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Business News/ News / India/  Karnataka to get 4th Vande Bharat Express connecting Bengaluru-Coimbatore by December-end
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Karnataka to get 4th Vande Bharat Express connecting Bengaluru-Coimbatore by December-end

By the end of December, a new Vande Bharat Express train will be launched between Bengaluru and Coimbatore, providing a faster travel option for passengers.

Vande Bharat Express train will connect Bengaluru and CoimbatorePremium
Vande Bharat Express train will connect Bengaluru and Coimbatore

Karnataka is set to get its fourth Vande Bharat Express train that will connect Bengaluru and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).

According to Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan, there is only Uday Express operates between Bengaluru and Coimbatore in the morning with a travel time of roughly 7 hours. However, by the end of December, Vande Bharat Express will also be launched for this route, HT reported.

It will be the second Vande Bharat Express between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. One such train travels between Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mysuru.

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Currently, Bengaluru has Vande Bharat Trains to Dharwad, Belagavi, Hubballi, Chennai, Mysuru and Hyderabad. Recently, the Bengaluru – Dharwad Vande Bharat Express was extended to Belagavi in north Karnataka.

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This week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a second Vande Bharat Express between Varanasi and New Delhi on Monday.

The Vande Bharat Express, a self-propelled semi-high-speed train, boasts superior design, interiors, and speed.

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw last month said he is working on a plan to introduce 3,000 new trains in the next four-five years to raise the railways' passenger capacity from 800 crore at present to 1,000 crore.

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As per the PTI news agency, 69,000 new coaches are available and every year it is manufacturing about 5,000 new coaches.

The agency said that with all these efforts the railways can add 200 to 250 new trains every year and these are besides 400 to 450 Vande Bharat trains, which are going to be added in the coming years.

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The railway minister also said that instead of having a train with separate coaches attached together, the railways is working to have a train with integrated 22 coaches (a train set with 22 coaches) which will have multiple benefits for the passengers.

Every year around 5,000 km of tracks are laid to further enhance the capacity significantly, Vaishnaw added.

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Published: 21 Dec 2023, 09:41 AM IST
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