BENGALURU: One of the crucial jam-packed rail sections between Bengaluru and Chennai has grow to be unpopular of late, because of the Covid pandemic. A Tremendous Quick (SF) particular launched between the 2 cities stands cancelled from November 21.
The KSR Bengaluru-Chennai Central-KSR SF practice (Practice nos 02027/02028) launched on October 23 on all days of the week, barring Tuesday, was to be operational till additional discover from the Railways. It has now determined to cease it as a consequence of poor occupancy.
Divisional Railway Supervisor A Okay Verma instructed The New Indian Categorical, “We’ve got been observing occupancy up to now three to 4 days. The particular has solely AC First-class seating and Chair automobile in it. Out of 120 seats obtainable on first AC, it had solely 7 seats on someday from our finish and 25 on one other day.” The general patronage, too, was not promising in any respect, he added.
“From the Bengaluru finish, the practice ran with simply 20% occupancy whereas it had solely 10% occupancy when coming from Chennai. Therefore, we determined to cease this particular,” he stated. The KSR Bengaluru-Chennai Central departs from the town at 6am and reaches Chennai at 11am, whereas the Chennai Central-KSR Particular departs from Chennai at 5.30pm and reaches Bengaluru at 10.30pm.