There is no doubt that the Vande Bharat Express is more modern and full of passenger comfort than the rest of the trains in the country. The executive coach chairs of the train can rotate 180 degrees. Apart from this, keeping in mind the safety of the passengers, the train has also been equipped with the latest ‘Kobach’ technology. Apart from this, the train also has facilities like automatic doors, GPS, WiFi. Let’s see which route the train is running in Bande Bharat?
1. New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express
It was on this New Delhi-Varanasi route that the Vande Bharat Express was first launched. The launch date of the country’s first Bande Bharat Express was 18 February 2019. The train runs on total 5 days in a week except Monday and Thursday. The train has only 2 stops between Delhi and Varanasi. One is Kanpur and the other is Thyagraj.
2. New Delhi- Shri Mata Vaishna Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express
The country’s second Bande Bharat Express was launched on this route. It runs from Delhi to Katra (Jammu and Kashmir). Amit Shah inaugurated this train on October 3, 2019. However, the train started carrying passengers from October 5 onwards. The train stops at Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi during its run on this route. This train runs only on Tuesdays in the week. (Photo Courtesy – Indian Railways)
3. Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express
The third Bande Bharat Express was launched on 30 September 2022. The train takes just 6 hours to travel from Gandhinagar (Gujarat) to Mumbai (Maharashtra). Whereas other express trains take 7 and a half hours to 8 hours. The third bande India train is very different from the first and second bande India. Even the later ones can be called Vande Bharat Express 2.0 in terms of the first and second Vande Bharat. The train runs on this route on days other than Sundays.
4.New Delhi- Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express
The fourth Bande Bharat train has been launched in Himachal Pradesh. The route of this train passed through New Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. This train is also running 6 days a week. This train was run for the first time on 13 October 2022.
5. Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express
The Chennai-Mysore Bande Bharat Express was launched on 10 November 2022. This Vande Bharat Express has two stops at Katpadi and KRS Bangalore stations.
6. Bilaspur Junction – Nagpur Junction Vande Bharat Express
Country’s sixth Bande Bharat Express was running on Bilaspur-Nagpur route. The train runs on this route on 6 days except Saturday. The train halts at Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon and Gondia stations.
7. Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express
East India got the country’s seventh Bande Bharat Express as the first Bande Bharat Express. This train is launched on 30th December 2022. The train currently takes about 7 and a half hours to reach NJP from Howrah. This train runs on 6 days of the week except Wednesday.