On September 30, the upgraded Vande Bharat Express will be flagged off from the Gandhinagar train station. On Friday, the train’s intercity route testing between Mumbai and Ahmedabad was successfully completed. The route was chosen with the consideration of passengers who must go back and forth for work.
Union Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh also indicated the same through a tweet.
The train has also surpassed the record of bullet trains in terms of speed. The distance of 492 km between Ahmedabad to Mumbai was covered in just 5.10 hours. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who arrived on the Ahmedabad tour, said that the newer version has received CRS approval and it is now ready to be run completely commercially.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who visited the under-construction bullet train sites in Sabarmati and Kalupur on Tuesday, said, “Vande Bharat train is completely built in India with the vision of the Prime Minister.”
In the trial round, the new version of Vande Bharat achieved 0-100 kilometer per hour speed in just 52 seconds.
Vaishnav said, “Bullet train is a crucial project for the country. Very good progress has been made in the first section between Mumbai to Ahmedabad. More than 80 kilometer of pillars have been built. The terminal hub that will be built at Sabarmati will be a multi-modal hub.”
Modern amenities are included with the new Vande Bharat. The train will have increased speed, less weight, and WI-FI content available on-demand on a 32-inch LCD TV. It will also have a Catalytic Ultra Violet Air Purification System. The air purification system is a brand-new Roof Mounted Package Unit (RMPU). A vacuum-based bio-toilet, automatic sliding door, GPS-based information system, and CCTV cameras will also be included in the new train.