Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


The northeastern area of the nation will get its first Vande Bharat Express on Monday because the maiden journey of the primary semi-high-speed practice from Assam will likely be nearly flagged off from Guwahati by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official stated on Sunday.

The Vande Bharat Express will run between Guwahati (Assam) and New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) stations.

“The train will pass through Kamrup Metropolitan, Kamrup Rural, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Kokrajhar districts of Assam, and Alipurduar, New Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal. People in these areas will be able to reap the benefit of modern rail travel comfortably, ” Sabysachai De, Chief Public Relation Officer of Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) stated.

The NFR in an announcement stated “with the arrival of Vande Bharat Express in Assam, people of Northeast, Assam in particular will be able to experience travelling by rail with speed and comfort”.

As the semi-high pace practice includes all the newest facilities, the distinction may be properly skilled by the individuals of the Northeast throughout journey.

According to the railway authority, the prevailing rail journey time on the speediest practice on the New Jalpaiguri-Guwahati part will likely be decreased by about an hour. Sectors like commerce, tourism and journey of this area will profit immensely.

The inaugural run of Vande Bharat Express will start from Guwahati at 12 midday on Tuesday and can attain New Jalpaiguri at 6 p.m. Regular companies of the practice will begin from Wednesday.

De stated: “In its one-way journey, the Vande Bharat Express will cover a distance of 411 km in 5 hours and 30 minutes. The composition of the train will be of eight coaches with a seating capacity of 530 people.”

The Prime Minister can even inaugurate the 91.03 km lengthy New Bongaigaon- Dudhnoi-Mendipathar newly electrified part.

With the electrification of this part, freight and passenger carrying trains with electrical traction can now enter Meghalaya from any components of our nation.

The Guwahati-Chaparmukh 91 km newly electrified part can be going to be launched by the Prime Minister.

Besides, a brand new DEMU/MEMU shed that has been constructed just lately at Lumding can even be inaugurated by Nardendra Modi.

“As Lumding is the gateway to the hilly northeastern states like Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and other parts of Assam, this new facility will be helpful for maintaining DEMU rakes operating in this region, leading to better operational feasibility and passenger amenity, ” De stated.

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