Tipu Superfast Express between Bengaluru, Mysuru renamed as Wodeyar Expres

Mysuru, 8/10: The Railway Board, on Friday, changed the name of the popular train connecting Bengaluru and Mysuru from Tipu Superfast Express to Wodeyar Express—a move that received criticism from several quarters.



The news was announced by Mysore Member of Parliament Pratap Simha on Twitter. The MP shared a letter he wrote to the Union Railway Minister in July this year. “Considering the contributions of the Wodeyar dynasty, not only for the development of the railways but also for transforming it as a modern state, there is a strong sentiment among the people of my parliamentary constituency to rename (the train),” the letter stated.


Tipu Express is popular among the public because of its shorter travel time, when compared with other express trains. The change in name comes months after Simha met Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in February and made the request

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