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Yesterday (20:49) Stop the bus, hop and catch a train (
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SWR/South Western

News Entry# 378937  Blog Entry# 4263742   
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Mar 17 2019 (20:54)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:53)
Station Tag: Heelalige/HLE added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:53)
Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:53)
Station Tag: Nayandahalli/NYH added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:53)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:53)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:53)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:49)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
To help every commuter make that seamless switch from the train to a BMTC bus and back, there is a solution that is not rocket science: Multi-modal connectivity. Yet, many railway stations in the city are too far away from bus stops. Should every commuter depend on expensive cabs to connect that last mile?
At the Banaswadi station, this poor rail-bus connectivity has now trapped thousands of passengers in deep trouble. The decision of the South Western Railways to shift the origin of a few long-distance trains from Yeswanthpura Terminal to Banaswadi has deepened the commute woes.
in the interiors of Banaswadi, the station is nearly a kilometre away from the nearest bus stop. Only cabs and autorickshaws can negotiate the narrow roads leading to the station, which has grown significantly in importance in recent years.
Banaswadi woes
Yeswanthpura residents now spend over two to three hours in heavy peak-hour traffic to reach Banaswadi, but their only commute options are cabs and autorickshaws. “Bus is totally ruled out. Even if we change two buses, we still have to take an auto to cover the last one kilometre. And the drivers charge in excess of Rs 50,” notes Mohammed Sameer, a frequent traveller.
But even at stations where bus stops are near, exit locations are a big problem. For instance, at the K R Puram station – where dozens of long distance trains halt -, the pedestrian overbridge lands right at the mouth of the only underpass below the cable-stayed bridge.
To cross the road, hundreds of passengers, carrying heavy luggage compete with the entire Outer Ring Road traffic that passes under the bridge. The bus stop across the road has no shelter, and the entire area gets chaotic every time a train unloads passengers in hordes.
KR Puram troubles
Extending the foot overbridge to the other side of the road was suggested as a possible solution. But this has remained on paper for years. The connectivity issue is likely to remain unresolved even after the Metro station on the Phase-2 line gets operationalised.
Bus connectivity should imply easy accessibility from both sides of the railway station, contends urban rail analyst, Sanjeev Dyamannavar. “Nayandahalli station has accessibility for buses only from the Mysuru Road side, not from the Vijayanagar side. This is a problem with Jnanabharathi and Kengeri stations too,” he points out.
Poor connectivity issues also plague the Bellandur Road station off Outer Ring Road (ORR). Many IT professionals who take the skeletal suburban rail service from this station complain about this critical gap. “The approach road is too narrow. If they can work out a way, BMTC can introduce mini buses to ferry commuters between the station and IT Parks along ORR,” Dyamannavar notes.
Carmelaram model
A model currently exists at the Carmelaram station, where a recently introduced shuttle bus service takes employees to their offices on Sarjapur Road and surroundings.
In the first week of March, BMTC had launched three new bus routes along the IT corridor, linking Electronic City Wipro Campus, Kasavanahalli, Doddakannalli, Haralur and HSR Layout. The third route now operates in a loop to Carmelaram railway station, connecting Doddakannalli, Kadubisanahalli, Bellandur Gate and Kaikondanahalli.
Heelalige’s potential
This service could also work perfectly at the Heelalige station, located barely six kilometres away from Electronics City. The station is currently served by a lone BMTC bus. But some employees working in Biocon, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Wipro and other companies have pooled money to arrange a shuttle service informally. Many feel this job can be done by BMTC.
A dedicated Heelalige – Electronic City bus link could dramatically decongest Hosur Road and all the junctions underneath the elevated road once the Hosur line is double-tracked and more trains introduced. The load on Silk Board Junction and Madiwala could also reduce, feel regular commuters.
Regular train travellers are ready to walk up to 500 metres to reach the nearest bus stop. But this mandates that the footpaths are well lit and safe. At the Lottegollahalli station, the half kilometre walk is a taxing one for commuters. There is no proper footpath or lighting.
Commuter innovations
Frustrated by the apathy of both railways and the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), many commuters have devised their own ways to connect the last mile. At the Hebbal railway station, shared autorickshaws have emerged as a favourite option to connect to Manyata Tech Park off Outer Ring Road.
Suburban rail activists say these connectivity gaps will have to be bridged to ensure that the efficiency of a full-fledged commuter rail network is maximised. Several new railway stations have been proposed along the proposed network’s four corridors. The railways and BMTC, they say, will have to work together to ensure accessible bus stops at each of these stations.
Namma Metro dimension
The completion of Namma Metro’s second phase will add another dimension to the connectivity problems. Many Metro stations under the first phase are without bus bays. This serious design flaw should be addressed at least in the second phase, expected to be operationalised within the next two years.
A few models to emulate have emerged. The Baiyappanahalli Metro terminal, for instance, has a seamless link to the Byappanahalli railway station. BMTC buses pick up passengers from the Old Madras Road entrance to nearby destinations.
The pedestrian bridge linking the City Railway Metro station with the KSR City station has an exit towards Magadi Road. BMTC buses headed towards Magadi Road and surrounding areas could pick up passengers from this point if stops are allowed.
Fast-tracking a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA), as commuters and experts alike point out, can address connectivity issues with a holistic approach. The Railways, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and the BMTC should have no reason to complain and pass the buck thereafter.

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irifan2015   609 blog posts
Re# 4263742-1            Tags   Past Edits
Even YPR station face this problem. No bus stop on the new PF side (Tumkur road).
In Mumbai, city buses are operated right at the railway stations. Be it CST, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Andheri, Santacruz, Bandra, Mumbai central, bus stand (not just bus stop) are there. Ditto in Navi Mumbai stations Vashi, Panvel, Kharghar, etc.
In Chennai, Central and Tambaram station have bus stands. Egmore has a proper bus stop.
we expect SWR and BMTC to work together to provide bus stops and bus stands? Atleast in SBC, we need a bus station. May be on backside entrance. Walking with luggage from station to majestic BMTC stand is pain - underground again foot overbridge!!. Atleast BMTC can connect to few important locations like Jayanagar 4th block, Ramakrishna Ashram, Banashankari, Ulsoor, KR Puram, Yelahanka, Yeshwanthpur, Kengeri, etc.

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Re# 4263742-2            Tags   Past Edits
⏺️I have not alighted at Yeswantpur till date. So no idea. I have gone from KSR Bengaluru to Majestic bus stand few times with just a backpack. So didn't feel any problem
⏺️I have done bus/train interchange at Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore and Tambaram. It is a good system managed by SR and MTC
⏺️Thanks for information regarding bus/train system at Mumbai
Yesterday (19:35) Last mile connectivity: A major challenge for commuters (
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SWR/South Western

News Entry# 378936  Blog Entry# 4263656   
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Mar 17 2019 (20:56)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:56)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (20:56)
Station Tag: Malleswaram/MWM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (19:36)
Station Tag: Jnana Bharati Halt/GNB added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (19:36)
Station Tag: Krishnadevaraya Halt/KNDV added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (19:35)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (19:35)
Station Tag: Nayandahalli/NYH added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 17 2019 (19:35)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
All stations in West Bengaluru witness congestion due to heavy movement of trains between Bengaluru and Mysuru. Stations in West Bengaluru include Nayandalli, Kengeri, Jnanabharati and Krishnadevaraya.
Though Attiguppe, BCC Layout, Chandra Layout, RPC Layout and satellite bus stand are close to Krishnadevaraya station, passengers are forced to shell out more money to reach their destinations. As the BMTC has failed to ensure proper connectivity, the train commuters are forced to spend hours waiting.
Mahananda, who stays close to Kengeri railway station says the autorickshaw drivers cash in on the absence of effective
connectivity. “These drivers virtually extort money from passengers. Unsuspecting passengers who land at the station are easy prey for them. The station is remotely located with no last mile connectivity to any of the areas nearby,” he explains.
Many commuters say the BMTC hardly provides any service, and this deters people from using the local train services.
Though Jnanabharthi station is centrally situated, passengers continue to face the challenge of connectivity. The biggest challenge is the schedule as buses in the nearby shelters fail to follow proper timings.
“What we need at Krishnadevaraya station is a prepaid autorickshaw counter. This will help residents of Vijayanagar, Girinagar, Avalahalli, Chandra Layout and RPC Layout,” Ramakrishna N, an auditor from Attiguppe points out.
He adds: “The train commuters face hardships due to lack of connectivity. There are no BMTC buses from the station. Connectivity to Satellite Bus stand and nearest metro stations continues to haunt passengers.”
Raghuram, who frequently commutes between Bengaluru and Hubballi, says that Malleswaram station is strategically located without proper feeder service. “The nerest bus stand is over one and half kilometres away from the station. Feeder service from Malleswaram to the nearest busy locations and metro stations would help commuters,” he suggests.
Passengers point out how lack of feeder buses to Manyata Tech Park from Hebbal railway station affects them. “Two things are certain. One is, waiting period for vehicles. Second, spending more time for private vehicles or autorickshaws,” says one of the frequent train commuters. The situation is mostly similar at Lottegollahalli.
It gets even worse in East Bengaluru, particularly at the Whitefield and Carmelaram stations.
Getting to Whitefield railway station is a nightmare for commuters as there is only one entrance on the Northern side. Commuters heading from the South should choose between climbing the boundary wall or cross the railway tracks to reach the main entrance in the North. The situation has remained the same for some years now. The railway authorities are yet to act.
The railway station, which sees approximately 30 local and express trains a day, is used by thousands every day. The foot over bridge is not only narrow but has no access to the Northern side of the platform.
This forces commuters coming from the Southern side to walk two kilometres on the road around the station to reach the entrance in the North and then the platform.
Sharada M, a regular commuter, has this to say: “The foot over bridge doesn’t help us in anyway as the direct path to the Northern platform is blocked. Even if we use the over bridge, we have to walk two kilometres to reach the entrance in North. So, many ladies are forced to climb walls because of this, even wearing a sari.”
The train commuters should walk at least half a kilometre from Carmelaram station to reach the bus stop, to hit Sarjapura or KR market sides. “I see a lot of labourers coming with heavy luggage on their heads. It is so pitiable to see old people walk with luggage. There are not even autos to facilitate these people from the station,” says Bhuvana Reddy, a resident of Carmelaram.
Mar 16 (18:03) PR No. 1002 - Cancellation/Partial Cancellation of Trains due to Traffic Block (
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SCR/South Central

News Entry# 378884  Blog Entry# 4262543   
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Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Bhadrachalam Road/BDCR added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Dornakal Junction/DKJ added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Bhongir/BG added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Falaknuma/FM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Manuguru/MUGR added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 16 2019 (18:03)
Station Tag: Kazipet Junction/KZJ added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
Due to Traffic block for undertaking Engineering and safety related maintenance works. The following trains are cancelled/partially cancelled from 16.03.2019 to 31.03.2019 (16 days) as detailed below:-
Cancellation of Trains:
1.Train No. 57657/57658 Kazipet - Manuguru - Kazipet passenger is cancelled from 16th to 31st March, 2019.
2.Train No. 67275/67246 Falaknuma - Bhongir - Falaknuma passenger is cancelled from 16th to 31st
March, 2019.
Partial Cancellation of trains:
1.Train No. 67245/67246 Vijayawada – Bhadrachalam – Vijayawada passenger scheduled to depart from 16th to 31st March, 2019 is partially cancelled between Dornakal and Bhadrachalam stations.
Mar 16 (17:39) Battery operated cars for passengers on Secunderabad railway station platforms (
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SCR/South Central

News Entry# 378881  Blog Entry# 4262516   
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Mar 16 2019 (17:50)
Train Tag: Sealdah - Katwa Galloping Local/31111 removed by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Mar 16 2019 (17:39)
Station Tag: Secunderabad Junction/SC added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
Stations:  Secunderabad Junction/SC  
Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has added five battery operated cars to ferry passengers on platforms at Secunderabad railway station. While the service is available for all, preference will be given to senior citizens, visually impaired, pregnant women and passengers with health issues.The unique battery operated car services, which will be available round-the-clock at a cost of Rs 45 per one passenger, can be availed through advance booking by calling a dedicated mobile number 88273-31111.These cars are spacious and can accommodate six passengers at a time with a huge luggage carrier on the roof. They have safety features such as automatic stoppage in case of electrical failures and availability of hand brake for emergency stoppage during technical snags.To ensure safety of the passengers who use the service, the cars are operated by professionally trained drivers, who are in touch with railway supervisors. Cameras are being installed in the cars as...
an additional security feature and for continuous GPS tracking, according to press release.
Mar 13 (11:04) Bengaluru: Shatabdi train users demand Kannada in Magic Box (
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SWR/South Western

News Entry# 378635  Blog Entry# 4259423   
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Mar 13 2019 (11:05)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express/12007 added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 13 2019 (11:04)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 13 2019 (11:04)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Mar 13 2019 (11:04)
Train Tag: Mysuru - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express/12008 added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
Bengaluru: Shatabdi Express passengers are complaining that the newly-introduced 'magic box' wi-fi infotainment system, which provides offline multimedia content to users, has no Kannada content and have raised the issue with Southern Railway officials.
"We regularly travel in Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express and were happy when this magic box system was introduced. But there is no Kannada content. Passengers can watch movies in English, Hindi and regional languages and children can enjoy cartoons and songs, but we need the same in Kannada too," Santosh Raj, a regular commuter, told Deccan Chronicle.
The system has
been supplied by SR Moving Talkies Private Limited, New Delhi and is currently provided in select trains. Passengers can access 500 hours of entertainment available in the 'magic box' through wi-fi, by duly switching on wi-fi on their respective mobiles/laptops and no Internet connection is required.
A railway official told Deccan Chronicle, "This system was introduced recently and the feedback is good. But now there is a demand to include Kannada content, so we need to discuss with the higher officials and the service provider."
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