According to ministry sources who spoke to News18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would likely flag off the ninth Vande Bharat express train on Sunday, or September 24. The Indian Railways will launch nine trains, two for Howrah in West Bengal, one for Chennai in Tamil Nadu, and one for each of Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Gujarat, and election-bound Rajasthan.
These semi-high-speed trains will include eight coaches, according to the article. Ranchi-Howrah, Patna-Howrah, Vijayawada-Chennai, Tirunelveli-Chennai, Rourkela-Puri, Udaipur-Jaipur, Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram, Jamnagar-Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad-Bengaluru are the nine routes that will be kicked off on Sunday.
Tirunelveli-Chennai Vande Bharat Express
Regarding the Tirunelveli-Chennai Vande Bharat Express, it is said that the first train would depart from Tirunelveli Junction at 6 am and arrive in Chennai at roughly 1:50 p.m. On other days other than Tuesdays, the return trip will start at 2:50 pm. The locomotive is expected to run at an average speed of 83.30 kilometers per hour and make stops at Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, and Tiruchi. After the debut of the Chennai-Mysuru Train in November of last year and the succeeding Chennai-Coimbatore train, this will also be Tamil Nadu’s third Vande Bharat route.
Puri-Rourkela Vande Bharat Express
On the Puri-Rourkela line, the second Vande Bharat Express for Odisha is also scheduled to depart on Sunday. On Wednesday, the Puri-Rourkela Vande Bharat had a complete trial run. The state’s western area and its coastal regions will be connected by the railway. It was previously stated that the semi-high-speed railway will travel the 505 kilometers between Puri and Rourkela in 7 hours and 30 minutes, and from Rourkela to Puri in 7 hours and 45 minutes.
The 610 km distance between Bengaluru and Hyderabad would be covered in 8.5 hours by the Vande Bharat train that will connect the two IT hubs. The train’s provisional itinerary states that it would leave Hyderabad’s Kacheguda station at 5:30 a.m. And arrive in Yeshwantpur at roughly 2:00 p.m. According to a report by TOI, the train would leave for the return trip at 2:45 p.m. And arrive in Kacheguda by 11:15 pm. There will probably be 5 stations on the semi-high-speed railway, including Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Anantapur, Dhone, and Dharmavaram. According to a report by The Hindu, the second Vande Bharat Express between Vijayawada and Chennai will travel the route in 6 hours and 40 minutes.
About the Initiative
Also earlier this month, Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch was going to get a Vande Bharat Express. According to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. On September 4th, the Railway Minister also addressed the crowd in Neemuch and declared. “It is time for Vande Bharat to run on this route. Sudhir Gupta, your Member of Parliament (MP), has previously made the same request. Soon, the Vande Bharat Express will travel along your route, according to ANI.
About the semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express Trains
Vande Bharat Express is a self-propelled, semi-high-speed train that is domestically produced. Modern passenger facilities aboard the train provide for a speedier, more pleasant, and more convenient ride for passengers.
According to a recent press release from Central Railway. 1.22 lakh people rode Vande Bharat trains in the Central Railway territory between August 15 and September. During the aforementioned time frame, the Railways generated a total of 10.72 crores in income from these services. According to a press statement, the GOA Madgaon-CSMT Express had indeed the lowest occupancy rate at 75.50 percent. While the Bilaspur-Nagpur Express had the greatest occupancy rate at 122.56 percent.
Other trains operated by the Central Railway have occupancy rates of 106.40 percent for the Nagpur-Bilaspur Express. 81.33 percent for the CSMT Shirdi Express. 81.88 percent for the Shirdi-CSMT Express, 93.71 percent for the CSMT Solapur Express, 105.09 percent for the Solapur CSMT Express, and 92.05 percent for the Madgaon Express.