FORMER PRIME MINISTER AND JDS CHIEF HD DEVE GOWDA HAS APPEALED TO THE CENTER TO INCREASE THE RAILWAY TRAFFIC SERVICE BETWEEN BANGALORE-HASSAN-MANGALORE
New Delhi. Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda has appealed to the Center to increase the traffic service between Bangalore-Hassan-Mangalore divisions. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited Delhi today and requested him to file a petition.
Inaugurated this year, the new broadgage route between Bangalore-Hassan (via Kunigal and Shravanabelagala route) was inaugurated. Gowda told the minister that the benefit of the people of the agriculture-based districts like Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapur, Mandya, and Hassan districts was beneficial. There are currently three express and one passenger trains running on this new route. It also facilitates people from Balagangadhar Nath Nagar, Shravanabelagola and other places to visit sacred places and pilgrim destinations. Hence, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda urged the government to set up additional trains on this route.
he further development of these trains will enable the development and employment of these parts. In this regard, the railway minister should consider this and start a high train between Bangalore-Hassan’s new line. Express / Superfast trains between Chennai and Mangalore (via Hassan and Bangalore route) have to be started. The former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has suggested that the gap between the port towns will be reduced and the connection will continue.
Similarly, between Bangalore and Karwar (via Kunigal and Hassan) a separate train and rail services between Mysore and Bangalore should be increased via Hassan and Kunigal. Special trains between Bangalore-Hassan and Hassan-Bangalore should be provided for the convenience of pilgrims and pilgrims for the Mahamastakabhishekam at Shravanabelagola in February next year. HD Deve Gowda advised the trains to travel every hour every hour from 5am to 11pm on the Mahamastakobhishekam.