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RNN/Rajanukunte (2 PFs)
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Doddaballapur Rd, Rajankunte, Bengaluru - 560064
State: Karnataka

Elevation: 916 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Feb 27 (22:15) Four Karnataka heritage railway stations to be restored, beautified | The News Minute (www.thenewsminute.com)
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Feb 27 2021 (22:15)
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Restoration
Four Karnataka heritage railway stations to be restored, beautified
The project will be carried out in two phases in association with INTACH, a centre for restoration and preservation of historical structures.
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a bid to restore four railways stations in Karnataka, which are considered to be heritage buildings, the Bengaluru Division of South Western Railway has entered an agreement with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). The deal to restore and preserve Doddajala, Devenahalli, Nandi Halt and Avathihalli Stations was sealed on Thursday, with a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The stations, which are on the KSR Bengaluru-Chikaballapur-Kolar Railway line will be restored in the first phase of the project.
Touted to be the region's oldest railway line, these stations are examples of colonial-style architecture amidst the picturesque stretch of the railway line, which was first operated in 1915.
“The memorandum seeks to restore and preserve Heritage Railway Stations at Doddajala, Devanahalli, Avatihalli and Nandi Halt based on different themes related to history and heritage,” read a statement by the South Western Railways.
It also stated that the works will be undertaken in two stages. In the first stage, INTACH will undertake the renovation, restoration and preservation of the station buildings in consultation with the Railways, as well as identify partners for funding the initiative under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wings of organisations. In the second phase, railway stations in Rajanukunte, Oorgaum, Champion and Chintamani will be developed as heritage railway stations.
The authorities are planning to develop an art, cultural and convention centre at the Doddajala station. At the Devanahalli station, an ‘interpretation centre’ for monuments and a café or snack counter will be developed as well. At Avathihalli, a silk museum and resource centre, along with a park, are planned. The Nandi Halt station will have a rail museum, café, restaurant, cultural performance centre, pop-up weekend craft markets and an amphitheatre.
Ashok Kumar Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru hopes that such a display of the cultural and monumental heritage, besides development of infrastructure in and around the four heritage stations, sites will boost tourism. He also expressed the hope that post-restoration, these places will attract a slew of visitors.

Jan 20 (10:26) Bengaluru: Narendra Modi expected to lay foundation stone for Rs 15,657-crore suburban rail project in February (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 434169  Blog Entry# 4850853   
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Jan 20 2021 (10:26)
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Jan 20 2021 (10:26)
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Jan 20 2021 (10:26)
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Jan 20 2021 (10:26)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Anupam Enosh Sarkar/401739
BENGALURU: The city’s much-awaited suburban rail project seems to be on the right track. Prime Minister
is likely to lay the foundation stone next month.
The Rs 15,657-crore project was cleared by the Centre in October 2020 but no formal announcement was made due to the model code of conduct. “We have sought a date from the Prime Minister’s Office for laying the foundation stone but haven’t received any confirmation till now,” said a source.
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say the state government wants the foundation stone to be laid before the BBMP elections and also to operationalise a small section of one of the four corridors before the 2023 assembly polls.
Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprises (K-RIDE), a joint venture between the railway ministry and the state government, is supposed to execute the project.
K-RIDE has recruited around 60 staffers so far and is planning to hire more in the next few months.
The government has appointed
(KIADB) as the nodal agency to acquire required land for the project. The 148km project will comprise four corridors: KSR Bengaluru City-Yelahanka-Devanahalli (41km), Byappanahalli-Yeshwantpur-Chikkabanavara (25km), Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield (35km) and Heelalige-Yelahanka-Rajanukunte (46km). Work on Byappanahalli-Yeshwantpur-Chikkabanavara and Heelalige-Yelahanka-Rajanukunte is likely to be taken up first.
An official said they are planning to float a tender for ‘station planning’ of 57 stations. “We have already floated tenders for land and geo-technical surveys. Notification for land acquisition will be issued soon. The idea of station planning involves designing stations as commercial hubs and improving integration of suburban rail with other modes. Tenders for civil work will be called by March. The project will be expedited once the PM lays the foundation stone,” said an official.
Inspired by Metro man E Sreedharan’s digital countdown clock in Metro offices, K-RIDE will install one to track the number of days left for the deadline. “We are planning to set up a countdown clock to remind officials to speed up work. We don’t have any competition with BMRCL but hope to make it better than Metro,” he said.
Oct 08 2020 (10:37) Centre approves Bengaluru suburban rail project (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 420619  Blog Entry# 4737971   
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Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
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Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

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Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

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Station Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore)/BNC added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

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Station Tag: Chikka Banavara Junction/BAW added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 08 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

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Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

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The Centre on Wednesday approved the Bengaluru suburban rail project, estimated to cost around Rs 19,000 crore, and fulfilled a long-pending demand of the IT city.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the 148-km-long project, which is aimed at decongesting Bengaluru, sources in the government told DH.
However, due to the model code of conduct in force for the Assembly byelections in Karnataka, the government deferred its announcement.
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asked to elaborate on the project at the weekly Cabinet press briefing, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that due to the code of conduct, he can’t say anything on this issue.
According to the revised DPR, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be set up to implement the project and both the Railway Ministry and state government will have equity in it.
The Union government would provide 20% of the equity in the project and facilitate external financial assistance of up to 60% of the project cost. The Karnataka government will have to share the remaining 20% equity.
The suburban rail network will have four corridors: KSR Bengaluru City-Devanahalli, Byappanahalli-Chikkabanavara, Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield and Heelalige-Rajanukunte.
The revised project proposes 57 suburban railway stations covering a distance of 148.17 km. Besides dropping at least 24 stations from the original report, the revised DPR has also cut down the number of elevated stations from 31 to 22.
The suburban railway is likely to be fully operational around 2026 since approximately seven years are required for land acquisition and construction.
The suburban rail stations will integrate with at least 10 metro stations including Yeshwantpur, Kengeri, Cantonment, Whitefield, K R Puram, Baiyappanhalli, Jnanabharathi and Nayandahalli. The fare structure will be similar to that of the Metro rail, said sources.
With the suburban rail network providing seamless connectivity to all towns surrounding Bengaluru, it is expected that once it is complete, it would greatly help decongest Bengaluru,  which is facing severe traffic snarls, said an official in the Indian Railways.
Mar 20 2020 (12:29) Will suburban rail move ahead? (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 403321  Blog Entry# 4597432   
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The government’s economic survey of the Indian economy for 2019-20 introduced a new word “Thalinomics” to talk about how economics relates to the common man’s daily encounters with food. But what about the government’s approach to the common man’s encounters with his daily commute on heavily congested roads in densely populated cities like Bengaluru? What does the government intend to do about the suburban rail project that has failed to “kick-off” despite repeated mentions in budget speeches year after year?
The finance minister quoted statistics meant to better the lives of Bengaluru’s harried citizens, toiling through badly dug up roads, rapidly increasing vehicular population and delays in implementing the metro rail, in a city recently adjudged to be the most congested city
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in the world by a Netherlands-based global provider, setting aside 18,600 crore in the 2020-21 Union Budget, towards a much-delayed suburban railway project, a mass transit solution to decongest Bengaluru. The Centre will provide 20% equity for the project and facilitate 60% of external funding.
Most Bengalureans are aware of the project’s details -- a 148-km network with 56 stations for the suburban rail system with four corridors: Kengeri-Whitefield, KSR Bengaluru City-Rajanukunte, Nelamangala-Baiyappanahalli and Heelalige-Devenahalli, with the Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Company (K-RIDE) tasked with ensuring project progress. The cost of the suburban rail project is known to every rail commuter of Bengaluru, but what about actual allotment?
Of the Rs 18,600 crore grandiosely set aside by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the South Western Railways has detailed a mere Rs 1 crore as a token amount for the financial year 2020-21. In its Pink Book, a document that outlines this budgetary allocation, this amount may be used for the construction of elevated and at-grade corridors to augment existing line capacities but not for laying lines or construction of the 56 stations across the city. Bengaluru’s harried citizens are unlikely to benefit from the knowledge of the amount set aside, for this is the third time a similar announcement is being made in the Union Budget with the project continuing to remain at the start line.
Having elected the same ruling party at the Centre, the state (and the BBMP), Bengaluru’s harried citizens next awaited the Karnataka government’s budget, presented on March 5, to find the state government had earmarked a grant of Rs 500 crore during 2020-21 and proposed to execute the project through the Rail infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Ltd (K-RIDE) through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to be formed to implement the project.
The repeated mentions in the budget by the government is only causing confusion about the project, pointing towards the lack of a coherent agenda. The ‘please all’ announcements, without corresponding allocations, have made citizens sceptical about the government’s seriousness, demonstrating a lack of significance for budget citations.
The question for Bengaluru’s commuter now is: What could make the government roll out the project? Electing the same party at the Centre and the state does not seem to be enough, nor are the people’s representatives being able to convey the commuter’s agony to the party’s top brass. Given the intensity of India’s slowdown – successive quarters of slowing growth, and of a government living beyond its means -- there is one way, however, that would make the government roll out the project: bringing in a private sector partner.
With modern revenue collection systems, working on RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, ticketing systems today prevent leaks and pilferage, and are relatively foolproof. With revenues guaranteed in a growing city, several private sector players would want to participate in Bengaluru’s suburban rail project, preferably through a special purpose vehicle, independent of the Indian Railways, able to determine the fare, routes and manage operations.
Although the Suburban Railway Policy stipulates that a state government needs to be the primary shareholder of any suburban railway project along with the central government but without any private player, presumably because suburban rail projects need to share existing Indian Railways’ tracks and logistics, this could be tweaked to bring in funding through a Public Private Partnership (PPP), with the government continuing to hold a minority equity stake. Privatization in the Hyderabad metro rail project, where the SPV has a private sector partner, Larsen & Toubro, has been a success story. At worst, some of the 56 stations could be privatized through MoUs similar to the one signed between Namma Metro and Infosys Foundation for development of the Konappana Agrahara station in Electronics City.
Dependant on private sector pools of capital, the government will be forced to listen to a private partner who cares about growth and investment. The finance minister’s clearance of long-pending cabinet notes and the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs’ okays would then become formalities aiding the state government and K-RIDE officials to allocate land and funds. The government’s economic survey of the Indian economy for next year could then introduce a new word “Commuternomics”!
(The writer is a former director on the Board of BEML)
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Feb 27 2020 (16:16) Preparatory works begin for suburban rail project (www.newindianexpress.com)
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BENGALURU: Even as the Rs 18,621-crore suburban rail project for the city awaits green signal from the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs, the nodal agency in Bengaluru has begun preparatory works for implementing the project. Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprises (K-RIDE) has called for tenders in connection with two separate works, totalling to nearly Rs 1.73 crore for the project.
One is to carry out a survey in and around Bengaluru for the over 600 acres of land estimated for putting in place the project. The other is to survey and identify the utilities that lie along the route of the proposed project. The deadline for submitting interest is March 24. 
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about the rationale behind calling for tenders when the project approval was pending, a top railway official said, “We need to keep the preparatory works ready so that when the approval comes, we can begin right away.”
The project will cover four corridors – Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City)-Yesvantpur-Yelahanka-Devanahalli-Kempe Gowda International Airport; Baiyappanahalli-Banaswadi-Lottegehalli-Whitefield-Yesvantpur-Chikkabanavara; Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield; and Heelalige-Baiyappanahalli-Channasandra-Yelahanka-Rajanakunte.

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