INTRODUCTION OF TRAIN : Bangalore-Thiruvananthapuram – Bangalore
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1436
ANSWERED ON 29.12.2017
Train between Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru
1436 Shri K.K. Ragesh
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether the launching of a new train between Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru, declared in 2014 railway budget, is pending ; and
(b) if so, the details thereof ?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a)& (b) Introduction of Thiruvananthapuram-Bengaluru (Yesvantpur) Premium Express had been announced in Railway Budget 2014-15. As of now, the train has not been introduced, as premium services (now re-christened as Suvidha) were announced not as regular services but as services to meet the demand surges which manifest themselves on special occasions.