Bengaluru: Soon, trains will stop at Devanahalli near the Kempegowda International Airport. The decision was taken after MP Tejasvi Surya’s discussions with the Divisional Railway Manager of Bengaluru recently.
With the Halt Station coming up at Devanahalli, Mr Surya asked for services to the Airport be made available at the earliest. DRM Ashok Kumar Verma assured the MP that two trains from KSR Bengaluru (Majestic) heading towards Devanahalli or beyond will be allowd to stop at Devanahalli. Mr Verma indicated that an additional service will be allowed a stop during non-peak hours.
“It takes over two hours for anyone in the city to reach the airport due to the saturated traffic situation in Bengaluru today. The stoppage of trains at Devanahalli Halt, which is about a 10-minute drive from the airport, will reduce travel time drastically. This will benefit at least half-a-million people of Bengaluru," Mr Surya said.
“The KIAL will also run feeder services for last-mile connectivity from the Devanahalli Halt to the airport as and when trains are scheduled to arrive. Similarly, they will provide drop services to the Devanahalli Halt as per the arrivals of the trains,” he said.
Mr Surya also requested the DRM to allow stoppage of trains going to and coming from Mysuru at the Nayanadahalli station. “The DRM said he would look into providing stoppages for Basava Express and Talguppa Express at Nayanadahalli,” he said.
“Nayanadahalli can be developed as an integrated mobility hub consisting of Metro, bus and suburban rail services all connected together,” he said....