PM Modi flags off Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharta Express Train in Gujarat
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 September flagged off the newly upgraded Vande Bharat Express, a semi high-speed train that will connect Gandhinagar and Mumbai.
This is the third train of its kind.
It is equipped with 'Kavach' technology (Train Collision Avoidance System), an automatic safety system that prevents two trains from colliding.
Passengers travelling from Mumbai to Ahmedabad in executive chair car will be charged Rs 2,505 as fare, while the chair car fare will be Rs 1,385.
It will operate six days a week except Sundays.
- PM also inaugurated the first phase of the ambitious Ahmedabad metro project.
About Vande Bharat Express Train
It is a 16 coach self propelled train.
The train reaches 160 kmph speed in just 140 seconds.
The train is equipped with touch-free facilities with bio-vacuum toilets and special toilets for differently-abled passengers on-board facilities.
The first Vande Bharat was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, as part of the ‘Make in India’ programme, at a cost of about Rs 100 crore.
The first such train runs on the New Delhi-Varanasi route, while the second one runs on the New Delhi-Vaishno Devi Katra route.
In the Union Budget for 2022-2023, the Finance Minister has proposed the development and construction of 400 new Vande Bharat trains over the next three years.
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