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The sorry state of Carmelaram Station

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I want to share a horrible experience I had yesterday at Carmelaram station.  A family member was coming from Kerala on the 12678 Ernakulam-SBC Intercity express.  For me, the best option to pick up a traveler from the point of view of convenience is Carmelaram Station.  The other option is Catonment which is a nightmarish drive into the city and back away.

Bangalore Train Commute..

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I was when going through Google Maps, just go this idea of using Existing Railway track around Bangalore and run local trains on it. This is very similar to how Chennai or Mumbai operates by making use of the same tracks on which inter city trains run. A small analysis i have done by referring Google Maps by identifying tracks that are already there (Only some stations can be built).

New Suburban Train Halt Stations - In PPP Model?

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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.

Suburban Rail Project Progress of Karnataka Vs Kerala

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Looking at how progress happening at both states on Suburban Rail Corriodr Project Karnatak and Kerala :

 

Karnataka :

Wiki Entry for CRS in Transport Section of Bangalore

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The Wiki page on Bangalore has a transport section.  The transport section has details of only BMTC, Autos, Call Taxis and  Metro. It might be a good idea to include information about the DEMUs and MEMUs that run in Bangalore Metropolitan region. The routes, the timings and the stations. which it passes through could be included.

Multiple CRS Terminals

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SWR has been using the Binny Mills land issue as an excuse not to sta

MRTS-Bangalore Sub-urban Rail Corporation

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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

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

FDI-funded PPP model for Namma Railu?

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The government on Wednesday notified the liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for Indian Railways, permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains.
 
However, proposals involving FDI beyond 49 per cent in sensitive areas, from security point of view, will be

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

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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

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