The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) will run special trains between Bandra and Udupi to clear extra rush of passengers during Holi festival in co-ordination with Western Railway, according to a press release issued by KRCL Deputy General Manager Girish R Karandikar.
The Train No 09011 Bandra - Udupi AC Special on Special Fare will depart from Bandra at 23:55 hrs on March 8 and will arrive at Udupi at 18:00 hrs on the next day.
Train No 09012 Udupi - Bandra AC Special on Special Fare will depart from Udupi at 19:00 hrs on
Better get down at Pnvl and take fast locals.
Exactly. No use of origin being BDTS I see.
Instead of BDTS round about, better start from Pune via Kjt-Pnvl.
I dont think so that will be possible till Udupi has pit lanes and other infrastructure. I feel KR has to take initiation in doing this mainly in Udupi if they have space or else somewhere nearby where they arrange pit lanes and parking lanes. Then they can start. The biggest hurdle will be that SWR does not have any slot on the ghat section correctly. Once doubling is done then they will additional slots for running trains in this line.
New trains have been introduced because of the minister's persuasion. We still don't know what kind of compromises they had to do to introduce the new trains without any change in the infrastructure on the ghat section.
I guess only trains proposed by the minister will have the RB's approval. Other proposals will likely see the same 'ghat restrictions' hurdle.