Four new suburban train services, which will be operational from Monday (today), will finally connect the Baiyappanahalli metro station to the technology suburbs of Bellandur and Electronic City, hopefully bringing some relief to hundreds of technology workers.
The South Western Railway (SWR) will run MEMU services on the city railway station-Whitefield line and DEMU services on the Banaswadi-Hosur line six days a week.
With Bangalore Metro taking up construction of a rail line from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield, road traffic has become slow and elected representatives have been demanding short-distance train services to relieve the pain.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal announced the eight new services in Bengaluru on Friday. “A big relief to commuters between Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield & Hosur-Banaswadi, connecting IT hubs of the city to business areas,” he tweeted. Read More…