While he flagged off the Vande Bharat Express between the port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Secunderabad in Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the train was a representation of the possibilities of the new India and would increase travel and the country’s economy.
The PM practically flagged off the train in Secunderabad while addressing a function. “I’m happy to signal the beginning of the Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam. He claimed in a tweet that it would improve “Ease of Living,” increase tourism, and help the economy.
“The Vande Bharat Train is a representation of the resolve and power of the new India. It is a representation of the rapidly changing India that has already begun on that route. “India is restless for its ambitions and aspirations. India wants to get there quickly,” said PM Modi.
Glad to flag off Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam. It will enhance ‘Ease of Living’, boost tourism and benefit the economy. https://t.co/FadvxI0ZNQ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2023
The semi-high speed express train’s launching on the festival day was, according to Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, a Sankranti gift to the people of two Telugu states because the inauguration took place on Makar Sankranti, which is observed across the nation.
The first Vande Bharat train to run between the two Telugu states, it is anticipated to complete the journey in eight hours and thirty minutes.
According to news agency PTI, the first Vande Bharat train to run between the two Telugu states is anticipated to complete the journey in eight hours and thirty minutes.
The train will begin running on January 16 and reservations began on Saturday, according to railway sources. The 5.45 am departure time of the Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express (20833) is followed by a 2.15 pm arrival time in Secunderabad. The return trip would leave from Secunderabad at 3 pm and arrive in Visakhapatnam at 11.30 pm. South Central Railway (SCR) authorities told PTI that the train will stop at the stations in both directions of Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Khammam, and Warangal.
The 1,128-passenger train, which includes 14 AC chair car coaches and two executive AC chair car coaches, was built using indigenous technology and boosted modern amenities and greater comfort, according to the officials.
They claimed that the train includes automatic sliding doors, reclining seats in every class, and spinning chairs in executive class.
At the opening ceremony at the Secunderabad train station, guests included Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, G. Kishan Reddy, and Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
As the occasion fell on Army Day, the prime minister honoured the nation’s active-duty and retired military members and commended them for their dedication to defending the nation and its boundaries against all obstacles.