Namma Railu

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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

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.

CRS - Publicity Brochures in English

Commuter Rail

Here is the humble effort to disseminate some basic information about the proposed Bengaluru Commuter Rail Service. I do hope that all interested would find the material informative and useful for self understanding and spreading the word to others.

 

CRS Presentation in Kannada!

Commuter Rail

Courtesy, Guruprasad, here is the CRS Presentation in Kannada. Many thanks to him for converting the english version into Kannada. Great effort.

Please feel free to review and give your feedback.

 

Commuter Rail Meeting at Tumkur on 5th of Aug'2012

Commuter Rail
5 Aug 2012 10:30
5 Aug 2012 13:00
Asia/Calcutta

Please Note - This meeting has been postponed till further announcement due to the unavailability of the MP Basavaraj tomorrow, he apparently has to go to Delhi. Inconvienience caused is regretted. WiIl keep you all informed as we hear about the next date for this event.

-NR Team

CRS - Time to Contact our representatives in Parliament and State Assembly!

Commuter Rail

As Praja member, Naveen, has said, Transportation is more often a 'Political Problem' than anything else. He is right and now the proposed Commuter Rail project is definitely a political problem and is awaiting for that political approval. From state to central, it needs political blessings.

Write to Chief Minister and demand CRS for Bengaluru!

Commuter Rail

The time has come for all us to become proactive and start building up the pressure and influence to advance the cause of Commuter Rail in Bengaluru. In past many times CRS has missed the bus. But this time lets ensure that it is impelmented ASAP.

A Presentation on 'Commuter Rail Service for Bengaluru'

Commuter Rail

Dear Prajagale,

Here is a copy of the power point presentation on proposed 'Commuter Rail Service In Bengaluru', which is nicknamed as 'Namma Railu'. This is the version used  at 'Bangalore One' and 'Public Discussion' event past week.

Public Dicussion on Commuter Rail Service at Tumkur, Ramangarm, ITPL etc.

Commuter Rail
18 Jul 2012 00:35
31 Aug 2012 00:35
Asia/Calcutta

This is the right time to build pressure on Govt / Railways to implement the CRS ASAP. First in these efforts is to conduct  CRS awareness campaign in B'lore and all teh CRS coverage area. Let us plan and oragnize few meets at Tumkur, Ramangaram, ITPL, EC, Hosur, Bangarper, Malur, Chikballapur, Dodballapur, Kengeri etc.

CRS Publicity Posters in English

Commuter Rail

Time now for the final push to CRS train. Otherwise it may be left standing where it was before Praja's Namma Raiu campaign. This time a lot has been done at government level with RITES doing a technical report and GOK, SWR showing considerable interest in it.

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