Mangaluru: Shortage of passengers plagues Karwar-Bengaluru train service


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 30: The daily train service between Bengaluru and Karwar via Mangaluru has been suffering from lack of passengers. The services had been started recently after remaining cancelled for several months due to coronavirus fears.

Railway sources said that on September 24, 18 passengers travelled in the train on September 24, 15 on September 25, 20 on September 26, 21 on September 27 and 18 on September 28.

In the train which left Bengaluru for Karwar on September 24 had only 13 passengers, 23 on September 25, 27 on September 26, 18 on September 27 and 12 on September 28. On other days too, only a handful of passengers have booked their seats.


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It is said that people are wary of undertaking train travel because of corona concerns. But the trains follow social distance and sanitation systems for protecting the passengers. The passengers need not be worried on this issue, the railway department says.

From September 4, train No 6585 began its journey while train No. 6586 from Karwar began on September 25. The train leaves Bengaluru at 6.45 pm and reaches Karwar at 8.25 am the next day. It leaves Karwar at 6 pm and reaches Bengaluru at 8 am. Tickets for these trains are not issued at the stations and advance reservation is necessary. Some have suggested that issuance of tickets at stations might result in an increase in the number of passengers using these train services.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    As of of 4:40 PM today, it shows RAC 18 on Thursday Bangalore-Karwar

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    It is leaving KSR Bengaluru at 6:20 PM. Very odd time for working class to board this train. Change the departure timing to 7:30 or 8 PM. They you can see improvement in number of passengers.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    Cause for having less passengers is that it does not touch Mangalore central and Mangalore junction. Mangalore passengers are not fools to travel to Surathkal and Bantwal to board the train. If the train touches Mangalore central or Mangalore junction see the difference.
    By the what is the MP doing?

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  • Arun, Dharwad

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    If the Malbari readers read this article they will demand that this train too be pulled towards Kannur or further down. As it is they are too shrewd to observe every flimsy thing minutely so that they can debate on. Needless to say, their lobby is strong and they will go out in full for sure to claim this as their privilege.

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  • Antony, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    One finds it easy to blame the current pandemic situation, whereas the real reason is the connection between Mangalore and Bangalore. This train does not touch either Mangalore central or Mangalore junction. So the citizens are not able to conveniently reach Surathkal or Bantwal stations. Rlys should reconsider the route passing at least Mangalore junction.

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  • Sundar, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    Not true...All days are showing RAC....may be Bus Lobby is in full swing

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  • Antony, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    Check other rly apps also. None are accurate.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 30 2020

    Motivate Passengers by giving Discounts ...

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