Kannur: The woes of Malayali passengers from Malabar to Bengaluru continues whilst calls for for brand spanking new trains from Kozhikode and Kannur fall on deaf ears. Presently, Yesvantpur Categorical(16528), passing by means of Shornur-Kannur, and KSR Bengaluru Metropolis Junction–Kannur Categorical, each servicing at evening, are the one rides for Malayalis from Malabar to Bengaluru.
Nonetheless, 1508 passengers can solely journey in Yesvantpur Categorical and 1052 in Bengaluru–Kannur Categorical at a time, which is relatively a lot lower than the variety of individuals seeking to journey to Bengaluru each day. Round 10 lakh Malayalis live in Bengaluru, and a overwhelming majority return house to Kerala incessantly. Because of the absence of trains, they’re typically compelled to depend on non-public buses, which demand hefty fare.
For a number of many years, the passengers requested Southern and Southern-Western Railway for trains that service throughout daytime. Nonetheless, the non-public bus lobbies are stated to have performed a component in stopping the railway from introducing new trains within the zone.
In the meantime, tickets are exhausting to return by throughout the festive seasons as a result of railway typically revising and growing the fares for even Tatkal tickets. Throughout Onam season, the speed for reserving sleeper lessons in Yesvantpur Categorical was elevated from Rs 370 to Rs 1155. Within the case of the AC 3 tier, the rise was from Rs 1000 to Rs 3350.