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800/2023-24 29-12-2023
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Hon’ble Prime Minister to inaugurate 6 Vande Bharat Trains & 2 Amrit Bharat Trains and a host of rail projects from Ayodhya tomorrow


Hon’ble Prime Minister to inaugurate 6 Vande Bharat Trains & 2 Amrit Bharat Trains and a host of rail projects from Ayodhya tomorrow

Two New Vande Bharat Express services to be introduced  in Southern Railway     Coimbatore Jn -  Bengaluru Cantonment – Coimbatore Jn Vande Bharat &

Mangaluru Central – Madgaon – Mangaluru Central Vande Bharat Trains

Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister will visit Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh o­n 30th December, 2023 (tomorrow) . Hon’ble Prime Minister will inaugurate the redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station, flag off two new Amrit Bharat trains and six Vande Bharat trains besides inaugurating a host of rail projects for Uttar Pradesh.

Two new Vande Bharat Trains for SR

Of the six Vande Bharat Trains flagged off by Hon’ble Prime Minister tomorrow (30th December 2023), two new Vande Bharat services will be dealt by Southern Railway, namely, Coimbatore Jn – Bengaluru Cantonment – Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express and Mangaluru Central – Madgaon – Mangaluru Central Vande Bharat Express services.

Coimbatore Jn – Bengaluru Cantt. – Coimbatore Jn Vande Bharat Express

The state of Tamil Nadu will get its fifth Vande Bharat service with the introduction of Coimbatore – Bengaluru Cantt. – Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express.

Connecting the ‘Manchester of South India’ Coimbatore,  with the Cosmopolitan city of Bengaluru, this new Vande Bharat Express is the second Vande Bharat connecting the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the other o­ne being Chennai – Mysuru Vande Bharat service running successfully since November 2022.  The new Vande Bharat train will become the fastest train service in Bengaluru– Coimbatore sector covering the distance of 380 Kms between the cities in 6 hours 20 minutes between Coimbatore-Bengaluru Cantt and in 6 hours 30 minutes in the return direction.

The new Vande Bharat will benefit Students, IT professionals, business class travelers, especially from various textile hubs in and around the cities of Coimbatore, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Industrial units in Dharmapuri and Hosur and IT hubs in the city of Bengaluru.

Detailed Timings of Train No. 02642 Coimbatore – Bengaluru Cantt. Inaugural Special Vande Bharat Train

Railway Board has approved the introduction of Train No.20642 / 20641 Coimbatore Jn – Bengaluru Cantonment – Coimbatore Jn (Except o­n Thursdays) Vande Bharat Express Trains. 

The Inaugural Train will run as a Special Service (Train No. 02642) from Coimbatore Jn around 11.00 hrs of 30th December 2023 (tomorrow).

Coach Composition:  Vande Bharat Rake of Coaches

Station

Train No.02642

Coimbatore Jn – Bengaluru Cantonment

Vande Bharat Inaugural Special Train

Coimbatore Jn

(d)

11.00

Tiruppur

(a/d)

11.45 / 11.47

Erode Jn

(a/d)

12.32 / 12.34

Salem Jn

(a/d)

13.29 / 13.31

Dharmapuri

(a/d)

14.51 / 14.53

Hosur

(a/d)

16.23 / 16.25

Bengaluru Cantonment

(a)

18.30

*Timings are subject to change

A grand reception will be arranged for the inaugural special at Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri Hosur and Bengaluru Cantonment.  Public representatives and other dignitaries will grace the event at these stations.  Rail users and the general public can visit the nearby convenient stations and participate in the festivities during the arrival of  inaugural special service.  

Mangaluru Central – Madgaon Vande Bharat Express

The new Vande Bharat service connects Mangaluru, the coastal city of Karnataka, with Madgaon , the commercial capital of Goa.  The new Vande Bharat service runs via Karwar, the beautiful port town of Karnataka, Udupi, known for the famed Lord Krishna Temple to reach the adorable tourist hotspot Madgaon in Goa. As Goa is a popular tourist destination, this new Vande Bharat service will attract more tourists from Karnataka and Kerala to explore Goa's attractions, boosting tourism in the region.  The service will also benefit businessmen, students and IT Professionals traveling between the cities.

Detailed Timings of Train No. 02646 Mangaluru Central - Madgaon Inaugural Special Vande Bharat Train

Railway Board has approved the introduction of Train No.20646 / 20645 Mangaluru Central - Madgaon (Except o­n Thursdays) Vande Bharat Express Trains. 

The Inaugural Train will run as a Special Service (Train No. 02646) from Mangaluru around 11.00 hrs of 30th December 2023 (tomorrow).

Station

Train No. 02646 Mangaluru Central – Madgaon Vande Bharat Express-

Inaugural Special

Mangaluru Central

(d)

11.00

Udupi

(a/d)

12.25/12.27

Karwar

(a/d)

14.52/14.54

Madgaon

(a)

16.40

         *Timings are subject to change

 A grand reception will be arranged for the inaugural special at Udupi, Karwar, and Madgaon Junction during the inaugural run of Vande Bharat Express.  Public representatives and other dignitaries will grace the event at these stations.  Rail users and the general public can visit the nearby convenient stations and participate in the festivities during the arrival of the inaugural special service.

Amrit Bharat Trains

Shri Narendra Modi. Hon’ble Prime Minister will flag off two Amrit Bharat Express trains will be flagged off o­n 30th  December 2023 from Ayodhya.  he trains will run between Darbhanga in Bihar and Anand Vihar in Delhi via Ayodhya, Malda Town in West Bengal and Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminus (SMVT)  in Bengaluru.

Further, public representatives, rail users, school/college students and general public have been invited to accord a warm reception to the inaugural special new Amrit Bharat trains at all the enroute stations. The inaugural special service between Malda Town – SMVT Bengaluru will be given a warm reception as it arrives at Southern Railway stations of Katpadi (around15.35 hrs of 1st January 2023) and  Jolarpettai (around 17.40 hrs of 1st January 2023).

Features of Amrit Bharat Trains

Amrit Bharat Express trains will serve as superfast express services for intercity travel. The train set is a ‘Make in India’ innovation of Indian Railways.The following are the noteworthy features of the new Amrit Bharat Trains:

·Amrit Bharat trains, equipped with semi-coupler technology,  offer a smooth, jerk-free journey while running at a maximum speed of 130 Km.

· The innovative push-pull approach will offer a unique blend of speed, efficiency, comfort and affordability to passengers.

· Better acceleration and deceleration help save time at bridges, curves and other points where trains have to run with a restricted speed.  

·The other significant features are horizontal sliding windows, dust-sealed wider gangways, aerosol-based fire suppression system in toilets and electrical cubicles, emergency disaster management light and floor guide fluorescent strips, etc.

·The coaches have a sealed gangway to provide safe transition between coaches and to reduce noise and vibrations.

 The Amrit Bharat Express trains will have a composition  of 22 Non-AC coaches with the configuration 02 Second class luggage Rake (SLRD), 08 General seating coach (GS) and 12 Sleeper class coach (SCN). The trains have been planned to operate as a day-night express service, catering to the demand of travel between Large cities and small towns.

The Push-Pull Locomotives (WAP-5) are being manufactured at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) Chittaranjan, o­ne of the largest locomotive manufacturing units in India, and the coaches are being produced by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, the World's largest Railway Passenger Rolling Stock manufacturer. The collaborative effort of the Production units of Indian Railways will ensure that both the driving engine and the passenger compartment are crafted with precision and provide efficient service.

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