Bengaluru: Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya said that train services to the Kempegowda International Airport might be available soon following the setting-up of a halt station at Devanahalli.
The MP carried out an inspection of the Nayandahalli Railway Station before meeting with Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Ashok Kumar Verma to discuss on-going railway projects in the city.
In a press note detailing the meeting, Surya requested the DRM to implement train services to the airport at the earliest. He said, “It takes more than 2 or 2.5 hours for anyone in the city to reach the airport due to the traffic situation in Bengaluru today.”
“The stoppage of trains at the Devanahalli Halt, which is about a 10-minute drive from the airport, will reduce travel time drastically. This will benefit at least half a million Bengalureans,” he added.
The press note also announced that KIAL will run feeder and drop services for last-mile connectivity in order to connect the last mile between the Devanahalli Halt and the airport.
Additionally, Surya also requested the DRM to allow Mysuru-Bengaluru trains to make a stop at the Nayanadahalli Railway Station.
“It is important to understand that Nayanadahalli could be developed as an integrated mobility hub consisting of metro, bus, and suburban rail services all connected together,” Surya said.
Indicating that these provisions would increase the #EaseofLiving in the city, Surya said, “Developing this station and providing the stoppages will also reduce the burden at KSR Bengaluru and the traffic vicinity of Majestic.”
In his meeting with the DRM, Surya also insisted that dust bins at railway stations feature labels in Kannada language.
Land fencing, PUB completion, stormwater drains, poorly-lit platforms, and increased RPF security personnel were also some of the issues discussed in the meeting.
(With inputs from ANI)