Bengaluru-Mysuru superfast Tipu Express train renamed as Wodeyar Express

Tags: State News

A popular train on the Bengaluru-Mysuru route, Tipu Express was renamed as 'Wodeyar Express' by the Ministry of Railways on 9 October.

Important facts

  • The name is given to the Wodeyar dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Mysore from the late 1300s to the 1950s.

  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pratap Simha had written a letter to the Railway Ministry regarding the renaming of the train.

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also appreciated the move.

  • The Wodeyar Express, named after the Mysore royal family, covers a distance of two and a half hours from Bengaluru to Mysuru, which is faster than any other express train.

  • It has two stoppages at Mandya and Kengeri.

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