Friday, November 27, 2015

M.T. SHIVA KUMAR


Preliminary work on shifting the railway signalling system along the Bengaluru-Mysuru track in progress near Paschima Vahini at Srirangapatna in Mandya district on Thursday.

Services of eight Bengaluru-Mysuru trains cancelled for three days

The process of shifting the railway signalling system along the Bengaluru-Mysuru lane was launched on Thursday.

Except around a 1.7-km stretch near Paschima Vahini at Srirangapatna, the ongoing work on doubling the 139-km railway track between Mysuru and Bengaluru has been almost completed.

The work pertaining to the shifting of signalling system formally began on Thursday.

Equipment, cable systems and other materials installed for the signalling systems would be shifted to new locations at Naganahalli, Yeliyur, Byadarahalli, Srirangapatna, Pandavapura and a few other places along the lane, Executive Engineer Krishnamurthy told this correspondent near Paschima Vahini at Srirangapatna.Meanwhile, in order to facilitate expeditious completion of the ongoing work, the Railway Department has cancelled the services of eight trains between the two cities from Friday.

The services of train no. 16558 (Rajyarani Express from Bengaluru to Mysuru), 16557 (Rajyarani Express from Mysuru to Bengaluru), 16023 (Malgudi Express from Mysuru to Yeshwantpur), 16024 (Malgudi Express from Yeshwantpur to Mysuru), 56264 (Passenger friom Bengaluru to Mysuru), 56263 (Passenger from Mysuru to Bengaluru), 56262 (Passenger from Bengaluru to Mysuru) and 56267 (Passenger from Mysuru to Bengaluru) will be suspended for three days, sources at the Railway Department said.

The shifting and installation work will continue till November 29.

KSRTC buses

The Karnataka State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will arrange special buses between Bengaluru and Mysuru to help the passengers, M. Ramesh, Divisional Controller of KSRTC (Mandya), told The Hindu.A total of 490 express buses, 81 Airavat Volvo and 46 Rajahamsa buses are presently running from Mysuru to Bengaluru, everyday. The number of daily trips being made by KSRTC from Bengaluru to Mysuru is 655. Of them, 531 are express, 78 Airavat Volvo and 46 Rajahamsa, Mr. Ramesh said.

With the Railway Department cancelling the train services, if needed, the KSRTC would be ready to run special buses for railway passengers, he said.

Around 55,000 people travel between the two cities by KSRTC buses, everyday.

Railways to shift signals at several places

KSRTC to run additional buses, if necessary

490 express, 81 Airavat Volvo and 46 Rajahamsa buses run from Mysuru to Bengaluru, everyday

About 55,000 people travel by KSRTC buses everyday between Bengaluru-Mysuru

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