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NEW DELHI-11 0001. TEL - 011 - 23753400


To Sri DV.Sadananda Gowda Hon'ble chief Minister Govt. Of Karnataka Vidhana soudha, Bangal ore- 560001
Respected Sir,

Date: 04-01-2012

Sub: Up':Co.ming Railway Budget in Feb 2012- Request to lead delegation to Urge Hon'ble Railway reg:sanction/higher allocation of funds/ /Introduction of new Rail services in Karnataka state ***** We are aware that in these days lot of ground preparations are being made to script Up-Coming Railway budget 2012-13 in the Ministry of Railways. I appreciate the supportive mechanism created by the Govt. of Karnataka to bring all Railway Projects of Karnataka on fast track by appointing Spl.Officer to monitor progress of Land acquisitions process in respect of Railway projects. It is well known that the State of Karnataka is only state across India giving Lands required for the Rly Project at th~ cost of State to complet6he Railway Projects on time bound programme. As this'is the right Time lie by jan 2012] tO'lead the delegation consists of MP's Karnataka and another by House committee to meet Hon'ble Union Railway Minister in New-Delhi to urge for for taking positive decisions on New Projects/higher allocation to on Going works! introduction of New Train service/Capacity building at selected Rly stations! Building new Terminals with pit Lines/ Stabling Lines / building World class/.MFC stations. In this connection I write state that Delegation leading by you, is certainly add value to the purpose and Railway budget 2012-13 and augur well for Karnataka. Hence I urge you to lead the delegation to have basket full of Railway projects fo~ Karnataka in the up-coming Railway budget 2012-13. I understand that you are leader & driving force for capacity building exercise in Karnataka. Further for your kind perusal I have enclosed the list of Railway projects, though [not exhaustive] to happen in the State. With high regards,

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1-0-1NEW LINE PROJECTS for Sanction in the Railway Budget[ for which Preliminary Survey completed1a] Construction of Tumkur-Kunigal-Maddur linking Line to the recently approved new Line Kengeri- Kanakapura-Malavalli-Chamarajariagar b]Gadag-Haveri new Line project [GOK agreed to cost sharing the project cost] [ a linking line to provide connectivity to Gadag/Bagalkot/Bijapur , Dist. and Sollapur a alternate corridor to Mumbail New-Delhi from Bangalore c]Tiptur-Dudda a bye-pass line[ just 37km] to connect Bangalore-TumkurArasikere line and Arasikere-Hassan-Mangalore line as this being Frieght business Corridor/iron ore corridor connectivity to NMPT d] Talaguppa to Honnavara to link Konkon Rly Line to Provide connectivity MumbailGoa/and coastal district. e]Mysore-Tellicheri circuitous route. new line to provide connectivity to Kerala to avoid present

f] Dharwad-Kittur-Belagaum, as this will reduce the distance between Bangalore. and Mumbai & GOK agreed to take up as Cost sharing project.

1-0-2 Doubling Proiects;

a]Tumkur-Arasikere-Chickjajur-Hubli also with Birur-shimoga section preliminary survey completed for this project, as first phase project the missing patch between Tumkur- Arasikere be taken up during 2012-13 angalore-Hassan-Arasikere [Survey already completed]

2-0-0 -New LINE PROJECT- Request For execution by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd to give speed to the project implementation as Time bound programme, as these projects scope comes under mandate identified by the RVNl
a] Tumkur- Chitradurga- Davanagere new Line projects b] Dharwad- Kittur-Belgaum new line to be taken up in 12th plan c] Gadag-Haveri new line project

3-0-0 Railway Electrification

a] Tumkur-chickbanavara patch [55kms], DPR is pending with the Railway Board to facilitate to run EMU's between Tumkur-Bangalore On Co'mmuter Train model.





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a) To Decongest Rly stations like Banglore citylYeshawanthapur/Hublil Mysore and also to run additional Trains and to extend the few long distance Trains now destinated to Bangalore city, to important, cities of Karnataka, the Rly Board is to be urged to build additional new Terminals with 4- to 5 Pit lines and Stabling Lines at various important Rly station in the following Cities across Karnataka - Oorukere nearTumkurl Shimogal HospetlKenaeri nea arga/Mangalore In. b) Request to third railway terminal atsouthern part of Bangalore City that is at Kengere/Nayandahalli/Bidadi to de-congest Bangalore City Yashavanthapura terminals.
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The Railway Ministry GOI planned number of Dedicated freight Railway Corridor as Port connectivity from Dry ports ie from hinterlands. At present two such corridors are being implemented with the Japanese Financial institutions/Trading bodies like JETRO, one between New-Delhi-Kanpur- Howrah and other being New-Delhi-Jaipur-Ahamadabad-Navi Mumbai. These areas are emerging as Large Industrial hubs with economy flourishing due to building' dedicated Rly corridor. , Hence GOK to urge Ministry of Railways to implement South-south Rly corridor which will connect Bangalore with Chennai/Mysore/Hubli/Belgaum interlinking NMPT. This capacity building exercise will boost GOK's- Suvarna Corridor yojana initiatives. 6-0-0 Hi~he-r Allocation of Funds for on going Railway Proiects includin~ Doubling/ElectrificationRailway Ministry to be urged

a) During previous year meager amount of Rs1 crere only was earmarked in respect of Tumkur-Chitradurga-Davanagere new Line project, Kolar-Whitefield,Shimoga-Harihar , hence it is tO,be urged ot allocate more Funds this time b) Urge Railway Ministry to allocate more funds for other on-going works in the state. 7-0-0 Multifunctional complex

At present Bangalcirecity IMysore I HubliJn /Tumkurl Shimoga I Bangarpetl Davanagere I Beltary jnl have been identified fro conversion of Rly station in to Multifunctional Complex [MFC]. Only in case of Bangalore city, Hubli,Mysore agency has been fixed and in other cases still under process. Hence it is to be, urged to Rly Ministry to give speed to these projects by higher allocation

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~;~:"Gons'tructi()~'ofROB;sand RUB~s~t vafi6usRBj'crossi rigs .Iocationsiri the Tumkur Districts & and as well as in the State

There are about 26nos Railway crossings across Tumkur Distict. Hence it is. urged proposed for taking up of building ROB/RUB's in lieu of manned/un-manned crossings at least where TUV- index is more. Now Railways have developed ri~w technology ie. Rolling in & pushing method RUB's where-ever traffic volume is less. Hence request railways to examine the feasibility fo construction ROB/RUB's.

9-0-0 Providing Train facility from nearby cities/Towns to Bangalore city duly integrating Metro train
GOk visualized building dedicated Commuter Train facility to provide connectivity to Central business District of Bangalore from nearby cities and Towns of Bangalore. Rites company has been asked to prepare DPR in this regard by the Dept of urban Road transport dept. GOK. It is to be urged to Rites a unit of Rly Ministry to complete the study by January 2012 end to faCilitate for inclusion in the up-coming Rly Budget 2012-13

8-0-0 NEW TRAINS Request

a] Day express Train between Bangalore and Hubli b] New Train between Mangalore & Gulbarga via Hassan, Arasikere, Chitradurga, Hospete, Bellary,Raichur c] New train between Shimoga and Chennai via Tumkur, yeshawantapur K.R.Puram d] New Express Train to start at Tumkur 6.30AM to reach Ramanagar around 9.30AM and in reverse direction to leave Ramanagar at 5.30Pm and Bangalore at7Pm to reach Tumkur at8.15PM e]Bangalore city-Shiradi via Tumkur,Davanagere,kottur,Gadag,Soliapur,Daund f] Hassan/Davanagere Link Express from Banga/ore

9-0-0 Extension/Increase in freC!uency,Chan~ing the existing route and Stoppages requested

1] Additional Train between Tiptur-Tumkur in between 10 am and 3pm 2] Train no 12629/12630 and 12469/12470 ie To Run Samparka Kranti Express via Tumkur-Davanagere-Hubli-Pu~e on all days instead of running 4days via GUf!!?_~9L?ngother tvvJLQ9.Y$yiaHub/i C:1rid_IeQUest to re'-roufe--from PUNE onward via Kalyan-Surat-Godra-Ratlam-KotaMathura-Nizamuddin [a fast track and distance will be less]instead of present route of Dund,Mamad-Nagpur-Bhopal Agra { separate letter addressed already to the Ministry] with convienient departure timings around 11.30am &12.noon from