Vande Bharat Express will greatly benefit tourists, boost tourism: PM Modi

 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 


The Vande Bharat Express train, connecting Secunderabad with Visakhapatnam, was flagged off the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi via video conferencing yesterday. Speaking during the virtual flagging off event, the Prime Minister pointed out that the Vande Bharat Express will greatly benefit both pilgrims and tourists and informed that the travel time between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam will be further reduced.

Also speaking on the occasion, Telengana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the train will help to promote tourism between the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.

The Governor termed the flagging off the Express as a great Sankranti gift to the people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh by the Prime Minister.

This train will be the first one connecting the two Telugu-speaking states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, covering a distance of around 700 km and the eighth Vande Bharat Express to be introduced by Indian Railways

The indigenously designed train set of Vande Bharat Express is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities. It will provide a faster, more comfortable and more convenient travel experience to rail users.

The Vande Bharat Express 2.0 offers various superior and aircraft-like travelling experiences. It is equipped with advanced state-of-the-art safety features including an indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System – KAVACH.

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