The most awaited super-fast train 18 is ready in service from Delhi to Varanasi. People are enthusiastic to experience countries first super speed on wheels.
“I am grateful to designers and engineers behind Vande Bharat Express which will take its first trip from Delhi to Varanasi today. With our sincerity and hard work in the last 4.5 years we have tried to improve railways,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today as he flagged off country’s first semi high-speed train Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi Railway station.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and members of the Railway Board were present on the occasion and will be on board the train on its inaugural journey.
Adding up the green footprints, the train has a regenerative braking system which can save up to 30 percent of electrical energy.
It has 16 air-conditioned coaches of which two are executive class. The total seating capacity is 1,128 passengers. It is much more than the conventional Shatabdi rakes of the equal number of coaches, thanks to shifting of all electric equipment below coaches and seats in the driving coach also.
The train will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in nine hours and forty-five minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad where there will be special programmes.
The bookings for the train have begun and it will run commercially from February 17 from Delhi to Varanasi five days a week.
Our Defence system has given free hand to take action against the powers behind this attack. Those responsible for Pulwama attack made a huge mistake, and they will have to pay the price. Prime Minister warns Pakistan that stop illusion to destabilize India.
Modi assured that Culprits behind this attack will be punished strongly. He said to respect the criticism of opposition but urged everyone that we should come together and stand with nation beyond politics, in this sensitive time.
Creating disturbance in India is not possible for Pakistan. Our way goes towards development and neighboring witnessed tragedies with the mindset it has. Now it’s time that all humanitarian factors should come together. If all countries unite together under one agenda of fighting terrorism, then this evil will vanish in short while.
He also expressed satisfaction for the website of railways. This website is user-friendly and very helpful for the common man. Railways are improving in many fields like digitization and creating employment. It created around 2.25 lakh employment in recent days.
Prime Minister could not stop himself and said reiterate that we will give fitting reply for every drop of blood which is martyrs for the nation.
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