Edited By: Oindrila Mukherjee
Final Up to date: February 09, 2023, 19:35 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two new Vande Bharat Categorical trains from Mumbai on Friday. With these two trains, Maharashtra will now have 4 Vande Bharats – two interstate and two intrastate – which can assist enhance connectivity.
Many firsts shall be lined with the inauguration of those two trains: Maharashtra would be the first state to have intrastate Vande Bharats; they are going to be crossing the ghat sections of Karjat-Lonavala and Kasara-Igatpuri; and that is the primary time that two of those trains are being inaugurated on the identical time.
News18 obtained entry inside the brand new Vande Bharat trains that shall be launched on Friday. Prime Minister Modi will flag off the trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai round 3 pm. One in every of these semi-high pace trains will run between Mumbai and Solapur, whereas the opposite shall be between Mumbai and Sainagar Shirdi.
“This will be an important step towards fulfilling the prime minister’s vision of building better, efficient and passenger-friendly transport infrastructure for ‘New India’,” the railway ministry stated.
First, PM Modi will inaugurate the Mumbai-Solapur practice, which would be the ninth Vande Bharat within the nation. “The new world-class train will improve connectivity between Mumbai and Solapur, and will also facilitate travel to important pilgrimage centres like Siddheshwar in Solapur, Akkalkot, Tuljapur, Pandharpur near Solapur and Alandi near Pune,” the ministry stated.
It should improve connectivity between CSMT and Solapur – or the industrial capital to the town of textiles and hutatmas in Maharashtra. The 22225/22226 Mumbai-Solapur-Mumbai Vande Bharat could have stops at Dadar, Kalyan, Kurduwadi and Pune, other than CSMT and Solapur. The industrial run of this practice will begin from Saturday.
“The existing superfast train takes seven hours and 55 minutes whereas Vande Bharat will take six hours and 30 minutes, saving one-and-a-half hours each way,” an official informed News18.
What’s attention-grabbing about this practice is that it doesn’t require a banker or a pulling loco. Through the trial, it climbed the Bhor Ghat or the Khandala-Lonavala Ghat part with out a pulling loco.
The nation’s tenth Vande Bharat, the Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi practice, may even be inaugurated on the identical day. Aside from enhancing connectivity between CSMT and Sainagar Shirdi, this practice may even enhance connectivity of essential pilgrimage centres like Nashik, Trimbakeshwar, Sainagar Shirdi, Shani Shingnapur.
The 22223/22224 Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi-Mumbai Vande Bharat could have stops at Dadar, Thane and Nashik Street, other than CSMT and Sainagar Shirdi. The practice will cowl the gap in 5 hours and 25 minutes, and can begin its industrial run from Sunday. This practice managed to climb the steep Thal Ghat or the Kasara Ghat with out a banker engine.
Thal and Bhor are the steepest ghats in India and are thought-about to be the hardest railway ghat sections, as for each 37-metre run, there’s a rise of 1 metre. All of the trains passing by way of these sections want a further pushing locomotive behind from the Mumbai facet to stop them from rolling again.
Maharashtra already has two operational Vande Bharat trains – one between Mumbai Central and Gandhinagar and one other between Bilaspur and Nagpur.
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