First Vande Bharat train to arrive in South India today | Key points

First Vande Bharat train to arrive in South India today | Key points

Between Mysuru and Chennai, the new Vande Bharat train will operate, reducing travel time.

The fifth Vande Bharat train in India, which will be flagged off by the country’s prime minister on Friday from Bengaluru, will be the region’s first semi-high-speed train. Between Mysuru and Chennai, the train will run, reducing travel time. It will make its official debut at the KSR Bengaluru station before continuing on to Chennai.

Here are the top points on the new Vande Bharat train:

1) Passengers travelling from Chennai to Mysore will be charged ₹1,200 for a car chair and 2,295 for executive class; those traveling from Mysore to Chennai will have to pay ₹1,365 and ₹2,486 respectively.

2) The train will cover 500 km in 6 hours 30 minutes and will halt at two stops between Chennai and Mysore- Katpadi and Bengaluru, officials said. Regular operations will begin on Saturday.

3) “If run in full capacity, the train can touch Chennai from Bengaluru in just three hours,” news agency PTI quoted a railway official.

4) The train has been developed by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, and enabled with an intelligent braking system for better acceleration and deceleration.

5) The first Vande Bharat Express train was flagged off on February 15, 2019, on the New Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi route.

6) All the coaches are equipped with automatic doors, GPS-based audio-visual passenger information system, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes, and comfortable seats.

Rakhi Kale

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