Mysore

Plea for more fast trains to Mangaluru

Divisional Railway Users’ Con­sultative Committee (DRUCC) meeting was held at Divisional Railway Manager office here on Friday.

Members from all the dis­tricts coming under the My­suru region took part and discussed issues concerning their respective districts.

Sudhakar S Shetty, mem­ber of the committee, request­ed the DRUCC Chairman Atul Gupta, the divisional railway manager, to introduce express trains between Mysuru-Mangaluru, stating that there were more than 50 high-tech buses plying to Mangaluru from My­suru every day.

Responding to the ques­tion, the railway officials pointed out that as Mysu­ru-Mangaluru route comes under ghat section, it is not convenient for fast trains. “The trains, which are running now, travel at 30kmph in ghat section. Introducing express trains in same route would af­fect goods trains,” they said.

Shetty said that Chamundi Express, running between Mys­uru-Bengaluru is overcrowded most of the days. He requested the concerned authorities to in­troduce more trains for the con­venience of the passengers.

Railway officials Vinayak R Nayak, SR DOM, C M Ranga­nath, SR DEN, K Anilkumar, SR DCM, Ravichandra, Deputy CE, others were present.

Expenditure

The DRM Atul Gupta said that the railways is spending Rs 2,600 crore for various works during 2016-17.

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