Now,12 trains run on electrified line between Mysuru-Bengaluru
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Now,12 trains run on electrified line between Mysuru-Bengaluru

March 22, 2018

Mysuru:  With the electrification of the Railway line between Mysuru and Bengaluru officially thrown open on Mar.19, the South Western Railway (SWR) will now run 12 trains on AC traction between the two cities. This means that these 12 trains will run on electrical locomotives instead of diesel.

It may be recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Feb.20 formally inaugurated the electrification of the rail line between the two cities. The electrification will cut down costs, save time and also reduce pollution.

“By attaching the electrical locos at Mysuru itself, the extra time required at Bengaluru for changing from diesel loco to electrical loco will be avoided. Thereby it improves punctuality. Besides, the measure will reduce air pollution and also result in cost effectiveness which help the Railways to save crores of rupees annually for fuel,” stated a press release from SWR.

Here is the list of the 12 trains:

  1. Train No. 16021, Chennai – Mysuru Cauvery Express journey commenced on Mar.19 from KSR Bengaluru.
  2. Train No. 16220, Tirupati – Chamarajanagar Express journey commenced on Mar.19 from Tirupati.
  3. Train No. 12007, Chennai – Mysuru Shatabdi Express (6 days a week) journey commenced on Mar.19 from Chennai.
  4. Train No. 12008, Mysuru – Chennai Shatabdi Express (6 days a week) journey commenced on Mar.19 from Mysuru.
  5. Train No. 16021, Mysuru – Chennai Cauvery Express journey commenced on Mar. 20 from Mysuru.
  6. Train No. 16219, Chamarajanagar – Tirupati Express journey commenced on Mar. 20 from Chamarajanagar.
  7. Train No. 12577, Darbhanga – Mysuru Weekly Express journey commenced on Mar. 20 from Darbhanga.
  8. Train No. 22682, Chennai – Mysuru Weekly Express journey commenced today (Mar. 22) from Chennai.
  9. Train No. 22817, Howrah – Mysuru Weekly Express journey will commence on Mar. 23 from Howrah.
  10. Train No. 12578, Mysuru – Darbhanga Weekly Express journey will commence on Mar. 24 from Mysuru.
  11. Train No. 22818, Mysuru – Howrah Weekly Express journey commences on Mar. 26 from KSR Bengaluru.
  12. Train No. 22681, Mysuru – Chennai Weekly Express journey commences on Mar. 28 from Mysuru.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Now,12 trains run on electrified line between Mysuru-Bengaluru”

  1. ANANTHANARAYANA says:

    retain one bogi for shimoga to dhrwad train at 10.20.pm

  2. Suresh says:

    Shifting of Tipu armoury, making double railway line, change of locomotives from Diesel to Electric etc.
    Of what use is this if the Journey time between Bangalore and Mysore is reduced by a few minutes.

  3. Srinath Venkatraman says:

    Railways should work to reduce journey time. Else this is not going to help commuters. The other benefits are good but secondary to public.

  4. Nagaraj says:

    Irrespective of the Government in Power Indian railways is one of the organization which will never improve. The pathetic speed at which the trains run between Mysore and Bangalore is a classic example

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