Guwahati-NJP Vande Bharat Express from Monday: Route, timings, stoppages, other details
The Guwahati- NJP Vande Bharat Express will cover the journey from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri in 5 hours 30 minutes, while the current fastest train( Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express) takes 6 hours 30 minutes to cover the same journey
Indian Railways will begin operating the eighteenth Vande Bharat Express on Monday, 29 May. This will be the first Vande Bharat Express to operate in Assam and also in India's Northeast part. The train will operate from Guwahati in Assam to New Jalpaiguri(NJP) in West Bengal. This will be the third Vande Bharat for West Bengal after the Howrah-NJP Vande Bharat Express and the Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express. The train will operate six days a week except on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also dedicate 182 Route Kms of newly electrified sections. This will help provide pollution-free transportation with trains running at higher speed and reduced running time of trains. It will also open the doors for trains running on electric traction to enter Meghalaya.
Prime Minister will also inaugurate a newly constructed DEMU/MEMU shed at Lumding in Assam. This new facility will be helpful for maintaining DEMU rakes operating in this region, leading to better operational feasibility.
The Indian Railways is currently running 34 services of the train, covering 21 states. It has set a target of running at least one service in seven more states by June.
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