Karnataka: Facing flak, South Western Railway announces new Hosur train; passengers not impressed | Bengaluru News – Times of India

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The train which will run six days a week, has no stop at Lottegollahalli station and isn’t passing through Byappanahalli station for Metro connectivity. (Representational Image)

BENGALURU: Under fire for the cancellation of Hosur Memu train, the South Western Railway on Tuesday announced a new train service from July 25.
The timings of the new 06393/06394 Yeswantpur- Hosur- Yeswantpur Memu unreserved express special however has been met with some criticism from office goers. According to SWR, train no. 06393 will leave Yeswantpur at 3pm and reach Hosur at 4.30pm.
On its return journey, 06394 will depart from Hosur at 5.40pm and reach Yeswantpur at 7.20pm. This train will have stoppages at Hebbal, Banaswadi, Belandur Road, Carmelaram and Heelalige.
The train which will run six days a week (except Sundays), has no stop at Lottegollahalli station and isn’t passing through Byappanahalli station for Metro connectivity/Sir MV terminal.
The fare will also be higher since it has been announced as an ‘unreserved’ express train.
“This new train is not convenient for office goers in the morning. This train is neither connected to Byappanahalli nor Sir MV terminal. Having a halt at Byappanahalli railway station will help passengers to switch to Metro. There is also no stoppage at Lottegollahalli station near Hebbal either,” Ravi Kumar, a rail passenger, pointed out.
Sri Devi, another passenger said: “Ideally this train should have run in the morning from Yeswantpur at 6:30am and return in the evening at the current scheduled time. There’s no need for a 3pm train from Yeswantpur since there’s already a Yeswantpur – Salem train at 3:50pm”.
Last month, SWR cancelled 06261/06262 KSR Bengaluru-Hosur-KSR Bengaluru MEMU train, which led to public outcry. Another train 06591/06592 Yeswantpur- Hosur-Yeswantpur which was suspended during Covid is also yet to be restored.
The cancellation of trains between Bengaluru and Hosur affected passengers especially office goers traveling on Outer Ring Road and Electronics City. TOI had carried an article titled ‘Hosur Memu train to be cancelled; passengers fume’ on June 18.


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