From Monday onwards, vacationers in Bangalore will lastly be capable of take a practice that goes near the International Airport which is situated outskirts of the town. Until now, passengers have been depending on Airport taxis, bus companies which used to price round INR 250 per particular person.
Now, South Western Railway started suburban practice companies to Devanahalli Station which is situated close to to the airport and this new service would be the first non-expensive, sooner and non-road companies for commuters to succeed in the airport. A complete of 5 pairs of trains are scheduled to run from the town heart to the airport with fares as little as INR 10-15 and reportedly, BMTC shuttle companies will run from practice station to airport with fares as little as INR10.
Speaking about this, Karnataka Chief Minister Shri BS Yediyurappa tweeted, “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.”
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal stated that the practice route wouldn’t solely be helpful for lakhs of individuals but in addition will lower site visitors congestion drastically.
Speaking about this, he tweeted “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.”
Speaking to a number one newspaper, Vijaya, Deputy General Manager and Chief Public Relations Officer of South Western Railways stated, “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 travelers. 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 southwestern 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. The ticket fare from Bangalore station is ₹10. If it goes via Cantonment Station it is ₹15.”
It shall be helpful for residents working on the airport stated the official. Ms. Vijaya additionally talked about that “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 patronized.”
For now, the practice companies will run from KSR station in Bangalore to Devanhalli Airport station for one hour with stops in between. And if the response is nice, there is perhaps continuous practice companies.