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Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Channabasappa Angadi along with BJP,MPBangalore Central,PC Mohan,BBMP Mayor,Smt.Gangambike Mallikarjun,Smt.Shasikala,
Councillor of Raipur Ward and V.Shivprakash,Councillor of Okalipuram Ward,Ajay Kumar Singh,General Manager South Western Railway,BG Mallya,DRM,Bengaluru Division,Sridhar Murthy,Senior DCM,
inaugurated the Third entry of Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Railway Station,Senior Divisional Security Commissioner,Railway Protection Force (RPF),Ms.Debashmita Chattopadhyay Banerjee,DYSP,Railways,
Sreenivas Reddy,PI,Nagaraj,PRO Railway,with other officers and staff were present during the inauguration.
Ajay Kumar Singh,General Manager South Western Railway briefed about the KSR Bengaluru Station is the most important railway station in the heart of Bengaluru city.This station deals with approximately 2 lakhs footfall per day. To cater to the need of increasing passengers,second entry with booking facilities and parking has been provided in 2015.However because of ever-increasing passenger traffic from the station,especially after commissioning of Kempegowda Metro Station. The third entry of KSR Bengaluru Railway Station Constructed by South-Western Railways, the project has been built at a cost of Rs 1.65 crore with a circulating area of 3500 square metres.The entry will provide direct access to Namma metro through Kempegowda (Majestic) metro station.There will be a facility of two ticket counters with a provision of expanding to four if the demand increases.
BBMP Mayor,Smt.Gangambike Mallikarjun,addressing the gathering said,that population of Bengaluru is now 1.3 Crore excluding floating population railway department has developed third entry for KSR Bengaluru railway station to cater to the increasing traffic this will enable passengers to access station easily.She even pointed the major problem facing by bengalureans when train passes she said to Minister of State railways that whenever train passes on about 30 Rail Over Bridges in Bengaluru from this whenever train passes the water from toilets trickles on road and urged Railway minister to take suitable preventive action within a month.She even said that she has instructed the engineers of BBMP to co-ordinate with Railways and construct shoulder drains in many places under their respective jurisdictions of railways to avoid inundation of water during rains as there will be huge water logging when it rains and if the shoulder drains is done with concrete and make way for waste water to go in a piping so it will be very helpful and it will avoid and prevent many accidents also and people also can be safe and go happily to any destination she said.
PC Mohan BJP,MP, said,KSR Bengaluru is the biggest and busiest station in Karnataka he lauded the work of Railways in improving Railway Stations he even appreciated the railway officers and staff for the improvements.The number of passenger ammenites like escalators,drinking water,etc have been provided in many Railway Stations in the past five years he said that Rs.20 lakh has been made available from his MP Fund for provision of benches.Hoodi halt station which is also made operational under MPLAD scheme has become popular along with this the Baiyyapanahalli is being developed to take care of increasing demands and to avoid saturated KSR bengaluru and Yeshwanthapur railway station as daily footfall of passengers at KSR is 2 lakhs,Yeshwanthpur is 1.5 lakhs,KR Puram is 1 lakh, and cantonment is 80,000.The Sub-Urban rail will be reality soon.He even urged MoS Railways Suresh Angadi to shift the container and goods loading junction in Whitefield to free up more than 350 acres of land needed for the suburban rail terminal.The goods sheds need to be shifted out to decongest traffic.As it will be helpful for Mahadevapura constituency people as Mahadevapura constituency is also known as Silicon Valley of Bengaluru city.The state government should take proactive steps to provide alternative land. The 350 acres can be then used for suburban rail.Angadi,along with South Western Railway General manager, Ajay Kumar Singh,should visit the junction and initiate the shifting process as soon as possible.The state government’s non-cooperation has delayed railway projects and that needs to change for speeding up projects,especially to do away with level crossings.The long-standing demand for NGEF land in Baiyappanahalli is still pending with the state government. We want the state government to join hands with the railways for creating better infrastructure he added.
Minister of State for Railways,Suresh.C. Angadi on Saturday agreed to a suggestion mooted by Bengaluru Central MP, PC Mohan to shift the entire freight train operations from Whitefield in order to develop it into a transportation hub for suburban rail, Metro trains and BMTC buses.Angadi was responding to Mohan’s recommendation during a function held to inaugurate the third entry of Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station.The MP had proposed that the Inland Corporation Depot run by a Railway PSU, Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor), and the Satellite Goods Terminal in Whitefield be relocated to outer areas such as Hoskote. To this, Angadi said,I will take up the issue with the Centre and ensure that it is implemented within the time frame you (Mohan) want it to be done.In 2012, consultancy firm RITES submitted the final report on suburban rail for the city in which it had proposed creating more freight terminals,initially in Bengaluru North and later in the South and west.Angadi also gave railway officials one month’s time to fix the problem of toilet waste running from the trains onto the tracks. The problem is so bad that sometimes the sewage falls on vehicles passing through the railway underpasses in the city.The issue was highlighted by Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun to the Ministry of state railways who said it is very major problem and it will help many people who goes out for any function and meeting as if the toilet trickles on any public it is not good as even I have experienced this when I used to travel from Bengaluru to Belgaum so taking the matter very seriously on priority the work should happen he said to Railway officials and even said to Mayor to get back to him if the work is not done.Speaking to press persons after the inaugural at KSR Bengaluru Railway Station, Angadi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has planned to link all Railway Divisions by electrifying all Railway tracks in the country.The electrification, apart from improving Railway systems and services is also a major step in uniting countrymen, he said and added that a proper co-ordination between the Union Government, State Governments and local bodies will make implementation of Railway projects much easier.3200 Crore will be spent to doubling of Pune-Miraj Londa-Hubli from which more trains will connect.15 lakh pensioner we have.He even said that after taking charge as Ministry of state railways I travelled in train in general to interact with people to address their grievances which we help us to improve and I have asked the officers to travel by train and address the grievieance of passengers he said that Local coach will also be designed in General coach and we will install CCTV cameras also.Angadi assured the MP of the railways’ cooperation.If the state government comes forward,I will instruct the railway officials to take up the work immediately.Safety and punctuality of trains will be the major focus of the 100-day action plan for the railways approved by the Centre, said Suresh Angadi, minister of state, railways said.
Third entrance to the KSR Bengaluru railway station.In an effort to decongest the main entrance to the station and provide Metro commuters easy access,the third entrance is equipped with a car parking and two wheeler parking.But some passengers said it will be only useful for the passengers travelling from platform 1 and 2 as there is no direct connect to platform 8 to 10 or other platforms as many trains gets depart from platform 4-10 so it will not help many passengers people said.