Commuters from Bengaluru to Mysore can soon expect to get relief from the hassles they face during evening hours. The new changes will take place in accordance with Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Simha’s proposal to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. According to the proposal, there will be a temporary extension of the Ramanagara mainline electric multiple units (Memu) train.
Diversion Causing Trouble For Bangluru-Mysore Commuters
This proposed train will run for four days a week anytime in between Wednesday and Saturday. Reports indicate that travelers face lots of difficulties while commuting between these two major South Indian cities in the evening. The difficulties have been on the rise ever since the authorities diverted the Kannur-Karwar Express on a new route that now goes via Shravanbelagola.
The rail authorities approved the diversion in February this year. As a result, the travelers to Mysore are left with no option after 7 pm. The new Mysuru- Ramanagara MEMU train will run from Thursday to Saturday. It will depart from Bengaluru at 7:55 pm and will reach Mysuru by 11:15 pm during the night.
The timings for the return of the train will be revealed soon.
Mysuru-Bengaluru Travel Time Reduced
There is yet another reason for the Mysuru-Bengaluru commuters to rejoice because the travel time between these two cities has now been reduced. Media reports state that some of the trains that currently travel in between Mysuru – Bengaluru line now partially come under the ‘Superfast’ category.
A Few Things To Know
The trains that are now a part of the Superfast category include Mysuru-Mayiladuthurai Express (Daily) that will start at 4:15 pm and reach Bengaluru at 6:45 pm. Similarly, Mysuru-Yeswanthpur Express (Daily) will depart from the Mysuru Railway Station at 8:25 am and reach Bengaluru at 10:55 am. Kannur-Karwar Express that runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will leave Mysuru at 5:30 am and touch Bengaluru at 8 am.
Kannur-Karwar Express (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is another Bangaluru-Mysuru train that leaves Mysuru in the morning at 5:30 am and reach Bengaluru at around 8 am. The Mysuru-Sainagar Shirdi Express is exclusively for Monday. It departs at 5:30 am and reaches Bengaluru at 8 am.
All these trains and more come under the category of superfast trains under the Bengaluru-Mysuru-Bengaluru section. Passengers will have to pay extra Rs. 15 as the Superfast charge along with the normal fare before they start their journey. The passengers will have to pay the extra surcharge along with the normal express fare of Rs. 250.
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