PM Modi flags off Uttarakhand’s first Vande Bharat Express today

Prime Minister Narendra on Thursday flagged off the indigenous built Vande Bharat Express from Dehradun to Delhi via video conferencing today, equipped with advanced safety features including the Kavach technology, said an official.

While launching the Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express via video conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the world recognises how India has grown its economy in recent years despite numerous obstacles.

The state’s railway tracks were 100% electrified, which was also launched by the prime minister. The first such train for Uttarakhand speeds up travel between Dehradun and the national capital from six hours and ten minutes to four and a half hours by providing passengers with cutting-edge amenities.

This is the first Vande Bharat to be introduced in Uttarakhand. With world-class amenities, it will herald a new era of comfortable travel experiences, especially for tourists travelling to the state, read Prime Minister’s Office press release. “Uttarakhand’s connectivity is all set to get a big boost. At 11 AM today, I will be flagging off the Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Dehradun. Making the occasion even more special is the feat of 100 per cent electrification of Uttarakhand’s rail tracks. Do join the programme,” tweeted Narendra Modi.

Guided by the vision of PM Modi of providing cleaner means of public transport, Indian Railways is on a quest to completely electrify rail routes in the country. Moving ahead in this direction, he will dedicate the newly electrified rail line sections in Uttarakhand.
With this, the state will have its entire rail route 100 per cent electrified. Trains run by electric traction on the electrified sections will result in an increase in the speed of trains and enhance haulage capacity.

Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (DCM) of Moradabad Railway Division, Sudhir Singh said that Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will also be present at the Dehradun railway station during the inaugural event of the state’s first Vande Bharat Express train.

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