Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express train. The state-of-the-art train will be flagged off through video conferencing by the Prime Minister. This new service will cover the distance of 411 km between Guwahati and New Jalpaiguri in just 5 hours and 30 minutes, significantly reducing the current travel time. Let’s explore the features of the first Vande Bharat Express train in Northeast India.
Features of the First Vande Bharat Express Train in Northeast India
- Premium Semi-High Speed Service: The Vande Bharat Express is a premium semi-high speed train, featuring an aesthetically designed and well-equipped fully air-conditioned service.
- Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri Route: The train will operate between Guwahati in Assam and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. It will run six days a week, excluding one day.
- Fastest Train in the Sector: The Vande Bharat Express will be the fastest train in this sector, benefiting IT professionals, businessmen, students, and tourists.
- Stops and Final Destination: The train will make stops at Kamakhya, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurduar, and New Coochbehar before reaching its final destination at New Jalpaiguri.
- Third Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal: This will be the third Vande Bharat Express train in West Bengal, following the Howrah-NJP Vande Bharat Express and the Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express.
- Expansion of Vande Bharat Express: With the inauguration of Assam’s Vande Bharat Express, India will have operational Vande Bharat Express trains on 19 routes across the country.
- Seating Capacity: The executive chair cars of the Vande Bharat Express have a seating capacity of 52 each, while the normal chair cars can accommodate 78 passengers each. The driving trailer coaches have a seating capacity of 44 passengers each.
- High Operational Speed: The bogies of the Vande Bharat Express are equipped with fully suspended traction motors, enabling an operational speed of 160 kmph.
In conclusion, the inauguration of Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express marks an important milestone in the region’s railway connectivity. The train’s premium features, fast travel time, and convenient stops will benefit commuters and enhance transportation in Northeast India.
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