Friday, 27 May 2016

Namma Railu model can be model for Decongesting Top 10 Indian Cities by ensuring future growth happens in Satellite towns or areas en route!

Namma Rail or Suburban trains to/from satellite towns  Nelamangala, Bidadi, Ramanagara, Hosur, Bangarpet, Chikballapur, Dodballapur. If there are fast & high-frequency suburban trains with a few stops then 75km distance can be covered in around 1 hour. So this gives people to live in low-cost satellite towns and if they need to come to work or for leisure to the city, they just hop on to one of these fast trains and they are in the city in <1 hour. This is the model for de-congesting all Top Indian cities and ensuring new growth (industries, housing,etc) doesn't happen in congested cities but happens in satellite towns...This model needs to be seriously looked at. Its not just the satellite towns, areas on route to these satellite towns can be developed too.

(Credit: Pic below taken from Praja Raag, org advocating Namma Railu)

Here are 3 write ups that explain the value of Suburban trains. This is a must-read for people who complain or are concerned about Bengaluru traffic.


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