Date:03/01/2010 THE HINDU
Trains from Yeshwanthpur to Anekal, Devanahalli
Push-pull trains to be introduced for these destinations Plans to provide surface rail connectivity to international airport
BANGALORE: Devanahalli and Anekal will get commuter trains from Yeshwanthpur within a few months. There are also plans to provide surface rail connectivity to the international airport at Devanahalli with the help of the existing rail network.
Announcing this after a review of pending railway projects in the State in Bangalore on Saturday, Infrastructure Development Minister G. Janardhan Reddy told presspersons that push-pull trains would be introduced for these destinations. Infrastructure Development Principal Secretary V. Madhu said the train to Anekal would be introduced in the first or second week of March. The Yeshwanthpur-Devanahalli train may be introduced within one or two months after that.
A traffic study would be conducted to assess the traffic volume between Yeshwanthpur-Devanahalli before introducing the train, he said.
To begin with, the train to Devanahalli would touch only Devanahalli railway station. However, there were plans to provide surface rail connectivity to the international airport by developing a railway traffic hub near trumpet interchange in the coming months, Mr. Madhu said.
The two proposed trains would make use of the existing rail network for their operation. According to Mr. Madhu, three trains would be pressed into service from Yeshwanthpur to Anekal in the future. He said the proposed service would help ease traffic congestion in Bangalore city.