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2nd VB train to Mysuru to be flagged off next week, ET Infra


CHENNAI: Travellers to Bengaluru will now have one more premium chair car train to choose from as Southern Railway will launch a new Vande Bharat train between Chennai and Mysuru via Bengaluru next week.

As per the plans, the train, which is likely to be flagged off on March 12 from Chennai, will be operated six days a week except on Wednesdays, said a railway official. Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi is likely to flag off the train along with other train services via video conferencing. With this, there will be a Vande Bharat in the morning and in the evening from Chennai. The train sporting orange and grey livery will be operated via Bengaluru and will have a stop at the new SMVT railway station at Baiyyappanahalli instead of the KSR Bengaluru city railway station.

The train will leave from Chennai Central at 5pm and reach SMVT Bengaluru at 9.25pm, and Mysuru at 11.20pm. In the return direction, the train will depart from Mysuru at 6am and reach SMVT Bengaluru at 7.45am, and Chennai Central at 12.20pm.

It will have stops at Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Krishnarajapuram, SMVT Bengaluru, and Mandya.

This will be the second Vande Bharat train on Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route and the third premium train on Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route. After the new train is flagged off, passengers will have four premium trains on Chennai-Bengaluru route. However, the new train will have the same travel time as the existing Vande Bharat service between Chennai and Bengaluru 4.25 hours. Frequent travellers have been demanding the railways to increase the speed and reduce the travel time.

  • Published On Mar 10, 2024 at 10:53 AM IST

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