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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

List of ROB's and RUB's within BBMP limits

Commuter Rail

List of major RUB's and ROB's  within BBMP limit : Total 141 identified by RITES 2012 report as part of Commuter Rail..  Out of that how many will come under BBMP limits ???  Also Volume of Traffic more then 50000 TVU's  are level crossing  : 55 Nos.

Implementing Suburban Rail - SPV Model!

Commuter Rail

Last Friday, News9 / TV9's aired a live 'Panel Discussion on Namma Railu' with Dr. Sitharam (CiSTUP), Smt. Sumithra Iyengar (BCIC), our friend Mr. Muralidhar Rao (Preseident - Praja-RAAG) and myself as a blogger on Namma Railu.

TV 9 / NEWS 9 - Panel Discussion on 'Bengaluru Suburban Rail Service' aka Namma Railu !

Commuter Rail

Video recording of the panel discussion hosted by TV 9 / News 9 on the subject of impelmenting 'Suburban Rail Service' in Bengaluru.

Courtesy - TV 9 / News 9

 

Report of the Expert Group for Modernizaion of Indian Railways

Commuter Rail

3.4 Upgraded suburban coaches

6.6 Monetize Airspace above the platforms & rail tracks: a pilot project could be immediately

Bengaluru Suburban Rail - Just a Few Miles more to start,says Citizen Matters

Commuter Rail

"...Reaching Tumkur, Ramanagar and other peripheral cities will be easy in future, when the Commuter Rail system becomes a reality. The project is expected to disperse the traffic inside the city as well as connect Bangalore with suburbs..."

New daily 8 AM train from Tumkur to Bangalore

Commuter Rail

It looks like raining of new trains in Karnataka, courtesy Shri. Kharge.

Bangalore East Station

Commuter Rail

"Despite recent renovation, much remains to be done to make Bangalore East station passenger friendly. Notwithstanding regular use by the city’s eastern residents, the station, located on Pottery Road, falls short in the basic infrastructure department."

Good news - we will soon get "Bangalore suburban rail", Namma Railu is chugging ahead!

Commuter Rail

We are on track to get a "Bengaluru Suburban Rail". Yes, that is the formal name of the project!! Sharing this good news we heard today regarding Namma Railu, here are some more specifics.

200 Crorers - Initial Investment to start Bengaluru CRS in 6 to 12 months time!

Commuter Rail

With Congress Government in rule at the state and Shri. Mallikarjuna Kharge taking charge of Railway Ministry, the chances of 'Namma Railu' aka Bengaluru CRS getting implemented has increased ever than before. The competitive challenges has also increased ever than before.

Bangalore City Station Developments

Commuter Rail

Bangalore City: Proposed extension of Foot Over Bridge from Platform No 10 to MG colony.

Tender Cost : Rs 49,56,000/-   within 3 month work to be completed   after tender  awarded

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