Bengaluru, September 8: Bengaluru will soon get new electric trains which will be equipped with greater carrying capacity, better fuel efficiency and performance when compared to the outgoing diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) trains and conventional passenger trains. Ministry of Railways signed a MoU to implement this project which costs around Rs.327.79 Crores.
Bengaluru will replace conventional trains in the city's suburban network by implementing electric trains. These two trains are part of the 15 trains that the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala will deliver to the state in the next one year.
All of them are meant for suburban services around Bengaluru. Each of these two trains has eight coaches. ‘They are expected to arrive by September end,’ said RS Saxena, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru. The above-mentioned 15 trains operate between Bengaluru and various suburban towns such as Bangarpet, Jolarpettai, Mysuru and Hindupur.