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India's 25 Vande Bharat Express trains on diverse routes. Here's what you need to know

Vande Bharat Express, India's indigenously manufactured semi-high-speed train, will operate on 19 routes across the country, providing faster and more convenient travel options. The train offers state-of-the-art amenities and will connect major cities and tourist destinations.

India will have 25 Vande Bharat Express trains after the inauguration on two routes today. Premium
India will have 25 Vande Bharat Express trains after the inauguration on two routes today.

Vande Bharat Express is an indigenously manufactured, semi-high-speed, self-propelled train set. The train has state-of-the-art passenger amenities, providing passengers with a faster, more comfortable, and more convenient travel experience. It was first known as Train 18 and was manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory(ICF) in Chennai.

With the recently inaugurated new routes, India will operationalize Vande Bharat Express trains on 19 routes across the country.

Check out complete list of Vande Bharat Express here

1) New Delhi - Varanasi Vande Bharat Express: The first Vande Bharat train was flagged off on the New Delhi- Kanpur- Allahabad-Varanasi route on February 15, 2019. The train runs on six days except on Thursday. The train departs from New Delhi railway station at 6:00 am and reaches Varanasi at 2:00 pm covering a distance of 759 km.

2) New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (J&K) Vande Bharat Express: This Vande Bharat train runs between New Delhi station and Mata Vaishno Devi's base camp Katra, covering the distance in eight hours. The train runs on six days except Tuesday. The train departs from New Delhi railway station at 6:00 am and reaches Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 2:00 pm.

3) Gandhinagar- Mumbai Vande Bharat Express: The train runs on six days except Sunday. The train departs from Mumbai Central at 6:00 am and reaches Gandhinagar Capital Station at 12:25 pm covering a distance of 522 km.

4) New Delhi - Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express: The train runs on six days except for Friday. The train departs from New Delhi railway station at 05:50 am and reaches Amb Anadaura at 11:05 am.

5) Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express: The train runs on six days except Wednesday. The train departs from Chennai at 05:50 am and reaches Mysuru Junction at 12:20 pm covering a distance of 401 km.

6) Nagpur-Bilaspur Vande Bharat Express: This train serves between Maharastra's Nagpur and Chattisgarh's Bilaspur. The train runs on six days except Saturday. The train departs from Nagpur railway station at 02:05 pm and reaches Bilaspur at 07:35 pm.

7) Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express: The train runs on six days except Wednesday. The train leaves Howrah Junction at 05:55 am and reaches New Jalpaiguri at 1:25 pm covering a distance of 454 km in seven hours and thirty minutes.

8) Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express: This train operates between Telangana's Secunderabad and Andhra Pradesh's port city of Visakhapatnam. The train runs on six days except Sunday. The train departs from Secunderabad Junction at 3:00 pm and arrives at Visakhapatnam Railway Station at 11:30 pm.

9) Mumbai- Solapur Vande Bharat Express: This train between Mumbai and Solapur runs on six days except Wednesday. The train departs from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) at 4:05 pm and reaches Solapur at 10:40 pm covering a 6 hours and 35-minute long journey.

10) Mumbai- Shirdi Vande Bharat Express: This Vande Bharat train runs between Mumbai CST station and Sainagar Shirdi, covering the distance in five hours and 20 minutes. The train departs at 6.20 am from Mumbai and reaches Shirdi at 11.40 am. The train runs on six days except Tuesday.

11) Hazrat Nizamuddin- Rani Kamlapati station Vande Bharat Express: The train operates from Bhopal to Hazrat Nizamuddin station instead of New Delhi railway station - to save time by half an hour. This train covers a distance of 700 km in seven hours and 45 minutes. It operates on six days except Saturday. It departs from Bhopal at 5:55 am and reaches Delhi at 1:45 pm.

12) Secunderabad- Tirupati Vande Bharat Express: The train covers a distance of 660 km between the two cities in eight hours and 30 minutes. The parade will begin at 6 am from Secunderabad and will reach Tirupati at 2:30 pm. It will operate on six days except Tuesday.

13) Chennai-Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express: This Vande Bharat train will run between Chennai and Coimbatore covering a distance of 495 km in six hours and 10 minutes. It will run on six days except Wednesday. The train is scheduled to depart from Coimbatore at 6 am and reach Chennai Central at 12.10 pm.

14) Ajmer-Delhi Cantt Vande Bharat Express: The latest Vande Bharat Express train will operate between Ajmer and Delhi Cantt., with stops at Jaipur, Alwar and Gurgaon. Notably, Ajmer-Delhi Cantt Vande Bharat Express is Rajasthan's first Vande Bharat Express train. It will cover the distance between Delhi Cantonment and Ajmer in five hours and 15 minutes.

15) Howrah-Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express: Odisha’s first semi-high-speed train connecting the holy city of Puri to West Bengal’s Howrah, was virtually flagged-off by prime minister Narendra Modi who called it a symbol of India’s progress.

16) Thiruvananthapuram-Kasargod Vande Bharat Express: Kerala got its first Vande Bharat Express train which connects the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod. The train departs from Thiruvananthapuram at 05:20 am and reaches Kasaragod at 1:25 pm. It will operate on six days except Thursday.

17) New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati Vande Bharat Express: The train (Up-22227-Down-22228) runs between New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati six days in a week, covering around 410 km within 6 hours. The train departs from New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri and reaches Assam's Guwahati.

18) Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express: The regular operations for the Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express commenced on 29th May. With a travel time of 4 hours and 45 minutes, the train covers a distance of 302 km. The train operates on all days of the week, except Wednesdays.

19) Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express: This train will traverse a distance of 302 km, including a stop at Ayodhya junction, completing the journey in under four hours. The train is set to commence its regular service starting from July 9. The travel time for this route by train typically ranges from four and a half to five hours. (To be inaugurated today)

20) Jodhpur-Sabarmati Vande Bharat Express: The semi-high-speed train will facilitate transportation between Jodhpur in Rajasthan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Along its route, the train will also provide connectivity to other important destinations such as Pali, Abu Road, Palanpur, and Mehsana. (To be inaugurated today)

21) Mumbai-Goa Vande Bharat Express: The Vande Bharat Express runs between Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Goa's Madgaon station and help in boosting tourism in the two states, according to Indian Railways.

22) Kasaragod-Trivandrum Vande Bharat Express: The Kasaragod to Trivandrum train is the best-performing Vande Bharat Express with an average occupancy of 183 per cent among the 23 pairs of such trains running across the Railway network. 

23) KSR Bengaluru-Dharwad Vande Bharat Express: The Dharwad-KSR Bengaluru Inaugural Special (train number 07305) flagged off from Dharwad at 10:30 am on June 27 and departed for KSR Bengaluru after it. 

24) Indore-Bhopal Vande Bharat Express: The Vande Bharat Express began its operation on two different routes in Madhya Pradesh on June 27. The train operates for six days a week after its inauguration. The train will not operate on Sundays.

25) Rani Kamplapati-Jabalpur Vande Bharat Express: Rani-Kamlapati-Jabalpur Vande Bharat Express connects Mahakaushal Region (Jabalpur) to the Central Region (Bhopal) of Madhya Pradesh.

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Published: 07 Jul 2023, 07:23 AM IST
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