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Northeast India’s first Vande Bharat Express train, given green signal by Prime Minister Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off Northeast India’s first Vande Bharat Express train. The train will run from Guwahati in Assam to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.

This is the 18th Vande Bharat Express train in the country. A few days ago, the Prime Minister flagged off the train from Dehradun in Uttarakhand to Delhi. The Prime Minister also inaugurated a new electrified section and a new DEMU/MEMU (workshop for trains) shed at Lumding.

The train will run daily from May 31 and cover the 411 km distance from Assam’s capital Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri in 5.5 hours. The train will depart Guwahati at 4.30 pm and reach New Jalpaiguri at 10.00 am, while the train will depart New Jalpaiguri at 6.10 am and reach Guwahati at 11.10 am. This train will run 6 days a week except Tuesday. It will have a total of 8 coaches including one executive chair coach and 4 general chair car coaches.

 

PM Modi said that today there are three works related to the connectivity of North East. North-East is getting the first Made in India Vande Bharat. Secondly, it is the third largest in India joining West Bengal. Third – Electrification work has been completed on about 425 km track in Meghalaya.