Suburban Rail Progress - Railway Board & SWR Conversation
One of the interesting aspect of Indian Elections is that all the official machinery comes to halt. The Election Model Code serves as the perfect alibi for all the delays, even if they are not. Yes, for last 6 weeks the whole of India was engulfed in what everybody loved to love call "Dance of Democracy".
Lets come to progress on proposal for 'Bengaluru Suburban Rail'. The last progressive step was seen in February, 2014. That was just before the Railway Budget. Just to remind, Government of Karnataka had finally sent the official proposal to Railway Board in October 2013. In that response, Railway Board wrote to South Western Railway, Hubli soliciting their comments and response to GOK's proposal for Suburban Rail services in Bengaluru. This was in February 2014.
Finally it has come to notice that SWR has sent in their comments to Railway Board on March 26, 2014.
Let's look at the conversation between Railway Board and SWR Hubli.