CM flags off inaugural train on Saturday
Finally, coastal Karnataka has got a fast , dedicated overnight train to Bengaluru and back.
Based on public demand, the Yeshvantpur-Karwar train will now depart from YPR at 6.45 pm rather than 6 pm as notified earlier. It will be exclusively for the coastal districts, and berth availability to Udupi, Karwar, Ankola, etc. will substantially improve.
The earlier train was not convenient and was split at Mangalore, with one half coming to Karwar and the other half going to Kannur. It will continue to run as earlier between Bangalore and Mangalore, and the full train will go to Kannur.
The new train will not touch Mangalore and will have a convenient timetable for overnight connectivity to Bengaluru and back.
Suresh Angadi, minister of state for railways and MP from the region, was instrumental in pushing for this train. South Western Railway has urged rail users in the region to patronise these train services.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa flagged off the inaugural special at 9 am on March 7 from Yeshvantpur railway station in the presence of other dignitaries.
Regular services of Train No.16595/16596 (Yeshvantpur-Karwar-Yesvantpur Daily Express) will commence from March 8. The train will leave Yeshvantpur at 18:45 hrs and arrive at Karwar at 08:25 hrs the next day.