Call your area MP/MLA and 'Fast Track the Suburban Rail Project'!

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The state of 'Suburban Rail' project is kind of very similar to a birth of a baby. Right now the 'Suburban Rail' is still in gestation period after it was conceived in July 2013 by the state government. It will be another 9 month of pregnancy period before we could see the trains running under 'Bengaluru Suburban Rail Corporation' banner. As in the case of human pregnancy, the initial months are very critical for the survuval of the conceived 'Suburban Rail' baby. If we are not careful and do not take care of it properly, there are chances of MISCARRIAGE.

Only way to save the project from 'MISCARRIAGE' is to sustain the project with proper political support. Bureaucrats, officers however interested and supportive they might be, they can only do so much. Beyond it, they are at the mercy of CM, Ministers and political establishment for approvals and funds allocation.

Now the only saviors are our representatives in state assembly and parliament. Unless we make them known what Suburban Rail is and how this is ncessary, we could be looking at the certain possibility of MISCARRIAGE of this baby - 'Suburban Rail'.

Here is the list of MPs and MLAs from the 'Suburban Rail catchment areas. Please pick up a phone and call them. Tell them about Suburban Rail and demand that they take up this issue with the CM and Railway Minister. Please insist on making sure that state govt gets all the approvals from Railway Ministry before Shri. Kharge's terms gets over and the Election code Kicks in. Ask them to demand for starting the initial services in next 2-3 months.
Members of Parliament
Mallikarjun Kharge INC   Gulbarga +91 11 23386645, +91 11 23381213, +91 11 23387333 (Fax), +91 11 23793068, +91 11 23793082, +91 11 23793068 
G.S. Basavaraj BJP   Tumkur (0816)79192(R),55924 (O),(011) 23792870 
M.Veerappa Moily INC   Chikballapur +91 11 23381462, +91 11 23386622, +91 11 23386118 (Fax), +91 11 23016764, +91 11 23018347
D.B.Chandre Gowda BJP   Bangalore North 9013180194 (M)
Ananth Kumar BJP   Bangalore South 080-26560286
Ramya INC   Mandya  
P.C. Mohan BJP   Bangalore Central  (011) 23016074, 9013180136 (M) 
Dk Suresh INC   Bangalore Rural  
Muniyappa INC Kolar (011) 3792703
Rahman Khan INC Rajya Sabha (011) 24364273, 24364274, 24364275
Rajeev Chandra Shekhar IND Rajya Sabha +919538812914, 080-25501128

MLAs from 'Suburban Rail' Catchment Areas

S.R.VISHWANATH BJP Yelahanka 080-41674949, 9845017811, 9900185664
B. A. BASAVARAJA INC K.R. Pura 9844029229, 9900571699
KRISHNA BYREGOWDA INC Byatarayanapura 9448277977, 9740166899
S. T. SOMSHEKAR INC Yeshvanthapura 9844110779
MUNIRATHNA INC Rajarajeshwarinagar 9845023405, 9844400531
S.MUNIRAJU BJP Dasarahalli 9343772488, 9845093325
GOPLAIAH K. INC Mahalakshmi Layout 9731844753, 080-23586644
DR. ASHWATH NARAYAN C.N BJP Malleshwaram 9845179709, 9964911111, 080-42067126
R.JAGADEESHKUMAR BJP Hebbal 9844260906
AKHANDA SRINIVAS MURTHY JD(S) Pulakeshinagar 9845307991, 9845807991
K.J.GEORGE INC Sarvagnanagar 9845067437, 9731985205
S. RAGHU BJP C.V. Raman Nagar 080-25256464, 9880080088
R.ROSHAN BAIG INC Shivajinagar 9845183423, 9845007788
N.A HARIS INC Shanti Nagar 9845009232, 9880743450 (P.A)
DINESH GUNDU RAO INC Gandhi Nagar 9448463648, 080-23431161
SURESH KUMAR S. BJP Rajaji Nagar 9591814041, 080-23322032
PRIYA KRISHNA INC Govindraj Nagar 9448049279, 080-23301650
M.KRISHNAPPA INC Vijay Nagar 9845025556, 080-23301650, 603
B.Z.ZAMEER AHMED KHAN JD(S) Chamrajpet 9449311111, 26709904/05
R.V. DEVRAJ INC Chickpet 9945064094
RAVISUBRAMANYA L.A BJP Basavanagudi 9845395380, 080-65310874
R.ASHOKA BJP Padmanaba Nagar 9900466664, 080-28386998
RAMALINGA REDDY INC B.T.M. Layout 9480143777, 080-22237240
B.N.VIJAYA KUMAR BJP Jayanagar 9448075433, 9448284601
ARAVIND LIMBAVALI BJP Mahadevapura 9844108999, 080-25287064
SATISH REDDY.M BJP Bommanahalli 9448051616, 080-25726775
M KRISHNAPPA BJP Bangalore South 9844014777, 080-26712006
SHIVANNA B. INC Anekal 9845212583
M.T.B. NAGARAJ INC Hosakote 9448081521
PILLA MUNISHAMAPPA JD(S) Devanahalli 9663599765, 080-28561195
T. VENKATARAMANIAH INC Doddaballapur 9448041880
Dr. K. SRINIVASA MURTHY INC Nelamangala 9741062532
H.D. KUMARASWAMY JD(S) Ramanagaram 900888533, 9013180499, 080-26582230
C. P. YOGESHWARA S.P. Channapatna 9845022657, 9980522657
D.C. THAMANNA JD(S) Maddur 9845892929, 08232-232029
M.H.AMBAREESH JD(S) Mandya 9341299999
y. RAMAKKA BJP Kolar Gold Field 9845301308
M.NARAYANASWAMY INC Bangarapet 9448124828
R.VARTHUR PRAKASH IND Kolar 9845061009, 93416-02226
K.S.MANJUNATHA GOWDA JD(S) Malur 9980300001
SHIVASHANKARA REDDY N H INC Gauribidanur 08155-288104, 284451, 91-9448388104
Dr. K. SUDHAKAR INC Chikkaballapur 9880262114
Dr. RAFEEQ AHMED S INC Tumkur City 9448083157, 0816-2293157
B. SURESH GOWDA BJP Tumkur Rural 080-23513161,60, 91-9844011338




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Pls leave a comment after you had called!

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Please do not forget to leave a comment here after you have called to let others know.

Feeling shy to talk over phone? Send a pettition!

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Feeling shy to talk over the phone. Don;t worry you are not the only person who has that every feeling. Even I have those moments during going to job interviews.

You can write a ltters to to yoru area MLAs. Here is the darft in Kannada along with Namma Railu Brochure.

Contact Information for MLAs

Contact Information for MPs

Bangalore Central
Shri. P. Mohan (BJP)
1928, 30th Cross, 12th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage
Bangluru - 560 070, Karnataka
Tels. (080) 22865454, 22865656 (O)
26760450 (R), 09845003600 (M)
Fax. (080) 22271985

Email -

Bangalore North(Karnataka )
Gowda,Shri Chandre D.B. (BJP)
3, R.T. Nagar, MLA Layout,
Bangaluru, Karnataka
Tel. (080) 23338585, 09448088585 (M)
Email -

Bangalore South(Karnataka )
Shri. Ananth Kumar (BJP)    
No. 84, Shashwati, Ranoji Rao Road
Basavanagudi, Bangalore - 560 004, Karnataka
Tel. (080) 26568484
Telefax. (080) 26568483
Email -,

Chikkballapur(Karnataka )
Dr.(Shri) M. Veerappa Moily(INC)
Kaustubha No. 1, R.T. Nagar,
Bangluru - 560 032
Tels. (080) 23430491, 09845536333 (M)
Fax. (080) 23334784
Email -

Kolar(Karnataka )
Shri K.H. Muniyappa (INC)
100/B, 60 Feet Road, Layout, Bhoopasandra
Sanjay Nagar, Bangluru - 560 094, Karnataka
Tels. (080) 23415733, 23415755
Email -

Tumkur(Karnataka )
Basavaraj,Shri Gangasandra Siddappa (BJP)
Gandhi Nagar,
Opp. Park, Tumkur - 572 101
Tels. (0816) 2279192, 09448079192 (M)
Fax. (0816) 2255530


Called 3 MPs today!

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Today I called up Bangalore Central MP Mr. P.C. Mohan, Bangalore South MP Mr. Ananth Kumar and Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Rajeev Chandrashekharan.

Spoke to Mr. Mohan personally and urged him to speak to CM and RM regarding 'Suburban Rail'. He was bit curious about me calling him from US to find out what is my personal interest in this project? This is a standard question often posed to me.

I couldn't speak to Ananth KUmar, but spoke to his assistant, Mr. Tilak. I have requested him to put a word that I had called and requested for his help to take this project forward.

Same with Mr. Rajeev, I could only speak to his assitant, Mr. Anand. He acknowledged my earlier emails/letters. He has promsied to get back to me with teh action taken on it.


Taking up Suburban Rail Services with legislators-Bangarapet MLA

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CRS will be through only if our political bosses take up the issue in its sincerity for implementation. If the MPs and MLAs put pressure at appropriate forums, I strongly feel that we can see suburban services at the start of the new year, at least a skeleton services between Bangalore and Bangarapet (MEMU) and Bangalore & Tumkur (DEMU). Unfortunately differences among themselves, lack of knowledge and lack of preference on the subject are the reasons for little progress.

On Wednesday, the 30th November I met Shri KM Narayana Swamy, Bangarapet MLA in a function. We were together for more than 30 minutes. I spoke about a few subjects on railway projects including Commuter Rail System and requested for his involvement. I told him that if CRS is implemented, we will get a few more train services between Bangalore and Bangarapet. I also assured him to get clerical work done on preparing representations on his behalf to the appropriate authorities. Shri Narayana Swamy shown interest and inclination and asked me to meet him in his office. Moreover, he has good relationship with our area MP, Shri KH Muniyappa also. Through his good offices we can take up with Shri Muniyappaji.

I will talk to Shri Y Sampangi, ex-MLA of KGF on the subject as his mother is now the MLA for KGF. I think Shri Varthur Prakash, MLA of Kolar, can be approached through my friends for his involvement on the issue.

R Ram Mohan Bangarapet 







Last week called Bangalore Central and Tumkur MP

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I could able to talk to P C Mohan  on the need to  push suburban rail.  He promised to take up in Session this month at Delhi   and also mentioned about Syeds letter on CRS.

Called Tumkur MP Basavaraj and ask him to push Kharge on the CRS and request Urban Development Minister Kamalanath to look into this and requesting funds from JNRUM.

Also visited Krishna Byregowda house and requested him to take with Railway Minister which pending.  But he was not so much  interested in this  and looks like buse in receiving invitations and recomending petty things  this is waht Krsihna Byregowda doing.

It seems after Deepawali,  GOK will be sending the proposal to Railway Board and GM Hubli on the Suburban Rail Bangalore.

During Cycle Day function,  had chance to talk to BBMP Mayor   and submitted all papres on the Suburban Rail  at Cubbon Park.  He is interested on this  and will follow up with him.  We need to write letter on this tom him once again.

Lets others call the MP's and MLAs  and aks them to put pressure on Khrage.





Good Work!

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Syed /Sanjeev - this is good going. Great to have all the contacts right here for easy reference.

Ram Mohan Bangarapet, thanks & much appreciated. Pls do follow up from your end & leave a note here.

keep it up

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Good work, Ram Mohan (and, of course, Syed and Sanjeev).

I expect the push will have to come largely from the outlying townships. People in Bangalore seem to be kind of obsessed with the Metro.

Muralidhar Rao

@Rammohan Rao - Thank you !

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Dear Ram Mohan Rao,

Thank you so much for taking up with the Bangarper MLA and exerting the needed pressure. Please continue to talk to MLAs, MPS, even town councilors, Municipality Chairman, Panchayat presidents. Get them to pick up a phone and dial to their political bosses that includes CM and Railway Minister.

Please let us know if you need any publicity material, we have both in English and Kannada. We can prepare some more drafts of petitions in Kannada for you. Pls let us know if you need anything.

In addition, see if we can have a public awareness camp/meeting at Bangarpet KGF and Kolar. This is another important way to show the public support and involvement of local politicians.

Once again thanks for your support and efforts. I will be send an email with my contact information for further co-operation.



Atleast 100s of calls needed, if not thousands!

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Individuals who have been behind this campaign will be making every effort, but what would certainly change the game is others calling in numbers - say If 100 people can call on a MP, it will certainly have an impact. Than, even we can take up with them and ask for their reluctance.

Write, Call, Fax, do whatever you are comfortable with, but ask the politician to do his/her bit. Very little time to act. ACT NOW !


Inauguration of Chikballapur-Kolar New BG line on 8.11.2013

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While speaking yesterday while inaugurating of various railway projects like opening of a new building in the Yeshwanthapur railway station, foundation-laying ceremony for ROB at Allasandra, commissioning of RoB in Judicial Layout etc., Shri Mallikarjuna Kharge has told that

Byappanahalli railway station will be made into a world class railway station in cooperation with a Belgium firm,

broad guage railway line between Chikkaballapur and Kolar will be inaugurated on 8th November 2013.

He spoke about the link between Kadur and Chikmagaluru without mentioning the date of inauguration.

He has referred Binny Mill land acquisition, which is required for expansion of Bangalore City Railway Station.

Asked about the Metro work in the City and starting of Commuter Rail Services, he reacted that 'wherever railway's help are needed, we will be more than ready.'

Rail links of Bidar-Bangalore, Hubli-Gulbarga, Hubli-Hyderabad, Hubli-Mumbai and Shimoga-Mysore, he told, will be taken up on priority basis.

R Ram Mohan Bangarapet



emailed MPs

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Emailed the below MPs"

Veerappa Moily

Chandra Gowda (used the id :

PC Mohan

Anantha Kumar

KH Muniyappa - email was not delivered

- Kishore Chandra

Sent emails to above mentioned contacts

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Again received mailer daemon notification for,


main person, Mallikarjuna Kharge.

Good bang for the effort

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Hello Syed,

This initiative of calling our MPs and MLAs carries good weight and is also more accurate in terms of getting attention for the CRS. We do need thousand of calls to our representatives. Also, we need to make this an election issue.


Will pick this up after the Deepavali holidays.


Also, Mr. Ranganath - just retired Chief Secretary to GoK may be a good source of information on what are the bottlenecks for the CRS and may also have a good idea on what buttons to press since he was at the helm for several years with various CMs. Anybody has Mr. Ranganath in his network..?




Material for CRS in English

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Attn: Mr Syed


I have downloaded material for CRS in Kannada. But if you have printed the CRS brochure in Kannada and English, I shall be too pleased to receive it. I have down loaded Kannada version but I will have get it printed.... Pl confirm to my mobile 9448011705.

Next month, we have Divisional Rail Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) meeeting at Bangalore Division Office of SW Railway on 6.12.2013. I will distribute it to the representatives (around 13) of public organisations and nominated by the Central Ministers and MPs. I will request them to take up this issue of CRS with the appropriate authorities/MPs/Central . I think this will certainly give a thrust to the subject.


R Ram Mohan Bangarapet




@Ram Mohan Rao - Here are the brochures!

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Ram Mohan Rao,

Your efforts of reaching out to different people including DRUCC members would be a great help in this campaign.

Here is the link for latest brochures -

Promise of Suburban Rail (In English)

Promise of Suburban Rail (in Kannada)

Sent Emails to the below mentioned people

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1. The CM of Karnataka

2. Union minister of Urban Development

3. Union minister of Railways

4. Minister of State Railways

5. Transport Minister

6. Urban Deve Minister

7. IDD Minister

8. Chief Secretary

9.Secretary, Urban Development

10. Transport Secretary

11. P. Mohan (BJP)

12.Dr.(Shri) M. Veerappa Moily(INC)

13.Shri. Ananth Kumar (BJP)    

14.Shri Chandre D.B. (BJP)


Hoping to get a few responses atleast.




@prakashdh, thank you!

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Thank you so much for sending those emails. See if you can call up couple of politicians.


Sent SMS and Called the MLA's

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More then 15 MLA's sent the following SMS :

Karnataka Govt  has sent proposal to Railway Board  for starting Local Trains / Suburban Rail from Bangalore to Bangarpet, Tumkur, Chikballapur, Mandya, Anekal, Dodballapur & Nelamangala. Requesting you to  talk to Railway Minister Mallikajuna Kharge on this to sancion  this on priority.  Thanking you.

Tried to call Bangarpet, Devanahalli, Chikballapur, Anekal, Nelamangala & Dodbalapur MLA's

Finally could able to speak to Devanhalli MLA Pilla Munishamappa, Nelamangala MLA  Dr K Srinivas Murthy & Chikaballapur  MLA  Dr K Sudhakar.

Among  them Devanhalli MLA  was very positive and he will write letter to  GM / SWR Hubli and Railway Board, Rail Minister.  Also he promised that he will ask other 2/3 MLA's to  write letter on  this to Railway.

Lets see Chikballapur MLA will  he  raise this in tomorrow function.



@Sanjeev, good going !

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Great. Good Going.

Meeting the state ploiticians specially the NR catchment MLAs is very important. Hopefully they could pressurise the GOK and Railways for early approvals.

Keep up the good work.


Tried Hosakote and Anekal MLAs

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One phone was unreachable, other no answer. Will try again tomorrow, if no connect again, will send SMS copying from Sanjeev's comment above.

contacted 8 from the above

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contacted 8 from the above list..thanks Syed!

Thanks Srinidhi & Pranav for making efforts to reach to them

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As more & more people reach to MLAs and MP's,  inturn  demand will be their on Railway Minister to sanction at the earliest.


Sent another round of emails with formal porposal docs!

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Sent another round of email enclosing 'Formal Proposal' documents to these gentlemen. Will call them tonight (Bangalore Day Time).

Shri. Ananth Kumar

Shri. Dr. Veerappa Moily

Shri. Rajeev Chandrashekhar

Shri. P. C. Mohan

Shri. Chandre Gowda

Shri. Rahman Khan

Chief Minister

Chief Secretary

Shri. Vinay Kumar Sorake

Shri. Dinesh Gundu Rao

Shri. Krishna Byre Gowda

Shri. Dr. Sudhakar K (Chikballpur MLA)

Talking points for the phone conversation with the MLA/MP!

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Recently, one of the praja member had requested for some talking points while making the phone call to MLA/MPs.

This is what I would suggest,

"...Sir, I am <Name> and work in <so & so> organization. I am calling regarding the implementation of Suburban Rail Service. It has come to my knowledge that GOK has sent a formal proposal to Railways for their approval.

This is the best time as Railway Minister is Mr. Kharge. I would request you to take up this matter personally with both CM and Kharge. Actually the best would be that you meet them personally and request them for expediting the approval process. You know in few weeks everybody will get busy with general elections and this may get delayed. If Railways approves this, within next 3-6 months we can start some initial trains and would benefit lakhs of commuters...”


If anybody would like add/modify, pls feel free to do so.

Taking up suburban rail services to Bangalore with local MLAs

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After Praja initiated 'contact elected reps' program for pressuring the political set up and taking a speedy decision on the suburban rail service for Bangalore, I am in contant touch with our MLA, Shri KM Narayana Swamy, Bangarapet Constituency. Recently when there was a Municipal Ward Meeting for the public in our area, chaired by the MLA, after talking about Ward issues, I have submitted a request on suburban rail issue enclosing the brochures on  suburban rail in English and Kannada. He assured us to take up the issue directly with the Railway Minister, Mr Kharge.

Mr Narayana Swamy, MLA spoke to me recently telling that he is scheduled to meet the Railway Minister at New Delhi and sought my help in preparing representations on issues pertaining to railways and also on suburban rail. Accordingly I have prepared representations on his behalf and handed over to him.

I was told that a team of Congress leaders from Bangarapet led by our MLA, Mr. Narayana Swamy had more than an hour meeting with Mr Kharge on 18th Dec 2013 and an assurance was given by the Minister to look into the subjects in tis entirety including the subject of suburban rail service for Bangalore. 

This is for the information of all.



Good work, Ram

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Good work, Ram

Muralidhar Rao