The Modi government has decided to celebrate the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence for 75 weeks. The Amrit Mahotsav of Independence started on 12 March 2021 and it will continue till 15 August 2023, PM Modi said.
Manufactured under the government’s Make in India initiative, Vande Bharat Express is India’s 1st semi high speed train that boasts several world class passenger amenities. The state-of-the-art Vande Bharat train set has various ultra modern features and facilities such as quick acceleration, automatic sliding doors, on board infotainment, passenger information system based on Global Positioning System (GPS), vacuum bio toilets with zero discharge, retractable footsteps, etc.
The Vande Bharat train can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph. The coaches of this semi high speed train set have a regenerative braking system, which can save electrical energy of up to 30%.
According to Prime Minister Modi, the nation has also taken a step towards Electric Mobility and also the Railway Ministry’s work on 100 % electrification of the Indian Railways network is progressing at a fast pace. By the year 2030, the Railway Ministry has set a target of becoming a Net Zero Carbon Emitter. In his Independence day speech, PM Modi has also mentioned linking all the state capitals of the country’s Northeast region with the Indian Railways network. The development work of connecting all the capitals of Northeast states with railway service is going to be completed very soon, the PM stated.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is the central government's initiative to mark 75 years of Independence from British rule. It is a tribute to the freedom fighters and the struggle that led to the nation as it is today. The government is also organising a number of events across the country throughout this period.
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