Railways green-lights Rs 492.87-crore project, to ease traffic congestion in Bengaluru

[] In a move that could benefit 62,000 daily commuters and ease traffic congestion, the Railways has sanctioned a quadrupling project between Bengaluru Cantonment and Whitefield

Keeping in mind the growing pressure of the suburban traffic in Bengaluru, the Railways has sanctioned a quadrupling project, with a provision of two additional lines from Bengaluru Cantonment to Whitefield, at a cost of Rs 492.87 crores. The 25-km stretch will involve six important stations – Bengaluru Cantonment, Bengaluru east, Baiyyapannahalli, Krishnarajapuram, Hoodi and Whitefield.

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The project is set to benefit 62,000 daily commuters in this section, by making commuting within Bengaluru easy and faster, said a statement issued by the Railway Ministry. The project will be completed within two to three years. It will be a boon for those belonging to the IT hub of Whitefield, it said.

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At present, 146 and 94 trains are running from Bengaluru and Yesvantpur stations, respectively, out of which 122 are of suburban nature, catering to commuters. A major portion of the suburban trains are running in Bengaluru-Whitefield section. In view of increasing commuter requirement, in the last one-and-a-half year itself, 26 suburban services have been introduced, along with seven long-distance trains in Bengaluru area, the statement said. Besides, four suburban services between KSR Bengaluru-Baiyyappanahalli and Baiyappanahalli-Bengaluru have been introduced, it added.

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