Mangaluru Central was one of the 50 stations chosen for redevelopment by then Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee in 2009, but nothing has happened so far. Some of the other stations in Karnataka mentioned in the 2009 budget, including Yeshwantpur and Baiyappanahalli in Bengaluru, have been redeveloped. | Photo Credit: H.S. Manjunath
It is back to the drawing board for the railway station development project for Mangaluru as the Railway Ministry has decided to redevelop Mangaluru Central Railway Station instead of Mangaluru Junction.
Right, more intrastate connectivity is required.
To avoid zonal issues, develop Mangalore port as a terminal and handover to SR. All Kerala trains can run from there. Handover MAQ to SWR or KR. All Karnataka trains and north and east bound trains can run from MAQ.
None of the Kerala originating trains towards Konkan are running via MAQ. After redevelopment, atleast 8 trains should run via MAQ.
VSKP feel neglected, but more than 2 dozen trains are running via VSKP with loco reversal. So, why not run trains via MAQ?
Mangalore to Vijayapura/Bidar/Solapur train much needed
Reduction in number of zones in Karnataka needed. Only Then, trains can run from coastal area to interior and north Karnataka.
Even UP has 4 zones. But Karnataka has 5 zones and going to get another (SCOR) !!!
BBMP to spend ₹260 crore on road projects to link Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal at Byappanahalli
The new Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal at Baiyappanahalli will be opened to the public as soon as connectivity issues are addressed, said Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw during his first inspection of the terminal on Sunday.
“There are small glitches in connectivity, for which the BBMP has come out with solutions. As soon as connectivity is done, train services will be started from this point,” he said.
Railways should seriously think of connecting BYPL bypass line (Salem line) with SMVB terminal, by way of a horse shoe type link line. This will give tremendous flexibility in operation. Trains from YNK side can enter SMVB and go towards Salem line without loco reversal. If this is done, one can think of a Chennai Hosur train via SMVB (KJM line-SMVB-Salem bypass line).
Hope this is explored.
Yes good option if they are able to explore that well. It can also give suburban circular connectivity to places between Hosur-WFD, BWT as well . From BAND when one connects to Salem line , they can form something similar we can see at Shoranur ( like a V shape) where a line from the terminal can also join.