July 14, 2021 9:14:49 am
In a bid to help people commute to and from Bengaluru city to its suburbs, the South Western Railway (SWR) has informed that it will restart services of five sets of MEMU trains and introduce another set beginning July 15. The services were stopped after the Karnataka government imposed restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the SWR, the trains will help link Bengaluru to Hosur, Marikuppam, and Bangarapet. Daily services from Thursday will resume in both directions on the Baiyappanahalli-Hosur (06259/06260), KSR Bengaluru-Hosur (06261/06262), and KSR Bengaluru-Marikuppam (06263/06264) routes.
The new daily train is scheduled to operate between Marikuppam and Bangarapet (07383/07384). The 16-car MEMU will ply via Champion, Oargaum, Coromandel, BEML Nagar, Chinnakote H, and Bangarapet. While the train would begin from Bangarapet at 5.30 am daily, it will reach Marikuppam at 6.05 am. The same, in the other direction, will depart from Marikuppam at 8.50 pm to reach Bangarapet at 9.25 pm daily.
The trains scheduled to operate once a week linking the Karnataka capital with its satellite towns are Bangarpet-Kuppam (06289/06290) and Kuppam-KSR Bengaluru (06292), and Banaswadi -Bangarpet (06298/06297).
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