The 5th Vande Bharat Express of India, and 3rd Vande Bharat Express Train 2.0 is all set to start its maiden journey tomorrow, 11 November.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 5th Vande Bharat Express
With this new train, the Indian Railways will connect Mysuru to Chennai via Bengaluru, a journey of 497 km in just 6 hours and 40 minutes. The Indian Railways has already conducted a trial run successfully on the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route. It will be the first semi-high-speed train for south India.
The proposed route for this newly introduced Vande Bharat Express is:
Between Chennai Central, Bengaluru City, and Mysuru Junction, the train will cross Perambur, Veppampattu, Katpadi Junction, Gudupalli, and Malur.
The train will have only one stop during its journey: Bengaluru Junction.
- Vande Bharat Express Chennai Central to Mysuru Junction Train Number 20608
- Vande Bharat Express Mysuru Junction to Chennai Central Train Number 20607
Make in India Campaign
Last year, on 15th August 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 75 Vande Bharat trains would connect every corner of India while addressing the Nation on its 75th independence anniversary
Other Vande Bharat Express Trains
At present, there are 4 other Vande Bharat Trains running in India. 2 out of the total were launched this year itself. Here is the list of all 4 trains:
New Delhi to Varanasi
Train number 22436/XX is the very first Vande Bharat Express train that started running in India. It was launched in 2018.
You can get more information about this train by following this link: https://blog.trainman.in/blog/vande-bharat-express-train/
New Delhi to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
After the success of the first train, IRCTC launched another Vande Bharat Express Train from New Delhi to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra route. You can gather all the information related to its route and timing etc, by following this link: https://blog.trainman.in/blog/vande-bharat-for-festivals/
Mumbai to Gandhinagar
The Vande Bharat Express 2.0 started its inaugural journey from Mumbai to Gandhinagar on 30 September 2022.
New Delhi to Amb Andaura
The second Vande Bharat 2.0 has recently started its journey. Check out the complete information about this train by following this link: https://blog.trainman.in/blog/vande-bharat-express-new-routes-fares-and-everything-you-need-to-know/
What’s New in Vande Bharat 2.0
Safety, services, and speed are milestones that this train has achieved. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF), the railway production unit in Chennai is the force behind the system integration of these rails in just 18 months.
The Vande Bharat Express 2.0, just like Shatabdi Express is equipped to achieve a maximum speed of up to 160km/h and has the same travel classes as well, but with a better travel experience for passengers.
This train is also equipped with a safety feature named KAVACH (Train Collision Avoidance System) for enhanced safety in operations. Each Vande Bharat has a total seating capacity of 1128 passengers.
Book your Tickets for Southern Vande Bharat Express
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