Premier Modi Set to Unveil 9 Cutting-Edge Vande Bharat Express Trains on September 24th

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to unveil a fleet of nine cutting-edge Vande Bharat Express trains this coming Sunday, September 24th, enhancing India’s railway infrastructure even more.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to inaugurate nine state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express trains this coming Sunday, September 24th, as confirmed by officials from the ministry. Within this set of nine trains, the Indian Railways is introducing a pair of trains bound for West Bengal’s Howrah and Tamil Nadu’s Chennai, along with one train each designated for Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Gujarat, and the state of Rajasthan, which is currently in the midst of a political election. These semi-high-speed locomotives have been configured with eight coaches and are expected to provide a substantial enhancement to the nation’s railway connectivity.

On the upcoming Sunday, we will commence operations on nine fresh routes, outlined below:


The Maiden Voyage of the Tirunelveli-Chennai Vande Bharat Express

Among the recently established railway connections, the Tirunelveli-Chennai Vande Bharat Express stands out prominently. Commencing its inaugural voyage from Tirunelveli Junction at the early hour of 6 am, it is scheduled to reach Chennai at approximately 1:50 pm. The return trip is slated to commence at 2:50 pm every day, except for Tuesdays.

This locomotive service operates at a commendable average speed of 83.30 km/h and includes stops at Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, and Tiruchi. This route adds another feather to Tamil Nadu’s cap as the third Vande Bharat route in the region, following the launch of the Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express in November of the preceding year and subsequently, the introduction of the Chennai-Coimbatore Vande Bharat train.

The secondary Vande Bharat Express for the Puri-Rourkela journey in Odisha

Odisha is set to welcome its second Vande Bharat Express along the scenic Puri-Rourkela route. A comprehensive trial run has been successfully completed, poised to establish a vital link between the coastal districts of the state and its western hinterlands. Anticipated to maintain a semi-high-speed pace, the train is projected to traverse the 505-kilometer distance between Puri and Rourkela in approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes, while the return journey from Rourkela to Puri is estimated to take around 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Bangalore-Hyderabad Linkage

The Vande Bharat express, linking Bengaluru with Hyderabad, is poised to unite these two technological hubs, traversing a distance of 610 kilometers in roughly 8.5 hours. The provisional timetable for this route entails a departure from the Kacheguda station in Hyderabad at 5:30 in the morning, with an expected arrival at Yeshwantpur around 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The return trip is slated to commence at 2:45 in the afternoon, with an estimated arrival at Kacheguda by 11:15 in the evening. Anticipated halts during the journey include stations at Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Anantapur, Dhone, and Dharmavaram.

The Vijayawada-to-Chennai Pathway

The anticipated travel time for passengers on the Vande Bharat Express, which links Vijayawada and Chennai, is 6 hours and 40 minutes, promising a swifter and more convenient journey between these two cities.

Broadening the Vande Bharat Network

The growth of the Vande Bharat Express system marks a substantial stride toward bolstering nationwide rail connectivity. These locomotives are celebrated for their native production, semi-rapid velocity, and cutting-edge passenger conveniences. Travelers can anticipate a swifter, cozier, and more user-friendly journey.

Remarkable Passengers Figures and Income

In a recent announcement issued by Central Railway, it has come to light that the cumulative count of passengers who embarked on journeys via Vande Bharat trains within the Central Railway’s jurisdiction between August 15th and September 8th has reached an impressive figure of 122,000. During this particular time frame, the Railways has successfully generated a total revenue of 10.72 crore rupees from these commendable services.

Occupancy rates among the different Vande Bharat Express routes operating within the Central Railway network display significant variation. Notably, the Bilaspur-Nagpur Express boasts the highest occupancy rate, soaring to an astonishing 122.56 percent, while the GOA Madgaon-CSMT Express reports a relatively lower occupancy rate, standing at 75.50 percent. In addition to these, other routes, including the Nagpur-Bilaspur Express, CSMT Shirdi Express, Shirdi-CSMT Express, CSMT Solapur Express, Solapur-CSMT Express, and Madgaon Express, also report noteworthy levels of occupancy.

Expanding the Vande Bharat Express Rail Network

The proliferation of the Vande Bharat Express system, coupled with the enthusiastic reception from travelers, clearly signifies the burgeoning acclaim and triumph of these high-velocity trains in elevating India’s railway infrastructure. With the continuous incorporation of additional routes, commuters can anticipate an even higher level of connectivity and convenience on the horizon.

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