12 Bengaluru-Mysuru Trains Now Faster From Electrification

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    12 South- Western railway trains between Bengaluru and Mysuru will now have AC traction. AC (alternating current) traction is used in new diesel-electric locomotives that allow locomotives to switch between diesel and electricity.

    This comes after the electrification of the railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru, officially opened on 19th of March. PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated the electrification of this line on 20th of February.

    Electrification will improve the efficiency of these trains and reduce travel time. It is also cost-effective and pollution free.

    A press release by the South Western Railway stated, "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."

    The 12 train routes are:


    Train No: 22817
    Train Name: Howrah - Mysuru weekly Express
    Commencing from: 23rd March, 2018, Howrah


    Train No: 22818
    Train Name: Mysuru - Howrah weekly Express
    Commencing from: 26th March, 2018, KSR Bengaluru


    Train No: 16021
    Train Name: Chennai - Mysuru Cauvery Express
    Commencing from: 19th March, 2018, KSR Bengaluru


    Train No: 16021
    Train Name: Mysuru - Chennai Cauvery Express
    Commencing from: 20th March, 2018, Mysuru


    Train No: 16220
    Train Name: Tirupati - Chamarajanagar Express
    Commencing from: 19th March, 2018, Tirupati


    Train No: 16219
    Train Name: Chamarajanagar - Tirupati Express
    Commencing from: 20th March, 2018, Chamarajanagar


    Train No: 12007
    Train Name: Chennai - Mysuru Shatabdi Express (6 day a week)
    Commencing from: 19th March, 2018, Chennai


    Train No: 12008
    Train Name: Mysuru - Chennai Shatabdi Express (6 day a week)
    Commencing from: 19th March, 2018, Mysuru


    Train No: 12577
    Train Name: Darbhanga - Mysuru Weekly Express
    Commencing from: 20th March, 2018, Darbhanga


    Train No: 12578
    Train Name: Mysuru - Darbhanga Weekly Express
    Commencing from: 24th March, 2018, Mysuru


    Train No: 22682
    Train Name: Chennai - Mysuru Weekly Express
    Commencing from: 22nd March, 2018, Chennai


    Train No: 22681
    Train Name: Mysuru - Chennai Weekly Express
    Commencing from: 28th March, 2018, Mysuru

    Story first published: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:30 [IST]
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