Prime Minister Modi launches Vande Bharat Express from Una, Himachal

Una: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Vande Bharat Express from Una Railway Station in Himachal Prdadesh during his state visit.

Jairam Thakur, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of railways, and Anurag Thakur, a union minister and the representative for Hamirpur, were also present on the occasion.

Upgraded version

It is the fourth Vande Bharat train that has been running from Amb Andaura to New Delhi in the country, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It is an upgraded version compared to the earlier ones, being considerably lighter and capable of reaching higher speed in shorter duration.

It takes only 52 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The installation of the train will increase tourism in the area and offer a convenient and quick way of transportation.

The new Vande Bharat Express, which ushers in a new era of luxurious and improved rail travel experiences, is now prepared for a commercial run.

It is the fourth Vande Bharat train in the country, the other three being run between New Delhi – Varanasi and New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra and between Gandhinagar and Mumbai.

Vande Bharat train features

According to Railways, the new Vande Bharat trains have improved features including reclining seats, automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras, on-demand content with wifi Facility, three-hour battery backup and GPS systems to make travelling safer and more comfortable.

The Integral Coach Factory has set a target of manufacturing 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 2023.

It also has a photocatalytic ultraviolet air purification system in the roof-mounted package unit (RMPU) for air purification. Vande Bharat Express is a new-age train redefining passenger travelling in India.

Speed of vande Bharat express

The train will chug from Delhi to Amb Andaura Railway station in Una. The latest Vande Bharat Express train will run six days a week except on Wednesdays, with stops at Ambala, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, and Una. And, the train will accelerate to 100 km per hour in just 52 seconds.

Delhi to Chandigarh in three hours

With the inauguration of Vande Bharat Express now one will be able to travel from Delhi to Chandigarh in just three hours.

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