Railway Board has given the go-ahead to the South Western Railways proposal of extending passenger trains 56265/56266 Arsikere – Mysuru and 56263/56264 KSR Bengaluru – Mysuru to Nanjangud Town which goes by the name Night Queen Passenger in the commuters circle.
The move will benefit people of Mysuru-Hassan-Arsikere and Mysuru-Bengaluru sections as it provides direct connectivity to the famous Nanjundeshwara Temple, popularly known as Dakshina Kashi, which is located centrally in Nanjangud town. Extension of both these trains shall aid in decongesting the busy Mysuru railway station.
Proposed Stoppages at the extended portion
Both the trains will have commercial stoppages at Chamarajapuram, Ashokapuram, Kadakola, Tandavapura and Sujthapuram railway stations.
Proposed timings on the extended portion
The 56265/56266 Arsikere – Mysuru passenger will leave from Mysuru Railway Station at 9.35 pm and reach Nanjangud Railway Station at 10.20 pm. In return, the train will leave Nanjangud Railway Station at 5.35 am and reach Mysuru Railway station at 6.15 am.
The other train 56263/56264 KSR Bengaluru – Mysuru passenger will leave from Mysuru Railway Station at 4.30 am and reach Nanjangud Railway Station at 5.15 am. In return, the train will leave the Nanjangud Railway Station at 10.40 pm and reach Mysuru Railway station at 11.25 pm.
The extension of these trains will come into effect from the new time table as per railway board order.