Operation of multiple trains from Mysuru Station needs better planning
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Operation of multiple trains from Mysuru Station needs better planning

January 22, 2023


Recently I travelled in Chennai Express train which departs Mysuru Railway Station at 9 pm from Platform No. 4. The Chamundi Express train arrives on Platform 5 at the same time.

The stairs connecting platforms 4 and 5 are very narrow and leads to crowding at times. Though there were other platforms without any trains to depart at the same time, both the trains (Chennai Express and Chamundi Express) were stationed in the common platform.

The Platform 6 had an idle train parked, which would have helped to mitigate this problem and also help elderly and people with kids to easily board the train, along with reducing the crowd. Or else, this might lead to Mumbai like incident due to stampede.

Now, with total six platforms in Mysuru Railway Station, a gap of at least 30 minutes should be given between the trains which have a common platform to board / de-board as the number of trains are also less compared to Bengaluru. As far as possible, the long distance departing train should take Platforms 1 and 6. 

The width of stairs connecting skywalk on Platforms 4/5 should be increased by 2 to 3 foot more.

– Vasanth, Mysuru, 2.1.2023

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10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Operation of multiple trains from Mysuru Station needs better planning”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    Indian Railways is planning to start a Hyderabad – Bengaluru Vande Bharat Express, if Mr.Simha could help in getting it extended till Mysuru then we can have one more Vande Bharat Express and it will bring in more tourists /MICE (Meetings, Incentives,Conferences and Exhibitions) business for hotels from IT Companies in Hyderabad

  2. Questo says:

    @Sanjayu Kini
    The person is interested with more tourists, as I suspect he is in he tourism business.
    As for those in Mysore who suffer from the tourism crowd all the year round, he does not care.
    As for the Chamundi Hill crumbling, because of tourists buses and vehicles, hell with it , he says.

  3. Sudhir says:

    @Kini, why should every train coming to Bangalore come to Mysore too? We don’t have enough platforms to accommodate trains every 15-20 mins. Also we have enough tourist crowd coming to Mysore already. Maybe your hotel is not able to attract tourists due to some improper planning and management?

  4. Manjunath says:

    You are right sir. Most of easily accessible front side platform are parked with idle trains . Moreover almost all trains reaching Mysore will have to wait 15 to 30 minutes for signal before entry in to platform although apparently no reason and many platforms are empty

  5. C Nataraj says:

    The current mysore to kacheguda train is one of the oldest icf coaches to run. They r in deplated condition.
    It will be better to run vande bharat or lhb coaches for this train or new train.

  6. Questo says:

    Hey @Sudhir and @Manjunath
    @Sanjay Kini, like every businessman in India/Mysore is interested to further his business interests which is tourism.
    You were not able to grasp it, and hence your inane comments!.
    Next time, before you post, research well, and you cannot do not post.

  7. Samarth Gowda says:

    Does Mysuru has only Bengaluru – Mysuru line?No one talks about Mysuru – Hassan line,it has no new train since so many years.

  8. Nikhil says:

    @questo @sudhir whats wrong in @sanjayu kinis request… How did u confirm that he’s into Tourism business.. Im not into any tourism business.. But i agree with @sanjayu kinis request… There are many platform which will be empty most of the time… Can extend Vandhe Bharath express to Mysore if possible…One city can see growth only by transportation facilities… Example you can take pune… Pune was same as mysore before… Now u cannot compare pune with mysore… @MP prathap simha sir is trying very hard to improve Mysore like pune… Wil be grateful for him for his hard work…

  9. Krishna Balasubramanian says:

    Why are we fighting for nothing? When commenting, please do not go personal. Each one has a right to express his views. Ultimately railways will do what is good for them, operationally, I mean!!!!

  10. koppal boregowda says:

    Hello Krishna B
    A long name like the long train with many carriages!
    “Ultimately railways will do what is good for them, operationally, I mean!!!!”
    What a nonsense. Railways are in the business of attracting passengers, and do not rum as a charity!


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