Ateast now kurla exp and udyan exp.will be speeded up saving 1-2 hrs in dmm-ynk stretch
which extends to 174 km, will directly benefit travellers due to the stop at Yelahanaka. Passengers travelling on numerous trains along this route including the Kurla Express, Udyan Express, Sampark Kranti Express, Kacheguda Express, Gorakhpur Express, Sai Prashanti Nilayam-Chennai Express stand to benefit from it. “Most trains bound to northern parts of the country pass via this route,” an official said. Verma said ........
Will Yelahanka junction will get halt of passing trains.
Kurla infinitely waits for signal to enter bengaluru.
Have a look long back itself i.e in mid of 2018 this route was cleared for 110 kmph and 100 psr boards were installed. One wrong info is that they mentioned as SBC JTJ section will also be upgraded to 110 but the fact is this route was declared fit for 110 kmph decades ago.
Distance between SBC and DMM is 189 kms, but fare calculation is with 235 kms. I suppose this started when gauge conversion was done two decades back.
So actual distance from sbc to GTL would be less than 300 kms and our legendary udyan takes 9 hours!!!.
There should be something unexplainable which prevents railways to delay this train.