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Sadananda Gowda assures of running additional trains between Bangalore and Mangalore

Date: 27-July-2014

Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said he will make all his efforts to run more trains in Bangalore Mangalore stretch. Speaking in Mangalore, he said he will look into the demand of running a train between Mangalore Central and Hassan. It is to be noted that Shiradi Ghat section of Mangalore Bangalore national highway (NH-75), will be closed for six months starting December this year. The NHAI is going to undertake complete concretization of the stretch to give a permanent fix for recurring problems in this section, especially in the monsoon season.
The 6 months ban of the road will cause inconvenience to the passengers travelling between state capital and coastal districts. Hence the passengers have been demanding more passenger train service in this route. DVS has announced a new daily passenger train between Mangalore and Bangalore in his maiden Budget few weeks ago. But this train is yet to take off. Various Railway Horata Samithi's of twin districts have urged Mr. Gowda to make train No 16515/16516, a daily service. Currently this Bangalore-Karwar express runs tri-weekly. There is a huge passenger potential if this train is made to run daily.

Since there is a restriction on running more trains in Mangalore-Hassan route, due to its steep gradient of ghat section; people need to wait and see what measures DVS will take to accommodate couple of more passenger trains. But Railways can't compromise on number of goods trains running in this stretch because they are ones which are generating major chunk of revenues to the Railways.
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