The Indian Railways has announced changes to the schedule of the Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Superfast Express From November 5. The train began commercial service on October 1, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged it off in Gujarat’s capital. The national carrier has recently added Vapi as a stop.
The train No 20901 Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Superfast Express will arrive/depart Vapi station at 08.00/08.02 hrs instead of 08.04/08.06 hrs, and Surat station at 08.55/08.58 hrs instead of 09.00/09.03 hrs, according to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway.
Similarly, in the return direction, train No 20902 Gandhinagar Capital – Mumbai Central Vande Bharat Superfast Express will arrive/depart Vadodara station at 15.53/15.56 hrs instead of 15.50/15.55 hrs, Vapi station at 18.13/18.15 hrs instead of 18.38/18.40 hrs.
The timings of the train at other stations remain unchanged.
The Mumbai Central -Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Superfast Express is in news ever since its launch. On October 29, it hit cattle in Gujarat’s Atul railway station, third incident in the month.
The train’s front panel was damaged and the underbelly equipment of its first coach was also dented in the accident.
The first such incident occurred on October 6, when a train ran over four buffaloes between the stations of Vatva and Maninagar in Gujarat. The train was on its way from Mumbai to Gandhinagar. Its nose panel needed to be replaced immediately.
The next day (October 7), the train collided with a cow near Anand, Gujarat, on its way to Mumbai. The train was designed and built in the country. The Vande Bharat train is the third in the series.