MLA Arvind Limbavalli has called for strengthening the rail network between Yeshwantpur and Hosur to run more trains on this stretch to augment the proposed suburban rail network.
In his letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal the Mahadevpura MLA has said this would help ease the growing traffic woes at Whitefield, Bellandur, Marathahalli, Varthur, Sarjapur, Pathanur and Balagere.
His letter had suggested a map of existing network of railway stations that can be added to the proposed suburban rail network. This included sections that could have a grade quadrupling and others that could have the elevated corridor.
Earlier during his visit to the city on Thursday, Mr Goyal had announced a proposal for a 170-km long suburban rail network in the city, with nearly half the distance on elevated corridors. The map proposes grade quadrupling from Chikkabanavara -Yeshwanthpur-KSR Bengaluru Junction, Kengeri to Nayandahalli and Yelahanka to Baiyappanahalli.
He felt that doubling of rail line from Devanahalli to Yelahanka Junction and Nelamangala to Chikkabanavara and connecting the metro to railways at K.R. Puram will strengthen the proposed suburban network.
Currently the suburban trains cover Yelahanka,Baiyappanahalli, Marathahalli, Bellandur, Carmleram, Heelalige, Chandapura, Anekal and Hosur areas. It can also be synchronized with Baiyappanahalli and Yeshwanthpur metro. The move would benefit several corproates, BPOs, SEZs, malls, residents, educational institutions, hospitals along Outer Ring Road, easing traffic on Silk Board junction and Tin Factory.