Vande Bharat Express Delhi to Katra highlights: Home Minister Amit Shah today flagged off the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express train from the New Delhi railway station. He congratulated the Indian Railways community for the second Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Katra. He said that the government, under the leadership of PM Modi, is working on spreading the network of high-speed railways in the country. Under Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Indian Railways is fulfilling PM Modi’s vision of speed, scale and service, Amit Shah said.
Speaking at the function, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the new Vande Bharat Express is the fastest train between Delhi and Katra Vaishno Devi. The Railway Minister congratulated Indian Railways engineers for their hard work that resulted in the world-class Vande Bharat Express being manufactured. He also assured that Indian Railways will continue to focus on improving railway connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir. Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is launching the new Vande Bharat train during Navratras. Significantly, with the new technology, Vande Bharat train sets are able to reduce the travel time between two destinations by around 40%. The new Train 18 will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mata Vaishno Devi Katra stations to just 8 hours from the current 12 hours.
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Train number 22439/22440 will begin commercial services from October 5. The New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express train will run all days of the week, except for Tuesday. Vande Bharat Express is a 16-coach all air-conditioned chair car service offering more onboard passenger comforts than the Shatabdi Express. The engine-less self-propelled Vande Bharat Express is also India’s fastest train set. Follow Financial Express Online’s live blog to track the latest news LIVE from the launch of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express and know the special features of this new train by Indian Railways.