PM Modi during his four-hour visit to Bengaluru has flags off Vande Bharat Express in Bengaluru, the first semi-high speed train in south India.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 11th November has flagged off the fifth Vande Bharat Express which will run from Chennai to Mysuru. PM flags off the train from Krantiveera Sangoli Rayanna (KSR) railway station in Bengaluru.

This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first such train in South India. It is expected that the train will enhance the connectivity between Chennai, Bengaluru and Mysuru.

Passengers who are travelling on this train have provided positive reviews and lauded PM Narendra Modi for starting the first semi-high speed train in south India.

The Vande Bharat Express train was designed and manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai under the Make in India initiative. The coaches of the vande Bharat Express have various facilities like; automatic doors, GPS based passenger information system, 14-chair cars and two executive chair cars, smoke detectors, surveillance, odour control system, bio-vacuum toilets, WiFi and other.

The train has 14 coaches. The trial run of the Vande Bharat Express was completed on 7th November. The train will run six days a week. Many travel destinations and ancient Indian cities like Varanasi, Prayagraj and Ayodhya will be covered during the journey.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a four-hour visit to Bengaluru on Friday 11th November.

He said Karnataka is the first state to take up Vande Bharat Express under the Bharat Gaurav scheme. He stated “The Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express will boost connectivity as well as commercial activities. It will also enhance ‘Ease of Living.’ Glad to have flagged off this train from Bengaluru”.