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Two new express, four local trains soon from Bangalore

BENGALURU

Two express trains and four local trains will start operating from Bangalore soon, said Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.

He was speaking after remotely flagging off the ‘Sukhamangalam Yatra’ Tourist Special Train from Yeshwantpur here on Saturday. The train will, over nine days, cover pilgrimage spots such as Sholapur, Pandharpur, Ajanta-Ellora, Badami and Aihole, reports Hindu.

He said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has plans to introduce similar pilgrimage trains on routes that are part of Buddhist, Sikh, Christian and Chaar Dham circuits.

The two new inter-State trains are the Yeshwantpur-Jodhpur Express and the Yeshwantpur-Katra Express, which will start operating on December 4 and December 11 respectively, and will go via Bangalore City Station.

The Railways will also start four new suburban trains from November 1. They will begin operating from Bangalore to Hubli, Bangalore to Tumkur, Bangalore to Chamarajanagar and Bangalore (Yeshwantpur) – Hosur.

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