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Standing Committee on Railways invite to rail commuter associations/experts/NGOs

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16 Nov 2013 12:00
Commuter Rail
184/2013-2014 11-11-2013


The Parliamentary Standing Committee o­n Railways under the Chairmanship of Shri T.R. Baalu, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, are examining the subject ‘Suburban Train Services of Indian Railways, with particular emphasis o­n security of women passengers’.  In this connection, the committee will hold informal discussion o­n the subject with the representatives of Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and Kolkata Metro at Kolkata, Western Railway and Central Railway at Mumbai, South Central Railway at Hyderabad, South Western Railway at Bengaluru and Southern Railway at Chennai.


            The Study Group would also hear the views/suggestions/coments from interested rail commuter associations/experts/NGOs o­n the subject and matters related thereto as per the following schedule:

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Date & Time



ITC Sonar, Kolkata,

EM Bypass, Park Circus Connector, 1, JBS Haldane Avenue, Tangra (Opp. Science City), Kolkata.


1600 hrs.



Hotel Trident,

Nariman Point, Mumbai


1600 hrs.



Hotel Taj Deccan

(Kohinoor Banquet Hall)

Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad


1600 hrs.



Taj Vivanta

2275 Tumkur Road, Yeshwantpur



1000 hrs.



Taj Club House

(Opp. to Spencer Plaza)

No. 2, Club House Road, Chennai-600002


1200 hrs.

 Interested Groups/NGOs etc., who are desirous to appear before the Committee, may intimate the same to theUnder Secretary, Standing Committee o­n Railways, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Tele No.  011-23035291 011-23034089 011-23034157), for consideration of the Committee.  The decision of the Committee to invite the persons for appearing before the Committee shall be final.


            No TA/DA will be paid for the purpose.

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Clive VanBuerle's picture

Folks I came across this and

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Folks I came across this and thought it would be a great opportunity for Praja members who are available to participate. 

Sanjeev's picture

Sent the representation to Statnding Committee

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Had made  efforts in reaching out to the Standing Committie thru Phone and email.  Sent representation  and has been received by them thru email and will get  confirmation on 14th.

If any one would like contact them, call them on this no : 011-23034157 and u can send email to :



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Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways-visit to Blore

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I have been invited by the South Western Railway authorities to participate in the infomal discussions with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways headed by Shri TR Balu, Hon'ble MP to be held at Taj Vivanta, Yeshwanthapura on 15th Nov 2013. Apart from me, as Secretary of the Travellers' Association (Regd-Kolar), Bangarapet, I will be accompanied by our President Shri AK Sitaram and one more representative.  As you know, I am also the member in the  Divisional Rail Users Consultative Committee, Bangalore Division, SW Railway.

Apart from the subject matter of ‘Suburban Train Services of Indian Railways, with particular emphasis o­n security of women passengers’, time permitting, I will try to get permission from the Chair to include a few more subjects pertaining to Bangalore Division including commuter rail services from Bangalore to various nearby townships like Bangarapet, Tumkur, Ramanagaram, etc.

Let us hope to have a fruitful meeting with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways on 15th Nov 2013.

R Ram Mohan Bangarapet

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Inefficient Services of SWR on Bangalore - Mysore route

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Can this be conveyed along with other issues.

Services between Bangalore and Mysore has become very inefficient despite of having double track of nearly 80 kms out of 140 kms.(Bangalore - Settihalli, Maddur-Mandya and Mysore-Naganahalli)

Earlier, when the track was single, many express trains such as Tuticorn express was covering the distance in just 2hrs 30 mins and maximum 2hrs 45 mins.

Non-stop like tippu express was consistently covering in 2hrs 15 minutes. Passenger trains like Push Pull was covering the distance in 3hrs 15 mins.

Now, most of the express trains take 3+ hrs  and officially they declare some non-stop trains slower than passenger trains. Volume of trains has become too much but without any effeciency. A non-stop train like Mayiladuturai Express is left behind an express train GolGumbuz Express leaving Mysore at 3:45 and reaching Bangalore at 7:15 PM.

Same happens to Ajmer Express on Tuesdays and Thursdays which is left behind Tuticorn Express leaving Mysore at 6PM and reaching Bangalore at 9:30PM. Pushpull Passenger leaves Mysore at 5:50 and reaches Bangalore at 9 am, must faster than a non-stop train like Ajmer Express.

Ideally a non-stop superfast train like Tippu should cover the distance in 2hrs and was done earlier, express 2hrs 30 minutes and a Passenger Train, 3hrs 15 minutes.



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12736/Yesvantpur -

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12736/Yesvantpur - Secunderabad Garib Rath Express - Can this be extended till Mysore. Luxury affordable by all. 

Similar such Garibrath service needs to be started between Mumbai-Bangalore via Hubli.

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Parliamentary Standing Committee mtg on Ralways at Blore today

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I have attended the meeting on railways on the subject of security of women commuters at Taj Vivanta, Blore from 10.00am to 10.45am. Variious suggestions were put forth on the subject from our wnd, which was well heard and taken note of by the Chairman Shri TR Baalu and other members. I have also spoken on the need for a suburban train services for Bngalore, upgradation of technology, improvement of infrastructure, etc for Blore Division. One more suggestion was to augment existing formation of trains from 8 coaches to 12 & 15. A memorandum to this efffect was submitted to the Committee. The meeting concluded at 10.45am. R Ram Mohan, Bangarapet.
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Representation to Standing Committee on Suburban Railways made

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Informal meeting was chaired by MP  T R Baalu who is chairman of the Committee on Railways.

Also MP from AP , SHRI NANDI YELLAIAH  and  one more MP of the committee were present. 

Meeting started sharp at 10AM  and impressed with  T R Baalu's  as an MP.  Other MPs need to learn from him and he has very good communicating thru english and even the dressing sense.

When our turn came to present orally   : Following issues  presneted

1. Suburban Rail services Bangalore,  made point how SWR & Railway Board need to approve, 

2. Mathruboomi Women special suburban rail not running in Bangalore,

3  So many of Trains to Chikballapur, Hosur, Devanahalli  running without the Women Compartment, 

4.  Lack of Foot Over Bridges in many stations and even crossing the roads from the station, 

5. Change in  timings of Nelamangala - Bangalore passenger Train

Sunder who interested in Suburban Rail Bangalore and Myself from Praja attaended.

  Other NGO's and Travell association present : From Bangarpet Travellers Association : Ram Mohan Rao and Sita Ram,  Kengeri Travellers Assocation, Banaswadi Handicapped association  & some  Nagarcoil train travellers association present.

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Thanks Ram Mohan Rao & Sanjeev!

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Ram Mohan Rao and Sanjeev,

Thanks for taking time to present before the committee. Though outcomes from such committee is doubtful, but you never know what works. comment guidelines

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