PM flags off Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan Train

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By Newsdesk November 11, 2022 12:54

PM flags off Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan Train


Bengaluru, Nov 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan Train at KSR Railway Station, Bengaluru today.

This will be the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first such train in South India. It will enhance connectivity between the industrial hub of Chennai, the Tech & Startup hub of Bengaluru and the famous tourist city of Mysuru.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, the Governor of Karnataka, Thawar Chand Gehlot and Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnav and Prahlad Joshi.

The Vande Bharat Express 2.0 offers a myriad of superior and aircraft-like travelling experiences with speeds reaching  0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 52 seconds, and a maximum speed of up to 180 kilometres per hour. The improved Vande Bharat Express will weigh 392 tons when compared to the previous version of 430 tons. It will also have a Wi-Fi content on-demand facility.

Every coach is equipped with 32” screens providing passenger information and infotainment compared to 24” in the previous version. The train is environmentally friendly as the ACs will be 15 per cent more energy efficient. With dust-free clean air cooling of the traction motor, travel will become more comfortable.

The side recliner seat facility which was provided only to Executive Class passengers earlier will now be made available for all classes. Executive Coaches have the added feature of 180-degree rotating seats.

In the new design of Vande Bharat Express, a photo-catalytic ultraviolet air purification system is installed in the Roof-Mounted Package Unit (RMPU) for air purification.  As recommended by Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh, this system is designed and installed on both ends of RMPU to filter and clean the air free from germs, bacteria, viruses etc. coming through fresh air and return air.

Bharat Gaurav Trains is theme-based train launched in the month of November 2021 to to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world. This scheme also aims to leverage the core strengths of the professionals of the tourism sector to run theme-based trains to tap the vast tourism potential of India.

 

Newsdesk
By Newsdesk November 11, 2022 12:54

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