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GMâ??s Annual Inspection at Bellary station

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General Manager's Annual Inspection in Bellary Gadag section on 07.02.18

GM Inspection over SBC-DMM Section on 30.01.18

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GM/SWR’s Annual Inspection over DMM(Excl.)-SBC(Excl.) section on 30.01.2018
GM/SWR’s Annual Inspection over DMM(Excl.)-SBC(Excl.) section o­n 30.01.2018
Mural at KSR Bengaluru

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Beautification Drive at Bengaluru Division
Beautification Drive at Bengaluru Division

Beautification Inputs from SBC Division


Bangalore Division took the initiative of giving impressive makeovers to walls of Station o­n approaches. Division has taken up beautification project with the help of an experienced NGO and Railway volunteers.  The initiative o­n smartening up the approaches have been taken up since 2016 in association with an NGO “The Ugly India” (TUI).  Some samples pictures are enclosed herewith.

        Bangalore City station is probably is the o­nly station in India which boasts of an Art Gallery amidst the din o­n a Railway platform. It was established in the year 2010 and showcases a versatile portrayal of Art and Railways.

       The journey began with the series of art camp o­n Railway platform targeting established and upcoming artists.The camps were aptly titled SAFAR which stands for ‘support and appreciation of art and Railways’.Art works so created have been used to enliven the spaces in trains, Railway stations and Railway offices and other work areas to create aesthetic ambience and enhance the experience of passengers.The passenger friendly initiative has been widely appreciated and emulated by other division and zones.

It is proposed to take up beautification of 10 stations o­n the division before 31/03/18. 

FOB at Hubballi Station

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Beautification Drive at Hubballi Division
Beautification Drive at Hubballi Division

Beautification Inputs from Hubballi Division


As a part of unique initiative and to promote a sense of cleanliness amongst the passengers, the work of painting ‘Swachhta Slogans’ o­n risers of foot-over-bridges (FOBs) has been taken up by Hubballi division. This initiative has garnered lot of appreciation from the travelling public. Besides improving the aesthetics, this initiative sends a clear message o­n cleanliness amongst the public. All the eight FOBs provided at seven ‘A’ category railway stations (where there is usually heavy footfall) have being taken up for such painting. Each FOB has an average of 100 steps and such slogans are being painted in regional and English languages o­n risers of steps.


Hubballi railway station is a prominent landmark in state of Karnataka besides being the headquarters of South Western Railway. This railway station receives about 18000 footfalls per day. Amongst other facilities, the Subway at this station connecting entry/exit to all the five platforms is widely used by passengers. To promote a sense of cleanliness amongst rail passengers, the work of warli tribal art painting at subway of Hubballi railway station is been taken up. This work has been initiated by Commercial Department of Hubballi division and the work has been assigned to the artist Mrs. Sumangala Bhat. Such wall painting is being done at an area of 1123 Sq.Ft. The work was started o­n 21.12.2017 and is expected to complete by 31.01.2018. Various paintings o­n theme like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh bharat Mission, etc. are being depicted by artist o­n the subway walls. In addition to this, similar art has been put up at VIP (Reserved) lounge at Hubballi railway station.


             In order to further add to beautification of this building, wall murals depicting local culture of Karnataka state have been provided in the circulating area and subway. Presently, six such wall murals have been fixed spreading light o­n Karnataka Folk culture. Besides adorning the walls of Hubballi railway station, these murals also act to curb miscreants from defacing the walls with bills/posters. The work of providing these murals had been entrusted to Mr. Hareesh V. Mallappanavar, an artist and resident of Byadgi village of Haveri district. Folk cultures of Karnataka like Yakshagana, Veeragaase Kunita, Dottata, Bayalata and other art have been portrayed in these murals. The work of fixing these murals was taken up during the Rail Humsafaar Saptah being celebrated over Indian Railways during 2016.

Meeting convened by GM/SWR during Transformation Drive

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Transformation Drive in SWR
Transformation Drive in SWR

Transformation Drive launched in SWR from 1st January, 2018 to 15th January, 2018 to assess  impact of process reforms initiated in recent past.

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69th REPUBLIC DAY 2018

Headquarters of South Western Railway celebrated 69thRepublic Day with pomp and gaiety at Railway Sports Grounds, Club Road, Hubballi o­n 26thJanuary, 2018.  Shri A.K. GUPTA, General Manager, South Western Railway was the Chief Guest and unfurled the National Flag.  The Parade gave National Salute followed by Railway Protection Band played National Anthem. 

Source : South Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 08-09-2017  

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