The long-pending demand for an additional train between Mysuru and Bengaluru is reportedly being fulfilled in October.
The demand for the additional train to decongest the existing services, plying between Bengaluru and Mysuru would be fulfilled as promised by the Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar sinha to Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha recently. Simha raised the issue with the minister on Thursday and had underlined the imperatives of the new service in view of the increase in passenger traffic. The MP had sought details from the officials in Mysuru division of the South Western Railway related to the pending demand and brought it to the notice of the minister.
The new service is expected to be announced in October and would be a shadow service to the existing Chamundi Express. The shadow trains are akin to the original trains and have the same configuration of coaches, stoppages and running time so that their popularity is not compromised. At present, nearly 32 of trains operate between Bengaluru and Mysuru and with the completion of the track doubling work, the numbers are expected to be increased.