South Western Railways on Monday flagged off another additional peri-urban service railway train between Kolar and Whitefield. The train is expected to run on all days except Sundays.
New local for Kolar to Whitefield
S Muniswamy, Member of Parliament, Kolar, flagged off the services of a Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit (DEMU) special train at Kolar along with AN Krishna Reddy, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Bengaluru Division, South Western Railway.
Train No 06543 / 06544 Whitefield – Kolar – Whitefield will have a combination of two diesel power cars and six trailing cars. Each Motor car can support 226 passengers and each trailing car can support 325 passengers. The train is said to leave from Whitefield at 4.10 pm and reach Kolar at 7.40 pm, and while returning, it will depart from Kolar at 7.30 am and reach Whitefield at 10.55 am.
The train will have stops at Jannaghatta Halt, Gottihalli Halt, Dalasanur, Srinivasapura, Doddaghatta Halt, Chintamani, Hunasenahalli Halt, Sidlaghatta, Giddenahalli Halt, Chikballapur, Nandi Halt, Venkatagiri Kote Halt, Avatihalli Halt, Devanahalli, Dodjela Halt, Bettahalasur, Yelahanka, Krishnarajapuram and Hoodi Halt in both directions.
Addressing the occasion, Muniswamy told that there was a request from the public for a long time for a train between Kolar and Whitefield. The train will serve the people of these areas who are working in Yelahanka and Whitefield, he said and advised people to make the best use of the services of newly introduced DEMU. He notified that depending on the business, more trains will be introduced from Kolar in the coming days.