What’s In A Name? Bengaluru-Mysuru Train Tipu Express Renamed ‘Wodeyar Express’

by Sanjana Shenoy
What’s In A Name? Bengaluru-Mysuru Train Tipu Express Renamed ‘Wodeyar Express’

The superfast train, Tipu Express running on the Bengaluru-Mysuru route has been renamed as the ‘Wodeyar Express’. Mysuru MP Pratap Simha first broke the news on his Twitter page. Named after the royal family of Mysuru, this train ferries passengers from Bengaluru to Mysuru in two and a half hours. Read on to know the reason behind renaming this train.

Why Is The Train Renamed As Wodeyar Express?

Mysuru MP Pratap Simha took to Twitter to reveal that the superfast Bengaluru-Mysuru train will no longer be called Tipu Express. It’s now renamed as ‘Wodeyar Express’. What’s in a name? Apparently, the legacy of Mysuru rulers. Simha shared on Twitter that the this dynasty was responsible for the development of the Railways and the transformation of Mysuru into a modern state.

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He hailed it as a fitting tribute to the Mysuru royal family for executing many vital railway projects during the colonial period. These railway projects in his words were instrumental in the economic development of Princely States in British India. So, T.No.12614113 super-fast daily express from Bengaluru City to Mysuru is now officially Wodeyar Express. It runs faster than other express trains with two stops — Mandya and Kengeri.

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Move Hailed By Karnataka Chief Minister

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also lauded the move. In his Twitter post, he thanked Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for renaming the superfast train. He revealed that it’s an apt recognition of Karnataka’s rich heritage and glorious past.

Meanwhile, what do you think of the new name? Is it a befitting tribute to Mysuru’s Wodeyar rulers? Let us know in the comments below.

News Source: India Today

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