The Vande Bharat Express train connecting Mumbai and Gandhinagar will have an additional halt at Vapi Station, the authorities have said. Following this development, the stoppage time at other stations has also been changed. However, there will be no shift in the timings for the Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar platforms.
The 20901 train will arrive in Vapi at 8.04 a.m. and depart at 8.06 a.m. The Mumbai-Gandhinagar express will now arrive at 9 a.m., rather than 8.50 a.m., and depart at 9.03 a.m., rather than 8.53 a.m., at Surat station. The express train will arrive in Vadodara at 10.13 a.m. and depart at 10.16 a.m. The train arrived at Vadodara station at 10.10 a.m. and left at 10.15 a.m.
Train Number- 20902, on the return journey, the express train will have no change in the timings at the Ahmedabad and Vadodara stations. At Surat, the express train will now arrive at 5.10 pm and will depart from Surat at 5.13 pm, instead of the 5.23-5.25 pm arrival-departure schedule. The train will then arrive at Vapi railway station at 6.38 pm and leave the station at 6.40 pm.
Not too long ago, Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said the Vande Bharat Express has achieved a speed of 100 km/hr in just 52 seconds beating the Japanese bullet trains. The Vande Bharat Express is also referred to as Train 18.
It is a semi-high-speed EMU train that runs on two well-known routes in India: one from New Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra and the other from New Delhi to Varanasi. The train is self-propelled engine, automated doors, an air-conditioned coach, and a chair that can rotate 180 degrees.