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Karnataka govt to provide rail link from Yeshwantpur to airport

02 Aug 2017 | By Kanchan Monga

After getting in-principal approval from railways, Karnataka government plans to provide suburban rail connectivity between Yeshwantpur and KIA.

"Project requires an elevated station at Yeshwantpur and we plan to build one. We are mulling over whether to have station at trumpet interchange or provide logistics at Devanahalli from where passengers can reach KIA," development minister KJ George said.

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