Updated - Namma Railu Event, by invitation only, respond ASAP

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30 Aug 2010 09:30
30 Aug 2010 13:30

We are organizing an event with CiSTUP, IISc, to discuss hurdles and next steps on Commuter Rail Service (CRS, aka Namma Railu). Entry is only by invitation, respond ASAP if you want to attend.

"Namma Railu 2010" is a Mobilicity event. Attendance only by Invitation, a moderated round table focused on exploring a Commuter Rail Service (CRS) for Bengaluru using existing broad gauge tracks in the city.

Please see below for details:


  • Date: Aug 30, 2010., Time: 9:30am - 1.30pm
  • Venue: CiSTUP, IISc, Bangalore
  • Entry only by Inivitation. Limited number of open seats (~ 20). Email nammarailu [at] praja.in ASAP if you want to come, we will respond with an invitation. (We are not discussing pros and cons of Commuter Rail. Attend only if you believe in the concept.)


Please note that attendance is only by invitation. We are planning to get about 15 panelists and 20 enthusiast citizens. Lunch will be served at the end of the round table session.

The discussion will be held in three sessions, each expected to run for 30 minutes.

  • Sub Topic #1 - Commuter Rail to enable mobility for growth of BMR Area
    • Detailing Commuter Rail Service (CRS) as the option to support Cluster based growth of BMRDA area and periphery.
  • Sub Topic #2 - CRS will strengthen existing investments in Mobility
    • Would CRS drive more volumes to other modes of mobility? Touch upon Multi-Model connects for CRS in the city?
  • Sub Topic #3 Enabling Namma Railu : Hurdles
    • Recognizing existing hurdles. What do we need to take things forward - Nodal Agency, SPV, PPP, similar?

Attendees (only by invitation)

  • Special Invitees (about 15)
    • Various transportation related departments from Government of Karnataka
    • Representatives from Railway board or Ministry of Railways
    • Local Government Agencies and elected representatives
  • Organizers and Citizen Enthusiasts (Maximum 20)
    • CiSTUP, IISc, Project Members, "Namma Railu", Praja.in
    • Citizen Enthusiasts (Commuter Railway backers and believers)

About The Event and Organizers

About Mobilicity

Mobilicity is a series of grounds up and citizen driven events that focus on constructive discussions or proposals on matters pertaining to sustainable transportation in Bengaluru. Each Mobilicity event is a citizen organized engagement with local government bodies in the space of public mobility.

About CiSTUP

Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) is a joint initiative of Government of Karnataka and India Institute of Science (IISc) to develop a center for unique expertise in the areas of infrastructure, sustainable transportation and urban planning. CiSTUP engages in several activities such as basic and applied research and development, academic activities, training programmes, workshops and consultancy projects in the areas of infrastructure, sustainable transportation and urban planning.

About Praja.in

Praja.in (www.praja.in) is non-profit citizen networking platform that promotes constructive discourse and encourages engagement on local civic issues. It is a growing Internet based local community with 4000 registered members and over 35000 unique visitors every month.


Mobilicity subdomain

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Should we keep this under the mobilicity subdomain? http://mobilicity.praja.in/#

Deepak Rajanna

will try

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Need to organize the Namma Railu project page better first, let us add a block with details of this event on the mobilicity sub-site as well as Namma Railu project page.

We have created several google docs/sheets and added the project folks, and more who are expected to help organize. Any one willing to help organize this, do leave a comment here so that we can share invite templates, task list etc separately with you.


Inviting PRAJA members for Namma Railu-Mobilicity Event!

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Dear Prajagale,

On behalf of Praja Namma Railu Team, I would like to invite all the Praja Commuter Rail enthusiast to the Round table Event "Namma Railu 2010" event organized jointly by the PRAJA and CiSTUP.

Date: Aug 30, 2010.
Time: 9:30am - 1.30pm
Venue: CiSTUP, IISc

This will be moderated round table discussion with special invitees discussing ways and means to take the Namma Railu vision forward. Your participation and support is very important and essential to take this project forward. Please see main post (now updated) for more details.

Thanks in advance,


I will be there ...

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Have to take half day leave for this. But I will be there. Others - send mail to nammarailu [at] praja.in ASAP if you want to come.

Wishing all the best!

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Wishing PRAJA and CiSTUP all the best for today's event.


Went well, watch for a report

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Naveen is logging in a detailed report, read it all there, but to save on some text messages and emails :) it went well, attendance was good - except Rajeev Chandrashekhar who couldn't come and will catch up later, all other invitees were there including SWR folks. Everyone indugled in solution oriented talk, and we ended with some todos.

Let me not steal Naveen's thunder here, stay tuned.