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B’lore-M’lore Train will not be Allowed to go to Kannur’


B’lore-M’lore train will not be allowed to go to Kannur’

Mangalore, Jul 5 (DHNS): MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.said that the Central government has done a great injustice to the people of coastal region, by extending the train till Kannur.  
 
If the authorities concerned do not withdraw the move to extend Bangalore-Mangalore train till Kannur, the BJP along with all other political parties and various associations will not allow the train to go to Kannur, said MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, Nalin said that the Central government has done a great injustice to the people of coastal region, by extending the train till Kannur.

“Though there was a demand for a day-train to Bangalore from Mangalore, the Railway ministry has not considered the just demand of Mangaloreans. On the contrary, the only train service has been extended till Kannur,” he said and regretted that Mangaloreans would lose several benefits, if the train was extended till Kannur. It includes reduction of seats allotted to Mangalore from the existing 400 to 60. Besides, if the train is extended till Kannur, then it will ply via Mangalore junction (formerly known as Kankanady station), which means that the passengers of Mangalore will have to go to Mangalore junction instead of Mangalore Central.

Nalin said that he would urge the ministers concerned to extend the train to Kundapur or Karwar instead of Kannur so that it will benefit the people of coastal region. He said that a delegation would meet Minister of State for Railways K H Muniappa on Monday. “Muniappa has assured to set right the anomalies within a week, failing which we would stage rail roko protests,” he said.

Referring to the move to upgrade Mangalore railway station, he said: “When the train facilities are not available for the people of coastal region, what is the point in upgrading the railway station?”

Speaking on the occasion, MLA N Yogish Bhat said that the existing tri-weekly Bangalore-Kannur train could be extended till Mangalore so that the needs of the people of both Kannur and Mangalore will be fulfilled. At the same time, he also urged the minister to extend the Mumbai-Karwar train till Mangalore so that it would be of great help to Mangaloreans. Referring to the extension of train from Mangalore to Chennai till Pondicherry, he said that the move will be of no help to the people of coastal region. He also appealed the Minister to include Mangalore and Gulbarga region in South Western region so that the port connectivity gets a boost. 


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  • Raymond D''Souza, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 7 2009

    There is a train already running between Yeshwantpur and Cannanore i.e. 6527 Yeshwantpur - Cannanore Exp. with a running time of around 13 Hrs (Leaving Yeshwantpur at 8.00 P.M. and reaching Cannanore at 9.00 A.M.).

    The train 6518 Yeshwantpur to Mangalore is now taking around 13 Hrs Leaving around 8.35 p.m. and reaching Mangalore at 9.30 a.m.. If this has to go to Cannanore it will take atleast another 4 Hrs. That means it will take 17 Hrs to reach Cannanore.

    No prudent person would like to travel to Cannanore to reach after 17 Hrs. Instead they can Make 6527 to run daily. Please donot extend Mangalore Bangalore Train.

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  • Harin Prabhu, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 7 2009

    Ask yeddy to pray for the train, like he prayed for rain . We need our train!!

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  • Mohan H Naik, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 7 2009

    Agree with Mr.shahnawaz kukkikatte,comments. United,apolitical,peaceful, disciplined "Mass movement" is the only answer.We need our train back .

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  • Lancy D''Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 7 2009

    What a wonderful idea of stopping all the trains passing through Mangalore. Mr.Nalin you are the representative of the perople of Dakshina Kannada in Parliament. You are public servant. Dont issue any statements that makes news everyday. If the public servant creates problem to the public travelling from long distances for one reason or the other, "God please save our County" Mr.Naveen there are lot of methods to get the things done. First exhaust those measures.

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  • John Tauro, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Tue, Jul 7 2009

    There is a greater need for a train service from Kundapur to Bangalore since coastal Karnataka is still under the process of development. I don''t think it is essential at all to extend it to Kannur when there are existing daily services to Ernakulum and Trivandrum touching Kannur as well as Kasargod.

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  • Eulalia Dsouza, Bijai / Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Dear Mr. Nalin Kumar Kateel, it i sindedd unfair of Govt to extend thsi train up to Kannur. But let us work towards it like civilised citizens. On behalf of the People of Mangalore / undevided DK Dist, please send a request / memorandum ''TO RETAIN THE TRAIN ONLY UP TO MANGALORE N NOT TO EXTEND UP TO KANNUR. WE ARE ALL AWARE THAT KERALA IS WELL CONNECTED BY TRAIN SERVICES TO ALL METROS N MAJOR CITIES IN THE COUNTRY. MANGALORE ALWAYS HAS BEEN GIVEN STEP MOTHERLY TREATMENT BY RAILWAYS DEPT & THIS IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE FOR THAT. LET THEM INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF KANNUR - BLR EXISTING TRAIN. ANY EXTENSION THEY WISH TO DO, LET THEM DO THAT TOWARDS UDUPI / KUNDAPUR & NOT TOWARDS KERALA. WE NEED MANGALORE TO BE TREATED AT PAR WITH OTHER CITIES & WE ARE A DEVELOPED CITY. SO WHY SHOULD RAILWAYS / GOVT DO SUCH INJUSTICE TO US?? I REQUEST YOU TO TAKE SUPPORT OF ALL DEPARTMENTS FROM M''LORE, ASSOCIATIONS LIKE KANARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ANY OTHER INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE TO YOUR STRIDE N MOVE AHEAD. AFTER ALL WE WANT MANGALORE TO BE ON PROGRESS ROAD & YOU ARE OUR ELECTED LEADER, SO YOU REPRESNT US IN A RIGHT MANNER, COZ AGITATION IS NOT AN ANSWER. AFTER YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST IF THEY STILL DO NOT BUDGE, THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD WITH RAIL ROKHO.. GOOD LUCK N HOPE YOU WILL SUCCEED IN THIS MISSION..

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  • sudheer, udupi / doha

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Karnataka congress leaders are good for nothing. the great Muniyappa last time highway minister did excellent job now railway state minister. nothing we can expect from these people. All these moily, oscor,krishna,muniyappa put them in a showcase. that is better. Do something Nalin. Best of luck.

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  • puneeth sk, katapadi/doha

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Ruchi u r right.... i am with u

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  • Mohan H Naik, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Vishwa I am with you.

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  • Venance A.J. Crasta, Udyavar / Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Railway is national property. Let them extend it anywhere but we have to protect our quotas/berths of Mangalore. Let the Railways attach more coaches to the train if it extending to Kannur. Why cant we demand to extend the train up to Karwar/Goa instead of Kannur Or we can fight for one more Day Train up to Karwar/Goa which is helpfull to the development of Coastal Belt. We should not waste time in this matter. All political parties should unite and fight aslo the public should support for the fight.

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  • vishwa, mangalore\usa

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Instead of fight lets suggest some action plan. We can talk for years but action only result. My suggestion: a. Can we make mail campaign: b. Pink saree to mamta and pink dothi to munniyppa. c. Rail roko?? how many are ready to participate. d. united political party protest??"how many parties will come forward" e. Help in tanu, mana and dana to P.C Mohan. who is fighting for us. any for suggestion. Lets make a blog in Daiji to raise our voice and chalk out action plan. Jai ho Mangalore

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    What is karnataka political lobby at Delhi doing?? Mr Nalin Kumar, please give up your esteem for this purpose and get hold of SM Krishna and Veerappa Moily, who can help you. Do whatever you can, but see that our demands are met.

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  • ashok pai, bangalore/ mangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    I hope daijiworld can rally around and support the locals, just like they tilted the scales in the our favour when they extensively covered the airport issue. the commercial establishments - the bus services have absolutely no shame in furthering their cause - this is nothing but a collosion between the railway authorities and the bus lobby. The yeshwantpur express should be between mangalore to bangalore, and we need more trains, ideally 2 day trains at least.

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  • Govinda Desai, Hubli

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    Problem with the extension of this train till Kannur is not only reduction in the number of seats but also we will not be able to get tatkal tickets, because tatkal ticket holder is allowed to board the train either from starting point or maximum two stations. Also one has to pay beginning to end point price for tatkal ticket. So we''ll have to pay more and then travel all the way to Kanhangad to board the train. Instead of extending this train to Kannur why not they run Train 6526 Island Express via Mangalore?

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    If you all dont know, let me inform you that the first movement to demand international airport at mangalore was raised and started by keralites, and not by mangaloreans. Later it got the support of all. People from Kerala came to mangalore and were picketing and squatting infront of then domestic airport. There is no harm in extending train upto kannur, but we can ask for one more train that starts and terminate at Mangalore. Kerala people know how to get the job done. We are good in blame game. Thats very unfortunate.

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  • CJ Dantis, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    I totally agree with MP Nalin Kumar for the injustice done by extending the train line to Kannur. Mangalore should be the starting point as well as ending point for people travelling by Train. Earlier when the Airport was to be extended/built in Mangalore BJP put all sorts of obstacle''s, even during other projects Mangalore has been left behind and it was just for the sake of few political minded selfish people. Today we see Kannur ahead of Mangalore in all ways. Mangalorians wake-up.

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  • Rolphy Almeida, Udupi/Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2009

    I agree with you Mr. NIRANJANA SHETTY, SOORINJE/DAMMAM, people may not be aware what (Late) Mr. Pai has done for this region. Being MP of this region Mr. Nalin Kumar has to raise the issue in the parliament in a civilised manner, rather than inconveniencing the travellers.

    We have seen earlier protests, in which it has become very difficult for the leaders like LKA, MMJ, UB to control the crowd and ended up in disaster. We do not want to see anymore disasters that bring a bad name for Mangalore. Nalin Kumar is not a street goon anymore, he is a MP now, and people have given him the mandate to speak for them in the parliament and expect him to do so.

    Extending the train towards Kundapur is a great idea, but we want you to do it in a civilized manner and you will certainly get support and appreciation as well. Mr. Sadananda Gowda is not interested in extending the train to kundapur?

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  • Zak, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    whatz wrong if it extended upto kannur. be on time as per the dep & arrival schedule at manglore.

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  • jyothi, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Yes Mr Kateel,we shouldnt let any train from mangalore to other states,we should stop all trains.good job keep it up

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  • Santhosh Bhandary, surathkal/Dubai

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Jokes aside, Nalin Kumar should seriously learn some english and hindi so that he can understand what is happening around him in the parliament and also to be able to stand up in front of other MPs'' and communicate like rest of them. Otherwise simply sitting and smiling in the parliament for namesake will not benefit anyone.

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  • PRADEEP, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Is there anything that we can do to fight this injustice ?

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  • Kushal shetty, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Mr.Nalin speak these matters in parliment in a loud voice as you did in sullia, dont show it in media.let us See what good things you will do to mangalore in your regime.

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  • Prem, manglore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    We mangaloreans are responsible for this. From past 20 years we are electing leaders who are sitting in oposition party.

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Probably Mr. Nalin Kumar does not know that he has to make him heard in Parliament and not with local media. There again he may have difficulty in understanding what is happening in Parliament.

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  • ruchi, dubai

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    It is very funny, what''s happening,when someone is trying to do something, he gets criticized, leave party politics away, and work for the betterment of the districts, people are questioning the 12 years of BJP, what has the congress done, In udupi muncipality what congress couldn''t do in 20 years, the BJP has done in 5 years, so lets not point fingers at every single issue, if Mr. Kumar is doing a job, that''s benefical for all so be it, support him or atleast keep quite but dont shout at him and be a fool, lets make the twin district what it was earlier not drag on the new issue, BJP and the rest it will lead us no where, that is why Mangalore is what it was ten years ago, Congress had failed in the state in every respect, people gave them years and years of rule, nothing improved and now little over a year people are after the flesh, common guys lets grow up, we had influential congress leaders from our twin districts, they made a fool of themselves, except the late Mr. Pai, so why are we now crying, people like our oscaranna are not in the picture when the developement comes.

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  • Ray, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Found a perfect reason to point fingers at central government, It’s just a publicity stunt (Bayan Bazi), if they really care about the people of Mangalore/Udupi/DK, there are so many important issues that has to be dealt with. Now that they have stated their bayan bazi, let see what they will do to stop the train.

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  • Shareef Moideen, Mangalore/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Nalin Kumar needs our support & cooperation, he cannot lonely win the battle so all of us should keep aside our political differences and support Nalin Kumar for the cause and we shouldn’t forget that we have elected a novice leader so if he commits mistakes we should rectify his mistakes and make sure that he will develop our region during his tenure as MP.

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  • Margaret Thomas dsouza, Mangalore/Israel

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Today central government say that train will extend Bangalore-Mangalore till Kannur,tomorrow they will say till Kerala.than one day there''s no train for Mangalore.only it will run between Kerala-Bangalore.everywhere malbari''s taking advantage of new scheem''s.seriously we have to protest against this matter.

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  • VishwanathG, Bantwal

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Mangalore has a lot of trains originating here but all of them benefit people going to the south.Lets face it. Our elected representatives are growling now that the bangalore train has been extended to Kannur. Our district has elected BJP MPs since over 12 years. Have they ever lobbied hard for any benifits for our district. See Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Even though they do not elect congress, they lobby hard and reap the benifits.

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  • G.V. Maben, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Mr. Nalin Kumar is a BJP M.P that’s why whatever steps or decision he is taking is wrong? Come on, he is our Mangalore’s M.P, he is representing us. If he takes good decision or steps appreciate it, like wise if any wrong steps he takes criticize him.

    He is young M.P. for the first time and give him some time to come to the terms of politics. It is true, if the train extended until Kannur, we the Mangaloreans will suffer a lot. It is very difficult to get a seat now to go and come back to Bangalore when ever we require. We have to book in advance for our journey. Mr. Nalin it is good step all the best!

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Yes we should not allow train to pass mangalore and pick up from Kannuru.

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    By sitting at home town and making unnecesary voice wont solve the problems. Your sitting at your town, wont make any difference to the Central government. Start a public signature campaign and not a party campaign. No body at the center is interested in listening to BJP lobby. But they cant ignore the general publics demand and would heed to our request. Dont delay, better late than never. Good luck.

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  • PADMANABHA, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Mr.Nalin Kumar decision in budget is a insult to us.Inspite of having a BJP rep.for 20 odd years I do not think you can do any thing now.Better to cancel the existing train also.

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Mr. Nalin Kumar, Have you given any proposal to Central Railway minister before the budget? If you have given and they are not doing than it’s their fault. They have done their own what they think it’s good, but it’s your duty to work professionally meeting right ministers and working towards smoother travel arrangements & developments. Just sitting in Mangalore and stopping train will not work rather than gaining public sympathy which is your main Motto.

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  • Mohan H Naik, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    We are with you Mr.Nalin, as we can not sacrifice this train service.

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  • NIRANJANA SHETTY, SOORINJE/DAMMAM

    Sun, Jul 5 2009

    Till now no MLA or MP from Mangalore had fullfilled the demands of peoples in this region except Late Mr. T.A Pai. Now Mr. Nalin Kumar states that he will not allow to extend Banglore to Mangalore train till Kannur. It seems that its just a gimmick from BJP to get public sympathy

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