PM flag off two Vande Bharat trains in Mumbai
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two new Vande Bharat trains from Mumbai on 10 February.
An overview of the news
PM Modi first flagged off the Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat Express from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).
Later, he flagged off the second Vande Bharat Express train connecting Mumbai to the temple town of Sainagar Shirdi in Ahmednagar.
With the commissioning of the two trains, the number of Vande Bharat Express trains running from Mumbai has increased to three, taking the number to 10 in the country.
The first Vande Bharat train in Maharashtra connects Mumbai to Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Modi also dedicated the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road section and the Kurar underpass to the public.
He also inaugurated the new campus of Aljamia-tus-Saifiyah in Marol, a western suburb of Mumbai.
Aljamia-tus-Saifiya is an educational institution of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.
About Vande Bharat Express Train
The first Vande Bharat Express was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 February 2019.
These trains have a self-propelled engine that can save diesel and reduce electricity usage by up to 30%.
The first Vande Bharat Express was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai.
It was manufactured under the 'Make in India' program at a cost of around Rs 100 crore.
These trains can attain a maximum speed of 160 kmph.
In the Union Budget for 2022-2023, the government has proposed to develop and manufacture 400 new Vande Bharat trains over the next three years.
Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Eknath Shinde
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