The electrification of the rail line between Bengaluru and Mysuru was officially thrown open on March 19.

Bengaluru-Mysuru travel time cut down for 12 trains thanks to electrificationImage for representation
news Railways Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:38

The South Western Railway will now run 12 trains on AC traction between Bengaluru and Mysuru. What this means is that these 12 trains will run on electrical locomotives instead of diesel. The move comes after the electrification of the railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru, which was officially thrown open on March 19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on February 20 formally inaugurated the electrification of the rail line between the two cities.

The electrification will cut down costs, save time and also reduce pollution.

“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,” stated a press release from South Western Railway.

The electrification and traction change has been a long-standing demand of commuters.Here is the list of the 12 trains: 

 1. Train No. 22817, Howrah - Mysuru weekly Express journey commencing on 23rd March, 2018 from Howrah.

2. Train No. 22818, Mysuru - Howrah weekly Express journey commencing on 26th March, 2018 from KSR Bengaluru.

3. Train No. 16021, Chennai - Mysuru Cauvery Express journey commencing on 19th March, 2018 from KSR Bengaluru.

4. Train No. 16021, Mysuru - Chennai Cauvery Express journey commencing on 20th March, 2018 from Mysuru.

5. Train No. 16220, Tirupati - Chamarajanagar Express journey commencing on 19th March, 2018 from Tirupati.

6. Train No. 16219, Chamarajanagar - Tirupati Express journey commencing on 20th March, 2018 from Chamarajanagar.

7. Train No. 12007, Chennai - Mysuru Shatabdi Express (6 day a week) journey commencing on 19th March, 2018 from Chennai.

8. Train No. 12008, Mysuru - Chennai Shatabdi Express (6 day a week) journey commencing on 19th March, 2018 from Mysuru.

9. Train No. 12577, Darbhanga - Mysuru Weekly Express journey commencing on 20th March, 2018 from Darbhanga.

10. Train No. 12578, Mysuru - Darbhanga Weekly Express journey commencing on 24th March, 2018 from Mysuru.

11. Train No. 22682, Chennai - Mysuru Weekly Express journey commencing on 22nd March, 2018 from Chennai.

12. Train No. 22681, Mysuru - Chennai Weekly Express journey commencing on 28th March, 2018 from Mysuru.

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