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News Entry# 381710
May 07 2019 (11:40) Bus operators accused of scuttling rail project (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 381710  Blog Entry# 4311023   
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May 07 2019 (11:40)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

May 07 2019 (11:40)
Station Tag: Thalassery/TLY added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

May 07 2019 (11:40)
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May 07 2019 (11:40)
Station Tag: Nilambur Road/NIL added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Several forums campaigning for bringing Wayanad onto the rail map have raised allegations against inter-State private luxury bus operators for trying to torpedo the Nilambur-Nanjangud rail project.
One of the reasons is the inept attitude of Transport Department officials in dealing with the issue, Nilgiri-Wayanad National Highway and Railway Action Committee convener T.M. Rasheed said.
The delay in executing the rail project has in fact affected 10 lakh Malayalis residing in Bengaluru. “The proposal to introduce new trains to Bengaluru via Salem-Coimbatore is not feasible as running more trains in the sector
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would chock the railway lines,” he said.
He said bus operators were starting hundreds of buses in the Bengaluru-Kerala sector citing the logic of railways that a gap of 10 minutes was required for two trains to run on the same track. Further, new freight trains cannot be started as the frequency of passenger trains is quite high on the Coimbatore-Salem route, he said.
However, the Nilambur-Nanjangud rail project, if implemented, would help commuters reach Bengaluru from Kochi in six hours. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Principal Advisor E. Sreedharan has already given a favourable report to the State government to go ahead with the project to construct a 156-km track linking Wayanad. If the route is changed via Kalpetta, the total distance would be 180 km, Mr. Rasheed said.
Suggestions have also come up for a new rail line connecting Nilambur and Kozhikode for the benefit of rail passengers in Malabar. Thus the Nilambur-Nanjangud rail line connecting to Kozhikode city would not only reduce the travel time but also bring down the ticket fare.
Mr. Rasheed said the speed of the train could be drastically improved up to 100 km per hour on the Mysuru- Nilambur rail route. A feasible report pointing out all these aspects had been submitted to the railways in 2016.
Subsequently, he said, the Ministry of Railways considered the project. The State government had then asked the DMRC to prepare a detailed project report for the purpose.
However, Mr. Rasheed alleged that the present State government was ignoring the needs of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kozhikode, and it only pushed for the Thalassery-Mysuru rail line project.
With the Nilambur-Nanjangud project hanging fire, private bus operators are having a field day by introducing more service from Kerala to Bengaluru, he said.

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May 07 2019 (12:01)
Tankapur to Pithoragarh new Railline
sachinature~   8185 blog posts
Re# 4311023-1              
Even approved it will take a decade to materialize, in year ~2030, all way to cut the forest will still be a distant dream.

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May 07 2019 (12:18)
Rail Fanning
RFIR~   6115 blog posts
Re# 4311023-2              
It will not be that easy.....The Forest Department has genuine concerns as the line passes through reserved areas and forest .Part of the proposal includes a 11-km underground stretch passing through Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary. But i guess in an earlier article it was said that proposal was given wherein line could be implemented without disturbing wildlife in the Bandipur Wildlife Reserve.
But overall almost a difficult task to achieve which would end up taking many more years
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May 07 2019 (12:30)
Vinay Bharadwaj
Vinay_Mysuru^~   7422 blog posts
Re# 4311023-3              
These guys will never speak about the loss caused to flora and fauna. Bandipur area lost lot of trees this year due to major fire and this selfish mentality is planning to kill more.

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May 07 2019 (16:07)
sriramgandur   79 blog posts
Re# 4311023-4              
Never ever budge to destroy nature...
People should make advance planning to reach destinations on time or what ever reasons and Govt cannot implement a railway line at the cost of mother nature. We cannot destroy nature.....

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May 07 2019 (17:38)
Atmathew80
Atmathew58~   117 blog posts
Re# 4311023-5              
Alternative is to strengthen the existing rail line between Hassan and Mangalore via Sakleshpur. The trains on this route have speed restrictions, thereby increasing the travel time. SWRailway and Konkan Railway should carry out the upgrade of this link, so that speed restrictions are removed and travel time from Bangalore to Mangalore and North Kerala can be drastically reduced.
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