Railway line electrification to benefit flyers

  • | Friday | 24th January, 2020

S Lalitha ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU: In a move that can enormously benefit flyers heading to the airport, the Bangalore Railway Division has decided to accord top priority to the electrification of the 23-km line between Yelahanka and Devanahalli. Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar Verma told TNIE, “We have written to the Railway Electrification Board to consider our request. This will help us extend services until the vicinity of the airport.”Numerous electrification projects from Bangalore Division have been submitted to the Railway Electrification Board for approval. Urban transportation expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar said electrification beyond Yelahanka was crucial, and a long-time demand of rail activists. A halt station is also being built by airport operator Bangalore International Airport Limited, at the newly created station near Devanahalli, named Kempegowda International Airport Station.

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