Vande Bharat express out of ICF, to reach Mysuru tomorrow
The fifth Vande Bharat express is the first in South India which will connect Chennai to Mysuru over a distance of 504 kilometers. The train with a single stop in Bengaluru is expected to reach Mysuru in seven hours. Although the Vande Bharat express can reach the maximum speed of 160 km/h, the express running between Chennai and Mysuru will reach the maximum speed of only 110 km/h and an average speed of 76 km/h, making it the slowest of the five Vande Bharat. express trains in the country.
The other four Vande Bharat trains connect Delhi to Varanasi, Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Delhi to Amb Andaura and Mumbai to Gandhinagar.
Train separation reported at Tiruvallur:
Meanwhile, around midnight on Saturday, a train separation incident was reported at Tiruvallur station where the S7 and S8 coaches from Coimbatore to Cheran express broke away. There were no reported fatalities or injuries in the incident, but the train took over 2.5 hours to repair and operate.
“A train separated from the Cheran express near Tiruvallur due to a broken joint in the coupler mechanism. The replacement of the joint took about 2.5 hours. There was absolutely no no threat to passenger safety. We regret the inconvenience caused.” said Southern Railways, in a tweet.
Southern Railway has also advised that an investigation has been ordered into the incident. “Every train separation incident is investigated to find out the root cause and also to determine responsibility, if any. An investigation is ordered and the outcome of the findings will then be clear. We therefore ask everyone to do not indulge in unnecessary speculation. said Southern Railway, in another tweet.