December 9, 2022


The identify is derived from 5 rivers in Udupi district that come collectively to hitch the Arabian Sea close to Kundapura

The identify is derived from 5 rivers in Udupi district that come collectively to hitch the Arabian Sea close to Kundapura

The Ministry of Railways has authorised a proposal to call Prepare No. 16595/16596 Bengaluru-Karwar-Bengaluru Specific as Panchaganga Specific.

In a press release in Mangaluru, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje on July 2 stated she had urged the then Minister of State for Railways Suresh C. Angadi to call the prepare after 5 rivers in Udupi that come collectively to hitch the Arabian Sea close to Kundapura, thus getting the identify Panchagangavali river.

The Panchagangavali has been the lifeline of individuals in northern elements of Udupi district by nurturing fishing, agriculture, tourism and pilgrimage, the MP had instructed the Ministry. Equally, the Bengaluru-Karwar Specific has grow to be the lifeline of the coast and it will be apt to call the prepare as Panchaganga Specific, Ms. Karandlaje stated. Folks within the area had been urging her to get the prepare named as Panchaganga Specific, she stated.

The MP thanked the Railway Ministry for positively responding to the emotions of individuals within the area.

5 rivers, Souparnika (Kollur), Chakra, Kheta (Kedaka), Kubja and Varahi (Halady) that crisscross Byndoor and Kundapura taluks merge and be a part of the Arabian Sea as Panchagangavali between Gangolli and Kundapura. The mouth of the river at Gangolli has a significant fishing port.

The prepare, which commenced service on March 8, 2020, started skipping Mangaluru following persistent demand by individuals within the coastal area for quick prepare connectivity with Bengaluru. The sooner prepare service by way of Mangaluru used to take greater than 17 hours for the journey. The brand new service takes the Padil bypass, and covers the space between Bengaluru and Karwar in lower than 14 hours.



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