New train to Delhi on Kolar route launched

New train to Delhi on Kolar route launched

Newly inaugurated Train . No. 06521, Yesvantpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express Special (via Kolar, Chikballapur and Bangarpet) at Yesvantpur Railway Station, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Photo / B H Shivakumar

People travelling to New Delhi from Bengaluru will soon have another train, which will run via Chikballapur, Kolar and Katpadi and also connect Renigunta, thereby benefiting Tirumala devotees.

Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and Bengaluru Central MP P C Mohan flagged off the inaugural run of the Yeshwantpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Express at Yeshwantpur on Tuesday.

Railway officials said the date for regular services will be announced shortly. The timetable will also be finalised in the coming days, they said.

Former railway minister K H Muniyappa said the train will benefit thousands of people travelling from Chikballapur, Kolar and Bangarpet. The train has a stop in Renigunta, which will help those travelling to Tirupati.

‘Suburban rail soon’

Mohan said the Centre had taken a proactive approach to clear all the hurdles for the suburban rail. “Even the 19 conditions put forth by the state government, which had become a problem, are now cleared. We hope the foundation stone will be laid within a week,” he said.