Commuter Rail meeting with CiSTUP, went well, summary

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Sanjeev, IDS, PS Anantharam sir and myself went over to IISc today to meet head of CiSTUP. Short summary on how it went

  • CiSTUP to add their review comments / foreword to the report
  • We will jointly organize a roundtable/seminar at IISc/CiSTUP to formally release the report and discuss the subject with relevant government officers and leaders
  • Will invite all transportation and investment related departments of Karnataka, railways as well, and also, local MLAs and MPs who have shown interest or tend to attend these.

We are thinking end of August for this Commuter Rail / Namma Railu seminar. Keep watching for mroe updates, or join in if you want to help organize this.

A hard copy of the report is available now, contact IDS or anyone from the Namma Railu project team if you want to see it. Wll upload the soft copy here as well as part of work for this seminar at CiSTUP.

Lets go Namma Railu :)



Good going...

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Sorry couldn't make it. ~6 hrs notice on a weekday was a bit too tight :( Hope to be more involved as we proceed.

No problem

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As long as few of us can manage to run around, its okay. Everyone can contribute towards the project by simply telling and talking more about it. Talk, discuss, promote! Word of mouth is an equally important thing.

Support from Industry!

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SB and NR team,

Appreciate your efforts. And all the best for the proposed Mobilicitry-2010.

Coming to Namma Railu, I strongly suggest we reach out to Industry Leaders via Industry Chambers (BCIC). I will strongly recommend that we have one of their representative to be on the Panel in Mobilicity event. Industry would be the biggest beneficiary of  Namma Railu.

One of the BCIC member indicated me that the current BCIC president Mr. Shekar Viswanathan ( Deputy Managing Director (Commercial), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.) is a strong supporter of Commuter Rail. In fact he had made several attempts to push this forward.

In my humble opinion Industry Chambers support would be a strong push for the realization of Namma Railu.

Actually I have promised the NR team member Capt. Naveen that in my next visit to b'lore next year Insha Allah, myself and Capt Naveen would take the NR train to visit my Alma-mater at Ghousia College of Engineering at Ramanagaram :)


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 The office is at Kempegowda road. It may be a good idea to include the current president for the proposed meet at IISc. I have attended several meetings at their office, including the one where Mr. P Ramamurthy, chairman BWSSB had given an addresses.


The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) is a State level apex trade body in Karnataka, founded by Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya in 1916. 

The FKCCI has a membership of about 2400 drawn from all sectors of the industry, trade and services, spread over the entire State of Karnataka. The members are categorized into the Manufacturers, Knowledge-based profession, Service and Trade categories. About 135 District level and local Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations are affiliated to the FKCCI.  



Section 25 Company under the Companies Act 

MEMBERSHIP: 2,389 members

Federation House, P.B. No.9996
Kempegowda Road, 
Bangalore – 560 009

Ph: +91 80 22262355/56, 22262157
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I am pursuing Post Graduation in Journalism for IIJNM Bangalore, I really want to know about this issue, I want to highlight it , can I also share the report with you?


Thanks and regards

Rashi Varshney


Rashi Varshney

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Hi Rashi Varshney,

What report do you wish to share ? Pls go ahead & post here.