News India To Get 9 New Vande Bharat Express Trains On September 24 On These Routes

India To Get 9 New Vande Bharat Express Trains On September 24 On These Routes

It's been over two months since India's 25th Vande Bharat Express was launched. The Indian Railways is ready to inaugurate nine new trains. 


By Anushka Goel Published on Sep 22, 2023, 12:00 PM

India To Get 9 New Vande Bharat Express Trains On September 24 On These Routes
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It’s been about two-and-a-half months since the launch of India’s 25th Vande Bharat Express, and the Indian Railways is ready to flag off nine new trains. 

These will be launched on September 24 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The country’s first such carrier was inaugurated in January 2019 between Delhi and Varanasi followed by 24 more trains on various routes across the country.

The new Vande Bharat Express trains will run on these routes

According to a report in News18, Rajasthan will get one new Vande Bharat train, and both Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Howrah (West Bengal) will get two new routes each. Kerala and Odisha will get one new train each, bringing up the number of short-haul carriers in these states to two.

These nine trains have eight coaches, and will ply these routes:

  1. Rourkela-Puri
  2. Udaipur-Jaipur
  3. Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram
  4. Ranchi-Howrah
  5. Patna-Howrah
  6. Tirunelveli-Chennai
  7. Hyderabad-Bengaluru
  8. Vijayawada-Chennai
  9. Jamnagar-Ahmedabad

On July 7, two Vande Bharat Express trains were launched and in June, five such carriers were inaugurated on the same day. Further, Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, said earlier this month that one such train will be launched in Neemuch soon, mentions Mint.

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What makes Vande Bharat trains different?

The made-in-India vehicles are the country’s first semi-high-speed trains. They have a maximum speed of 180 kmph and are currently used for day trips between cities. These coaches have facilities such as automatic doors, bio-vacuum toilets, comfortable chairs, infotainment systems, pantry cars, Wi-Fi and CCTV cameras, to name a few. Additionally, Indian Railways is also planning to launch Vande Metro and Vande Sleeper trains next year. The former will cover extremely short distances while the latter will be for longer, overnight journeys.

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Related: Vande Bharat Trains Launched In 2023: Routes, Timings And Other Details

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Anushka Goel

Anushka Goel

Anushka has previously worked with publications such as the Times of India and Being Indian. A graduate from Xavier Institute of Communications, she specialises in entertainment, food and travel. She also likes to write about sustainability and beauty. When not working, you can catch her reading a book, tending to her plants, cooking or playing an instrument.

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