The decision of South Western Railways (SWR) to introduce a dedicated train between Banaswadi in northeast Bengaluru to Hosur in Tamil Nadu has given residents of India’s Information Technology (IT) capital an alternative to the massive traffic snarls they would normally face on their way to work.
Deccan Herald reports that while there were few passengers two days after services went live, there were several IT employees who got off at stations such as Bellandur Road and Heelalige. While the train starts from Banaswadi, it draws the majority of its crowd at the Byappanahalli station, where it has a footbridge connecting it to the Byappanahalli Namma Metro station.
The train then makes its way to the Bellandur Road station, from where it is a 10-minute walk to the Outer Ring Road, which houses a large number of the city’s IT offices. Read More…
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