BENGALURU: Nearly five months after the trial runs were approved by the Railway Board, the first Roll On-Roll Off (RO-RO) service between Nelamangala in Bengaluru and Bale in Solapur district will make its debut this Sunday (August 30).
This will be first such service in South Western Railway (SWR) and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and MoS Railways Suresh C Angadi will launch the train remotely from their respective locations. "A total of 1260 tonnes, comprising agricultural, chemical and industrial items have been loaded in its maiden run," Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Bengaluru Division), AN Krishna Reddy told The New Indian Express.
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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
Hopefully Airport to city will now take less time than BLR to other metros via flight
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.
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.
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.
There are 4 lines the coaches are stabled. No platform is empty kind of thing
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