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26/05/23 06:26 AM IST

Vande Bharat Express

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  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the inaugural run of Vande Bharat Express from Dehradun to Delhi.
  • He also dedicated to the nation, newly electrified rail sections and declared Uttarakhand a 100% electric traction state.
Vande Bharat Express
  • This will be the first Vande Bharat to be introduced in Uttarakhand. With world-class amenities, it will herald a new era of comfortable travel experiences, especially for tourists traveling to the state.
  • The train has been indigenously and is equipped with advanced safety features including the Kavach technology.
  • The new Vande Bharat Express will cover the distance between Dehradun to Delhi in 4.5 hours.
  • It is an indigenously designed and manufactured semi high speed, self-propelled train that is touted as the next major leap for the Indian Railways in terms of speed and passenger convenience since the introduction of Rajdhani trains.
  • The first Vande Bharat was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai as part of the ‘Make in India’ programme, at a cost of about Rs. 100 crore.
  • It can achieve a maximum speed of 160 kmph due to faster acceleration and deceleration, reducing journey time by 25% to 45%.
  • It also has an intelligent braking system with power regeneration for better energy efficiency thereby making it cost, energy and environment efficient.
Source- PIB

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