Vande Bharat Express: The Indian Railways is all set to launch Bihar’s first Vande Bharat Express train within the next three weeks. The trial run of the train is scheduled to commence in the next two days, following the arrival of its seven coaches at Patna Railway Junction on Tuesday.
After reaching Patna Junction, the train was taken to the coach complex of Rajendra Nagar Terminal. The trial run of Vande Bharat Express will be closely monitored by a Senior Engineer from IFC Chennai. Although no official announcement has been made regarding the commencement of Vande Bharat Express on the Patna-Ranchi route.
Railway officials have stated that the exact inauguration date of Vande Bharat Express is likely to be announced later this month. The proposed Patna-Ranchi route for Vande Bharat Express is also expected to be finalized soon. The introduction of this train will bring significant relief to passengers, allowing them to reach their destinations on time.
Patna-Ranchi Vande Bharat Express: Exciting Features and Planned Routes
- The upcoming Patna-Ranchi Vande Bharat Express will consist of five general coaches and one luxury coach.
- With a capacity to accommodate 530 passengers, the train will be operated by two loco pilots and will run at a speed of 128 to 130 kmph.
- The advanced train has been designed with fireproof features and incorporates multiple safety measures for the well-being of passengers.
- The arrival of Vande Bharat Express at Patna Junction was marked with celebrations, including clapping and a selfie session. The train departed from Chennai’s Integral Coach Factory at 5:10 pm on June 3.
- Prior to the commencement of the high-speed train, railway staff, including loco pilots and driver group members, will undergo comprehensive training.
The Proposed Route for Bihar’s First Vande Bharat Express
The Ministry of Railways is in the process of finalizing the proposed route for the Patna-Ranchi Vande Bharat Express. The planned route includes stops at Patna, Gaya, Koderma, Hazaribagh Town, Barkakana, BIT Mesra, Tatisilwai, and Ranchi, covering a distance of approximately 378 kilometers. Sources indicate that the high-speed train is expected to complete the journey in around six to seven hours.
Currently, there are 18 Vande Bharat Express trains operating on various routes throughout India. The inaugural Vande Bharat Express train was launched in 2019, serving the New Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi route.