Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted nine new Vande Bharat Trains to the country today i.e. on Sunday. The Prime Minister has flagged off these trains through video conferencing. These include two trains from South Central Railway (SCR), two from West Bengal, as well as one train each from Odisha, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also participated in the inauguration program. This is a step towards realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of improving connectivity across the country and providing world-class facilities to rail passengers.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to expand modern connectivity in the country: PM
During this, the PM said that this is an unprecedented opportunity to expand modern connectivity in the country. The speed of development of infrastructure is exactly matching with the aspirations of 140 crore Indians. This is what today’s India wants. This is the aspiration of the youth, entrepreneurs, women, professionals, businessmen and people associated with the new India. The simultaneous launch of nine Vande Bharat trains today is also an example of this.
The new Vande Bharat train is more modern and comfortable than before
PM said that today people of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala have got the facility of Vande Bharat Express. The trains that have been started today are more modern and comfortable than before, this Vande Bharat train is a symbol of the new zeal, new enthusiasm and new enthusiasm of the new India.
The day is not far when Vande Bharat will connect every part of the country: PM Modi
Further, the PM said that the craze of Vande Bharat is continuously increasing. Till now, more than 1 crore 11 lakh passengers have traveled and this number is increasing day by day. So far, people of different states and union territories of the country are getting the facility of 25 Vande Bharat trains. Now 9 more new Vande Bharat Express trains will be added to it. The PM said that the day is not far when Vande Bharat will connect every part of the country.
New Vande Bharat trains will connect religious and tourist destinations in 11 states
The new Vande Bharat trains will connect religious and tourist places in 11 states. According to the official statement, these states include Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand and Gujarat. The new Vande Bharat train will run between Udaipur-Jaipur, Tirunelveli-Madurai-Chennai, Hyderabad-Bengaluru, Vijayawada-Chennai, Patna-Howrah, Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram, Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Puri, Ranchi-Howrah and Jamnagar-Ahmedabad. Vande Bharat train will be the fastest train on its operating routes and will save a lot of time for passengers.
Vande Bharat train will run at high speed on these routes
According to officials, the Kachiguda-Yesvantpur train service between Bengaluru and Hyderabad will be the fastest train between the two cities with the shortest travel time. Similarly, the train on Vijayawada -MGR Chennai Central route will be the first and fastest train on this route. Meanwhile, there will be 25 additional facilities on the Patna-Howrah and Ranchi-Howrah routes, with the train covering the distance of 535 km in approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Reduction in travel time between Hyderabad-Bangalore by more than two and a half hours
According to this, compared to the current fastest train on the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Puri and Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram routes, Vande Bharat train will reduce the travel time between the respective destinations by about three hours. Similarly, there will be a reduction of more than two and a half hours on the Hyderabad-Bangalore route while the travel time on the Tirunelveli-Madurai-Chennai route will be reduced by more than two hours. The travel time between Ranchi-Howrah, Patna-Howrah and Jamnagar-Ahmedabad via Vande Bharat train will be reduced by about one hour as compared to the fastest train currently available between these destinations. Similarly, the travel time between Vande Bharat to Udaipur-Jaipur will be reduced by about half an hour.