chandrakeerthi joined by Sandeep's father, Mr Chopra, and Mr Mukunda (from Bellandur RWA activist) today (Saturday Dec 21, 2013) met with GOK MInister for Transport Shri. Rnalinga Reddy.

Revenue model for Suburban Rail from other then travell tickets

Traffic

Reserved Prices for 3 years :

Two cum four wheeler parking Bangarpet Railway station :Rs.69,28,981


Two wheeler Parking at Yelahanka Railway station : Rs.24,11,615

Two wheeler Parking at Doddaballapura Railway station :Rs.5,89,051

Workshop on Suburban Rail for Elected Representatives!

Commuter Rail

Yesterday, on Dec 10th, a workshop on 'Suburban Rail' for elected representatives was organzied jointly by Praja-RAAG, Bangalore Needs You and IIMB. This was an initiative by Prof. Rajeev Gowda to bring the awareness among the elected representative. This workshop was organized at Conference Hall in Vidhana Soudha.

Tumkur MP Shri. Basavaraj writes to PM, Railway Minister and CM for Suburban Rail Project!

Commuter Rail

As you all know recently the former Chief Secretary Shri. Ranganath had sent the formal propsoal on 'Bangalore Suburban Rail Service' to Railway Board. Subsequent to that progress by GOK, Tumkur MP Shri. G. S.

Karnataka seeks Railways’ nod for suburban network

Commuter Rail

Ministry urged to contribute 50 p.c. of Rs. 8,759-crore project

The Karnataka government has asked the Ministry of Railways to not only approve a commuter rail system (CRS) for the city, but also be an active partner in Bangalore Suburban Railway Company Ltd.

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