PM Modi flags off Vande Bharat train between Chennai-Mysuru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually flag off the inaugural run of the Vande Bharat Express between Dr MGR Chennai Central and Mysuru today, Southern Railway has said.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the extended Vande Bharat Service from Mangaluru Central to Thiruvananthapuram Central, and the new Kollam–Tirupati Express, through video conferencing.

.The Chennai–Bengaluru–Mysuru train is the second Vande Bharat Express in this section. The first in this route was launched in 2022.

The inaugural run of Train No 20664 Dr MGR Chennai Central–SMVT Bengaluru Vande Bharat Express will depart from Chennai at 09.15 hours and arrive in Bengaluru at 14.20 hours on Tuesday, with stops in Katpadi and Krishnarajapuram.

However, the regular service will begin only on March 14, as the train runs all days of the week, except Wednesdays.

Initially, the train will only run between Chennai and Bengaluru till April 4 with stops in Katpadi and Krishnarajapuram; the full service between Chennai and Mysuru will begin only on April 5, according to a Southern Railway release.