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News Entry# 416332
Aug 14 (09:28) Travel to Bengaluru airport from city railway station for ₹30 (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 416332  Blog Entry# 4687177   
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Aug 14 2020 (09:28)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786

Aug 14 2020 (09:28)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786

Aug 14 2020 (09:28)
Station Tag: Kempegowda International Airport Halt/KIAHL added by KJM WAP7 30630🚄/1573786
Posted by: Amogh^~ 9 news posts
The new station near KIA. BIAL will provide a shuttle service from the station to the airport. 
If all goes as planned, air passengers and employees working at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will soon be able to travel from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna City Railway Station to the airport.
What’s more, the ticket will be priced at just ₹30. South Western Railways (SWR) is planning to introduce express train services to KIA, once the Central government allows resumption of services. Ongoing construction work of the halt station on the boundary of the airport
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is likely to be completed by September.
E. Vijaya, Chief PRO of SWR, told The Hindu that the service to the airport will be prioritised once operations are allowed to resume. “There is a plan to introduce an express train service from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station to the airport during peak hours. The timings will be finalised after consulting with Bangalore International Airport Limited.”
The express train will be operated via Yeshwantpur and the travel time will be around 30 to 35 minutes. The distance between Majestic and KIA is around 35 km. This will come as a relief to commuters. During peak hours it takes more than an hour to reach the airport by road, and people are saddled with a huge fare at the end of the journey.
Currently, a passenger wishing to travel to KIA from Majestic has to pay as much as ₹235 for a ticket on BMTC’s Vayu Vajra.
Operating a train service to the airport has been a long-pending demand. For over a decade, a majority of air passengers and employees have been relying on taxi and private modes of transport to travel to the airport. After persistent demands, the authorities decided to build the halt station on Yelahanka–Kolar section. Hundreds of people in Bengaluru Rural and Kolar districts, who commute to the airport campus every day, will benefit.
Ms. Vijaya said already six scheduled trains from Yelahanka to Kolar will have a stop at the new halt station. It will cost only ₹10 to travel from Yelahanka to KIA once the services become operational.
The new halt station is located between Devanahalli and Dodajala stations. “Work is likely to be completed by September 20. BIAL is building the station at a cost of ₹3 crore, and it will have all the basic amenities,” she said.
BIAL has agreed to provide a shuttle service for the air passengers from the station to the airport and it will take eight minutes to reach the airport terminal from the point. “The service is also expected to help a large number of employees working inside the airport campus that include in cargo and other sectors,” said Ms. Vijaya.

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Aug 18 (11:46)
DhnEcr
Sanz~   7625 blog posts
Re# 4687177-7            Tags   Past Edits
Hopefully Airport to city will now take less time than BLR to other metros via flight

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Aug 18 (20:41)
irifan2015
irifan2015   1005 blog posts
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For Bangalore to Chennai, train would continue to be the ideal choice. Get in at SBC/ YPR/ BNC/ KJM and in next 5-6 hours, you can get down at Chennai Central station. By air means 2 hours to airport plus one hour waiting time (minimum) plus one hour journey to Chennai and then another one hour to city by metro.
Just take AC chair car ticket and relax.

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Aug 18 (21:27)
Kishkindha Express
AmaravatiExpress~   555 blog posts
Re# 4687177-9            Tags   Past Edits
great news.. pat n d face fr these costly cabs and buses...
hope Swr Also ensures frequent connectivity & shuttles between city stns and airport stn
hope similar development takes place in Hyd city.

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Aug 18 (21:51)
VIVEK SINGH
VivekSingh~   1612 blog posts
Re# 4687177-10            Tags   Past Edits
Is there a space somewhere around pf 1 or 7 where airport train can be stationed. It don't have to be big (6-7 coach). If it can be cleared out then I think airport shuttle can be managed from SBC.

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Aug 18 (23:00)
LHB required for Rani Chenamma
Amogh^~   2402 blog posts
Re# 4687177-11            Tags   Past Edits
There are 4 lines the coaches are stabled. No platform is empty kind of thing
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