PM Modi flagged off 10 New Vande Bharat Trains bringing the total count to more than 50 and expanding the network to cover 45 nationwide routes.

Marking a significant stride in India's railway modernization and connectivity efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off 10 new Vande Bharat trains on 12th March 2024. The introduction of these Vande Bharat trains aligns with the government's vision of bolstering the country's railway infrastructure and enhancing intercity connectivity. With cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art amenities on board, these trains aim to redefine travel standards in India.

Currently, Indian Railways operates 41 Vande Bharat Express services, connecting states through Broad Gauge electrified networks across 24 states and 256 districts. The flagging off of 10 New Vande Bharat Trains has brought the total count beyond 50, expanding the network to cover 45 nationwide routes.

The latest 10 Vande Bharat Express trains that have been flagged off will cover Lucknow-Dehradun, Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central, New Jalpaiguri-Patna, Patna-Lucknow, Khajuraho-Delhi (Nizamuddin)Puri-Visakhapatnam, Kalaburagi–Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal Bengaluru, Ranchi-Varanasi, Mysuru-Dr. MGR Central (Chennai), Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam routes, facilitating seamless travel for passengers. 

Each train is equipped with modern features such as ergonomic seating, onboard Wi-Fi, GPS-based passenger information systems, and improved safety mechanisms to ensure a comfortable and secure journey for commuters.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Modi emphasized the importance of these new trains in revolutionizing India's rail transport sector. He highlighted the government's commitment to modernizing infrastructure and enhancing connectivity to foster economic growth and development across the nation.

The Vande Bharat trains are a testament to India's engineering prowess and innovation capabilities, showcasing the country's ability to develop world-class transportation solutions. Designed and manufactured domestically, these trains not only offer superior performance but also contribute to the government's "Make in India" initiative, promoting indigenous manufacturing and self-reliance.

Passengers welcomed the introduction of these new trains, expressing enthusiasm about the prospect of faster, safer, and more comfortable journeys. With their sleek design and advanced features, the Vande Bharat trains are poised to set new benchmarks in the Indian railway industry and elevate the travel experience for millions of commuters nationwide.

As the government continues its efforts to modernize and expand the country's railway network, the launch of these 10 Vande Bharat trains represents a significant milestone in India's journey towards a more efficient, interconnected, and inclusive transportation infrastructure.

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