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Railway budget highlights for Karnataka - new trains from Mangalore

Railway budget highlights for Karnataka - new trains from Mangalore

Media Release

Bangalore, Feb 26: New express trains were announced between Mangalore and Bangalore, and Mangalore and Madgoan (Goa), by union minister of railways Pawan Kumar Bansal while presenting the annual railways budget in New Delhi on Tuesday February 26.
These are among the total 106 new trains to be intoduced by the railway.

The Madgaon-Mangalore intercity express (daily) will halt at Udupi and Karwar.

The other benefits for the state listed in the railway budget are:

Introduction of executive lounge at Bangalore station, which is among the seven in the country to get this facility. The others are at Bilaspur, Visakhapatnam, Patna, Nagpur, Agra and Jaipur.

Resumption of work on new line projects of Chikmagalur - Sakleshpur and Bangalore - Satyamangalam, which were pending for want of resources and other mandatory clearances, after State Government of Karnataka agreed to give land free of cost and bear 50% of the cost.

Skill Development

Ministry of Railways would impart skills to the youth in railway related trades in 25 locations spread across the length and breadth of the country and Mangalore is one of such locations.

New Lines for 2013-14, under socio-economic importance

Chickballapur-Puttapurthy-Sri Satya Sai Nilayam (via Bagepalli)

To undertake survey during 2013-14


Doubling of Lines

Shoranur-Mangalore 3rd Line

New Express Trains

Bangalore – Mangalore Express (Weekly)
Hubli – Mumbai Express (Weekly) Via Miraj, Pune
Jabalpur – Yesvantpur Express (Weekly)Via Nagpur, Dharmavaram
Madgaon – Mangalore Intercity Express (Daily) Via Udupi, Karwar
Mangalore – Kacheguda Express (Weekly) Via Dhone, Gooty, Renigunta, Coimbatore
Nagercoil – Bangalore Express (Daily) Via Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli
Patliputra (Patna) – Bangalore Express (Weekly) Via Chheoki
Yesvantpur – Lucknow Express (Weekly) via Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh

New Passenger Trains

Marikuppam – Bangalore Passenger (Daily)
Talguppa – Shimoga Town Passenger (Daily)

New DEMU Services

Bhatkal – Thokur

Extension of Trains

17307/17308 Bagalkot-Yesvantpur Express to Mysore
12577/12578 Darbhanga-Bangalore Express to Mysore
16591/16592 Hubli-Bangalore Express to Mysore
12653/12654 Mangalore – Tiruchchirappalli Express to Puducherry
16535/16536 Solapur-Yesvantpur Express to Mysore
12629/12630 Yesvantpur – Hazrat Nizamuddun Sampark Kranti Express 2 days to Chandigarh
56513/56514 Bangalore-Nagore Passenger to Karaikal
56275/56276 Mysore-Shimoga Town Passenger to Talguppa

Increase in frequency

12629/12630 Yesvantpur – Hazrat Nizamuddun Sampark Kranti Express 2 to 4 days.

Moily thanks UPA government

In a press release, union minister Dr M Veerappa Moily thanked railway minister Bansal for presenting 'a commendable railway budget with a pragmatic approach, giving more attention and emphasis for thrust areas like safety, passenger amenities, fiscal discipline etc.'

"I regard this as one of the best railway budget in the recent past," he stated, adding, "I personally thank him (Bansal) for giving proper place for the Karnataka state in his budget proposals. He is kind enough to consider favourably most of my proposals."

He also thanked Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and chairperson of UPA Sonia Gandhi on behalf of the people of Karnataka for addressing their concerns.


Udupi: Railway Yathri Sangha expresses disappointment

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SM)

Udupi, Feb 26: “Mangalore-Madgaon intercity and Bangalore-Mangalore Express once a week are not enough for the coastal district. There is a requirement of at least six to seven trains, forwarded to the central government before the announcement of Budget- 2013.

R L Dias, president, Railway Yathri Sangha, told Daijiworld, “The budget is not at all satisfactory and we expected more. The worst part is there was no one to speak on behalf of the coastal region. It was as if the central government is not aware of the coastal districts and our demands.”

S H Thonse, member, Railway Yathri Sangha, said that Bangalore to Mangalore Express should be extended up to Udupi. “As far as the coastal belt is concerned, Udupi is the center for tourism and education, so fulfilling the requirement is a must. The representatives did not take responsibility or take any interest in getting the facility extended for us,” he added.

“It is clear that the Budget- 2013 announced on Tuesday February 26 does not benefit the district much and the representatives chosen by us have not contributed anything worthy. There are many trains starting from Karnataka but then go to others states. This will only benefit them and not the people of Karnataka,” added Thonse.

Comment on this article

  • Reshma, Hyderabad

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    When will the train Mangalore - Kacheguda start running???

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  • salin noushad, Mahe

    Tue, Mar 19 2013

    Heard that Newly proposed Manglore - Banglore Biweekly train 'z route changed via Kannur - palackad ?

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  • Elston D'cruz, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 14 2013

    @ Chandrashekhar, Kundapura / Basrur
    Agreed as Mangalore-Mumbai CST Super Fast Express is the fastest and has the most convienient timing on the Konkan Railway it should be given a stop in Kundapur.

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  • Antony, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 5 2013

    Just another political winking during coming elections. These trains are maglev trains(No tracks). Readers dont get fooled at this budget. The mangalore- bangalore train didnt run for 8 years after announcement in budget. Public teach a befitting lesson to congress leaders in coming municipal and state elections. The train extension to karwar happened because of High court and not congress. Verappa moily and his nephew(Bhaskar K, rowdy corporator of 36 ward) are planning dirty moves against mangalore peaceloving people.I being a coastline lover hurt by the congress government overall.

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  • Chandrashekhar, Kundapura / Basrur

    Fri, Mar 1 2013


    “CST-Mangalore express has less stops and its running time is FASTER than Mathsyagandha”…

    Sir, Mathsyagandha has 24 halts including source & destination stations, consumes approximate running time of around 15 hours. But CST-MAJN has only 12 stops including source & destinations, consumes 13.5 hours!! What is the use of Faster…? Difference of 1.5 hour!! By giving stop at Kundapura 2 stations in Coastal Karnataka nothing will affected to its speed… another half an hour is immaterial. Absolutely there is no issue to office workers even if its reach Mumbai at before 5.30-6.00 am.

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  • Ronny Crasta, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 1 2013

    They must have this train upto Vasco in Goa. When is it starting ?

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  • Hariprasad, Palghat

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Which route will the MAQ SBC weekly ply?

    The 16517 route or 16527 route?

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    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Happy to see this Rail Budget in some way is benifitting the Costal belt of Karnataka.But the core issues which are really requiered for the RAILWAY DEVOLOPMENT of our region are:
    1. Mangalore should at any cost,be seperated from the Palghat Division of Kerala and included in the South Western Railway Zone.

    2. As CST-Mangalore express has less stops and its running time is FASTER than Mathsyagandha,it should be STARTED from Mangalore Central and extended upto Subramanya.As the TIMING of this Train is PERFECT it reaches Mumbai CST at 4:30 a.m morning which doesn waste a day n really benifits office goers who reach bck Mumbai.

    3.Yeshwanthpur-Karwar DAY train should move to Mangalore Central instead of Mangalore Junction and Thokur-Bhatkal DEMU should also start from Mangalore Central.

    4.The NEW Hyderbad (Kacheguda)-Mangalore weekly train should hav moved in the Arsikere-Chitradurga ROUTE to Hyderbad instead of moving towards Kerala-Coiamotore and then HYDERBAD.If moved in the Arsikere-Chitradurga ROUTE it would have saved a lot of time(save approx 400 kms) and it would benifit the people of North Karnataka plus a DOUBLE BENFIT TO MANGALOREANS apart from having a faster connectivity to Hyderbad,it would have a direct connectivity from Bellay,Hassan and Chitradurga to Mangalore.

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  • Albert, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Acording to Mr. Raghu Salin's logic, it is better to close down all stations of costal Karnataka and passenger should go to Kerala to catch rajdhani or other trains.. This would also be a chance for the people of Dakshina Kannda to see God's own country!!!
    Final conclusion: God has given us some thing known as BRAIN.. Use it atleast some times!!

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  • bipin kanchan, mumbai

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Our representative has done good work by having intercity train from mangalore to madgaon.Now they should see that double track between mangalore to madgaon and then to roha,this will help for development economy wise and growth of coastal will boost especially tourism for all four state.Even south kanara traveller become easy if it is taken double track on this route.Next step should be electrification on coastal train the time of travel will reduce and single day a passenger can reach mangalore.

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  • Raghu Salian, Padubidri

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Mr. Dinesh Poojary ....People of Kundapur can come to Udupi and get on to this new intercity train. Many people from Padubidri travel to Udupi to get on the Rajdhani Express. So why make it a big issue. This would also be a chance for the people of Kundapur to see the Temple town of Udupi.

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  • Chandrashekhar, Kundapura / Basrur

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Dear Dinesh (Kundapura / Blr),

    Mathsyagandha leaves Mumbai at 03.20 pm that is OK & But if you look at CST-MAJN which leaves Mumbai CST at 10.15 pm, there is gap of approximate 7 hrs. Definitely it can be reduced by 2-3 hrs which will benefit maximum.
    As you have pointed out regarding “suits office workers”: I have been based at Mumbai since 1991 & have been served to right from Ownership Co/Pvt Ltd/Public Sector & currently (from last 7 yrs) with multinational FIG. It’s almost 22 years and off course I am frequent traveler (~10-15 times in year) to my native too.

    Visiting native to during vacation any train is OK, but during our tight & hectic schedule - whenever I have gone through CSTM-MAJN not managed to attend important functions as well as could not achieved the targeted work like Govt Office / Court issues on week-end Saturday. YOU CAN NOT RESTRICT TO SINGLE DAY. Like me many are still depending on luxury buses… (Flight is too expensive).

    I cannot defend my earlier words “this train maximum occupied by Keralites” I do not have exact data. I have travelled 5-6 times on this train & somewhat I have presumed while observing co-passengers…


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  • BS NAIK, Puttur/Hyd

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    BANGALORE-MANGALORE train can be named as "TULUNAD EXPRESS". It's kerala who named kasaragod KSRTC busstand 'TULUNAD BUS STATION', a respect to TULUVAS of kasaragod by a LDF Govt.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Ramchandra Kini, Mangalore

    Intercity train should give stops at taluks like kumta, ankola, bhatkal, byndoor, udupi, kundapur etc etc. Not at all stations.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Chandrashekhar, Kundapura / Basrur

    CST-MAJN timing is perfect. It best suits for the people who finish their day duty and to board the train. May be they can start 1 hour early from Mumbai. This train is full of marathis (till ratnagiri) and kannadigas, not keralites.

    For others we have matsyagandha train. Office workers cannot board this train at 3:30 PM at Mumbai.

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  • Ramchandra Kini, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Mr. Chandrashekar , Basrur, If this intercity train has to stop at every station then we may have to call it a " passenger " train like the present Mangalore - Madgao fast passenger train. On the Konkan route, there are a variety of trains plying. So why bother. Take what has been given.

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  • Chandrashekhar, Kundapura / Basrur

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    @ Ramachandra Kini, Mangalore

    There are 23 Railway Stations in Coastal Karnataka. For inter-city train no one has told to give stop at all stations. Earlier train Jana-Shatabdi Madgaon-Mangalore having similar stops (Karwar/Udupi) got cancelled because of poor revenue collection issues…

    I really unaware of current appetite of said cities!!

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  • Chandrashekhar, Kundapura / Basrur

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    The Madgaon-Mangalore intercity express (daily) will halt at Udupi and Karwar… Only depending on Mangalore / Udupi / Karwar & Madgaon stop is not enough to run train from revenue perspective. In Kerala all express trains have halt within approx 25 Km gap. Why not same equation applicable for us? Suratkal / Kundapura / Bhatkal & 2 more should be considered in Coastal Karnataka during initial stage only.

    “… representatives chosen by us have not contributed anything worthy”. Agree & it’s a genuine statement by Yatri Sangha. This is not the 1st instance & historically it’s happening like that only.

    Forget new trains or new facilities, our existing trains are in such mode we Coastal people do not use 100%. Best example is Mumbai CST-Mangalore Junction Express (12133/34) which is occupied by Kerala Travellers. Reason is –

    a. Its runs in very odd time (runs late suitable for Kerala people) and reaches Mangalore in next day afternoon. So people cannot attend any sort of important functions nor manage to complete targeted work on same day. People prefer to reach native or Mumbai morning hrs around 8.00-9.00am, they do not want to waste a day for no reason, so accordingly re-scheduling of timing is necessary.

    b. To increase Karnataka utilization rate of this train, need to give halt at some more stations are Kundapura and Bhatkal OR Murdeshwara. Last stop for this train Mangalore Junction is not suitable for maximum people. So it is better to give final stop at Mangalore Central instead of Mangalore Junction to benefit maximum Mangaloreans.

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  • Molly Lobo, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Oscar Fernandes & J.P.Hegde were responsible for these trains. But what happened to the Janshatabdi . Why did they cancel it ?

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  • Denis Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Mangalore - Madgao intercity train. Will this train have AC chaircar ? When will this start ? Good to go on a weekend to Goa.

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  • Ravi Kotian, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Thanks to Janardhana Poojary. This was always his dream.

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  • mahesh, gulbarga

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    from past 3 budgets none of the train introduced bangalore - mumbai (via guntakal, raichur, gulbarga, solapur) in day & none of the trail leaves in the morning in this route.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    With both Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. J.P.Hegde at the helm of affairs, India and Karnataka are in safe hands.

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  • kowshik, Gowrbidnur

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    At last there is something for our home town,

    cheers looking forward for many more such things.

    Also there is one more thing which i want to bring into the railway ministers notice. The current railway rote from bangalore to guntakal is heavily loaded with trains. Hence sincerely requesting you to considering for the doubling of the lines.
    however, thank you for the new track between gowribidnur and chikkaballapur.

    thanks a lot again.

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  • Roland,

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    I have never seen so many new trains introduced from Karnataka. We did not have this privilege even when Mr. Muniyappa was MoS for Railwways? Can I ask the congress why so much of favour to Karnataka? Is it because assembly elections are due?

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  • Dinesh, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Readers should remember that about 5 years back, they had started a Janshatabdi express from Madgoan to Mangalore, with limited number of stops like Udupi, Karwar etc. Since passengers failed to utilize its service, the train taken off within a year, despite of its connectivity to Dadar Janshatabdi from Madgoan. Unless the newly introduced intercity from Madgoan to Mangalore has enough stoppages like Mulki, Udupi, Kundapura, Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta, Karwar etc. it will receive the same fate as the previous. In fact, there was a need of morning passenger train from Vasco to Mangalore via Madgoan, Karwar.

    It would have helped many passengers like Mangalore-Verna passenger train.
    Since Mangalore central station is still suffocating in the hands of Keralites, all trains which should have originated from Mangalore central are getting kicked like CST- Mangalore Jn & Bhatkal-Thokur DEMU. mangaloreans will never get benefitted. Instead why cannot they thrown few of Kerala bound trains from Mangalore central station? that is either should start from ullal or mangalore jn? Why step mother treatment to konkan bound trains? Does weekly Bagalore train benefit anybody? It would have wise to extend it to Chennai via Bangalore. In addition, there is a need of train from Mangalore central to Ahmedabad via Mumbai which will benefit those who travel to North Mumbai & costal Gujrat. Whatever may be there is a lack of vision in announcing new trains. Instead of wasting your time politicizing the issue, it is high time people of costal Karnataka join and put pressure on central govt & Railways. If not all our trains will go to Kerala or Bihar!!!!

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  • Salin, Derlaketteh

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Extend the train Yeswantpur - kannur express to M'lore & Matsyagandha to Ernakulam

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  • Ramadas Acharya, Udupi/Pune

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    We had railway ministers from Udupi-Pune-Bangalore.We had only one meter gauge line between Pune and Bangalore 25 years ago.Now we have 2 broad gauge lines connecting 5th largest and 7th largest metro cities Pune and Bangalore witout a daily train!We have 10 daily flights and over 30 daily Volvo bus service.Can it be beleived not a single train starting from Pune to Bangalore? Even 20 years back there was a daily Express train from Pune to Mangalore(Mahalaksmi Exp) on meter gauge via Miraj-Arsikere-Hasan.But even after Konkan railway and two broad gauge lines not a single daily train from Pune to Mangalore!We can only see and believe to where to whom trains are running in India.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Sir Daaye Pandah-Alpa onji onji stopadu onji onji Mallah janaa Putuder...! itthe Gothaanda?

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  • Guruprasad, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Mlore - Hyd should have been via Blore(KR Puram). It would have been easy for people in Indiranagar, HAL etc.. to board from KR Puram rather than going all the way to Majestic or Y'Pur. Its obvious Railways is not for Karnataka specially for DK.. Disappointing indeed.

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  • sunil, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    ow express la awad...kerala dha matha stop unthaver... dayeg ancha ???

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    'Yeth Budpe, Yeth Pathuve-Aayege Gothu'!

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    priyanandan, mangalore

    Is it? As per the budget announcement it is weekly once...

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  • Koggu Poojari, Karkala

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Does Nalin Kumar speaks Hindi or English? how he will speak in parliment? He is waste MP.

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  • Golden, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Jeevan Mangalore

    Come On Yaar... Don't hijack my comments to praise Mr.Kateel.

    Every one know Mr.George Fernades was the person behind realization of Konkan Railway. Also people 4 lane National Highway is dream of Ex Honorable PM Mr. Vajapyeejii.

    Here we are thanking present MP's. One is defunct from last four years and another one getting applauses for jobs done with in one year of his tenure.

    God Bless and Good Luck to SRIMAN JAYA PRAKASH HEGDE SIR.

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  • priyanandan, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Dear all mangalore central to bangalore is daily not weekly

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    After a good railway budget our Moral Police should now focus on safety for women on our RAILWAYS....

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Why the he!! this DMU service ends at thokur? People should catch buses again to reach Mangalore City????

    It is like running a train between Mangalore-Panvel or Mangalore-Tumkur.

    It should get extnded to MLR CENTRAL.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    This weekly train should be extended till Bhatkal or Karwar before it takes its direction towards south.

    This should be made SUPER DUPER FAST, make it non-stop till Hassan (avoid stops at tumkur, tiptur, arsikere) and should reach Mangalore Central by 6 AM in the morning so that people can catch goa Passenger train to udupi, byndoor, bhatkal.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangalore/UAE

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Aready two trains from B'lore has been extended beyond Udupi. No need to extend the M'lore – B'lore weekly express to Udupi. M'lore – B'lore weekly express has to be extended beyond B'lore i.e, either Kolar or Tirupathi.

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  • satish naik, vitla

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    I really salute to Mr R L Dais sir.Madagan-Mangalore inter city train is you & your udupi union fight effect.Mangalore people still sleeping .....where in K V Mohan? may be he is also in deep sleep..otherwise we will get one more intercity train to B'lore.Just see how Dais sir working in his retire age,this is called social work.M'lore-kachigoda & Mangalore-Tiruchinapalli only use for other state.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Jamal, Mangalore/UAE
    Do you know who has gifted Railway route to us.. Say atleast thanks to Geoge Fernadis yaar.. I know you are not fit to joker post too..

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  • Raj varma, bangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    most of the important demand is ignored for karnataka from past 16 year only because there is no proper representation of political leader irrespective of party line. Bangalore is one of very important city but there is no proper connectivity to rest of india no fast train is introduced which is expected.
    only 10% of corruption and mismanagement if stopped railway network can be improved 50% more from existing position.
    our government should learn lesson from china how they improved Rail network today.At time of independence we were 40% in Rail network they were 25% and today they are 90% we are 50%.
    so every indian citizen should vote for proper political party to avoid this type humilation

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  • John Tauro, M'lore / Kwt

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    What would have happened if M'lore – B'lore weekly express was run daily and extended up to Udupi? What would have happened if daily intercity express to Madgaon was extended to Vasco? The minister seems to have ignored the fact that Udupi is now fast growing as an educational hub in the state. There is already a daily passenger service to Verna via Madgaon. Vasco on the other hand is the biggest city in Goa with proximity to both the seaport and the only airport in the state.

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  • Darryl Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Bangalore-Mangalore train is effort of Nalin Kumar Kateel. If it was JP Hegde, it would have been Bangalore-Udupi. JP Hegde is not able to get trains to Chickmangalur also. Don't give credit to JPH unnecessarily.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    One joker commented praising Nalin MP of Mangalore. Did Nalin know there was a railway budget to be presented today in the parliament?

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Since 1947 congi not able to provide train facility to tulunadu.. but our great leader Mr. George Fernadies gifted kokan railway without any selfish motive to us and we should greatful to him... in meantime i urge kokan railway to be renamed as George Rail... in this regard we will not hesitate to start agitation shortly.. Jai ho George - God Bless you..

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Thanks Mr. Nalini Kumar for your efforts.. new train to mangalore.. why no train to udupi.. ???anyway it is time to remember Mr. George Fernadies for his gift to tulunadu ( Kokan Railway )..

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  • Krishna, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Hundreds of Buses are plying daily between Bangalore - Mangalore and the Railways think of running ONE TRAIN PER WEEK and the Railways think that the passengers will eagerly wait for this weekly train. WHAT A CHILDISH IDEA?????

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  • Golden, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Thank you JP Hedge Sir

    With in one year of becoming Member of Parliament, you have managed to get new train service from Man galore.

    We wish you all good luck

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  • Kiran Gowda, Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Dear Congress,

    Don't think people will blindly vote for you just because BJP's misrule. We will teach you a very good lesson to you in the assembly election.

    Except Weekly Mangalore train (thank god, it is not monthly, in a busy passenger route..!) and Mangalore intercity, no train is beneficial for Karnataka. North Karnataka has been completely ignored. And all other trains starts from Karnataka and runs via other states.

    We thought our state would get good share this time since congress minister was going to present the budget. But ultimately it is BIG ZERO. We will not forget this when we go out to vote in May. Wait and watch.

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  • J.Salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Guys Nothing to do with our MP Nalin Kumar he may not even know about it....jokers don't take credit for it.

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    As state elections are at the doorstep, even these provisions are less compared to the states expectation. We exepected more,atleast untill elections !!!

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  • Sheik Hassan, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Provisions made in the budget for the coastal districts are not enough. It was expected to introduce Mangalore-Hyderabad (via) Bangalore express daily. Disappointed. Even Bangalore-Karwar day train has not been extended for daily. Bangalore- Mangalore weekly express is not enough as there is rush in every trains running between two cities. Presently train takes 12 hrs journey between two cities. This can be reduced by rescheduling the time table.

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  • mmadyar, mlr

    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    good...not best
    must improve more

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    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Thanks for the good budget. P.K. Bansalji should also concentrate on women safety in train.
    I think there should be different cabin for the women like METROs.

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    Tue, Feb 26 2013

    Thanks to UPA for new trains from Mangalore and satus que in railway fares.Udupi and DK should be brought Railway network.In this effect Survey for new lines were commenced last year Rail Budget but no news further.UDUPI-MOODBIDRI-VENOOR -UJIRE-DHARMASTALA which could be connected to BANGALORE would be ideal route...

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