Karnataka Govt Plans to develop Suburban Railway between Bengaluru and Tumakuru


To provide smoother and seamless connectivity in and around the major areas of Bengaluru, the Karnataka Government is planning to develop a suburban rail corridor between Bengaluru and Tumakuru. As per the plan, the development of this project will reduce the travelling time between the two cities that are at a distance of 70 km from each other.

Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru Development Minister, G Parmeshwara informed about this plan after a recently held meeting with senior government officials.

Elaborating more on the plan, a senior official said, “The Government has planned to develop a separate railway track for this suburban rail route. The trains will run at a regular interval of 10 minutes,”

Once the plan will be ready, the state government will likely to submit it to Central Government as well as Railway Ministry. At present, train services between the two suburbs are already running from Yashwanthpur to Tumakuru. It is noted that the time taken to reach Tumakuru via Train is 50 minutes.

However, in order to lessen the travel time and to balance out the daily footfall, planning for suburban railway comes into focus. For this, a separate platform will be developed and the frequency of trains will be increased. This will, in turn, lessen the distance between the two regions.

Currently, many working professionals and industrial workers commute between the two cities on daily basis. Also, being a well-developed suburb, Tumakuru has also witnessed a jump in the real estate activities in recent years. So, enhanced connectivity will definitely add up to the residential realty market in terms of growth and property price.

Earlier, the State Government has also planned to expand Bengaluru metro (Namma Metro) corridor till Tumakuru. But the plan got rejected due to feasibility misses as well as financial constraints.