Delhities can rejoice. They have just got their sixth Vande Bharat Express train. And now, they can escape Delhi’s heat by boarding this semi-fast express to the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 25, virtually flagged off the train’s inaugural run from Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station to Uttarakhand’s capital. This is Uttarakhand’s first Vande Bharat train.
“With world class amenities, it (the train) will herald a new era of comfortable travel experience, especially for the tourists travelling to the state. The train has been (developed) indigenously and is equipped with advanced safety features including the Kavach technology,” Prime Minister’s office shared in a statement.
Ahead of the launch, the prime minister tweeted:
Uttarakhand’s connectivity is all set to get a big boost. At 11 AM today, I will be flagging off the Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Dehradun. Making the occasion even more special is the feat of 100% electrification of Uttarakhand’s rail tracks. Do join the programme.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 25, 2023
The train will cover a distance of 302 kilometres in four hours and 45 minutes and run throughout the week except on Wednesdays. The regular run of the train will commence on May 29, as per the Economic Times report.
Delhi- Dehradun Vande Bharat Express train (22457) can be boarded from Anand Vihar station in Delhi at 5:50 pm. It will halt in Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Roorkee, and Haridwar before reaching Dehradun at 10:35 pm.
Timings for Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express
Anand Vihar TRM – 5:50 pm
Meerut City – 6:38 pm
Muzaffarnagar – 7:08 pm
Saharanpur- 7:55 pm
Roorkee – 8:31 pm
Haridwar JN – 9:15 pm
Dehradun – 10:35 pm
The train (22458) from Dehradun to Delhi will depart at 7 am and reach the national capital at 11:45 am.
Timings for Dehradun-Delhi Vande Bharat Express
Dehradun 1 – 07:00 am
Haridwar JN – 08:04 am
Roorkee – 08:49 am
Saharanpur – 09:27 am
Muzaffarnagar – 10:07 am
Meerut City 1 10:37 am
Anand Vihar TRM – 11:45 am
The fare for AC chair car is INR 1,065 and INR 1,890 for the executive chair car.
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