Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to South India from today. During this, while the Prime Minister flagged off South India’s first Vande Bharat Express train in Bengaluru. PM also flagged off the ‘Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan’ train. Apart from this, the Prime Minister also inaugurated Terminal-2 of Kempegowda International Airport.
As far as the first Vande Bharat Express train of South India is concerned, let us tell you that the Prime Minister flagged off the ‘Vande Bharat’ Express train from Krantiveer Sangoli Rayanna (KSR) railway station in Bengaluru. This train will run between Mysore and Chennai via Bangalore.
This is India’s fifth Vande Bharat Express train. Vande Bharat Inaugural Special train left KSR Bangalore at 10:25 AM and will reach MGR Chennai Central at 05:20 PM today. This 16-coach Vande Bharat train will pass through stations like Bangalore Cantonment, Baiyappanahalli, Krishnarajapuram, Whitefield, Devangonthi, Malur etc.
PM also flagged off ‘Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan’ train
Apart from this, the Prime Minister also flagged off the ‘Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan’ train, which will be run by the Muzrai Department of Karnataka under the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train policy of the Railways. According to South Western Railway, “It will fulfill the dream of many travelers wishing to travel to Kashi.
A travel ‘package’ of eight days will be available for travel in this train, special discount will be given to the devotees. Official sources said that the Karnataka government will also give an additional five thousand rupees to the pilgrims of Kashi Vishwanath Yatra. This train will also visit many pilgrimage places like Varanasi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj.
In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 108-feet high bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda and inaugurated Terminal-2 of Kempegowda International Airport built at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore. With its inauguration, the passenger capacity at the airport is expected to increase to around five-six crore annually.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the city and at the venues in view of Prime Minister Modi’s visit. Modi’s visit to Bangalore assumes significance as Karnataka is less than six months away from the assembly elections. The Prime Minister will also attend a public meeting today, in which lakhs of people are expected to reach. After this he will go to Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.