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Second Vande Bharat is to be flagged off between Bengaluru and Chennai on March 12

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Bengaluru :Following the successful introduction of the Vande Bharat Express between Mysuru and Chennai via Bengaluru, Karnataka’s capital is poised to welcome another addition to its rail network.

In 2022, the inaugural Vande Bharat service between Chennai and Mysuru via Bengaluru was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking a significant milestone as the first of its kind in South India.

Presently, Bengaluru boasts Vande Bharat connections to Dharwad, Belagavi, Hubballi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysuru, and Hyderabad.

Scheduled for virtual inauguration by PM Modi on March 12, the new semi-high-speed rail service is confirmed by Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan to commence operations imminently.

Reportedly, this new Vande Bharat Express will sport a distinctive orange and white livery, deviating from the previous white and blue scheme. It is anticipated to offer swifter travel than its predecessor, enhancing connectivity between the two capital cities.

Specifics regarding timings and ticket pricing are yet to be disclosed.

In addition to this development, PM Modi will virtually launch another Vande Bharat Express linking Bengaluru with Kalaburagi, thereby bridging the Hyderabad Karnataka region with the IT hub. Furthermore, plans are underway for yet another Vande Bharat Express from Bengaluru to Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

The inauguration of the new Vande Bharat Express is confirmed for March 12, as announced by Kalaburagi Member of Parliament (MP) Umesh Jadhav.

Jadhav took to social media platform X, expressing gratitude and excitement: “Kalaburagi to Bangalore VANDE BHARAT. Inauguration on 12.03.2024 at Kalaburagi Railway Station. Thank you so much Shri @narendramodiji, Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw ji for this gift to Kalaburagi Region.”

These endeavors reflect the government’s commitment to enhancing connectivity from Bengaluru to various cities in Tamil Nadu, building upon the earlier launch of a train service to Coimbatore from Bengaluru.

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