Make Ashokapuram Railway Station commuter-friendly
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Make Ashokapuram Railway Station commuter-friendly

December 4, 2022


It is very heartening to know that the South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru Division, has undertaken many developmental works at Ashokapuram Railway Station.

This Station has been placed on the backyards of the famous Railway Workshop and is being used to park the trains which come for repair, overhauling reconstruction as well as dismantling. As a result, Railway commuters are not getting easy approach roads. This Station is very important because this is the gateway for thousands of construction and other workers, students, office-goers and general public from rural areas of southern district of Mysuru.

The eastern side of the Station is linked to Manandavadi Road only after passing through half-a-kilometre. Getting a local conveyance from the Station is very difficult. No city bus facility is available on Manandavadi Road, since all the city buses are passing through Visweshwaranagar route and other buses will not stop at the junction point of Manandavadi Road.

On the other hand, on the western side, where it seems new Platforms are being constructed, there is the Railway parallel Pampapathi Road, which connects south western Mysuru areas like Jayanagar, Kuvempunagar, Ramakrishnanagar, Srirampura, BEML Nagar etc.

I request the Railway authorities to create new exit point, on this Pampapathi Railway parallel road for easy movement of passengers. Rail authorities may also arrange to stop the passenger trains on these newly constructed Platforms. This gives scope for new logistics to come up on western side of the Station without much difficulties. 

Autos and city buses can easily be plied towards other extensions. A hassle-free approach to local conveyance can be possible with this modification. Even scooter parking can be looked into in this area. A considered view to make Ashokapuram Railway Station a commuter-friendly must be taken. The Station should not be earmarked as only parking yard to ease the traffic at Mysuru Station, besides parking coaches which arrive for repair/ reconstruction purposes.

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Since our MP Pratap Simha is putting his heart and soul in development of Railways around Mysuru, it would be much appreciated if  the ultimate benefits reach daily commuters from rural and semi-urban centres and hassle-free approach.   

– K.P. Pradyumna, Srirampura, 11.11.2022

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6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Make Ashokapuram Railway Station commuter-friendly”

  1. H V Puttaveeraraj Urs says:

    Dear Pradyumana, there is a Railway station nearby (Chamarajapuram) which is hardly a km away from Railway work shop. Railway workshop is not meant for general public and is solely intended for maintenance purposes.

  2. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hello@ Pradyumna
    You reveal yourself to be a dimwit and a person with just one cell in your brain.
    This is is not a railway station in the traditional passenger boarding sense, but as the above poster pointed out facility with rail track and platform meant for the faulty trains to arrive at the Railway Workshop and to get repaired. It should never be opened to the public-India has masses of people, who are bred like rats. Masses of passengers arriving will simply destroy the purpose for which this track and platform were meant for-for faulty trains to get repaired at the Railway Workshop. It is a workshop which has been repairing the faulty train stock for decades. Keep it that way.
    What a fool to mail this nonsense to the SOM.

  3. Samay says:


  4. Aravind says:

    Mr.Mann Ki Baat

    Looks like u have got tired of abusing malayalis & other enterprising indians. Now, u have started insulting fellow commentators. U seem to be GENETICALLY SICK & SPOILT.

    Get urself treated before it is too late

  5. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hey@ Arvind
    Nice name you have, but an uneducated and filthy mind.
    Idiot, use proper English, if you have something to say. You don’t, I can see.
    I heard Mysore police say that there are increasing numbers of drug takers in Mysore, who they catch hallucinating.
    It appears , you are one of them. Come out of your drug binge and understand how silly the suggestion of using the Railway Workshop rail track and platform for general passenger use.
    Get yourself weaned off the drug binge, before you massively hallucinate and rush to the centre of the road.

  6. Sriprakash says:

    Railway workshop activities in Ashokpuram parking platform for train repairs has to be used for repair activities.Commuters facilities is not a priority in this facility.


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