Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Vande Bharat Express at Rani Kamalapati station on Saturday. The train will cover the 708-kilometre-long route between Bhopal and Delhi in 7.45 hours. The Prime Minister also participated in the Combined Commanders’ Conference of the three forces on Saturday.
The latest Vande Bharat Express is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities. It will provide the fastest mode of train connectivity from the origin and the destination. It can log high speeds due to an intelligent braking system which facilitates quicker accelerations and deceleration. It is expected to shorten the journey time by 25 to 45 per cent. The train coaches have automatic doors, a GPS-based audio-visual passenger information system, hotspot WiFi for entertainment, and comfortable seating. The executive class boasts rotating chairs with a pantry in every coach to make the passenger journey easier.
It is the eleventh Vande Bharat Express since the launch of the first semi-high-speed train on February 15, 2019, to run from New Delhi to Varanasi, PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency. As of now, the rest ten Vande Bharat Express trains connect 108 districts and 17 states.