New train services connect Baiyappanahalli to Bengaluru's tech hubsLast updated on Mar 14, 2018, 10:56 am
Four suburban trains that will connect Baiyappanahalli metro station to its technology hubs, Bellandur and Electronic City, have started its operations from yesterday.
MEMU services will run on the city railway station-Whitefield line and DEMU services on the Banaswadi-Hosur line, for six days a week.
But work on the Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield stretch has caused many issues for road commuters.
Train to cut commute time by 30 minutes!
With this new service, passengers can travel from Baiyappanahalli to Bellandur in 30 minutes, as against one hour by road.
The first train will leave Banaswadi at 9.50AM and turn back from Hosur at 11.15AM.
Another will leave Banaswadi at 12.40PM and return from Hosur at 3.20PM.
On the way, it will cover Baiyappanahalli, Carmelaram, Heelalige and Anekal road station, among others.
Piyush Goyal announces launch on Twitter
Central Govt on its commitment to politics of development good governance, is introducing 8 new suburban train services in Bengaluru on 12th March. A big relief to commuters between Baiyyappanahalli-Whitefield Hosur-Banaswadi, connecting IT hubs of the city to business areas. pic.twitter.com/dBh04cDTR8— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 11, 2018
Train on Hosur line via Baiyappanahalli introduced
This is also the first time that train services have been introduced on the Hosur line via Baiyappanahalli.
"It will help many more commuters to switch over to train services," said commuter rail activist Sanjeev Dyamannavar.
During non-peak hours, two new services will run from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield.
Talks are ongoing for BMTC bus service to Heelalige railway station, 6km from Electronic City.