GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1571
ANSWERED ON 28.07.2017
BENGALURU SUBURBAN RAILWAY SYSTEM
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) The status of the suburban railway system in Bengaluru; and
(b) Whether Government would provide special financial assistance to make the suburban railway system a reality for Bengaluru, given the importance of additional public transport due to rapid growth of Bengaluru?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) and (b): A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Ministry of Railways and Government of Karnataka on 16.01.2017 for development of Suburban Rail System in Bengaluru in accordance with Policy on Indian Railway Suburban Rail System. Accordingly, two works have been identified by State Government i.e. (i) Conversion of 15 existing short distance passenger trains with 12 cars MEMU trains, and (ii) Enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU shed at Banaswadi. Both these projects have been approved by the Ministry of Railways.