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PM Modi flags off Uttarakhand's 1st 'Vande Bharat Express' train

Uttarakhand Vande Bharat Express: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was present at the Dehradun railway station during the inaugural event of the state's first Vande Bharat Express train.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Dehradun Updated on: May 26, 2023 6:15 IST
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Image Source : PTI. PM Modi flags off Uttarakhand's 1st 'Vande Bharat Express' train.

Uttarakhand Vande Bharat Express: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the inaugural run of Uttarakhand's first semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Express train connecting Dehradun with New Delhi in Dehradun on Thursday (May 25). Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was present at the Dehradun railway station during the inaugural event of the state's first Vande Bharat Express train.

Sudhir Singh, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (DCM) of Moradabad Railway Division said the train will run between Dehradun and New Delhi.

Earlier on May 18, PM Modi flagged off the Vande Bharat Express between Puri and Howrah via video conferencing. The ultra-modern semi-high-speed train is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities.

Following the launch of Odisha's first Vande Bharat train, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that PM Modi has set a target that Vande Bharat should reach almost all the states by June this year. Speaking with ANI in Howarh, Vaishnaw said, "PM Modi has set a target that Vande Bharat should reach almost all the states by June...Vande Metro is being designed for a distance of less than 100 km and for daily travel of passengers."

Vande Bharat Express is an indigenously manufactured, semi-high-speed, self-propelled train set. The train has state-of-the-art passenger amenities, providing passengers with a faster, more comfortable and more convenient travel experience. 

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