Circular Rail Network in Bengaluru: Indian Railway has decided to develop a circular railway network to ease traffic congestion in Bengaluru

Circular Rail Network in Bengaluru: In a strategic move to address Bangalore’s constant traffic congestion, the Union Ministry of Railways has announced plans to set up a ‘circle rail’ network spanning around 287 km in the city’s outskirts.

Circular Rail Network in Bengaluru

The proposed circular railway network will connect major areas including Nidvanda-Doddaballapur (40.9 km), Doddaballapur-Devanahalli (28.5 km), Devanahalli-Malur (46.5 km), Malur-Helilig (52 km), Hejjala-Solur (43.5 km). , Soluru-Nidawanda (34.2 km), and Hejjala-Helaligi (42 km).

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, after holding a comprehensive review meeting with departmental officials, said, “The central government has earmarked Rs 7 crore for the pre-feasibility study and alignment study of the circular railway line. While the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Site Suburban Railway Project is a collaborative effort between the Central and State Governments, the expansion of the circular railway is spearheaded by the Union Ministry of Railways.

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Suburban Railway Project Progress

Addressing the progress of the suburban railway project, Minister Vaishnav emphasized its importance to the city of Bangalore. The Suburban Rail Project is a critical initiative for Bangalore. We are committed to its effective implementation, he said. Responding to concerns over project delays, he acknowledged the technical challenges reported by K-Ride, a joint venture between the state government and the Ministry of Railways. “This is a technical project that requires in-depth knowledge. I will engage in discussions with the state government to resolve these issues,” he said.

Yeshwantpur World Class Station

Minister Vaishnav announced the development of Yeshwantpur railway station into a world-class facility, with an investment of Rs 377 crore.

While inspecting the Yeshwantpur Junction railway station, he highlighted its importance, “Yeshwantpur railway station is a crucial hub for trains connecting Hassan, Tumkur, Hubli-Dharwad and New Delhi. The current development aims to transform it into a world-class station.”

Ensuring Future Readiness

Emphasizing the need for forward-looking planning, Minister Vaishnav said, “The station will have two-way entrances, a spacious rooftop plaza for comfortable waiting, play areas for children, and a platform to display and sell local products. We need to ensure availability. Land to handle future traffic, a strategic plan for expansion to accommodate growth in the coming years. ”

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