Form separate railway division for Mangalore: KCCI

Form separate railway division for Mangalore: KCCI

In a memorandum submitted to the Minister, the KCCI said that the people of the region would prefer to have Mangalore in a separate division rather than having it under Palghat division.

The memorandum urged the Railways to upgrade Mangalore Central railway station and said that the new train from Mangalore to Shravanabelagola should be introduced immediately.

Day train

It said that there is a need to re-introduce Mangalore-Bangalore day train. The train could be reintroduced at least three to four days a week. Mangalore-Yashvanthpura day train has to be extended up to Bangalore city, to attract more passengers.

“Deploying of one more additional night train from Mangalore to Bangalore will benefit night travelers. The present train is running to its full capacity. This train can be put on Mangalore-Hassan-Bangalore tracks, to reduce the running time,” read the memorandum urging the Minister to terminate the existing Yashvanthpura-Kannur Express to Mangalore Central.

The KCCI has urged the Minister to introduce new trains from Chennai to Mangalore via Bangalore to help more passengers. New trains from Mumbai to Bangalore via Mangalore have to be introduced.

It said that another train from Kannur to Mumbai via Mangalore Central should be introduced to reduce the present congestion. The memorandum urged to introduce new train from Madgaon to Bangalore via Mangalore. Additional trains should be introduced from Mangalore-Bangalore, Mumbai to Mangalore during Dasara, Christmas, Deepavali, and summer vacations, memorandum said adding that the Mangalore-Howrah train should be routed to Howrah via Hassan-Bangalore.

The KCCI said that Railways should carry out survey for new line from Mangalore to Bangalore via Kundapur and Shimoga. It said Marusagar Express, which is running from Ernakulam to Ajmer once a week should be made twice a week and Mangalore quota should be increased.

The memorandum was submitted by KCCI President Latha Kini, former president G G Mohandas Prabhu and others.

Another memorandum

In the meantime, Kukke Sri Subrahmanya -Mangalore Railu Balakedarara Hitharakshana Vedike, Puttur has urged the Minister to discontinue the Yashvanthpur-Kannur train from Mangalore Central and divert it to Karwar. The Phalghat-Mangalore intercity train should be extended up to Subrahmanya road instead of halting at Mangalore Central station.

The DEMU engine has to be introduced to the existing Mangalore-Subrahmanya road passengers train to reduce the running time as well as diesel consumption.