Bengaluru: Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal in Byappanahalli, which was completed more than a year ago, may begin functioning in two months. The officials have started preparations in this regard for the inauguration of Rs. 315 Crore facility.
Senior officials approved a tentative list of six pairs of trains that will be shifted to Sir MV Terminal, stated a letter on March 31. Though the letter doesn’t specify a date for the inauguration, the reference to the inaugural special train suggests that it won’t take long.
It further stated that an inaugural special train (from the terminal) to Vishakhapatnam consisting of 18 LHB Coaches is tentatively planned with open timings. As agreed by the CPTM/E.Co.R, new coaches will be provided by E.Co.Railway for the inaugural run. Further regular weekly service is likely to commence from April 11, 2022, it added.
However, a similar communication was issued in February last year and the inauguration was put off due to some reasons.
According to sources, Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager Shyam Singh said that no discussions on inaugurations have been held so far.