Vande Bharat Express
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off two Vande Bharat Express trains “Bhopal to Indore and Bhopal to Jabalpur” from Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Where assembly elections are to be held later this year. Three more Vande Bharat trains “Madgaon (Goa) Mumbai Vande Bharat Express, Dharwad Bengaluru Vande Bharat Express, and Hatia-Patna Vande Bharat Express” were also flagged off.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off these trains, now the total number of Vande Bharat Express trains has gone up to 23. These trains are designed to run at a speed of 110 kmph to 130 kmph, with an average running speed of between 63 to 96 kmph on land. Even following the same pattern on newly launched routes, Vande Bharat journeys are proving to be much longer than necessary.
PM Modi flagged off trains between Bhopal and Jabalpur, Bhopal and Indore, Goa and Mumbai, Ranchi and Patna and Dharwad and Bengaluru, connecting the capitals of Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra and Karnataka.