The Ministry of Railways has started operating train services from Bengaluru city to the Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli station, as per a PTI report.
Citizens of the city can now take a train, only for Rs 10 from 4 stations in Bengaluru to the Kempegowda International Airport, while five trains will operate from the airport to the city; services started from January 4, 2021.
The introduction of these train services by the Indian Railways, will surely benefit lakhs of people traveling to and from the airport to the city.
Let’s learn more about the fare prices, timings and role of the newly launched train services.
Rail Connectivity to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru:— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 4, 2021
Facilitating the commuters in Bengaluru, Kempegowda International Airport Halt Rly station is all set to welcome travelers from today
This will benefit lakhs of people &reduce the traffic congestion drastically pic.twitter.com/akD8pL1NVK
New Trains to Operate b/w Bengaluru City and Airport
Bengaluru International Airport, located 35 km from the city can now be travelled to, by the newly launched trains, operating from the Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli station (KIAD) to the city.
Five trains will operate from the city to the airport:
- 2 trains will leave from the KSR Railway Station: at 4:45 am and 9 pm, while
- 3 trains will operate from Yelahanka at 7am, Yeshwantpur at 8:30 am as well as Yeshwantpur at 5:55 pm, respectively
To and via the newly opened Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli railway station, halting at KIAD.
Starting Monday, Bengalureans can take a train to Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli station. Trains will operate from Bengaluru city station to the newly built KIA, Devanahalli Railway halt station.@PiyushGoyal @BLRAirport— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) January 3, 2021
Similarly, five trains will operate from the airport to the city, with the earliest train at 6:23 am and the last one at 10:38 pm.
New Airport Train Fares From Rs 10-15
It is a long ride from Bengaluru city to the Kempegowda International Airport, located in the outskirts of the city.
Commuters travelling to and from the two locations have to make use of expensive bus and cab rides, with bus tickets starting from Rs 250.
This is why, the introduction of train services by the Indian Railways, with the South Western Railway zone and the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) setting up a railway halt station near Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli station, comes with the most welcoming stance by the travellers.
This will provide lakhs of commuters with an inexpensive, hassle-free, eco-friendly and faster alternative connectivity between the airport and the city, which will drastically reduce traffic and road congestion in the city too.
Commuters can board the city and reach the Devanahalli station, located at the edge of the airport boundary, for fares between Rs 10-15. A shuttle service will be provided between the station and the airport at fares as low as Rs 10.
Ticket fare from Bangalore station is Rs 10. If it goes via Cantonment Station it is Rs 15.
“There are thousands of workers in Bangalore airport. The devices will be highly beneficial to them as well. We have discussed with airport authorities and designed the train timings in such a way to attend to the peak timing in the airport which is early in the morning and again late in the evening. We hope the services will be well patronised.”, says Vijaya, Deputy General Manager and Chief Public Relations Officer of South Western Railways.