Poor response to inter-city trains within Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 22-  The twin inter-city train service within Karnataka, launched with much fanfare from Bengaluru to Belagavi and Mysuru, had poor response from passengers on the first day, an official said on Friday.”The tri-weekly special train to Belagavi, which has 1,484 seats, left Bengaluru on the first day of its service at 8 a.m. with 176 passengers, picked up 98 at Tumakuru and 64 more at Davangere en-route,” Bengaluru railway divisional manager A.K. Verma told IANS here.Similarly, the other special train to Mysuru, which operates six days a week except on Sunday with 1,415 seats, had only 37 passengers from Bengaluru and 26 more boarded at Kengeri and Mandya en-route.On the return journey in the afternoon, 59 passengers boarded the train at Mysuru to Bengaluru.

“As the service has been launched at a short notice after the railway board approved it two days ago (May 20), probably the people did not have enough time to plan the travel or book tickets online. We are confident that the service will get good response soon,” asserted Verma.In a sign of normalcy returning soon, the zonal railway resumed the passenger service within Karnataka in response to state Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa’s request to enable citizens travel across the state after being stranded for over 58 days due to the extended lockdown.”For better response to both trains, ticket counters have been reopened at key railway stations from today (Friday) so that passengers who are not digital can book seats for their journey in advance,” said Verma.The tri-weekly superfast from Bengaluru operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with halts at 10 stations en-route for passengers to alight or board as per the guidelines.

The return train from Belagavi is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with halts at 10 stations en-route for passengers to alight or board.The trains have 14 chair cars and two luggage-cum-brake vans to carry passengers as per the guidelines to maintain physical distancing.”The special trains to Belagavi and Mysuru are in addition to Shramik (labour) trains since May 3 for ferrying migrants from within state to other states and a Rajdhani special for the public between New Delhi and Bengaluru,” added the official.

The trains will not operate on Sunday due to complete lockdown in the southern state.Though passenger services across the state and country remained suspended since the lockdown was enforced on March 25 and extended it four times up to May 31 to contain the coronavirus spread, the railways has been operating freight and parcel services since April first week to ensure essential supplies and movement of goods to the people across the country

Releated Posts

Ten Hindu Pilgrims Killed in Bus Attack in Jammu’s Reasi District

Reasi: In a tragic incident, at least 10 Hindu pilgrims lost their lives and over 30 sustained injuries…

ByBynageshsuryaJun 10, 2024

Dagger Division and Dagger Parivaar School in Collaboration with Indrani Balan Foundation, Pune, Welcome Master Burhan Back with Open Arms

Baramulla : Indian Army’s Dagger Division and the Indrani Balan Foundation, Pune, are thrilled to announce the joyous…

ByByjivan123Mar 23, 2024

Pune: Former President Pratibha Patil’s Health Normal, Will Be Discharged From Hospital Tomorrow; Close Aide Ends Speculations About Her Health Status

Pune: Former President Pratibha Patil was admitted to Bharti Hospital in Pune because of minor pain in her…

ByByjivan123Mar 14, 2024

Stay alert & vigilant: Arunachal Guv to security forces

Itanagar, Dec 30 (UNI)- Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General (Retd) KT Parnaik on Saturday visited the border post…

ByBynageshsuryaDec 30, 2023

Leave a Reply

Poor response to inter-city trains within Karnataka

Discover more from पोलीसनामा (Policenama)

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading