Implement the much delayed Suburban Rail for Bengaluru on top priority.
Bengaluru is presently the only large city that does not have a suburban rail system that connects it with outlying suburbs and towns. Bengaluru's roads are grid-locked throughout the day and its traffic jams has earned it the sobriquet "Jamaluru". With roads fully choked and getting worse each passing day, the commuting public has been forced to endure severe hardships for daily traveling by buses or other road transport. Suburban rail is therefore a very urgent necessity. Bengaluru Suburban Rail Service will help all sections of the society incluidng poor and middle class sections who live and work in Bengaluru and its surrounding towns/suburbs of Mandya, Ramanagaram, Bidadi, Kengeri, Tumkur, Nelamangala, Yelahanka, Devenahalli, Chikkaballapur, Doddaballapur, Whitefield, Malur, Bangarpet, Anekal and Hosur.
Lot of projects are being planned which cost a lot but dont deliver proportionate returns in terms of affordability and benefits to people served. Commuter/Suburban rail is one that gives the most benefit per person for the money invested. Consider that 400kms of travel can be enabled in a short span of 2 years with minimum construction related disruption including respiratory illnesses arising from dust and pollution.
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Please join us in urging the hon'ble Railway Minister Shri. Sadanada Gowdaji to start implemantation of the 'Bengaluru Suburban Rail Service' project without any further delay.
- Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Railway Minister, Government of India.
Subject: Implement the much delayed Suburban Rail for Bengaluru on top priority.
This petition is being made by residents of Bengaluru City, Ramanagaram, Tumkur, Bangarpet, Chikballapur, Dodballapur, Nelamangala , Anekal, Hosur and towns in between.
This petition is being made to demand for expediting the roll out of ‘Bengaluru Suburban Rail Service’.
Sir, we do hope that you have been adequately apprised about the list of Railway Projects that are pending in Karnataka. One project that we would like to draw your attention towards is the ‘Bengaluru Suburban Rail’ project that is pending for decades. This project needs your esteemed help and support.
Sir, there is no need to enumerate the immense benefits this project would bring to the people living in Bengaluru City, Chikballapur, Doddaballapur, Tumkur, Mandya, Ramanagram, Malur, Bangarpet, Nelamangala, Anekal, Hosur and towns in between. Various studies have shown that the people who will benefit the most will be the poor and middle class sections of society who live and work in Bangalore and these towns / suburbs. This project will lead to enormous socio-economic benefits and trigger widespread regional development.
Given the immense benefits the project brings in, it is our humble request to do the needful in this matter. Please instruct the Railway Board officials and the state government officers who are responsible for this proposal to expedite the process of approval and execution.
We urge you to take this opportunity to approve the project and allocate sufficient funds for this project in the upcoming Railway Budget for 2014-15 that is due to be presented very shortly.
Let the ‘Bengaluru Suburban Rail Services’ project be a gift to the People of Karnataka State particularly people in Bengaluru and its surrounding towns, from our leaders.
Thanking you and we remain,
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