Eshwantpur-Hosur Train : Two Mishaps Mar Inaugural Run


Bangalore, Apr 7 (DHNS): The much-awaited passenger train to Hosur chugged out at 11.30 am from Yeshwantpur railway station on its maiden trip, little aware of what lay ahead. 

Just ten minutes later, the Yeshwantpur-Hosur Special (YH-1) came to an abrupt halt even before it could reach the first scheduled stop, Lottegollahalli station, 4 kms from Yeshwantpur.

The reason: an accident involving live overhead lines had taken place on the tracks minutes earlier and a damaged contact arm was still dangling from above.  The shocker came within half an hour of another accident on the track, in which a passenger seated near the door of a moving train fell off and suffered severe injuries on his head and hands.



 

This reporter was on board the train YH-1 which was nearly empty but for a couple of railway employees and an inspection carriage attached to it in which Union Minister of State for Railways, K H Muniyappa, and top officials were travelling.

Railway technician George said he and six of his colleagues, including the injured victim, Chandrashekhar were getting ready to chop off a tree adjoining the track. While ‘Electric Power Block’ is usually done when carrying out such work, it was bypassed this time.

“The tree is at some distance from the electric wires and the branches are at a considerable height from the overhead electrical wires. So, we did not switch off,” he said. Chandrashekhar was the first to climb the tree. Under the impact of his body weight, a branch swung low and brushed against the wires. “He suffered severe electric shocks instantly as the poles were of a high capacity (25,000 KV) and was thrown off instantly,” George added. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The inaugural special was halted 100 metres from the hanging electric pole. A large crowd had gathered at the adjoining road, loudly discussing the terrible happenings and were surprised to see a new train on the track.

Railway officials, in a tizzy, due to the Minister’s presence in the train, made frantic calls to staff to control the situation. A local technician attached the dangling electric pole to another overhead structure with a thick rope. 
The train was finally shown the green flag. Slated to reach Hosur in 95 minutes, it took an extra half an hour to complete its first trip.

Y’pur-Devanahalli train timings

Onward journey (YD-1): Leaves YPR at 10.40 am, stops at Lottegollahalli, Kodigehalli, Yelahanka, Bettahalsoor H, Dodjala H before terminating at Devanahalli at 11.45 am. Return trip (DY-1): Departs from Devanahalli at 1.15 pm and reaches City at 2.35 pm.

Two Y’pur-Hosur-Yeshwantpur Specials:

The route from Yeshwantpur to Hosur (YH-1) will pass via Lottegollahalli, Hebbal, Banaswadi, Belandur Road,  Karmelaram, Heelalige and Anekal Road during its onward trip. The first trip will leave at 6.20 am and touch Hosur at 7.55 am. Return trip: HY-1 will leave Hosur at 8.10 am and stop at same stops before reaching Yeshwantpur at 9.50 am. The evening passenger (YH-2) will run along the same direction. It will leave at 3.35 pm and touch Hosur at 5.05 pm. Return trip: HY-2 will leave Hosur at 5.45 pm and touch Yeshwantpur at 7.20 pm. 

  

Comment on this article

  • Manoj, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 13 2012

    I travel frequently from Hyd to Blore and reach Yeshwantpur at 10:15AM. Is there a train from YPR or Bangalore City to Bellandur or KR Puram during this time? pls do let me know if so

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  • Rishikesh, Sarjapura

    Wed, Sep 14 2011

    Please let me know if these trains are still operational. I commute from Sarjapura village to Nagawara(Manyatha Tech Park) daily by car. I am looking to save time by using the train service. Is there a railway station near Manyatha Tach Park? What are the plans to extend this service to an hourly one? It is really surprising that officials are taking so long to regularize this service. BMTC and SWR should come together and help Bangalore out of the traffic mess it is currently under. More than a metro which is going to cater to a few areas only, the need of the hour is a local train service running throughout Bangalore to ease the pressure on the roads

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  • Purushotam, Siemens, Bangalore, New BEL Road

    Thu, May 27 2010

    Took the New train (Hosur to Yeshwantpur) from Heelalige, Near Chandapur Bus Stop. The train arrived 5 minutes late, left at 6.20pm, ticket costed me Rs 7 only(upto Yeshwantpur).The station was very beautiful. The journey was good and pollution free. After Belandur station it went through Marathalli and Old Madras Road, a stop at Marathalli would have helped many people from E-city to travel. Reached Lottegollahalli station(closer to BEL circle) at 7.15pm and reached my home by 7.25pm. Travel time from e-city to station 10 to 15 minutes (max). If shuttle service introduced from e-city, lot of people can opt this train. To go to Vidyaranapura, Yellanka etc. It has to be encouraged by the IT companies like Simens, Infosys, Wipro, HCL etc.

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  • Kesavan, Hosur

    Thu, Apr 15 2010

    Train No. HY(1) should be extended to Bangalore City also, wherein it halts at Yesvantpur.
    Train No. YH(2) should start from Bangalore City around 5.30 PM then pass through Yesvantpur, Hebbal, Bellandur etc and reach Hosur.
    Then only these trains will have patronage.

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  • Venance A.J.Crasta, Udyavara / Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 7 2010

    Very good. A New Railway Station has to be made near Chandapura Bus Station which will help the people of KHB's SURYA CITY. People can move to the city because of good transport facility. Sury City's 2nd phase is also coming up very soon.

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  • Sridhar, Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 7 2010

    Dear Mr. Kannan,

    There is an passenger train from SBC to Dharmapuri. It leaves city at 6.40 pm and goes via Byapannahalli, belandur, anekal road, hosur. Pls try out for this train.

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  • Kannan, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 6 2010

    If the Y’pur-Hosur-Yeshwantpur train reaches Bellandur around 6PM from Y'pur, it would be beneficial for office goers in and around Marathahalli, Whitefield, and Sarjapur road who are near to Anekal and Hosur. Y'pur Saelm passenger leaves at 4.35, so ther wouldn't much patronage for this train which starts at 3.35PM.

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