South India's first Vande Bharat Express in Bengaluru flagged off by PMtext_fields
Bengaluru: The first Vande Bharat Express for south India was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at Krantiveera Sangolli Railway station here.
Mysuru and Chennai are connected by train via Bengaluru.
The "Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan" train, which runs in accordance with the "Bharat Gaurav" train policy of the Railways, was also flagged off by the Prime Minister.
"It will fulfil the dream of numerous travellers intending to undertake Kashi Yatra," according to the South Western Railway.
The train offers an eight-day tour package at discounted rates for pilgrims. Official sources said the Government of Karnataka gives cash assistance of Rs 5,000 to the Kashi Vishwanath Yatra pilgrims.
This train covers holy places including Varanasi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj.
With PTI inputs