Dec 28 2017 (07:59) The 2014 Budget announced Thiruvananthapuram -Bengaluru Cantt
After Shatabdi news,here's yet another one.The 2013 Budget announced Thiruvananthapuram -Bengaluru Cantt. Suvidha will be introduced in the second week of January by Extending it to Mysuru and short terminating at Kochuveli.Timings: on Thu and Sun from KCVL @19:00 Hrs to Reach Bangalore at 08:10 hrs and MYS at 11 Hrs. Return on Friday and Monday leaving MYS at 17:00 , Bangalore at 19:15 and reach KCVL at 08:20 hrs Report as per Manorama News Paper
Yes you are correct. The South Western Railway and the Bengaluru division have started 25 express trains and 10 passengers trains between 2014 and 2017. Three of them are daily services. The Yesvantpur-Howra A/C Express started service in January 2016, while the Yesvantpur-Katra Suvidha Express and the Yesvantpur-Jaipur trains started service in January 2015. The below article says it all. There seemed to have be no congestion while starting those , but there were always issues when starting the BNC-KCVL train !!! click here
The proposed KCVL-MYS train passes through KJM, BNC and SBC, which is saturated because, there are 7 more trains that run between SBC and BYPL, and take a turn towards hosur and dharmapuri. Trains like KCG-KJM can be discounted because they join the mainline only after these 7 trains divert towards Hosur. So that's why SWR is not allowing the train via this route. If SR changes the route via BYPL-BAND-YPR, SWR might reconsider, but that would defeat the purpose of running a SF train. And moreover, I don't think there's time slot available in SBC to accommodate any more trains during morning hours, that's why SWR is starting all interstate trains from BAND/KJM/BNC.
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