Beyond the Halt Station, several critical infrastructure upgrades should be taken up to maximise the benefits of the airport rail link. Here’s a look at the projects that require urgent attention:
Upgrade Doddajala to Crossing Station
Currently, the 24-km route from Yelahanka to Devanahalli is single track, with three stations on the way. However, all the three, Bettahalasur, Doddajala and the new Airport Station, are halt stations. This implies that when a train is on this track, no other train can get on to the 24-km stretch.
Man I would tell better extend all SBC MYS, MKM SBC MEMUs to Devanahalli.
More trains via Devanahalli, Chikkaballapur, Kolar as they have a bit less connectivity though they are important cities
This is another good point. Make DHL or CBP as another satellite terminal and extend few trains to DHL/CBP. Ex:- 16518/Kannur - KSR Bengaluru Express [via Mysuru] extend upto CBP, with additional halts at Ynk, Kiah, Dhl.
Mysore side train can be extended with few changes in TT. But expecting SUR SF and Gomateshwara are not going to happen. In fact, it would create more issues as people want these trains to touch SBC.
If long distance trains are going to get extended, I would say extend BAND ERS SF (thrice a week). Instead of terminating at BAND, it can go from KJM to YNK to DHL. Another option would be Salem YPR passenger with loco reversal at BYPL (change over from Hosur line to Yelahanka line). Slowly YNK
right now is there any proposal for doubling of YNK - Airport section ?
Not currently, but definitely it will also be taken soon for doubling along with BAW-HAS under SBC division.
BENGALURU: It’s no fantasy. It is possible to travel from Yeshwantpur to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), a distance of around 35km, in less than an hour, spending a mere Rs 30. First a perspective: A taxi ride from Yeshwantpur to KIA costs about ₹800 and BMTC’s Vayu Vajra fare is ₹230 (excluding GST). In comparison, suburban train fare from Yeshwantpur to Doddajala station, located about 9km away from the airport, costs a mere ₹10.In a bid to find an efficient alternative to exorbitant airport taxis, TOI conducted an experiment primarily using suburban train services. This plan works best if one is travelling light.On Monday last week, a TOI reporter boarded the Yeshwantpur-Devanahalli DEMU passenger train (No 06595) which was scheduled to leave Yeswanthpur station at 10:35am. The departure was delayed by 10 minutes. On a weekday morning, when roads a chock-a-block with traffic, the train was empty, thanks to a combination
In current conditions, you will miss the flight if you opt for this mode. Instead of spending crores for a new metro line, why can't this line be developed as a proper alternative?
For trying it first time, we can test this in reverse direction. Airport to DJL station, we have three DEMU 8:35, 13:20 and 16:35 to Bengaluru/Ypr. If this works then vice verse can also be tried
No taxi driver will agree to take you to station.
Best thing is doubling form ynk to devanahalli and introduce regular non ac and ac feeder buses from dodjala and devanahalli to airport.
It’s time for a halli-day
Reaching Kempegowda International Airport from any part of the city is easier said than done. But if the powers-that-be apply a little thought, you could end up with a cost-and-time saver in the form of a suburban railway link to KIA. Mirror brings you the finer aspects of what it means to journey right into Bengaluru’s northern frontiers