Request for Stoppage of Express Trains at Heelalige station near Electronic City Bangalore

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Respected Sir(s),

We are the migrant population of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh & other parts of India residing in & around Electronics City, Bangalore. Around 20 Lakh of Software Industry employees, college students, labourers from all around the country work and stay here. Also these residents travel to their home town to visit their parents commuting by Trains. Thousands of devotees from Electronic City visit Pilgrimage centres like Sabarimala, Velankanni, Madurai, Rameshwaram yearly.

Due to the increasing traffic congestion of Bangalore city, it is difficult for us to board trains after office hours from Bangalore city station (SBC) and Carmelaram (CRLM) which takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. During festival time and Fridays, city buses are packed with commuters and availabilty of cabs are rare. Sometimes with kids and elderly people accompanying us, we face lot of hardships in reaching the railway station. Many a time, due to difficulty in reaching railway station, we are forced to depend on buses and fall victim to exploitation of private bus operators who charge Rs. 1500 against average Railway Sleeper fare of Rs. 350.

Below mentioned trains are passing through HEELALIGE (HLE) station, which is 7 Kms to Electronics city:

1. Train No: 12677 – (SBC) Bangalore - Eranakulam (ERS)
2. Train No: 12678 - (ERS) Eranakulam - Bangalore (SBC)
3. Train No: 16527 - (YPR) Yesvantpur - Cannanore (CAN)
4. Train No: 16528 - (CAN) Cannanore - Yesvantpur (YPR)
5. Train No: 12257 - (YPR) Yesvantpur - Kochuveli (KCVL)
6. Train No: 12258 - (KCVL)Kochuveli - Yesvantpur (YPR)
7. Train No: 16231 - (MV) Myladuthurai- Mysore (MYS)
8. Train No: 16232 - (MYS) Mysore - Myladuthurai(MV)
9. Train No: 16235 - (TN) Tuticorin - Mysore (MYS)
10. Train No: 16236 - (MYS) Mysore - Tuticorin (TN)
11. Train No: 11013 - (LTT) Lokamanyatilak T – Coimbatore (CBE)
12. Train No: 11014 - (CBE) Coimbatore -Lokamanyatilak T (LTT)
13. Train No: 17235 - (SBC) Bangalore -Nagercoil JN (NCJ)
14. Train No: 17236 - (NCJ) Nagercoil JN -Bangalore (SBC)

The number of residents in this area has increased 200% in the last one year. Going by the construction stage of other new residential complexes, the number would increase manifold in the near future. Karnataka Government has undertaking construction of many residential complexes in 5KM vicinity of this railway station.

This area hosts many multispecialty hospitals. Two major hospitals Narayana Health City, Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center has tons of Indian and foreign origin patients visiting every year for getting relief from critical illness. Narayana Health City has special desks setup to help patients from Bangaladesh. In peak hours, the travel time to reach Electronics City from nearest railway station is 2 hours.

There would be a major impact on the quality of peoples life if Heelalige has listed in reservation list as it is 7KM from Electronics City which is also the home to IT majors like Infosys, Wipro, HCL and other companies who have direct impact on Indian Economy like Biocon, SKF, Schneider-Electric. It is worth to note that Heelalige HLE is close to many education institutions like PESIT, IIIT-B, IFIM, XIME, Symbiosis and in close proximity of Bangalore-Hosur Highway, NICE Road and Outer Ring Road.

Stoppage at Heelalige will be a blessing for all residents from Anekal, Attiblele, Bommasandra, Chandapura, Electronics City and Madiwala need to depend on Bangalore City railway station or KR Puram Railway Station for any interstate travel.

Since in you we see a hope for change we approach you with a humble request to provide a 2 minute 'STOPPAGE IN HEELALIGE (HLE)' for above mentioned trains which will not only be a great relief to the resident community living in and around this area but also would contribute in a big way towards decongesting the traffic tormented Bangalore roads and overburdened Bangalore City Railway Station.

We humbly request you to approve two minute stoppage of above trains at Heelalige railway station to improve the life of the common people.



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