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FREE MST TO STUDENTS : MILLENIUM GIFT FROM RAILWAYS.

2. SEASON TICKETS TO STUDENTS :
Season tickets to students are issued for First & Second class upto the maximum distance of 150 Kms. The student monthly season tickets will be charged at half of the normal adult season ticket fare and student Quarterly Season tickets will be charged at 2.7 times of the Student MST fare. These MSTs/QSTs will be issued without any minimum charge to the students of recognized institutions under S. No. 4 and 4 (c) (8) of IRCA Coaching Tariff NO. 25, Part I (Vol. II) subject to the condition that the age of students, to whom the tickets are issued, should not exceed 25 years in the case of student in general, 27 years in the case of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Tribes and 35 years in the case of Research Scholars.

NOTE : Season tickets to students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall be issued as under: -
(i) MSTs: On payment of 50% below the normal Student MST fares, and
(ii) QSTs: On payment of 2.7 times of the concessional fares of MSTs vide (i) above.

3. FREE MST TO STUDENTS :
The facility of Free Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) is available to Boy Students studying in classes upto 10th Standard and Girl students studying in classes upto 12th standard for commuting daily between the stations serving the place of residence and school. They carry the caption MILLENIUM GIFT FROM RAILWAYS. These free MSTs are issued subject to the following conditions: -

(1) Only MSTs are issued and QSTs are not issued.

(2) As in the case of concessional student MSTs, these are also issued upto maximum of 150 Kms.

(3) These are issued for second class only and are not valid for travel in any Mail/Express train, including superfast train.

(4) No other surcharge is levied on these MSTs (Even the CIDCO surcharge applicable on Central/Western Railway for travel on specific section in Mumbai area is not leviable)

(5) The free MSTs are issued subject to all other conditions applicable for issue of concessional MSTs to students.

(6) The concessional student MSTs/QSTs continue to be issued on demand as per rules.

http://www.indianrail.gov.in/conc_Rules.html

If we do not have proper Suburban Rail in Bangalore, how will the students make use of Indian Railway Millenium Gift. Even its more difficult in other parts of Karnataka
 

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Here is the map , includes new stations, interchanges!
Bangalore's commuter rail network is truly something to look forward to. 7 possible destinations in Nelamangala, Tumkur, Dodballapur, Chikballapur, Bangarapet, Hosur and Ramnagar. Whitefield - Kolar and Bangalore - Satyamangala lines would take the number to 9 as Kolar and Kanakapura would also come under the purview. The extent of coverage may be on par with Mumbai from a very early stage, if things go well. However, the number of services operating and the infrastructure will have to wait for a long time for our city to match Mumbai.
 

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Bangalore's commuter rail network is truly something to look forward to. 7 possible destinations in Nelamangala, Tumkur, Dodballapur, Chikballapur, Bangarapet, Hosur and Ramnagar. Whitefield - Kolar and Bangalore - Satyamangala lines would take the number to 9 as Kolar and Kanakapura would also come under the purview. The extent of coverage may be on par with Mumbai from a very early stage, if things go well. However, the number of services operating and the infrastructure will have to wait for a long time for our city to match Mumbai.
Good infrastructure like Mumbai is welcome but I doubt the number of services needed will reach the point it has in mumbai. Bangalore already has the metro in progress and a ring road. Its business hubs are also spread out and not centralized (as was the case in mumbai for a long time). But the railway infrastructure needs improvement right now.
 

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Formation of linguistic states has been the bane of India till date
Perhaps only in as far as Indian railways administrative units are concerned - the fact that the number of zones & divisions have multiplied to such a level from what it was originally is testimony that regionalism was the cause as various railway ministers kept creating more & more such breakups to satisfy their own states or local interests since local attention was always insufficient due to the "aggregate" approach of the railways from center.

The only hope for railways is to abolish railway ministry & attach it to ministry of surface transport & not allow it to be used for political gains. Also, revamping the present zones-divisions setup & opt for each state as a zone or some such administrative unit with budgetary support for maintenance proportional to track lengths & also a quantum for upgrades & additions. Railway board must have equal representation from across the country & all project financing must be with center-state participation whilst upkeep would be states responsibility.

For inter-state trains, the two states can look after them after reaching mutual agreements as to how they are to be administered. When trains ply across more than two states, like the rajdhanis, rail bhavan can administer them.

Another priority should be removal of subsidies - once aadhar cards are distributed to all, only BPL families must be doled subsidy. All others must be made to pay up in full.
 

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Good infrastructure like Mumbai is welcome but I doubt the number of services needed will reach the point it has in mumbai. Bangalore already has the metro in progress and a ring road. Its business hubs are also spread out and not centralized (as was the case in mumbai for a long time). But the railway infrastructure needs improvement right now.
We can expect things to change with time, but you have a perfectly valid point regarding the ring roads and the metro network. Rail infrastructure in the city simply does not exist or even if it does, it is just too pathetic. Lots of time and space is being lost in allowing trains that do not terminate at the city, into busy stations like SBC, K.R Puram and Yeshwantpur. If these things change and the problem of land is addressed properly by the government, people would also get accustomed to using local trains to catch the long distance ones. The net outcome would be a better use of rail infrastructure in the city.
 

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Mostly this weekend : Tumkur - YPR shuttel service

Tumkur: Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun M Kharge promised a new train between Tumkur and Bangalore to facilitate the daily commuters. It will either be an express or a fast passenger train which will stop at 2-3 stations between the two cities. In his brief stopover on his sojourn to Londa, he interacted with the members of the Daily Commuters Forum, led by Tumkur MP G S Basavaraju. “A new train would be run which starts from Tumkur at 8 am as soon as possible,” he said. He also promised upgrading platforms, a railway underpass and a skywalk in the city, all in a phased manner. About 8,000 passengers, including 4,500 people with season tickets, travel between the two cities daily. Hitherto, they were travelling in the Sholapur-Bangalore Kurkure Express which would arrive here at 8.30 am. They were affected as the time of the train was rescheduled.


http://newindianexpress.com/states/...projects-Kharge/2013/07/14/article1682952.ece

It seems more then 500 people with MP G S Basavaraj, had went to station to impress Railway Minister on Saturday when Railway Minister was going in special train to Londa, to demand this morning service due to change in the timings of Sholapur-Bangalore. In fact people in Tumkur forced Railway officals to stop this special train at Tumkur so that they can submit their demands and get the Train sanctioned. Good work done by Tumkur people and their MP G S Basavaraj

More and more MP's should approach this new Railway Minister to get their demands sanctioned soon.
:)As per the information, Railway Minister most likely will flag off this train from Tumkur coming this Saturday and timing will be 8AM from Tumkur.:banana:

Looking toward Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, he should sanction change in Nelamangala Train timings too, also looking for his further support on Bangalore Suburban Rail Corporation progress
 

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Eastern Railway ( 7 EMU / MEMU Shed )

EMU / MEMU Shed : 7 (Howrah, Bandel, Narkeldanga, Sonarpur, Barasat, Asansol, Ranaghat)

EMU / MEMU Rakes Running : 187 Numbers

http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,1,304

SWR / Bangalore or Karnataka does not have even single one EMU coach and so much development and investments are made by Railway Ministry. In spite of GOK funding money, our MP's are least bothered about all these.
 

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Summary:

* Tumkur-Yeswantpur train from August 3rd.
* Starts at 5:45 AM from YPR and reaches Tumkur at 6:45 AM.
* Return journey-> Leaves Tumkur at 8:15 AM and reaches YPR at 9:15 AM.
 

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I am not able to understand why SWR is terminating this Train YPR when they can run DEMU shuttel service between Bangalore - Tumkur



Summary:

* Tumkur-Yeswantpur train from August 3rd.
* Starts at 5:45 AM from YPR and reaches Tumkur at 6:45 AM.
* Return journey-> Leaves Tumkur at 8:15 AM and reaches YPR at 9:15 AM.

New Train : Yesvantpur Dep : 5:45AM and reaching Tumkur at : 6:45AM
New Train : Dep Tumkur : 8:15AM and reaching Yesvanthpur at 9:15AM

Train : 56221 Bangalore Dep : 9:20AM and reaching Tumkur at : 11:05AM
Train : 56222 Dep Tumkur: 11:20AM and reaching Bangalore city at 1:30PM

Train : 56225 Bangalore Dep : 1:40PM and reaching Tumkur at : 3:25PM
Train : 56226 Dep Tumkur : 3:50PM and reaching Bangalore city at 5:40PM

This same Train can do the one more shuttel service starting SBC at 6:00PM and reaching Tumkur at 7:15PM and halt at Tumkur. Again this Train can start back from Tumkur at 7AM to reach Bangalore city at 8:20AM and go towards Bidadi / Ramanagaram reach at 9:45AM.

So with this, 4 shuttel Service between Bangalore -Tumkur can be achieved and this is what expected as part of Suburban Rail / Commuter Rail for Bangalore -Tumkur segment.
Another 2/3 services will make this perfect Subruban Rail.


Other rake sharing can be over come with this by Bangalore Division and Nelamangala can have morning Train too if SWR makes up mind.
 

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Had it reached Bangalore by 8:45, it would have helped many office goers.

Anyways,:cheers: Bangalore CRS is on the way ;)
8.15 AM - Leave Tumkur
9.15 AM - Reach YPR
9.25 AM - Catch Namma Metro
9.40 AM - Reach Sampige road/Mantri mall
9.45 AM - Catch bus to majestic
9.50 AM - reach Majestic :)

Circa November 2013 :)
 

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8.15 AM - Leave Tumkur
9.15 AM - Reach YPR
9.25 AM - Catch Namma Metro
9.40 AM - Reach Sampige road/Mantri mall
9.45 AM - Catch bus to majestic
9.50 AM - reach Majestic :)

Circa November 2013 :)
rightly said, there will not be many takers if it is only upto ypr and not majestic. in fact it could be extended to kengeri. in a way this is good, because patronage for this train will be poor like nelamangala train and commuter rail project will be dropped :banana:
 

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Its heartening to see that people who traverse YPR hosur local make good use of the service... The Alighting points are Carmelarm, Bellandur Road and Heelalige for majority of the IT folks and Service industry folks.
I have seen many students use the service at Anekal road.
Ive seen most public get in/get down at Lottegollahalli and banaswadi.

Glad we are moving in the right direction.
 

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Is'nt there enough scope for quadrupling the SBC - YPR stretch? I think not, considering the narrow stretches near Malleshwaram, but if it can be done, then we can have full fledged commuter rail starting from Bangalore City.
 

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Thanks for sharing your first hand experience

Its heartening to see that people who traverse YPR hosur local make good use of the service... The Alighting points are Carmelarm, Bellandur Road and Heelalige for majority of the IT folks and Service industry folks.
I have seen many students use the service at Anekal road.
Ive seen most public get in/get down at Lottegollahalli and banaswadi.

Glad we are moving in the right direction.
IT people who make use of these few services should share their experiences. I have seen more then 100 IT people get down near Hoody on KR Purma - Whitefield section just behind Prestige Shantinikethan Apartment which just 1KM walking dist of ITPL. Even though its not official stop and their is no platform, still all shuttle trains between Bangalore - Bangarpet / Marikuppam gives 1 Min stop so that IT people get down or catch the train.
If some one can post the photo of this will make people how urgent Suburban Train is needed for Bangalore
 

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IT people who make use of these few services should share their experiences. I have seen more then 100 IT people get down near Hoody on KR Purma - Whitefield section just behind Prestige Shantinikethan Apartment which just 1KM walking dist of ITPL. Even though its not official stop and their is no platform, still all shuttle trains between Bangalore - Bangarpet / Marikuppam gives 1 Min stop so that IT people get down or catch the train.
If some one can post the photo of this will make people how urgent Suburban Train is needed for Bangalore
There is another unofficial stop next to Elite Ford Service Center at Mahadevapura. A lot of people from my office (which is half a km away) avail that.
 
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