PM Modi to launch NE India's first Vande Bharat Express train by Dec 30

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Guwahati: The Vande Bharat Express train, the first of its kind in North East India, will be inaugurated on December 30.

The seventh Vande Bharat Express, which will travel between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri, is slated to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The first Vande Bharat Train semi-high-speed train in Northeast India completed its trial run between Howrah-New Jalpaiguri station on Monday, according to an official statement.

Following the Shatabdi Express, the Vande Bharat Express will be the first express train connecting New Jalpaiguri (NJP), Siliguri, and Kolkata. Passenger-friendly amenities such as automated doors and WiFi access will be available at Vande Bharat.

According to the announcement, the nation's seventh Vande Bharat train took roughly 8.30 hours to travel around 560 kilometres between NJP and Howrah during its first trial run today. A big throng had gathered at the station to see the train.

According to Shuvendu Chowdhury, Divisional Rail Manager (DRM) Katihar- Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) at NJP, the trial run was successful, and the final day of operation is approaching.

There is already a Shatabdi Express service between Howrah and NJP. This train departs from Howrah in the afternoon and arrives in NJP at 10 p.m. The Vande Bharat Express would undoubtedly appeal to travellers visiting the hills of north Bengal, the Dooars, and the state of Sikkim. Those who do not want to spend the night in Siliguri before travelling to their destinations, in particular.

The Vande Bharat 2.0 trains are equipped with the KAVACH (Train Collision Avoidance System) for increased operational safety. Every bus will have four emergency windows, which will increase security. Instead of the previous two, there will be four platform side cameras, including rearward cameras, outside the coach.

The Vande Bharat Express, popularly known as Train 18, is an Indian Railways semi-high-speed intercity electric multiple-unit train. It is a more evolved form of Vande Bharat than previous versions, being more lighter and capable of achieving faster speeds in a shorter period of time. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 52 seconds.

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