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June 23, 2024 11:44 pm

Gujarat: PM Modi to flag off new Vande Bharat Express from Gandhinagar today

Gandhinagar, September 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, will flag off the new and upgraded version of Vande Bharat Express from Gandhinagar today.
Heralding a new era of comfortable and enhanced rail travel experience, the new Vande Bharat Express, the most awaited newly made semi-high speed train, is now ready for a commercial run.
The train will run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai, connecting the state capitals of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Talking about the features of this train, CPRO of Western Railway zone, Sumit Thakur said, “The Vande Bharat Express offers a myriad of superior amenities which will provide passengers with aircraft like travelling experience and advanced state-of-the-art safety features including Kavach technology – an indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System.”

Thakur said that the train has been provided with bogies having fully suspended traction motors for 160 kmph operational speed along with the advanced state-of-the-art suspension system ensuring a smooth and safe journey and enhanced riding comfort for passengers.
Thakur further said that there are reclining seats in all classes while the Executive Coaches have the added feature of 180-degree rotating seats.

“Every coach is equipped with 32-inch screens providing Passenger Information and Infotainment. Divyang-friendly washrooms and seat handle with seat numbers in Braille letters have also been provided,” he said.
Vande Bharat Express also incorporates many advanced safety measures.

Talking about these features, the loco pilot of the Vande Bharat Express, KK Thakur said, “This train has been provided with four platform side cameras outside the coach, including rearview cameras. Also, the train has been designed to increase Indian Railways’ Green footprint by dispensing with the power cars and saving about 30 per cent of electricity with the advanced regenerative braking system. In any emergency situation, loco pilot and train guard can easily communicate with each other as well as passengers.”
The new Vande Bharat trains would have improved features including reclining seats, automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras, on-demand content with wifi Facility, three-hour battery backup and GPS systems to make travelling safer and more comfortable.

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