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BIAL to upgrade station near KIA by December, says Divisional Railway Manager

SWR has decided to stop two pairs of trains at the station

For the benefit of air passengers travelling from the city to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), the Bengaluru division of South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to stop two pairs of trains at the station located on the boundary of the airport near the trumpet flyover.

Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar Verma told The Hindu that the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of KIA, has agreed to provide basic infrastructure at the station. This will include upgrading the platform and providing parking space. BIAL will also operate feeder services for passengers. “Basic infrastructure at the station will be ready by December,” Mr. Kumar said.

Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya, along with citizens, had held discussions with the railway authorities where they suggested that trains stop at the station.

In a press release on Thursday, Mr. Surya said, “DRM Ashok Kumar Verma has assured that two trains from KSR Bengaluru (Majestic) heading towards Devanahalli or beyond would be given a stop at Devanahalli Halt… It takes more than two hours for anyone in the city to reach the airport due to the saturated traffic situation in Bengaluru. The stoppage of trains at Devanahalli Halt, which is about a 10-minute drive from the airport, will reduce travel time drastically."

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