Transport System in Hassan

For the development of any place across the world, the most important thing is to have an effective transport system connecting the place with different other parts. India, though a big country, it has got a poor public transport system mainly because of inefficient operations by the government, huge population growth, and inadequate safety measures.

Hassan, although a small district of Karnataka, is being trying constantly to cope with all the disabilities of the public transport system. The state government has created a wide range of transport options for the locals as well as for the tourists.
Transport Services in Hassan

By Road

The district has a total of 15322 kms of surface roads. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has proposed the state government for 22 city buses, which will cater to the urban population of Hassan. Six alternate routes are in operation, which connect all the places to the district HQ, Hassan city. The minimum and maximum fare are respectively Rs 5/- and Rs 10/-, thinking about the general agrarian poor community residing the district. NH 48 and NH 206 run through the district and connects different Taluks of Hassan district. Moreover Hassan is connected to the rest of Karnataka via NH 75. There is a huge bus terminus maintained by Karnataka State Bus Transport Service, which helps in operation of public and private buses. NH 48 also connects the port of Mangalore to Hassan district.

Apart from buses, tourists can avail auto rickshaw and local taxi service for sightseeing. Local taxi services offer full day and half day trip with a package of 8hours/80kms, which cover all the important local sightseeing places and shopping markets.

Local Taxi Services:

1.    Sri Sai Travels
Address: Opposite Mailaralingeshwara Temple, 7th Cross, K R Puram, Hassan – 573201
Phone: (+91) - 8123468999, 9449669751

2.    Rudreshwara Travels
Address: RJP Building, Near Hotel Gokul, MG Road circle, Doddi Road, K R Puram, Hassan – 573201
Phone: +(91)-9448057026, +(91)-8172-234566

By Rail

Hassan district falls under the south western railway zone of Indian Railways. It is the core of broad gauge railways connecting Bangalore, Mysore and Birur. Many trains run between Bangalore , Mysore and Hassan connecting them. They are,

16515YPR Karwar Express-  From Yeshwantpur Jn. to Hassan - Fare (Rs 80/- per person)
(runs on Monday,Wednesday and Friday)

16523 Karwar Express- From Bangalore City Jn. to Hassan- Fare (Rs 160/- per person)
(runs throughout the week)

16517 Kannur Express- From Bangalore City Jn. to Hassan- Fare (Rs 160/- per person)
(runs throughout the week)

16206 Talguppa Express- From Mysore Jn. to Hassan- Fare (Rs 65/- per person)
(runs on Sunday)

To promote tourism, new broad gauge line was laid in 2006 from Shravanabelagola, the Jain pilgrimage place to Bangalore.

By Air

The nearest airports connecting Hassan are Bangalore International Airport (KIA) about 187kms away and Mysore Airport about 115kms away. Hassan is expected to get its own airport by 2015. But this will be an aircraft maintenance and modification (AMM) hub, which will cater to about a passenger capacity of 3 million and cargo capacity of 100,000 ton yearly.
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