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Ministry of Railways Sanctions Quadrupling Works in Bengaluru Area for enhancement of Suburban and other Railway Traffic to ease congestion

Posted : 22 March 2018 11:28:30 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Ministry of Railways Sanctions Quadrupling Works in Bengaluru Area for enhancement of Suburban and other Railway Traffic to ease congestion

Keeping in view the requirements of augmenting line capacity, specially to meet the requirements of suburban traffic, Ministry of Railways has sanctioned the Quadrupling Project, with a provision of 02 additional lines (one on either side of the existing 02 lines) from Bengaluru Cantt. to Whitefield at a cost of Rs.492.87 crores.

 

As a measure to ease the congestion, it has been decided to strengthen the busy section with two additional lines between Bengaluru and Whitefield. This stretch of 25 Km will involve 6 most important stations -Bengaluru Cantonment, Bengaluru East, Baiyyapannahalli, Krishnarajapuram, Hoodi and Whitefield. This will benefit 62,000 daily commuters in this section by making commuting within Bengaluru easy and faster.

 

The Project will be taken up immediately and planned to be completed within a period of 2 – 3 years. It will be a boon for the local public of Bengaluru, specially belonging to the IT hub of Whitefield area. Presently, 146 and 94 trains are running from Bengaluru and Yesvantpur stations respectively out of which 122 are of suburban nature catering to commuters.

 

A major portion of these suburban trains are running in Bengaluru-Whitefield section. In view of increasing commuter requirement, in last one and half year itself, 26 suburban services have been introduced along with 7 long distance trains in Bengaluru area. Recently also, 4 suburban services between KSR Bengaluru- Baiyyappanahalli and Baiyappanahalli- Bengaluru have been introduced. KSR Bengaluru- Whitefield railway line is now congested and it’s line capacity utilization has exceeded 100%.




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