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:

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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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