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PM Modi B'luru visit Live: PM flags off 5th Vande Bharat train, passengers cheer

PM Modi flags off fifth Vande Bharat train in Bengaluru (ANI)Premium
PM Modi flags off fifth Vande Bharat train in Bengaluru (ANI)

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bengaluru Visit Live Updates: PM Modi inaugurated Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, and also flagged off Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express

PM Modi visit to Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Karnataka's capital Bengaluru on Friday. PM Modi inaugurated mega infrastructure projects here today, including a new terminal of the city's Kempegowda International airport. The visit of PM Modi is politically a significant one, due to the forthcoming assembly election within five months. The saffron party is hoping to return to power and has set a target of winning a minimum of 150 out of the 224 seats.

11 Nov 2022, 03:43:38 PM IST

PM Modi flags off 5th Vande Bharat train, passengers cheer

Passengers at Bengaluru railway station were in for a treat on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the fifth Vande Bharat Express train connecting Mysuru, Bengaluru and Chennai. Passengers who boarded the train on the inaugural run from Bengaluru railway station on Friday gave positive reviews about the train and lauded PM Modi for providing the first semi-high-speed train in South India.

11 Nov 2022, 01:57:24 PM IST

‘Thank you Bengaluru...’, says PM after ‘memorable welcome’ by party workers, supporters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stopped his car and waved at enthusiastic groups of party workers and supporters near the office of Karnataka Public Service Commission.

PM Modi got out of the vehicle at a major traffic junction near the KSR railway station, walked towards the crowd who gathered in full strength on all sides and waved at them. "Thank you Bengaluru for the memorable welcome to this dynamic city", Modi tweeted.

11 Nov 2022, 01:48:07 PM IST

'Vande Bharat Express' is a symbol that India has now left the days of stagnation behind: PM Modi

Praising the new-age hitech trains, PM Modi called the Vande Bharat Express a symbol that India has now left the days of stagnation behind.

11 Nov 2022, 01:37:07 PM IST

To achieve growth we need to develop physical and social infrastructure: PM Modi

The Prime Minister on Friday reiterated that in order to achieve economic growth, the focus should be on infrastructure. On the newly launched Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda Airport, PM said, "Connectivity will play a crucial role in India's development. Creating air connectivity & new airports is need of the hour. New terminal at Bengaluru airport will increase facilities".

11 Nov 2022, 01:24:32 PM IST

Bengaluru represents 'Start-up' spirit: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi lauded Karnataka's capital Bengaluru. He said, the city represents the 'Start-up' spirit. "Across the world, India is known for its start-ups. Karnataka is also getting benefitted from the investment happening in the country," the PM said.

11 Nov 2022, 12:39:21 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi unveils 108-feet tall 'Statue of Prosperity'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bengaluru on Friday and unveiled the 108 feet bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda. The statue commemorates the contribution of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the founder of the city, towards the growth of Bengaluru.

The statue is sculpted by Ram V Sutar. According to PMO, 98 tonnes of bronze and 120 tonnes of steel have gone into making this statue.

11 Nov 2022, 12:32:41 PM IST

PM Modi stops car, greets enthusiastic party workers and supporters in Bengaluru

PM Modi stopped his car and waved at enthusiastic groups of party workers and supporters near the office of Karnataka Public Service Commission close to 'Vidhana Soudha' and at a key traffic junction in Bengaluru.

11 Nov 2022, 12:27:54 PM IST

PM Modi meets people on Bengaluru road

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met people as he received a warm welcome in Bengaluru today.

11 Nov 2022, 11:42:15 AM IST

Visuals of Terminal 2 of Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport

Here are some visuals of Terminal 2 of Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport.

The new eco-friendly terminal in which bamboo has been extensively used has been built at an estimated cost of 5,000 crore. Nicknamed as 'Terminal in a garden', the new infrastructure facility at the KIA will cater to 2.5 crore passengers annually.

11 Nov 2022, 11:27:33 AM IST

PM Modi inaugurates Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport

PM Modi inaugurated glitzy Terminal-2 of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), that will give this pleasant experience to travellers.

Spread over a total area of 2,55,645 square metres, the T-2 in its first phase will have 22 contact gates, 15 bus gates, 95 check-in solutions and 17 security check lanes. There will be nine customs hand baggage screening. The gate lounge will have a seating capacity of 5,932. Phase 1 of T-2 has a capacity of 25 million passengers per annum.

A big draw of Terminal-2 is its 'hanging garden'. The designers have kept in mind the rich art and culture of Karnataka while designing the terminal. "The rich history and cultural heritage of Karnataka have been integrated into the design of T2 with focus on tradition, technology and contemporary facets," an official said.

11 Nov 2022, 11:19:50 AM IST

Why govt funds used for Kempegowds statue, asks Karnataka Congress President

President of Karnataka Congress D K Shivakumar questioned why government funds were used to install a 108-feet statue of Bengaluru founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda at the international airport.

"Doing it (installing the statue) using government funds is a big crime. We (the Karnataka govt) have given the land and also funds for the Bengaluru International Airport Limited. Out of 4,200-acre land, 2,000 acre was given at only 6-lakh per acre. Along with money, they have shared. It (BIAL) should have used its money, why to use government money," Shivakumar said.

The state's Congress President said, "Airport should have done it, is it not earning? Hasn't their property price increased, we have given over 2,000 acre for commercial exploitation. Why did you need government money? Why is the Chief Secretary quiet? There was no need to use government money."

11 Nov 2022, 11:15:27 AM IST

Another Vande Bharat express for Karnataka in proposal: Report

The South Western Railway has reportedly requested the railway board for another high-speed Vande Bharat train service. The proposal is for Bengaluru and Hubbali Vande Bharat train, according to Indian Express.

Besides, the railway officials have asked for Bengaluru-Coimbatore service as well.

11 Nov 2022, 11:06:21 AM IST

PM Modi will be inaugurating T2 of Kempegowda airport shortly

PM Modi arrived in Bengaluru on Friday. He will soon be inaugurating the Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

Terminal 2 has been built at a cost of around 5,000 crore.

The terminal will double the passenger handling capacity of the airport to 5-6 crore passengers per annum, from the current capacity of about 2.5 crores.

It is designed as a tribute to the Garden city of Bengaluru and the passenger experience is meant to be a "walk in the garden".

Passengers will travel through 10,000 sqmts of green walls, hanging gardens, and outdoor gardens.

Bengaluru: View of t2 terminal of Kempegowda airport
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Bengaluru: View of t2 terminal of Kempegowda airport (HT_PRINT)
11 Nov 2022, 10:58:19 AM IST

About Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express train: Routes, fares, schedule

  • The regular operation of Train Nos.20607/20608 Dr MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru – Dr MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express trains will commence from 12 November from both stations--Dr MGR Chennai Central and Mysuru.
  • The trains will be operational six days a week.
  • The Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat train will not be in service on Wednesday.
  • Coaches: The Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat train comprises a total of 16 coaches (14 Chair cars and 2 Executive Cars).
  • Stoppages: KatpadiJn and KSR Bengaluru
  • Fares: The fare of travelling in an AC Chair Car will be 1200, while for Executive Car, the fare will be 2,295.
  • In the return direction, the cost of Travelling from Mysuru to Chennai will be 1365 in Chair Car and 2485 in Executive Chair Car.
  • Distance: The Mysuru – Dr MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express will take 6 hours 25 minutes to cover the distance from Mysuru to Chennai and 6 hours 30 minutes to cover the distance from Chennai to Mysuru.

11 Nov 2022, 10:49:13 AM IST

PM Modi flags off Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra train

The train offers an eight-day tour package at discounted rates for pilgrims. Official sources said the Government of Karnataka gives cash assistance of 5,000 to the Kashi Vishwanath Yatra pilgrims. This train covers holy places including Varanasi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj.

11 Nov 2022, 10:39:32 AM IST

South India gets first Vande Bharat Express in Bengaluru today

Prime Minister Modi flagged off the inaugural special of south India's first Vande Bharat Express at Krantiveera Sangolli Railway station.

  • The train connects Mysuru and Chennai via Bengaluru.
  • The train can travel at a speed of 160 km per hour. If run in full capacity, the train can touch Chennai from Bengaluru in just three hours.
  • The Vande Bharat train is the first semi-high speed train in the South and fifth in the country.
  • Already, there are many trains between Bengaluru and Chennai: Shatabdi Express, Brindavan Express, Mass Double-Decker, Guwahati Express, Lalbagh Express, Chennai Express, Kaveri Express, and Chennai Mail, but 'Vande Bharat' is unique given its speed and facilities, according to railway officials.
  • All the coaches are equipped with automatic doors, GPS-based audio-visual passenger information system, on-board hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purpose, and comfortable seats. The executive class has rotating chairs

Bengaluru: Vande Bharat Express train on the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route.
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Bengaluru: Vande Bharat Express train on the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route. (PTI)
11 Nov 2022, 10:29:06 AM IST

PM Modi flags off Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshana Train

Karnataka is the first state to take up this train under the Bharat Gaurav scheme in which Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways are working together to send pilgrims from Karnataka to Kashi. The pilgrims will be provided comfortable stay and guidance for visiting Kashi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj.

11 Nov 2022, 10:27:57 AM IST

PM Modi flags off Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express in Bengaluru

Prime Minister flagged off Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express today in Bengaluru at Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway Station. This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and first such train in South India. It will enhance connectivity between the industrial hub of Chennai and the Tech & Startup hub of Bengaluru and the famous tourist city of Mysuru.

11 Nov 2022, 10:22:03 AM IST

PM Modi pays floral tributes to saint poets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to the statues of saint poet Kanakadasa and Maharshi Valmiki at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Friday.

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