Hassan, B'luru rail service after March 15

 JD(S) leader and MLA H D Revanna said the launch of the much-awaited rail service between Hassan and Bengaluru has been postponed by a few days and would begin after March 15.

Revanna told reporters that the service was scheduled to begin from March 9. As the chief secretary had informed that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would attend the programme, it has been postponed for a few days and would now be held in the third week of March. Siddaramaiah would present the Budget on March 15.

All arrangements have been made for the  launch of the service between the two cities. The Hassan-Bengaluru train will depart Hassan at 6 am and reach Bengaluru by 9.30 am.

Similarly on return journey, the train would leave Bengaluru at 6 pm and reach Hassan by 9.30 pm. “The Centre has announced the service as a birthday gift for former prime minister H D Deve Gowda,” Revanna said.

A memorandum has been submitted to the Indian Railways, seeking extension of Mysuru-Shravanabelagola passenger train up to Bengaluru, Revanna added.

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