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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Railways
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3084 TO BE ANSWERED ON SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 Commuter Rail System in Bengaluru
3084. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister for RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has received any proposal to introduce Commuter Rail System in Bengaluru to ease the transportation within the city and surrounding towns;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) by when does the Government proposes to complete this project?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI BHARATSINH SOLANKI)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. M/s Rail India Technical & Economics Services (RITES) had submitted a report on Commuter trains in Bangalore in 2009. Based on the report, State Government requested South Western Railway to operate trains in 9 corridors. South Western Railway (SWR) has introduced two commuter special trains in 2010. SWR could not meet the full requirements as given in RITES report due to severe bottleneck of infrastructure facilities and paths. The completion date of this project has not been fixed yet.