5th Vande Bharat Express between Chennai-Mysore Full Details
- The Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express train will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, November 11, the first such indigenously-built high-speed rail in the southern part of India and the country’s fifth.
- The train will shuffle between Tamil Nadu’s Chennai and Karnataka’s Mysuru covering a distance of 504 kilometers in the span of six and a half hours. In its regular schedule, the train has a halt at KRS Bengaluru. Except for Wednesday, the service will be available six days a week.
Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express
Vande Bharat Express Unique Features
- Speed, safety, and service are the hallmarks of this train. Integral Coach Factory (ICF), a railway production unit in Chennai, has been the force behind the system integration of these rails in just 18 months.
- The Vande Bharat Express can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph and has travel classes like the Shatabdi Train but with a better travel experience for passengers. This train is the next major leap for Indian Railways in terms of speed and convenience.
- Besides, all coaches are equipped with automatic doors; a GPS-based audio-visual passenger information system, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes, and very comfortable seating. The executive class also has rotating chairs.
- All toilets are bio-vacuum types. The lighting is in dual mode: diffused for general illumination and personal for every seat. The side recliner seat facility that is being provided to Executive Class passengers will now be made available for all classes. The executive coaches have the added feature of 180-degree rotating seats. The train will also have bio-vacuum toilets with touch-free amenities.
- Vande Bharat 2.0 trains have the KAVACH (Train Collision Avoidance System) for enhanced safety in operations. There will be improved security with four emergency windows added to every coach. There will be four platform side cameras, including rearview cameras outside the coach instead of two earlier.
- The new coaches have level-II safety integration certification for better train control. The Vande Bharat 2.0 will also have better fire safety measures with an aerosol-based fire detection and suppression system in all electrical cubicles and toilets. The train will also have four emergency lights in every coach in case of electric failure.