Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged down the Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express at Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station in Bengaluru on Friday. This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first such train in South India.
“It will improve connectivity between the Chennai industrial center and the Tech and Startup center of Bengaluru and the famous tourist city of Mysuru,” the PMO said.
PM Modi also flagged the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan train at Bengaluru KSR station.
Karnataka is the first state to take this train under the Bharat Gaurav plan in which the Government of Karnataka and the Ministry of Railways work together to send pilgrims from Karnataka to Kashi.
“The pilgrims will be provided with a comfortable stay and guidance to visit Kashi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj,” the PMO said.
The Prime Minister paid floral tribute to the statues of the holy poet Kanakadasa and Maharshi Valmiki in the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
Later, around 11:30 AM, PM Modi will commission Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport. Around noon, he will unveil a 30-meter bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda. At around 3:30 PM, PM Modi will attend the 36th Convocation Ceremony at the Gandhigram Rural Institute in Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
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