New Delhi: Bengaluru and Hyderabad, two major IT hubs in southern India, are likely to be connected by the Vande Bharat Express this month, as reported by Deccan Herald.
This high-speed train service will mark the third Vande Bharat Express for the state of Karnataka, with existing routes between Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysuru and Bengaluru – Hubballi.
According to sources, the latest Vande Bharat train will run between Bengaluru’s Yesvantpur railway station and Hyderabad’s Kacheguda railway station, promising to significantly reduce travel time between these bustling cities.
Recent reports indicate that the trial run for the service has already commenced. “From the last two days, we have been conducting a trial run of Vande Bharat between Kacheguda and Dhone (Andhra Pradesh). The service will begin soon after the formal procedure,” revealed a senior official from South Central Railway.
However, despite the imminent launch, there has been no official communication regarding the exact launch date, ticket fares, or the specific stops the train will make along the route.
Nevertheless, the introduction of the Vande Bharat Express is anticipated to make train travel between Bengaluru and Hyderabad faster and more comfortable, catering to the regular influx of IT professionals, businesspeople, and students traveling between the two cities.
On June 27, Karnataka witnessed the inauguration of the Vande Bharat train service, connecting important cities in the state such as Dharwad, Hubballi, and Davangere, to the state capital, Bengaluru. Operating on all days except Tuesdays, the Vande Bharat train has proven its efficiency, reducing travel time between Bengaluru and Hubballi-Dharwad to roughly seven hours, compared to the usual eight to nine hours taken by other trains.
The Vande Bharat Express has already made its debut in southern India with the Chennai-Mysuru route. Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November last year, it has proven to be a success. Running at an average speed of 75 to 77 kilometers per hour, the train covers the distance of approximately 504 kilometers between Chennai and Mysuru in around six-and-a-half hours.
As railway authorities finalize the formalities, passengers eagerly await the launch of the Vande Bharat Express between Bengaluru and Hyderabad, hoping it will not only enhance connectivity but also redefine the travel experience for those journeying between these two dynamic cities.