IT corridor around Whitefield, which houses many IT companies, has been a commuter's nightmare for a couple of years now. And we all know that the roads arenâ€™t getting better any time soon.
But thanks to Karnataka MP PC Mohan, people working in and around Whitefield in Bengaluru can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Hoodi railway station is here and is finally going to be an official stop.
Hoodi lies between Krishnarajapuram and Whitefield railway station. The new railway station will be operational from October 1.
The cost of the ticket is Rs 10. Seven pairs of trains will operate between Bangarpet and Bengaluru Railway Station (KSR). Passengers can board the trains from Bangarpet Passenger or Marikuppam Passenger from Bengaluru City, Bengaluru Cantonment and Byappanahalli railway stations. The Byappanahalli stop will help metro commuters too.
The construction of the railway platform was funded through the MPLAD Scheme. Two high level platforms, ticketing office, shelters, benches and lighting facilities have been constructed at the new railway station at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore. A foot over-bridge (FOB) is also being planned.
â€śSatellite Goods Terminal Whitefield (locally called the goods-shed yard station, or the Hoodi stop) was for a long time an unofficial stop for commuters. Commuters who took the train were risking their lives by getting off the goods shed yard. But now there wouldnâ€™t be such a problem,â€ť said Prathima, an employee of Whitefield Export Promotion Park Industrial Association (WEPPIA).