Mangaluru Central-Madgaon Vande Bharat Express trial run flagged off

07:15PM Tue 26 Dec, 2023

Mangaluru, Dec 26: In a significant development, the semi high-speed Vande Bharat Express train conducted its trial run, reaching the Central railway station in the city on Monday evening. 

The flag-off ceremony was conducted in the presence of Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, local MLAs and railway officials. The train which departed Mangaluru central at 8.30 am will reach Madgaon at 1.15 pm. On its return, it will leave Madgaon at 1.45 pm and reach Mangaluru at 6.30 pm. The train has stops at Udupi and Karwar.

The regular operations of the Vande Bharat Express will start on December 30.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the new train along with six other Vande Bharat trains in other states on the day.

An official announcement in this regard is awaited, railway sources said.