The connectivity of various regions across the nation plays a vital role in fostering economic growth, cultural exchange, and national integration. In this context, MP Pratap Simha has meet Railway Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and advocated for the introduction of a weekly Mysuru Rameshwaram Express train.
This new rail connection would not only facilitate enhanced travel options but also boost tourism and pilgrimage activities between the two destinations.
To achieve this, he proposes the efficient utilisation of the idle rake of the 22687/88 Mysuru – Varanasi Superfast Express by deploying this idle rake to Rameshwaram every week, thereby optimising existing resources.
The rail route will traverse through several important towns and cities of Karnataka and Tamilnadu, providing a much-needed means of transportation for the people residing along this corridor.
Additionally, Rameshwaram holds immense religious and spiritual importance for devotees, and a direct train connection from Mysuru via Bengaluru would facilitate their pilgrimage, promoting religious tourism.