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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

 

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EMU / MEMU / DEMU rakes for Commuter Rail Bangalore : why not BEML support this

Commuter Rail

Rakes / Coaches needed for Commuter Rail Bangalore   : BEML  is regularly supplying Stainless Steel EMU coaches of 72 numbers and 60 numbers of MEMU to Indian Railway.  Look at the Video's :                              &nb

Sunday June 23 - Namma Railu Campaign Strategy Meeting

Commuter Rail
23 Jun 2013 07:30
23 Jun 2013 09:30
Asia/Calcutta
This Sunday, June 23, 2013, a few of us have invited KPCC Spokesperson Prof. Rajeev Gowda to our regular sunday morning breakfast bicycle ride to discuss the future steps for commuter rail. WIll keep everyone informed on the outcomes.
 
 

Whitefield Railway Station

Commuter Rail

Kadugodi residents wait for safety of foot overbridge, The long-pending demand of a pedestrian crossing at Whitefield Railway Station remains a non-starter.

More from source: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/338399/kadugodi-residents-wait-safety-foot.html

K R Puram Station

Commuter Rail

In this thread,  we will share or update  on the K R Purma station related news,  tenders & info.

Better days ahead for KR Puram railway station

Commuter Rail promise in BJP's Bangalore manifesto

Commuter Rail

BJP released its Bangalore Manifesto last evening. Here is the PDF, Kannada. There is a clear promise regarding Commuter Rail, 'misspelt' slightly as Commuters Rail.

Did Railway Board Lie to Tumkur MP Shri. G. S. Basavaraj?

Commuter Rail

In July 2011, Railway Board in a letter responding to Tumkur MP Shri. G. S. Basavaraj's request for CRS between Tumkur and Bengaluru, had indicated that they have asked South Western Railways, Hubli, to discuss this proposal with Government of Karnataka. Here is that letter.

Namma Railu gets Approval from State Government!

Commuter Rail

Prajagale,

Namma Railu Proposal has been approved by GOK.........................

Commuter Rail - Match Fixing

Commuter Rail

We are now past all the Budgets and big-bang announcements from both State and Central Govt. Time for some close up analysis of all these unfortunate annual Tamshas. It is clear by now that, in the GOK state budget, Railway Budgets and the latest Union Budget, there was remotely any hint of support to commuter rail service proposal.

Namma Railu Brochure - Promise of Growth Beyond Bengaluru!

Commuter Rail

Here is the latest version of Namma Railu / CRS Brochure for distribution at work, Apartments, Public Places, Government Offices, Shopping Areas etc. It will be handy document to carry at events where we might have opportunity to talk to Babus, Politicians. This brochure carries the CRS proposal in very simple language and language that ordinary people can connect with.

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