Mookambika Road (BYNR): The Mookambika Railway Yatri Sangha, Byndoor has appealed the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) to extend the Mangalore Central – Bhatkal Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) service up to Madgaon.
Issuing a press release, president of the Sangha, K. Venkatesh Kini said that the present schedule of the DEMU service was not convenient for the passengers as the DEMU service from Bhatkal often arrived late to Mangalore Centre resulting in lack of the expected public response. Hence, he said, it was necessary to extend the service up to Madgaon.
It may be noted that during the last Konkan Railway Users Consultative Committee meeting, a similar demand was made But the KRCL officers has responded that running of DEMU service between Karwar and Mangalore would be considered after successful installation of bio-toilets.
As the Mangalore-Bhatkal DEMU service already had toilet and water facility, it is possible to extend it to Madgaon.