In a big relief for commuters, Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) which is located at a distance of 4 km from Halt Railway Station in Bengaluru Karnataka is all set to serve travellers from today i.e. January 4, 2021. Trains will operate from Bengaluru city station to the newly built Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) - Devanahalli Railway halt station. The initiative will enhance last-mile connectivity to Bengaluru airport benefiting lakhs of people and reduce the traffic congestion drastically.
For people living in Bengaluru, now no more spending extra time stuck in the traffic and paying huge amounts to the cabbies to reach the airport. The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd & South Western Railway have partnered to establish a Railway halt station near Kempegowda International Airport for hassle-free, quick, environment-friendly travel to Airport & will benefit many travellers daily.
Two pairs of DEMU services have been introduced from the Bengaluru area to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAD) halt station. The train service would be much cheaper than bus and taxi fares between the city and the airport. One can board a train from the city and reach the airport halt station at fares as low as Rs 10-15. The new railway halt station is bound to benefit thousands of commuters daily. Besides flyers, affordable train services will also help thousands of people working at the airport.
Let us have a look at the timings of the two pairs of DEMU services connecting Bengaluru international airport with the city:
Train no. 06279 Yesvantpur Bangarapet DEMU Special will depart from its source station, Yesvantpur at 08:30 and will reach Bangarapet at 12:30 on the same day. Likewise on its way back, 06280 Bangarapet KSR Bengaluru DEMU Special will start from Bangarapet at 16:00 and arrive Bengaluru Cantonment at 20:20 on the same day.
Train no. 06269 Bengaluru Cantt. Bangarapet DEMU Special will depart from its source station, Bengaluru Cantt. At 17:55 and will arrive Bangarapet at 21:45 on the same day. Similarly, on its reverse journey 06270 Bangarapet Yesvantpur DEMU Special will depart from its source station Bangarapet at 05:30 and will arrive Yesvantpur at 09:25 on the same day.
The service will be available for six days a week except on Sundays. With the advent of the trains, passengers can plan their travel to the airport without worrying about missing the flight due to traffic congestion on the airport road. The train services would continue until further announcement.
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