Mysuru-Mayiladuthurai Superfast train: An appeal to SWR
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Mysuru-Mayiladuthurai Superfast train: An appeal to SWR

May 8, 2023


The Mysuru – Mayiladuthurai Superfast (SF) train (16232) operated between the originating station and Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Bengaluru Railway Station has many flaws.

Though scheduled to stop only at three stations en route (Mandya, Maddur and Kengeri), it frequently stops at Hejjala and/ or Bidadi also, that too for longer durations — reasons unknown — and finally touches KSR Station much beyond schedule.

Leaving Mysuru at 4.30 pm, it is scheduled to reach KSR by 6.50 pm. But it never does. Delay by five or 10 minutes is OK, but not beyond. I frequently commute on this train and find it always delayed. On one occasion, it reached KSR Station at 7.50 pm, exactly an hour beyond schedule. Again on another day, it reached Bengaluru at 7.20 pm besides stopping at Channapatna too).

One could see even tea and snack vendors cajoling its erratic stoppage/delays. People destined to distant places in this inter-State express train are much inconvenienced due to this.

If non-availability of track at KSR Bengaluru is an issue, its departure from Mysuru may be re-scheduled appropriately. I appeal to South Western Railway (SWR) to ponder over the issue and come out with a remedy.

– C. Devarajan, Nanjangud, 27.4.2023

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Mayiladuthurai Superfast train: An appeal to SWR”

  1. Vinod says:

    When a Super Fast train which is expected to travel between Bengaluru and Mysuru in 2.5 hour takes 3 hours like an Express train, then shouldn’t the Railways reimburse the extra money that commuters pay for travelling in Super Fast train.

  2. Anantha says:

    Perhaps SWR should get lesson on term ” Super Fast” . Except for Shatabdi and Vande Bharat, all superfast trains have mandatory halts at Bidadi, Nayandahalli, outter signal at KSR Bengaluru. In SWR dictionary there is no term called super fast between Mysuru and Bengaluru. They collect extra money as passengers are made to wait in train for extra time. Yes, what can we expect from DRM’s who are Aya Ram, Gaya Ram.


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