India has got the gift of the fifth Vande Bharat train today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to South India from today (11 November). Meanwhile, he has given the gift of a Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express train. Along with this, he will also flag off the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan train. Tight security arrangements have been made in view of the PM's visit. PM Modi will leave for Tamil Nadu today.
PM Modi reached HAL airport in Bengaluru on Friday morning. Where Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, several cabinet members, Union Minister Prahlad Joshi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP parliamentary board member BS Yediyurappa, party legislators and officials welcomed them.
PM Modi went to Krantiveer Sangoli Rayanna (KSR) railway station this morning and there he flagged off the Mysore-Chennai Vande Bharat Express. This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first in South India. From here PM Modi also flagged off the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan train.
Chennai to Mysore train number 20607 will leave from Chennai railway station at 5:50 am. This train will reach Bangalore City Junction at 10:25. This train will stop here for 5 minutes, then it will leave at 10:30. After this the train will reach Mysore at 12:30.
Coming back, train number 20608 from Mysore to Chennai will leave Mysore at 13:05 PM (1.05 PM). This train will reach Bengaluru at 14:55 PM (2:55 PM). This train will stop at this station for 5 minutes at 15 hrs (03 hrs) and will leave from Bangalore. After this, this train will reach Chennai at 19:35 pm (07:35 pm).