Mangaluru: Mysuru-Karwar train to start chugging via coastal Karnataka soon


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 19: For the convenience of passengers bound for Mysuru from Karnataka coast, a direct train service between Karwar and Mysuru via the city is expected to begin to run soon. Initially, this train is likely to run once a week and in course of time, its frequency is likely to be increased to four days a week.

The southwestern railway has prepared temporary timetable for the proposed train and sent to the southern railway and Konkan Railway for their nod. Once the permission is received, the southwestern railway will write to the Railway Board. The train will be a reality once the railway board gives its approval.

As per the prosed timetable, the train will begin its journey from Mysuru at 11.30 pm and reach Hassan at 1.30 am. It will reach the city junction station at 8.05 am and arrive at Karwar at 3.30 pm. This train will begin its return journey at 4.45 pm on Sundays and reach Mangaluru junction at 11.45 pm, Hassan at 4.55 am and Mysuru at 7.30 am.

Mysuru MP Pratap Simha, had urged the railways to run train between Mysuru and Karwar for four days every week. But the southwestern railway said that for the present this would not be possible at as the railway line on Western Ghat section is facing innumerable problems.

The stretch of the tracks between Subrahmanya Road and Sakleshpur is governed by several biodiversity-sensitive issues. The train takes 2.5 hours to move between these two stations as it has to move slowly. As three trains already run on this route, the railways does not permit more number of trains because of difficulty in adjusting the time, it is said.

The first of the three trains running on this route now are Mangaluru Central-Yeshwantpur Express train which leaves at 8.55 pm. This train moves via Shravanabelagola. The other train, Gomateshwara Express, leaves Mangaluru Junction at 11.30 am and reaches Bengaluru via Shravanabelagola. The recently-started Mangaluru-Yeshwantpur Express train starts from Mangaluru Junction on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30 pm.

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    first of all please improve flight connectivity from Mangalore to Pune, goa, kochi, kolkata..what is the use of connecting coast and mysore...what does it mean that it benefits coast people who want to travel mysore....mysore is not a business hub.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Should have extended this train up to Madgaon. This would have attracted foreign tourists in Goa to visit Mysuru which is an important tourist destination in the state.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Good news of train journey revival.

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  • Rakesh, MANGALORE

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Great news

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