Wednesday, 19 July 2017

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS APPROVES TWO MORE MEMU PASSENGER SERVICES WITHIN BENGALURU BY MARCH 2018

An agreement was signed between Ministry of Railways and Government of Karnataka o­n 16th January, 2017 for development of a Suburban Rail System in Bengaluru. It has now been decided by Ministry of Railways that the following works will be under taken in this regard.
1.15 pairs of short distance passenger trains that are presently running will be converted with 12 Car MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) extended rakes. Estimated cost of this conversion is Rs. 327.79 Crores

2. Enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shed at cost of Rs. 29.45 Crores.

Above two projects will be taken up o­n 80:20 cost sharing basis between Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways and these projects will be implemented by Railways.
These 15 pairs of trains are operating between KSR Bengaluru – Bangarapet/Marikuppam, Bengaluru - Jolarpettai, Bengaluru Cantt. - Bangarapet, Bengaluru - Mysuru and Bengaluru - Hindupur.

The MEMU electric traction increases the passenger carrying capacity, results in better utilisation of line capacity, fuel efficiency with enhanced performance. 15 short distance passenger trains are equivalent to 9 rakes. Out of the 15 approved, Two MEMU rakes shall be provided during the current financial year and remaining 7 MEMU rakes shall be provided in 2018-19 from manufacturing units of Indian Railways.

The project of enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shall be taken up after approval of the work in supplementary budget, 2017-18 of Central Government.

In the last three years, many inputs have been given by Railways to cater for the needs of passengers for travelling around Bengaluru. 8 pairs of new services have been introduced and following services have been extended.
New Trains:                      
Train No.
From -To
Date of Introduction
56925/ 56926
KSR Bengaluru - Tumakuru -KSR Bengaluru Daily Passenger
01.11.2014
76521/ 76522
Yesvantpur – Nelamangala – Yesvantpur DEMU
01.11.2014
76523/ 76524
Yesvantpur – Hosur – Yesvantpur DEMU
01.11.2014
66535/ 66536
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66537/ 66538
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66539/ 66540
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66542/ 66541
KSR Bengaluru – Whitefield – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66544/ 66543
KSR Bengaluru – Kuppam – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
        Extension of Trains:                      
Train No.
From -To
Extended upto
66533
Marikuppam - Krishnarajapuram
Baiyyappanahalli
66534
Krishnarajapuram - Kuppam
Baiyyappanahalli
66514/66515
Marikuppam - Bangarapet
Baiyyappanahalli
76525/76526
KSR Bengaluru - Kolar
Channapatna

An agreement was signed between Ministry of Railways and Government of Karnataka o­n 16th January, 2017 for development of a Suburban Rail System in Bengaluru. It has now been decided by Ministry of Railways that the following works will be under taken in this regard.
1.15 pairs of short distance passenger trains that are presently running will be converted with 12 Car MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) extended rakes. Estimated cost of this conversion is Rs. 327.79 Crores

2. Enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shed at cost of Rs. 29.45 Crores.

Above two projects will be taken up o­n 80:20 cost sharing basis between Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways and these projects will be implemented by Railways.
These 15 pairs of trains are operating between KSR Bengaluru – Bangarapet/Marikuppam, Bengaluru - Jolarpettai, Bengaluru Cantt. - Bangarapet, Bengaluru - Mysuru and Bengaluru - Hindupur.

The MEMU electric traction increases the passenger carrying capacity, results in better utilisation of line capacity, fuel efficiency with enhanced performance. 15 short distance passenger trains are equivalent to 9 rakes. Out of the 15 approved, Two MEMU rakes shall be provided during the current financial year and remaining 7 MEMU rakes shall be provided in 2018-19 from manufacturing units of Indian Railways.

The project of enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shall be taken up after approval of the work in supplementary budget, 2017-18 of Central Government.

In the last three years, many inputs have been given by Railways to cater for the needs of passengers for travelling around Bengaluru. 8 pairs of new services have been introduced and following services have been extended.
New Trains:                      
Train No.
From -To
Date of Introduction
56925/ 56926
KSR Bengaluru - Tumakuru -KSR Bengaluru Daily Passenger
01.11.2014
76521/ 76522
Yesvantpur – Nelamangala – Yesvantpur DEMU
01.11.2014
76523/ 76524
Yesvantpur – Hosur – Yesvantpur DEMU
01.11.2014
66535/ 66536
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66537/ 66538
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66539/ 66540
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66542/ 66541
KSR Bengaluru – Whitefield – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66544/ 66543
KSR Bengaluru – Kuppam – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
        Extension of Trains:                      
Train No.
From -To
Extended upto
66533
Marikuppam - Krishnarajapuram
Baiyyappanahalli
66534
Krishnarajapuram - Kuppam
Baiyyappanahalli
66514/66515
Marikuppam - Bangarapet
Baiyyappanahalli
76525/76526
KSR Bengaluru - Kolar
Channapatna

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