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MWM/Malleswaram (2 PFs)
ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರಂ     मल्लेश्वरम

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1st Main Rd, Maruthi Extension Vinayaka Layout, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru - 560010
State: Karnataka

Elevation: 920 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Dec 30 2019 (14:42) Bike, cycle-sharing to begin at 15 railway stations (
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 397653  Blog Entry# 4526815   
  Past Edits
Dec 30 2019 (14:43)
Station Tag: Lottegollahalli/LOGH added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:43)
Station Tag: Hebbal/HEB added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:43)
Station Tag: Belandur Road/BLRR added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Malleswaram/MWM added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Bengaluru East (Bangalore)/BNCE added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Next train from SWR~/48335

Dec 30 2019 (14:42)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Next train from SWR~/48335
In a boon to commuters, the railways has now opened its doors to two-wheeler and bicycle-sharing service providers at 15 stations.
Last week, the first bike-sharing service was inaugurated by South Western Railway general manager Ajay Kumar Singh at Yelahanka railway station. This comes as a big relief for commuters who were forced to use their own vehicles for first and last-mile connectivity.
Bounce, the operator providing the service, has announced plans to set up shop at 13 stations in the city, including Bellandur, Banaswadi, Hoodi Halt, Byappanahalli, Krishnarajapuram, Bengaluru East and Bengaluru
Cantonment. Providing such services even in areas like Malleswaram will help those travelling by suburban trains from residential areas.
Meanwhile, Railways has received a positive response for its tender seeking expression of interest from private operators for bicycle-sharing services. Senior officials said they were in discussion with Yulu and a decision is likely in the next few days.
“The EoI is for 15 stations. This involves looking into details like the identification of the parking space for service providers. We are in discussions with Yulu and will come up with a decision within a matter of a few days,” a senior official said.
Bounce has given parking space at two entrances in the 13 stations, to pick up or drop off Bounce bikes. Officials said similar arrangements will be made for bicycle-sharing systems as well.
Parking of private vehicles at railway stations, especially for long-duration, has turned costly ever since the railways hiked the fee in September 2017. While the two-wheeler parking fee has gone up from Rs 20 per day to Rs 50, those parking cars can be charged up to Rs 300, depending on the number of hours.
Mar 17 2019 (19:35) Last mile connectivity: A major challenge for commuters (
Other News
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.
Cab aggregator Ola has joined hands with SWR to provide service for 11 more stations. Dedicated Ola kiosks will be available at 11 stations to help consumers to book cabs. The stations identified are BNC, YPR, KJM, HEB, KGI,YNK, BNCE, BAND, WFD, BYPL, MWM. SBC already have the facility.

Mar 03 2017 (11:43) Temporary stop at Malleswaram (
IR Affairs
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 295265   
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Mar 03 2017 (11:43)
Station Tag: Malleswaram/MWM added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Mar 03 2017 (11:43)
Train Tag: Tumakuru- Bengaluru Passenger/56926 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888

Mar 03 2017 (11:43)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Tumakuru Passenger/56925 added by Hareesh Mangalam*^~/73888
Train number 5692556926 KSR Bengaluru ­ Tumakuru ­ KSR Bengaluru fast passenger will temporarily stop at Malleswaram station for six months, from March 7 to September 6. This is being done on an experimental basis.
Dec 12 2016 (09:27) Halt! It's a local train (
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 288340  Blog Entry# 2088297   
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Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Ramanagaram/RMGM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Malleswaram/MWM added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Chik Ballapur/CBP added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Hoodi Halt/HDIH added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by karbang/50057

Dec 12 2016 (9:27AM)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by karbang/50057
For lakhs of Bengalureans desperately seeking an escape route from the hyper-congested city roads, a full-fledged commuter rail system continues to be a distant dream. But small steps such as the recently opened Hoodi halt station are reminders that a local train network is the only way out.
Despite grumblings over its location, the halt station is proof that collective people's campaign could potentially help build a sustainable suburban network for the city in the future.
Thousands of IT professionals and labourers are already benefited by the halt station, located between the KR
Puram and Whitefield stations. They now have two raised platforms and ticket counter, a far cry from the unauthorised halt point at the Whitefield Panel Cabin.
Long-distance trains
But in the absence of dedicated local trains apart from a very skeletal service, passengers still depend on long-distance trains. They know the road route cannot be an option if the aim is to reach their homes in Malleswaram, Vijayanagar or Kengeri in the shortest possible time from the IT hub Whitefield.
Eight trains to the city and eight heading outwards currently halt at the station. For Girish Ramaiah, who works in Unilever at the ITPL tech park four km from the station, the switch to train has drastically reduced his commute time. “Earlier, I used to spend two and a half hours on the road to reach my Malleswaram house. Now it is less than an hour,” he says.
Peak hour commute by road is a nightmare. After work, if a professional from ITPL is lucky enough to negotiate the clogged Hoodi junction and ITPL main road, a mammoth congestion awaits at the KR Puram junction. The chaos is matched only by the perennial jams at Kundanahalli and Marathahalli.
The rail option allows ITPL employees to completely bypass these notorious traffic bottlenecks. Boarding the available trains at the halt station, many alight at Baiyappanahalli to take the Metro. Many others proceed on the passenger trains to the city railway station.
Rationalise timings
The shift from road to rail will be dramatic even if a skeletal service of dedicated local trains is introduced with schedules in tune with office timings. This, assert several passengers on the route, should make a huge difference during the morning and evening peak hours.
Mallikarjun C G, a resident of Kengeri, commutes daily to ITPL. He explains how more frequent trains can help him reach home faster. “If I leave my office at 5.30 pm and catch a train by 5.55 pm, I can reach city railway station before 7 pm. The Mysuru train that leaves city at 7 pm will be ideal for me to reach Kengeri. But now, the Arakkonam passenger I get reaches the city station only at 7.15 pm.”
Last month, the South Western Railway introduced a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) service between Bangarpet and Baiyappanahalli. The objective was to mainly help the IT crowd in Whitefield shift to the Metro at Baiyappanahalli.
The MEMU, with its eight coaches, can take up to 1,600 passengers. The plan was good, but there was a big scheduling flaw. The train leaves Bangarpet at 3.55 pm, reaching Baiyappanahalli at 5.10 pm. But most IT companies in ITPL and other Whitefield locations close only at 5.00 or 5.30 pm. It passes the critical Hoodi halt station at 4.50 pm, too early for the IT crowd.
Similar issues plague the Ramanagaram-City services as well. The arrival and departure times at key stations bypass the crucial office closure hours, minimising the benefit for the workforce.
Increase frequency
However, all these problems will disappear if the frequency of dedicated local trains is increased, contends Roopa Dave, an IT professional from Whitefield.
“A lot of people are forced to take long-distance trains that end up halting abruptly for crossings. They are not dependable,” she says.
But Roopa has another problem, articulated by many others who find the new Hoodi halt station’s location too far from their workplace. Roopa has her office right inside the Prestige Shantiniketan, a stone’s throwaway from the spot where trains used to stop before the new station came up.
The Railways and Bengaluru Central MP P C Mohan, who donated Rs 2.87 crore from his MPLAD fund for the Hoodi halt station, however preferred the new location for its better road connectivity.
More halt stations
Yet, the station has made a big difference for commuters. Now, imagine the cascading benefits of a city-wide network of such stations. For instance, a station on the Devanahalli-Chikkaballapur line near the Airport Trumpet flyover could benefit thousands of commuters to the Kempegowda International Airport and nearby areas.
A halt station at Munekollela on the Hosur line can help commuters bound for Electronics City and beyond. Only six km separate the Heelalige station and Electronics City, a distance that can be easily bridged through dedicated shuttle bus services. On the Baiyappanahalli-Yeshwantpur line, halts at Varthur Road and Chandapur Road can give commuters a viable and faster connect to workplaces at Manyata Tech Park. This could decongest the Outer Ring Road stretch.
A railway halt station can work efficiently only if there is good last-mile connectivity. For the IT crowd, the distance between the Hoodi station and ITPL is much more than a mile. Implication: They have to depend on BMTC buses or autorickshaws.
Currently, a BMTC shuttle service runs from ITPL bus bay at 4 pm to reach in time for the Bangarpet-KSR Bengaluru DEMU train. The train arrives at the Hoodi station at 4.32 pm. However, this service is unavailable for the big crowd headed to the station after IT offices close at 5.30 pm.
Rail commuters have suggested a BMTC circular bus service to pick up people from multiple locations and get to the halt station. One route on their agenda goes from Hoodi Station to Hope Farm, proceeding to Varthur Kodi, Kundanahalli Gate and back to the halt station.
Autorickshaws are available at the halt station. But they charge a premium to even get to the Hoodi Junction, about 500 metres away. When trains used to stop near Prestige Shantiniketan, many IT employees had arranged their own shuttle bus services. That is yet to take off at the new station.
Bengaluru needs a full-fledged suburban rail network and not half measures, say most commuters who prefer rail travel to the congested roads. The move to link long-distance and the skeletal local train services to the Metro, they say, is flawed.
Here’s why: The local DEMU, MEMU and other trains run by the railways carry thousands of passengers. This service cannot be replaced by Metro trains that are more expensive and carry much fewer commuters.
A MEMU train from Bangarpet to Baiyappanahalli has already been introduced. But passengers wonder why they are forced to shift to the Metro at Baiyappanahalli instead of heading straight to Bangalore East, Cantonment and City Railway Stations by the same train.
However, the switchover will benefit those heading towards Indiranagar, Halasuru, MG Road and other inner city areas. Once the Metro Green Line is fully integrated to the Purple Line, commuters from Whitefield could get to Jayanagar, JP Nagar and other locations in the south of the city.
Forty per cent of Bengaluru’s urban commuters will switch over to commuter rail, dramatically decongesting the city roads. How can this happen?
By introducing a full-fledged suburban system covering 440 km and integrating it with the Metro and BMTC services, according to Sanjeev Dyamannavar, an urban rail analyst.
This, he says, can happen if 266 round trips are introduced in all the routes that connect Bengaluru with Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Doddaballapur, Tumakuru, Nelamangala, Hosur and Ramanagaram.

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