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PM Modi flags off Northeast's first Vande Bharat Express train

Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi flagged off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express on Monday via video conferencing.

Edited By: Bhagya Luxmi @reportersfact New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2023 12:45 IST
PM Modi to flag off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express
Image Source : PTI PM Modi to flag off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express today

Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off Northeast's first Vande Bharat Express which will cover the journey from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri.

This Vande Bharat Express is capable to cover the journey in 5 hrs 30 mins, while the current fastest train takes 6 hrs 30 mins to cover the same journey. As per the press release, PM Modi dedicated newly electrified sections and also inaugurated the newly constructed DEMU/MEMU shed. 

Vande Bharat Express will boost tourism in region

"The state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express will provide people of the region with the means to travel with speed and comfort. It will also boost tourism in the region. Connecting Guwahati with New Jalpaiguri, the train will help save about an hour of journey time, when compared with the current fastest train connecting the two places," reads the press release. 

PM Modi to dedicate more projects

"Prime Minister will also dedicate 182 Route Kms of newly electrified sections. This will help provide pollution-free transportation with trains running at higher speeds and reduced running time of trains. It will also open the doors for trains running on electric traction to enter Meghalaya," it reads further. 

As per the press release, Prime Minister also inaugurated a newly constructed DEMU/MEMU shed at Lumding in Assam. This new facility will be helpful for maintaining DEMU rakes operating in this region, leading to better operational feasibility.

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