PM Modi to flag off Vande Bharat Express on Nov 11 in South India after successful trial run

The Indian Railways on Monday successfully ran the first Vande Bharat Express from Chennai to Mysuru through Bengaluru.

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New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Monday successfully ran the first Vande Bharat Express from Chennai to Mysuru through Bengaluru. On November 11, the train will be flagged off by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, in Bengaluru.

With stops in Katpadi and KSR Bengaluru, the train left the Dr. MGR Chennai Central station at 5:50 in the morning and arrived in Mysuru at 12:13 in the afternoon. According to media sources, it travelled at a speed of 110 kmph between Bengaluru and Mysuru and 110 kmph between Bengaluru and Jolarpettai in Tamil Nadu.

Minister of state for railway Darshana Jardosh tweeted, “With this successful trial run, the countdown for Flag-off Vande Bharat Express between Chennai and Mysuru has begun.”

The purpose of the trial run was to familiarise the onboard crew and maintenance personnel of the coaches with the operation of the train set, route, signals, and other safety precautions such level crossing gates, block working, and various technological aspects of the train.

Numerous railway officials, including the general managers of the Southern and South Western Railways, the divisional railway managers of the divisions in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mysuru, as well as workers from both railroads, reportedly participated in the trial run.