Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi is likely to inaugurate 9 semi-fast trains on September 24. Check routes, other details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Nov Vande Bharat Express train on Sunday, September 24, ministry officials said. News 18. Out of these nine trains, Indian Railways is set to start two trains for Howrah in West Bengal and Chennai in Tamil Nadu while one each for Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

According to the report, these semi-fast trains will be eight-coach trains. The nine routes that will be flagged off on Sunday are – Ranchi-Howrah, Patna-Howrah, Vijayawada-Chennai, Tirunelveli-Chennai, Rourkela-Puri, Udaipur-Jaipur, Kasargod-Thiruvananthapuram, Jamnagar-Ahmed. Abad and Hyderabad-Bangalore.

Talking about the Tirunelveli-Chennai Vande Bharat Express train, the first train will reportedly depart from Tirunelveli Junction at 6 AM and reach Chennai at 1:50 PM while the return journey is at 2:50 PM on all days except Tuesday. will begin. According to reports, the locomotive will run at an average speed of 83.30 kmph and will stop at Virdhungar, Madurai, Dindigul and Tiruchi. Meanwhile, this will also be Tamil Nadu’s third Vande Bharat route after the launch of the Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express and the Chennai-Coimbatore Vande Bharat train in November last year.

Odisha’s second Vande Bharat Express on Puri-Roorkela route is also scheduled to flag off on Sunday. The full trial run of the Puri-Roorkela Vande Bharat Express was conducted on Wednesday. This train will connect the coastal districts of the state with its western region. Earlier it was also reported that the semi-fast train will cover the distance of 505 km from Puri-Roorkela in 7 hours 30 minutes and down line i.e. from Rourkela to Puri in 7 hours 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru-Hyderabad Vande Bharat train will connect the two tech cities covering a distance of 610 km in 8.5 hours. Talking about its tentative schedule, the train will depart from Kachegowda in Hyderabad at 5.30 am and reach Yeshwantpur around 2 pm. On the return journey, the train will depart at 2:45 pm and reach Kachiguda by 11:15 pm, a TOI report said. The semi-high speed train is likely to have 5 stops which include Mehboobnagar, Kurnool City, Anantapur, Dhane, Dharmavaram.

Talking about the second Vande Bharat Express between Vijayawada-Chennai, this train will cover the distance between the two cities in 6 hours and 40 minutes, reports The Hindu.

Earlier this month, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vishnu had also said that Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh would soon get the Vande Bharat Express. Addressing the public in Neemuch on September 4, the railway minister had said, “Time has come to run Vande Bharat on this route. Your Member of Parliament (MP) Sudhir Gupta has already requested it. Vande Bharat Express will ply your route soon,” as quoted by ANI.

Meanwhile, Vande Bharat Express is an indigenous, semi-high-speed, self-propelled train set. The train has state-of-the-art passenger amenities, providing passengers with a faster, more comfortable and more convenient travel experience.

According to a recent Central Railway press release, the total number of passengers traveling in Vande Bharat trains in the Central Railway region from August 15 to September 8 is 1.22 lakh. The total revenue earned by the Railways through these services during the above period is 10.72 crores. According to the press release, Bilaspur-Nagpur Express saw the highest occupancy rate of 122.56 percent while GOA Madgaon-CSMT Express saw the lowest occupancy rate of 75.50 percent.

Occupancy rates of other trains operated by Central Railway include – Nagpur-Blaspur Express (106.40 per cent); CSMT Shirdi Express (81.33 percent); Shirdi-CSMT Express (81.88 percent); CSMT Solapur Express (93.71 percent); Solapur CSMT Express (105.09 percent); Madgaon Express (92.05 percent).

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