Railways Sanctions Quadrupling Project With Provision of 2 Additional Lines From Bengaluru Cantt to Whitefield At Rs 492.87 Crore

Railways Sanctions Quadrupling Project With Provision of 2 Additional Lines From Bengaluru Cantt to Whitefield At Rs 492.87 Crore

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Date Of Post: 22 Mar, 2018

Bengaluru: The railways have sanctioned a quadrupling project with a provision of two additional lines from Bengaluru Cantt to Whitefield at a cost of Rs 492.87 crore.

The 25 km stretch will involve 6 most important stations-

  • Bengaluru Cantonment
  • Bengaluru East
  • Baiyyapannahalli
  • Krishnarajapuram
  • Hoodi
  • Whitefield

More Information:

  • The project will be completed within 2 to 3 years.
  • A statement issued by the railway ministry said, it will be a boon for those belonging to the IT hub of Whitefield.
  • Currently, 146 & 94 trains are running from Bengaluru & 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.
  • The statement said, in view of increasing commuter requirement, in last one and half year itself, 26 suburban services have been introduced along with 7 long distance trains in Bengaluru area.
  • It added, besides, 4 suburban services between KSR Bengaluru- Baiyyappanahalli & Baiyappanahalli- Bengaluru have been introduced.

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