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India’s First Semi High Speed Train, “Vande Bharat Express" flagged off

India’s First Semi High Speed Train, “Vande Bharat Express" flagged off

India’s first semi-high speed train the Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 Feb 2019.

The train will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in nine hours and forty-five minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad where there will be special programmes.

Vande Bharat Express

Vande Bharat Express can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph and has travel classes like Shatabdi Train but with better facilities.

It aims to provide a totally new travel experience to passengers.

All coaches are equipped with automatic doors; GPS based audio-visual passenger information system, on-board hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes, and very comfortable seating. All toilets are bio-vacuum type.

The lighting is dual mode, viz. diffused for general illumination and personal for every seat. Every coach has a pantry with facility to serve hot meals, hot and cold beverages.

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