We all must have heard the joke- Bengaluru Airport is not in Bengaluru. Starting January 4, Bengaluru citizens can take a train to the Kempegowda International Airport from the city.
The Bengaluru International Airport Limited and South Western Railway have come together and established the railway halt station near the airport to provide a quick, hasslefree, environment-friendly travel to the airport that is bound to benefit thousands of computers daily.
Here is all information you need to know about the railway
The train will be available on all days except for Sunday
Airport bound passengers and workers could take the Metro and jump on the airport trains at Yeshwanthpur, KSR station or Baiyappanahalli Metro terminal.
5 pairs of trains have commenced operation with a one-minute stoppage at the KIA halt station. Two of these are from KSR Bengaluru station and one from Yelahanka and two from Yeshwanthpur.
The trains on the airport line will cost 10 Rs for computer boardings from Yeshwanthpur and Rs 15 for those boarding at the cantonment station.
The number and frequency of trains could increase once the railway and BIAL come to an understanding on the peak hour traffic of arrivals and departures.
The price tag of Rs 10 and Rs 15 is a massive saver as compared to the Rs 250 to Rs 300 for the Vayu Vajra bus service and Rs 800 to Rs 1,200 in taxi fares.
The first of the 10 trains on the airport line was rolled out from the KSR Bengaluru Railway Station at 4.45 am. It reached the Halt Station at 5.50 am. An hour and five minutes after departure from the KSR Station.