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Mangaluru: Special train to facilitate coastal voters from Bengaluru to vote


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 13: The railways have published the time table of a special rain that leaves Bengaluru the previous day of polling and reaches stations in the coast on the day of polling. The train leaves on the evening of the polling and reaches Bengaluru the next morning.

The southwestern railway zone has issued instructions to run Tatkal special train that moves from Bengaluru to Karwar via Mangaluru and Udupi. It leaves Bengaluru at 10 pm on April 17 from Bengaluru Yashwanthpur, and reaches Karwar at 3.30 pm the next day. It leaves Karwar at 6 pm on April 18 and reaches Bengaluru at 10.35 am on Friday.

The election commission had requested Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and the railways to consider making travel arrangements for the voters from Bengaluru having voting rights in coastal areas of Karnataka. This initiative was undertaken by taking into account the steep hike effected by private bus operators in bus fares on this route.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    This is called height of "modiphobia" no where it is mentioned it is only for a particular party. More over it runs upto Karwar even though voting in UK district is on 23rd.Ppljust complain even though they get some facility. Particularly the chaddiless r more worried than welcoming any new facility.
    They r like "ollada gandanige mosaralli kallu"

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  • joy, bejai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Most of guys working in IT of bengaluru/Mangaluru, has already booked flight tickets to Goa, thailand....So i cannot say much about this train plan....As per the Software professionals "If none of the governments cannot develop a good road between Mangalore-Bangalore...Why should we waste our time for voting...."

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  • Rakesh Shetty, Bangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    There could be few people who might skip election and plan some trip on 18th . But I know personally so many people spending 3000 Rs for bus to travel from bangalore to native just to vote. There has been lot of awareness these days and lets encourage more and more people to vote(to the whomever they like to vote, but vote).

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  • Rakesh, Kudla/Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Some people are so narrow and sick minded here. Not knowing what to comment. Like everything is happening just by/for one person. get a life guys. Voting is a fundamental right and this is not the first time such decision was taken. Have they mentioned anywhere that this train is only for a specific party voters? Have some basic common sense while you comment. Dont just comment for the sake of commenting.

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  • Anil, Bangalore/ Brahmavar

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Private bus companies are charging Rs 1400 to 1900 for Bangalore to Udupi travel on 17th April. Is there any authority to control these prices?

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  • Bhakthas, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Because he needs votes now Kateel has launched this Kateel Express which leaves Bangalore at 10:00 pm. This train should have run on all weekends. But he never bothered. Now in order to get votes of those working in Bangalore he has introduced a special train by using the railways for his own political benefit. If he really cared about the people he would have pressurized the railway ministry to run the train on all weekends at 10.00pm. On all other days he will bow down to bus lobby but at the time of voting he needs you to vote.. Pathetic MP

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  • Sampath, India

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Yes.. people who vote other then Nalin are not welcome as lie detector will be installed before boarding it ....vas avaste maare niklena...

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  • Bhakthas, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Areg aath janaklena kaalaji itthnda eethmutta rail dayeg budondditthijer? Yellanji vote bod aik etthe railaa? Lie detector test yereg malpod andh janakleg gotthathund..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    If you don't Vote,
    You lose the right to Complain - George Carlin ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    India voted and chose corrupts for 67 years - Malpe Vasu Poojary ....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Last Five Years Loot was a World Record ...

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    KAHTEEL express !!!

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