This country-side railway station cries for attention

Carmelram station located near to Sarjapur Road is becoming more and more useful, as it saves lot of time, especially for commuters from North Bangalore.

After almost a 40 minutes run from Bangalore city, the train 16732 bound to Tuticorin comes to a halt. Half-asleep passengers peek out assuming the stop to be Hosur, as the train comes to a halt on platform 1 of the station just outside Bangalore limits. However it is not Hosur – welcome to Carmelram.

An unassuming country side station, it is almost a let thorugh for Bangalore city trains – but for a major part of North Bangaloreans, this is an important station, especially for trains from Yeshvantapur as they do not have to waste time in traffic jams while travelling across the city.

Just off the Bangalore-Sarjapur road, this station is located at about 5 kms from Ibblur junction on the Outer Ring Road and about 3 kms from WIPRO (Doddanekundi). The station is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop. Owing to increase in passengers, even autos have now started plying to the station.

The trains that stop at this station are:

16231/32 – Mysore-Mayiladuthurai Express

16731/32 – Mysore-Tuticroin Express

12677/78 – Ernakulam Express

1627/28 – Yeshvantapur-Kannur Express

Apart from above, following passenger trains also halt here.

56213/14 – Bangalore-Nagore passenger

56241/42 – Yeshvantapur-Salem passenger

76553/54 – Bangalore-Dharmapuri Passenger

06591/92/93/94 – Yeshvantapur-hosur passenger (2 services a day)

The station is connected well by BMTC buses on the following routes.

342 series: From market  via Lalbagh main gate, Dairy Circle, St. Johns, Koramangla water tank, Jakkasandra, Agara, Ibllur, WIPRO- 342H starts from St. Johns Hospital

G-2: From M G Road via Vannarpet, viveknagar, Koramangla 8th Block, NGV, Sony World, Koramangla bus stand, Agara and Ibblur

Apart from these, 328B and 328H from Hosakote to Sarjapur/Attibelle (Via Kadugodi, Hopefarm, Varthur) pass via Dommasandra which is about 4 kms from this station on Sarjapur Road from where commuters can use this station.

Though so many passengers use this station, the station is very small, with very low level platforms and a small entrance booth and ticketing counter. Most passengers alight over here, as it saves the time required to go to the main station and returning. This station is waiting for the Railway authorities make improvements at this station to help the commuters.

Comments:

  1. Vasanth Ramu says:

    Yeshwantpur – Kannur Express do not pass on this route. It passes via Mysore on the Mysore route. It is a mistake in this article.

  2. Jaison Chemmannur says:

    Mr. Vasanth, Kindly check the route list of Yeshwanthpur-Kannur it is going through Carmelaram. This station need urgent care of Railway authorities at least platform and station uplifment, Hope the authorities will take immediate care.

  3. Ramesh Subramanian says:

    There are two trains to Kannur. One via Hosur and
    another via Mysore (it was earlier till Mangalore and extended)

  4. Siddharth S says:

    Vasanth Sir- the one you are saying about is 16517/18 Kannur Express with Karwar link- this is 16527/28 Kannur Express via Coimbatore

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