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Bengaluru-Kempegowda Airport Suburban Train To Finally Start From Today

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The airport halt station is located on the fringe of the Kempegowda International Airport boundary.

Bengaluru:

From in the present day (Monday), travellers in Bengaluru will lastly have the ability to take a prepare that goes near the Kempegowda International Airport, situated within the outskirts of town. Until now – aside from non-public automobiles – commuters used to depend on costly taxis and buses, with even the bus ticket costing Rs 250 from most elements of town.

Now, the South Western Railway has began service to the Devanahalli Station (located on the fringe of the airport boundary). The new service will present the primary non-road, quicker and cheaper various to the commuters to succeed in the airport. One can board a prepare from town and attain the airport halt station (located on the fringe of the airport boundary) at fares as little as Rs 10-15. A complete of 5 pairs of trains will run between town and the airport halt station for the subsequent few months. A shuttle service will probably be offered between the station and the airport at fares as little as Rs 10.

“Starting Monday, Bengalureans can take a train to Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli station. Trains will operate from Bengaluru city station to the newly built KIA, Devanahalli Railway halt station,” tweeted Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal mentioned that prepare route is not going to solely profit lakhs of individuals but in addition scale back visitors congestion drastically.

“Kempegowda International Airport Halt Railway Station in Bengaluru, Karnataka is all set to serve travelers from 4th January. This will go a long way in enhancing last-mile connectivity to Bengaluru airport, benefit lakhs of people and reduce the traffic congestion drastically,” he tweeted.

Vijaya, Deputy General Manager and Chief Public Relations Officer of South Western Railways mentioned, “As we all know, Kempegowda International Airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in our country. Reaching this airport had always been a problem for air travellers. From some areas of Bangalore it would take one and a half to two hours. Given the traffic situation in Bangalore, it was a real problem to reach the airport. To eliminate this problem, BIAL and south western railways have partnered to provide a halt station that is very close to the airport. The railways provided the land. The airport authorities have constructed the station. To serve this station exclusively, we are running 5 pairs of trains. Two are from Majestic – that is KSR, Bengaluru. One will be from Yelahanka. The ticket fare, as is always the case with Railways, is very low. Ticket fare from Bangalore station is ₹10. If it goes via Cantonment Station it is ₹15.”

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The service is anticipated to learn native residents working on the airport, the official mentioned. “There are thousands of workers in Bangalore airport. The devices will be highly beneficial to them as well. We have discussed with airport authorities and designed the train timings in such a way to attend to the peak timing in the airport which is early in the morning and again late in the evening. We hope the services will be well patronised,” Ms Vijaya mentioned.

For now, the journey time from the principle Majestic Railway station is round one hour due to the stops in between. But the Railways is  contemplating introducing a continuous prepare if the response is sweet.

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