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The Southern Railway will operate trains at an increased speed on the Chennai-Bengaluru and other routes.

What’s it about? The Southern Railways has decided to increase the speed of trains on several sections following an upgradation of tracks. For those travelling on the Chennai – Bangalore Shatabdi, their journey will be shorter thanks to the increased speed. The Chennai – Gudur section was the first authorised for increased speeds last October.

  • In over 413 km of the southern railway network, the maximum speed has been increased to 130 kmph from 110. Among the sections are the Chennai – Renigunta and Arakkonam – Jolarpettai.
  • In other important sections covering 1,218 km, the maximum permissible speed has been increased to 110 kmph, and for sections spanning 406 km, it has been increased to 100 kmph.

Vande Bharat: Meanwhile, the new Chennai – Coimbatore – Chennai Vande Bharat train will run at 130 kmph in the Chennai – Jolarpettai section. It reduces travel time by 80 minutes.

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