Mumbai witnessed inauguration dedicated to the two new Vande Bharat Express trains by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If you still aren't aware of the details of these two high speed trains you have come to the right place. With two new high speed trains routes, between Mumbai - Solapur and Mumbai - Shirdi, India has now operationalised 10 Vande Bharat Express trains across the country.
Fastest train in India, with a top speed of 180 kmph
While launching the trains on Friday, PM Modi said, "Vande Bharat train is a magnificent picture of today's modern India. It's a reflection of India's speed & scale. You can see the speed with which the country is launching Vande Bharat. 10 trains launched."
Vande Bharat train is fastest train in India, with a top speed of 180 kmph, while the operational speed is 130 kmph. This new train is certainly going to reduce the travel time between the two destinations. The train will halt at Dadar, Thane, Lonavala and Kuruwadi, hitting a maximum speed of 110kmph between Lonavala and Solapur.
Train features of Vande Bharat
These trains come with a 16-coach carriers top, equipped with CCTV cameras and the facility to speak with crew members in cases of emergency. The trains are Kavach compatible, meaning that they are installed with the indigenously developed Automatic Train Protection system, it is prevention from collisions between two trains by activating the train braking system when a driver. The trains are also equipped with automatic doors, GPS based audio-visual passenger information system, 32-inch infotainment screens, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes, and comfortable seats.
The Vande Bharat Express, also called 'Train 18', is an electric multiple-unit, semi-high-speed train being operated by the Indian Railways. Its top speed is 180 kmph, while the operational speed is 130 kmph. It takes only 52 seconds to reach 100 km/h.
Vande Bharat train routes
1. New Delhi - Varanasi
The train runs on five days except Monday and Thursday. The train departs from New Delhi railway station at 6:00 am and reaches Varanasi at 2:00 pm covering a distance of 759 km.
2. New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (J&K)
This Vande Bharat train runs between New Delhi station and Mata Vaishno Devi's base camp Katra. The train runs on six days except Tuesday. The train departs from New Delhi railway station at 6:00 am and reaches Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 2:00 pm.
3. Gandhinagar- Mumbai
The train runs on six days except Sunday. Departing from Mumbai Central at 6:00 am, the train reaches Gandhinagar Capital station at 12:25 pm covering the distance of 522 km.
4. New Delhi - Amb Andaura in Himachal Pradesh
The train runs on six days except Friday. The train departs from New Delhi railway station at 05:50 am and reaches Amb Anadaura at 11:05 am.
5. Chennai - Mysuru
The train runs on six days except Wednesday. The train departs from Chennai at 05:50 am and reaches Mysuru Junction at 12:20 pm covering the distance of 401 km.
6. Nagpur - Bilaspur
This train serves between Maharastra's Nagpur and Chattisgarh's Bilaspur. The train runs on six days except Saturday. The train departs from Nagpur railway station at 02:05 pm and reaches Bilaspur at 07:35 pm.
7. Howrah - New Jalpaiguri
The train runs on six days except Wednesday. The train leaves Howrah Junction at 05:55 am and reaches New Jalpaiguri at 1:25 pm covering a distance of 454 km.
This train operates between Telangana's Secunderabad and Andhra Pradesh's port city of Visakhapatnam. The train runs on six days except Sunday. The train departs from Secunderabad Junction at 3:00 pm and arrives at Visakhapatnam Railway Station at 11:30 pm.
9. Mumbai - Solapur
This train between Mumbai and Solapur runs on six days except Wednesday. The train departs from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) at 4:05 pm and reaches Solapur at 10:40 pm.
10. Mumbai - Shirdi
This Vande Bharat train runs between Mumbai CST station and Sainagar Shirdi. The train departs at 6.20 am from Mumbai and reaches Shirdi at 11.40 am. The train runs on six days except Tuesday.
With all the destinations that Vande Bharat Express train takes you, which one are you going to travel to next? Saving time with a comfortable ride, these trains are certainly a good addition for the travellers in India.
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