Today on Sunday, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 8th Vande Bharat Express of the country that will connect Telangana’s Secunderabad and Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam. This is the first Vande Bharat of this year and the 2nd to be flagged off in 15 days, Narendra Modi said lauding the speed at which the work for Vande Bharat is going on in India. 8 years ago, Indian Railways was a sorry picture of disappointment, PM said. “Whenever there was any proposal for new infrastructure, there were excuses of the budget constraints. But our government changed the face of the Indian Railways.”
Modi added that it is the symbol of the new India which wants the best of everything. It is the symbol of the new India that wants to give better facilities to all its citizens and this is a symbol of that India which is heading toward self reliance after coming out of colonial mindset.
This is the eighth Vande Bharat Express train which is introduced by Indian Railways. The regular services of the train would start from 16th January 2023 and the bookings commenced on Saturday.
Vande Bharat Express, which debuted on November 10, 2022, was 5th train. 2 stops are made by the high-speed train at Katpadi and KRS Bengaluru.
The new Vande Bharat train will reduce the time travel between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam, a distance of 700km– to 8.5 hours from 12 hours.
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