Along with the new overnight express, a push-pull train will run between Bidar and Humnabad, says N. Dharam Singh

The South Central Railways will start running a new train between Bidar and Bangalore from September 1, N. Dharam Singh, MP, told presspersons here on Sunday.

“Railway officials have told me that it will run thrice a week. It will leave Bidar at 6 p.m. and reach Yeshwanthpur at 8 a.m. the next day. On its return journey, it will leave Bangalore at 7.30 p.m. and reach Bidar at 7 a.m.,” he said. Mr. Singh said he would request officials to make it a daily train.

M. Mallikarjun Kharge, Railway Minister, will inaugurate the new train here on September 1, Mr. Singh said. Mr. Kharge has kept his promise to connect Bangalore and Bidar with an overnight train.

A push-pull train will be started between Bidar and Humnabad from next month.

‘Don’t change station’

“I have also requested SCR officials not to change the departing station or timing of the Intercity Express. Earlier, it would leave the Nampalli station at 7 p.m. It will leave Secunderabad at 5 p.m. instead, so that it can reach Bidar early.”

However, this would not benefit labourers or small businessmen who travel to Hyderabad frequently, Mr. Singh felt. “We have asked them to stick to the old time-table,” he added.

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