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PM Modi to flag off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express train and inaugurate new electrified sections of railway tracks in the state through video conferencing today.

The Vande Bharat Express will cover the distance of 411 km between Guwahati and New Jalpaiguri in 5 hours 30 minutes reducing the journey time significantly. This will be the fastest train on this route and will benefit IT professionals, businessmen, students, and tourists.

The train will operate six days a week. There will be no service of this train on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate New Bongaigaon–Dudhnoi–Mendipather and Guwahati–Chaparmukh newly electrified sections to the nation. Besides, he will further inaugurate the new DEMU/MEMU (workshop for trains) shed at Lumding here.
The Vande Bharat Express trains in the country are speeding up travel in the country and the initiative is driven by ‘Make In India’ campaign of the Prime Minister Modi that has been taken up by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF).

Vande Bharat Express runs as a self-propelled Semi-High Speed train set. The train set holds an aerodynamic design on both ends, which significantly reduces air drag and gives the train a futuristic look. The train set is equipped with a centralized Coach Monitoring and Control System. It has eight coach Chair Car configurations, stainless steel car body with a seating capacity of 530 passengers with maximum utilization of onboard space.

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