Home / News / India /  75 'Vande Bharat' trains will connect different parts of country by 2023: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 75th Independence Day, Modi said that new 75 Vande Bharat Express trains will be launched by 15 August 2023.

“The 75 Vande Bharat trains will be connecting every corner of the country in 75 weeks of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence," announced PM Modi.

In 75 weeks of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', 75 'Vande Bharat' trains will connect different parts of country, the prime minister announced.

Vande Bharat Express is a semi high speed, fully air conditioned train, having quicker acceleration and contemporary passenger amenities like onboard infotainment and GPS based passenger information system, CCTV, automatic sliding doors with retractable coach footsteps and zero discharge vacuum-based bio-toilets etc.


At present two Vande Bharat Express trains operate in the country by the Indian Railways. The first Vande Bharat Express operates between Varanasi and New Delhi while the second Vande Bharat Express operates between Katra and New Delhi.

Vande Bharat is a Shatabdi-type train of “Semi High Speed" offering additional amenities and advantages to the passengers.

Hyderabad-based engineering firm Medha, which in February secured the contract to supply the electrical systems for 44 Vande Bharat trains, has now been told to advance its production plan, so that at least two prototypes can be rolled out by next March following all trials.

The PM also talked about boosting rail connectivity in the northeast region, saying it is significant for the entire country.

"Today, we are in the process of writing a new history as far as connectivity to the northeast is concerned. This connectivity is both between hearts and infrastructure.

"Very soon the job of connecting the capital cities of the northeastern states by rail will be completed," Modi said.


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