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Posted: Jan 06 2018 (09:51)
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New/Special TrainsSWR/South Western -Jan 06 2018 (09:46) Announced four years ago, train yet to run despite massive demand
Rail Fanning~ 198 news posts
A loss for the railways has been a huge gain for private bus operators. A new train leaving Bengaluru Cantonment station to Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli was announced in the railway budget in 2014-15 much to the delight of frequent travellers to Kerala, but four years on — typical of the railways — the train is yet to be introduced.
The train No 22657/22658 was to run on weekends — leaving Bengaluru on Fridays and returning from Thiruvananthapuram on Sundays. It was even included in the railway timetable in 2015 and would have considerably eased the travel rush between the two states. However, with the train yet to be flagged off, private bus operators are laughing all the way to the bank.
Jan 06 2018 (09:51)
Rail Fanning~ 3077 blog posts
Finally good to see, a prominent english newspaper highlighting the issue.
But the biggest joke seems to be the fact that SWR is now mulling a new train from Mysuru to Thiruvananthapuram via Bengaluru on Thursdays, when there are already 6 other trains !!!!
In the print edition though the SWR public relations manager has been quoted as saying that ' On the advice of the railway board details of a biweekly service are being worked out between the divisions concerned '
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