Vande Bharat Express, the semi-high-speed train is set to begin services starting from November 11 between Bengaluru, Mysuru and Chennai.
Story so far: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the 75–77 km/h train in Bengaluru. To make it easier for passengers to board, the train will stop at platform 7 at the KSR Railway Station in Bengaluru. This is the first Vande Bharat service in south India and the fifth in the country.
- The train is expected to run six days a week; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- It will start from Chennai Central station, reach Bengaluru City Junction and then head to Mysuru Junction.
Other details: The 16-coach Vande Bharat Express is a self-propelled engine train (multiple units of the train can be controlled by a single driver). It boasts automatic doors, air-conditioned carriages, and 180-degree-rotating spinning seats. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Perambur, Chennai, is where the train was constructed.
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