Hon’ble Prime Minister of India flagged off the inaugural service of 9 Vande Bharat Express services today
The inaugural services of Kasaragod- Thiruvananthapuram Central and Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Express flagged off today
The inaugural service of Vijayawada – Dr MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express flagged off from Vijayawada will be accorded a warm reception at Dr MGR Chennai Central on arrival
Ceremonial functions held at designated railway stations enroute
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister flagged off 9 Vande Bharat Express services in various parts of the country today, 24th September, 2023 through video conferencing from New Delhi. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Railways, Coal and Mines and Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Railways & Textiles participated in the function through video conferencing.
Of the nine Vande Bharat trains, two Vande Bharat services, namely, Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram Central Vande Bharat Express and Tirunelveli - were flagged off from Kasaragod in Kerala and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.
At Kasaragod, Shri.V.Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Abdurahiman, Hon’ble Minister for Sports, Minorities Welfare, Wakf, Haj, Post & Telegraph and Railways, Kerala Govt., Shri Rajmohan Unnithan, Hon'ble MP and Shri N.A.Nellikkunnu, Hon'ble MLA graced the Ceremonial function marking the inauguration of Kasaragod –Thiruvananthapuram Central Vande Bharat Express through Alappuzha. This Vande Bharat is of the new colour scheme.
At Tirunelveli, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ ble Governor of Telanaga and Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr L.Murugan , Honble Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Gnanathiraviam, Honble MP, Shri P.M. Saravanan, Hon’ble Mayor of Tirunelveli, Shri Nainar Nagenthran, Hon’ble MLA and Shri Abdul Wahab, Hon’ble MLA graced the Ceremonial function marking the inauguration of Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Express.
At designated stations enroute, Ceremonial functions are being held according a warm welcome to the inaugural specials of Kasaragod – Tiruvananthapuram Central Vande Bharat Express and Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Express. Elected representatives, Govt. officials, railway passengers, students and the general public participated in large numbers.
The inaugural specials will be received and accorded a warm reception at the destination stations, namely, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Chennai Egmore and Dr MGR Chennai Central.
Details of Regular Services of Vande Bharat trains in Southern Railway:
The regular services of Vande Bharat Trains inaugurated today will commence operations as detailed below:
Train No.20631/20632 Kasaragod – Thiruvananthapuram Central - Kasaragod Vande Bharat Express:
Train No. 20632 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Kasaragod Vande Bharat Express (Except Mondays) will leave Thiruvananthapuram Central at 16.05 hrs on and from 26th September, 2023 and reach Kasaragod at 23.58 hrs, the same day.
Train No. 20631 Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram Central Vande Bharat Express (Except Tuesdays) will leave Kasaragod at 07.00 hrs on and from 27th September 2023 and reach Thiruvananthapuram Central at 15.05 hrs, the same day
Train No.20666/20665 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore- Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Express
Train No. 20665 Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Express (Except Tuesday) will leave Chennai Egmore at 14.50 hrs on and from 25th September, 2023 and reach Tirunelveli at 22.40 hrs, the same day.
Train No. 20666 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Express (Except Tuesday) will leave Tirunelveli at 06.00 hrs on and from 27th September 2023 and reach Chennai Egmore at 13.50 hrs, the same day
Train No.20677/20678 Dr MGR Chennai Central – Vijayawada – Dr MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express
Train No. 20677 Dr MGR Chennai Central – Vijayawada Vande Bharat Express (except Tuesday) will depart from Dr MGR Chennai Central on and from 25th September 2023 at 05.30 hrs and reach Vijayawada at 12.10 hrs, the same day.
Train No. 20678 Vijayawada – Dr MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express (except Tuesday) will depart from Vijayawada on and from 25th September 2023 at 15.20 hrs and reach Dr MGR Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs, the same day.
Advance Reservation for the above three Vande Bharat services are open