The long-awaited suburban train network for Bengaluru especially in the congested Outer Ring Road areas of the city is soon going to be a reality. And if the pre-feasibility report by the Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES)
If it pours above 70mm, avoid taking the local. The suburban railway authorities have stated that they have done everything possible to ensure smooth local operations, but heavily and continuous rains are bound to hit train services.
The South Western Railways has prepared a pre-feasibility report for the long-pending Bengaluru suburban railway, which envisages an investment of Rs. 12,000 crore for the 168-kilometer network, nearly half of which will be elevated, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.
The 161-km route for the suburban rail network for the city approved in the budget will have 72km running on an elevated route, while 89 km would be on grade level, say top railway sources.
The Railways is working on a proposal to create a suburban railway network for Bengaluru, much like the one in Mumbai, to decongest the city and link it to the airport, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
The recent decision of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) to hike metro fares in the capital has ignited controversy, with the Delhi state assembly instituting a committee to examine the issue .
With the Centre’s final Suburban Rail Policy putting the lid on the funding controversy between the Railways and the state government by fixing the latter’s share at 80%, the baby steps towards forming the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) are finally being taken.