Tracks over Flights; Bangalore to Chennai

Reasons why commuters in Bangalore prefer 'tracks' (read, Shatabdi Express) over flights, while making that trip to Chennai.

One, The actual flight duration between both of the cities may be 30 minutes. But if you calculate the reporting time, the time to check in, collect baggage, and reach the city from the Airport in Devanahalli, it could turn out to be longer than a five-hour Shatabdi Express ride.

Two, A nice nap, no elaborate security checks, arrival in the heart of the city and a much lighter strain on the wallet are reasons for many passengers to skip the flights and opt for rail journey instead.

Three, The train fare for AC coaches ranges from 550 to 1200 rupees. Air fare costs anything between 1600 to 7000 rupees, in addition to the cab charges of almost a two-hour drive to the city.

In fact the commuters preference for the train to Bangalore has forced Southern Railway to operate more trains from Chennai to Bangalore, 10 on Wednesdays and Fridays and 8 on other days.


Asha said…
Yes, I am seriously thinking of marking 'nearest airport' as Chennai-I live in Hosur
Ray Titus said…

I live at BTM, maybe I should too :)
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Unknown said…
Its the same story in hyd too sir. Airport is a good 1 hour drive from the city.
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