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Kundapur: Byndoor Railway Station to Get a Facelift

Kundapur: Byndoor Railway Station to Get a Facelift

Aishwarya Beejadi
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (VM)

Kundapur, Sep 30: The Byndoor Mookambika railway station will soon get a facelift similar to the Madgaon railway station, railway authorities have said.

The work in this regard has started already and is expected to be finished within one-and-a-half years.

The work is being undertaken at a cost of Rs 16 crore funded by the central and the state governments.

The renovation work in Byndoor is the fruit of the efforts put in by Byndoor Mookambika Railway Yatri Sangha. The Byndoor station has potential to grow but it lacks basic infrastructure. The total monthly income of the station is Rs 9 lac, with 15 trains arriving daily.

The Byndoor railway station is spread over an area of 46 acre. In the initial stage, a platform will be constructed at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore.

Within a week, computerized ticket booking facility, appointment of permanent railway officials, online booking among various others will be implemented, said one of the railway heads.

In future, the department has assured of providing necessary facilities like railway hotel, waiting room, washroom, shops, vehicle parking and so on.

For the past 5 years, despite the absence of a station master and ticket booking facility, as many as 15 trains have been arriving on a daily basis. The proposed renovation project at Byndoor has brought joy to the devotees travelling from Kerala to Kollur.

The renovation work should have been started in the year 2010 but due to the crisis faced by the state government, the project was delayed, due to which the government has faced a loss of Rs 60 to 70 lac as the equipment prices have increased.

Comment on this article

  • Mohammed Akbar, Byndoor

    Sat, Mar 15 2014

    Hey, this is a good decision of Govt. this Improvement position in byndoor. railway station might be a major entry point into the city, but it is letting the side down,
    A special task force set up to look at improving the economy, particularly in the evenings, said the station needs an overhaul if it is to be truly welcoming for visitors.
    Poor signs pointing to the city center and its attractions, a lack of information leaflets, and a building in desperate need of a makeover have all been blamed.

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  • Chandrashekhar, Basrur / Kundapura

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Byndoor Mookambika Station - Facilitate to tourism importance (outside visitors of Shree Mokambika). But inconvenience destination to large number local travelers of Kundapura.

    After Udupi all importance is given to Byndoor Mookambika station. All trains get halts there to facilitate outside visitors of Shree Mookambika . Byndoor Railway Station is outer skirt rural border place of Kundapura taluk and Udupi district. It is very much difficult access majority number of people of taluk.

    Even though Kundapura is geographically center place of Taluk and much convenient place to maximum people including some portion of Shimoga & Chikamagalore District. But there is no halt for many important trains. Everything is ignored and surprisingly this is less important according to Konkan Railway Authorities.

    We respect all devotees of Shree Mookambika but to reach Kollur by road from Byndor is approx 28 Km and From Kundapura is around 38. Definitely outside visitors can afford to travel 10 km extra on road.

    But no one is raising voice against the big injustice.

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  • Mrs Beena Rao, Madgao , Goa

    Tue, Oct 2 2012

    The Mangalore - Madgao fast Passenger train should be washed thrice in Dettol besides surf.It is India's No.1 filthiest train.It is surprising that nobody complains about it.But who do we complain to ? Any address of the top Railway boss of Southern Railway or Konkan Railway ? Mrs Beena Rao & 25 others,Madgao,GOA

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  • Abdul Sattar, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 1 2012

    The MANGALORE - MADGAO FAST PASSENGER TRAIN is really FILTHY. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TRAIN.THIS TRAIN HAS NOT BEEN WASHED FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS !!

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  • Damodar Bhat, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 1 2012

    The Mangalore - Madgao fast passenger train should be extended upto Vasco in Goa. AC chaircar should be introduced on this train.The timing is very good.It leaves Mangalore Cental at 6.20am and reaches Madgao at 1.30pm.If it is extended upto Vasco it may reach at 2.30pm, which is a very good time.The train is very dirty at the moment and needs a good wash with surf & phenol !!

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  • Dinesh Salian, Kudroli, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 1 2012

    The Mangalore -Madgao fast passenger train is in a pathetic condition. It has not been washed for over 10 years.One even feels dirty to sit on the filthy seats.The toilets stink too.People sleeping on the platform use the toilets of this train to ease themselves early in the morning.The Railway Police at Mangalore Central station don't seen bothered.Will the Railways decide to attach 4-5 AC chaircar bogies to this train ?

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  • satish naik, vitla

    Mon, Oct 1 2012

    Actually we have utterly(costal people)ignored from railway department due to kerala politics.first of all Mangalore is under palghat section.It is a very small city from Mangalore,but they have major income from Mangalore station.Till the date we dont have division, still our political leaders are in long sleep in this case. Actually in British rule Mangalore station was built,after that it was ignored by railway dept.So we need railway division to Mangalore & it should be under south western Zone.then only it will improve according to us.After that we will see inter city train, shatabdhi trains to major cities.Till we have a railway minister & our local minister in central.Its not a big deal if our ministers efford.Mookambika station is improving kerala & tamilnadu people not for us, we have lot of devoties from both states. So that reason its improving.Infact its not local effort.

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  • Thomas DMello, Hanglur, Kundapura

    Sun, Sep 30 2012

    First of all, there is a urgent need of Night train from Bengaluru to Karwar.
    Railways need to do something about it first.

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  • John Tauro, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 30 2012

    With the increasing number of trains on the Konkan Railway route, it is most important to have atleast 2 platforms and double tracks at every station so that 2 trains can stop at a time or train arriving from opposite direction can pass freely without having the other train to stop midway between the stations.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Sun, Sep 30 2012

    Jossey,

    It was the central minister Muniyappa who extended train to Kannur amid protest from state Govt. Our central ministers are very smart cunning fellows.

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  • Abdul, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 30 2012

    This station is getting facelift only for devotees coming from Kerala. Not for locals

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 30 2012

    Dinesh, You need smart people in State Government just like Kerala.........

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Sun, Sep 30 2012

    First we need trains, station is next. If useless congis have any self-esteem, they should give stops in all major Karnataka station in Kerala bound trains. For example, poorna express stops in almost all stations of Kerala, but only 2 stops in K'taka.

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