Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi virtually flagged off Uttarakhand’s 1st semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Train connecting Dehradun with Delhi.
The inaugural run of the train connects Dehradun to Delhi’s Anand Vihar terminal.
- This will be the 6th Vande Bharat train connecting Delhi from a different state.
- This also marks the 18th Vande Bharat train in India.
Note: At present, Delhi is connected via Vande Bharat train with Ajmer(Rajasthan), Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh), Katra(Jammu and Kashmir), Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh), and Amb Andaura(Himachal Pradesh).
Pushkar Singh Dhami Chief Minister (CM) of Uttarakhand and Ashwini Vaishnaw Union Minister of Railways were present during the flagging-off ceremony at Dehradun railway station, Uttarakhand.
i.This Vande Bharat Train, equipped with world-class amenities, was indigenously manufactured.
ii.It is also equipped with advanced safety features, including the Kavach technology.
iii.The regular operations for the Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express will start on 29 May.
iv.The train will operate on all days of the week, except Wednesdays.
v.This will reduce the journey time between Dehradun and Delhi to 4 hours 30 min. At present, the Shatabdi Express takes 6 hours and 10 minutes to complete the journey.
PM Modi also dedicate the newly electrified rail line sections in Uttarakhand. with this Uttarakhand will have its entire rail route 100% electrified.
- The trains on electrified sections will result in an increase in the speed of trains and enhance haulage capacity.
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