Twitterati want Tipu Express renamed

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Tippu Express is a superfast train running between Bangalore and Mysore in India. It covers a distance of 139 km in 2.5 hours with two stops Kengeri and Mandya. This train is named after Tipu Sultan who ruled Kingdom of Mysore and died at the Battle of Srirangapatna in 1799.

This train leaves Mysore at 11:30 hrs and reaches Bangalore at 14:00 hrs; it leaves Bangalore City at 15:00 hrs & reaches Mysore at 17:30 hrs. Previously the train used to depart Mysore Junction at 11:00 and reach Bangalore city at 1:30, the only non-stop train between Mysore and Bangalore (only stop at Mandya). Nowadays its reaching Mysore between 17.15 and 17.30, as the double track work is completed.

Recently the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti demanded that the Tipu Express running between Bengaluru and Mysuru be renamed after Krishnaraja Wodeyar and Sir M Visvesvaraya.

The samiti said renaming the train would be a tribute to Wodeyar and Visvesvaraya, who had contributed in spreading irrigation and electricity networks in the state.

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