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Railway has taken this decision in view of the burden of traffic due to the increasing number of passengers in the suburbs of Bengaluru.
Keeping in view the increasing pressure of traffic in the suburbs of Bengaluru, Railways has approved a project of provision of two extra lines from Bengaluru Cantt to Whitefield at a cost of Rs 492.87 crore.
In what is likely to brighten the face of many Bengaluru residents, the Indian railways has now sanctioned a Rs 492.87-crore project to ease traffic congestion in the IT city. According to a tweet from the Union Rail Minister, Piyush Goyal, the Railways has given its nod to a quadrupling project with a provision of two additional lines from Bengaluru Cant to Whitefield at a cost of Rs 492.87 crore.
25 km long, this city will include the 6 most important stations of the Bangalore Cantonment, the Bangalore East, Baiyapnalli, Krishnarajapuram, Hudi and the Whitefield. A statement issued by the Railway Ministry said that after the construction of this railway section, 62 thousand passengers would be able to easily reach their destination in a short time within Bangalore. According to the
The project is likely to benefit 62,000 daily commuters in this section as it will make commuting between these stations easy and faster.
Railways statement, this project will be completed within two to three years. This will prove to be a boon for those living in Whitefield’s IT hub. At present, there are 146 trains from Bangalore station and 94 trains from Yashwantpur station. Of these, 122 are run for suburban passengers.
At present, 146 and 94 trains operate from Bengaluru and Yesvantpur stations, respectively, out of which 122 are of suburban nature catering to commuters.
A major chunk of the suburban trains is running in Bengaluru-Whitefield section.
In view of increasing commuter requirement, in last one-and-a-half year itself, 26 suburban services have been introduced along with seven long-distance trains in Bengaluru area, the statement said.
Besides, four suburban services between KSR Bengaluru- Baiyyappanahalli and Baiyappanahalli- Bengaluru have been introduced, it added.
Statement states that a large portion of suburban trains are operating from Bangalore to Whitefield. In view of the increasing number of passengers, 26 new rail services have been started in the last one-and-a-half years. Of these 7 trains are of long distance.
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