Union minister of state for power (independent charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday flagged off the Indore Yeshwantpur weekly express train.
Addressing the flagging off function here, Scindia said the train would act as a bridge between Indore, the commercial capital of the state, and Bangalore, the IT hub of the country.
The international airport and improved rail connectivity will help improve the economic condition of the state and lead to increase in commercial activities, he said.
Scindia said his attachment to Indore was more emotional than political and so he has continued to work relentlessly for the development of the city.
He assured the people that he would take up the demand for introduction of new trains and extending the run of some popular trains with the railway ministry.
There is a demand for running the Indore-Patna express on a daily basis.
The function was held amid slogan shouting by Congressmen while BJP leaders were conspicuous by their absence.
The regular service of the train will start from August 6 from Yesvantpur and from August 11 from Indore.
The train has 2-tier AC, 3-tier AC, sleeper class and general second class coaches.
In its regular run from August 11, train No 19301 Indore-Yeshwantpur weekly express will leave Indore every Sunday at 8.55pm and reach Yeshwantpur on Tuesday at 11.15am.
Similarly, train No 19302 Yeshwantpur- Indore weekly express will leave Yeshwantpur every Tuesday from August 6 at 1.30pm and reach Indore at 5.15pm o n Thursday.
During its inaugural run, the train will reach Yeshwantpur at 6.30am o n Tuesday.
The train will halt at Dewas, Ujjain , Maksi , Berchha , Shujalpur, Bairagarh, Bhopal, Habibganj, Itarsi, Betul, Narkher, Chandur Bazar, New Amarawati , Akola , Hingoli, Purna, Huzur Saheb Nanded, Mudhked, Nizamabad, Kamareddi, Malkajgiri, Kacheguda, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Gooty, Dharmavaram and Yelahanka in both directions.
There was a demand for a train between Indore and Bangalore as earlier people had to take the connecting train from Khandwa.
Public representatives are also demanding a train between Indore and Rajkot, Indore and Guwahati and Indore and Darbhanga.