After a week from announcing suburban railways in Bengaluru, the railway authority in the city has flagged off additional trains from the city center to Whitefiled. The new trains will have a composition of two motor cars and six trailing cars.
Additional trains from Bengaluru-Whitefield
On Saturday, the railway board launched an additional suburban train service between the Bengaluru city railway station to Whitefield. Benefiting a lot of people, the train will begin its services from Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna station (Majestic) at 5.05 pm and reach Whitefield at 6.40 pm. The train is expected to run via Bengaluru Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyappanahalli, KR Puram, and Hoodi. While returning, the train will leave Whitefield station at 6.50 pm and arrive at Cantonment at 7.25 pm.
The additional train will have a combination of two motor cars and six trailing cars. The motor cars can carry up to 226 passengers(155 sitting and 121 standing), the following cars can carry 325 passengers with it.
“In an answer to the request for commuters, I am glad to inform that additional trains will begin their operations today. I thank the Minister of State, Railways, Suresh Angadi for agreeing to my request and allowing additional trains,” said PC Mohan (Bengaluru Central MP), flagging off the train.
Bengaluru to Mysuru
The lines between Bengaluru to Mysuru will get electric engines which will reduce the travel time by 30 minutes. 11 trains which run between both the cities will run on the electrified engine and on 2-way tracks.
With the use of electrification, the trains will also save a number of financial resources as compared to the fuel expenses. Usually, trains with 24 coaches need two engines in this particular route due to the undulating terrain which consumes a lot of fuel.
An additional suburban rail was also announced earlier which runs between the Tumakuru-Yeshwantapur line.