The new Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train which will travel between Bengaluru and Mysuru is set to bring relief to many passengers who regularly travel between the two cities. Costing Rs 30 per passenger, people can now reach Mysuru in just three hours.

The new MEMU Special will leave Majestic at 7:55pm and is expected to reach Mysuru at 10:50pm. The train will shuttle from Wednesday to Saturday.

According to reports, the new MEMU Special will leave Mysuru at 04:45am and reach Majestic in Bengaluru at 08:30am every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Compared to the regular trains, MEMU trains possess a higher speed of 20km per hour and as a result should attract passengers. Recently, the railway lines between Bengaluru and Mysuru was electrified.

This train comes as a relief to a large number of daily passengers travelling from Mandya, Maddur and Mysuru to reach the suburban areas of Bengaluru like Nayandahalli, Kengeri and Hejjala.

The MEMU service, with the capacity to carry about 3,500 passengers at a time from Bengaluru, was flagged off today. From Mysuru, the service will start on Thursday making it possible for the commuters to travel between the two cities every day.

These trains will also stop at Nayandahalli, Krishnadevaraya, Jnanabharathi, Kengeri, Bidadi, Hejjala, Ketohalli Halt, Ramanagara, Channapattana, Mandya, Pandavapura and Srirangapattana.

The distance between the two cities is 160 km and will take the commuters more than four hours to cover the distance by road during the day due to traffic congestion on Mysore road.