South Western Railway (SWR) appears to be misleading the public with contradictory statements on diversion of the Bengaluru-Karwar/ Kannur overnight express via the newly opened Kunigal-Hassan route that drastically reduces travel time.
Presently, the train runs via Mysuru and takes 18 hours to traverse about 700 km
Better cancel Kannur portion and increase Karwar coaches, anyhow Kannur already has a dedicated train from Bengaluru. MYS should also not lose the only train to Mangaluru, Karnataka has the worst intra-state connectivity. So better would be to run an additional train between SBC-MAQ via Nelamangala.
The train via Salem is extremely long Kannur portion is also important
MANGALURU: Consequent to commissioning of Shravanabelagola line, services of train 16515/16516 Yeswantpur-Karwar-Yeswantpur tri-weekly express has been diverted from Tumakuru-Arsikere section to Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola section.
Accordingly, service of train 16575/16576 Yeswantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeswantpur tri-weekly Gomateshwara express and that of train 16515/16516 Yeswantpur-Karwar-Yeswantpur tri-weekly express will run on alternate days on same track and on same timings as given below.
Accordingly, train 16515/16575 will leave Yeswantpur
Reached ypr after a delay of 5 hrs on monday 26-06-17 due to a tree fallen on the track.
Timings of 56215/16 revised at YPR end from 22nd may 2017
56215 arrival at YPR 1530
56216 departure from YPR 1245
MYS-YPR... Slowed down by 45 mins (b/n HAS and YPR)
YPR-MYS... Slowed down by 15 mins (b/n YPR and HAS)
Mangaluru: Train 16515/16516 Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly express will be diverted via Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola instead of Tumakuru, Arsikere with effect from June 2 from Yeshwantpur end and June 3 from Karwar. There is no change in existing train composition and days of service.
Accordingly, the train (16515) will leave Yeshwantpur at 7.10am and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 5.40pm. In return direction, the train (16516) will start from Mangaluru Junction at 10.55am reaches Yeshwantpur at 8.30pm.
The train will have stoppages at Chikkabanavar, Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyuru, B G Nagar, Shravanabelagola, Channarayapatna, Hassan, Sakleshpur, Subrahmanya Road,
A duronto or Humsafar or some night train is compulsory required between the 2 cities
Starting early by 40 minutes at YPR, taking 2-1/2 hours for Puttur and MAJN and odd arrival time at KAWR will make it unpopular. Logic is totally lacking.
Is 16575 slowed down by 40mins, it departs at 7:50AM ??