New Delhi Varanasi Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi’s gift to Varanasi; Saffron Vande Bharat train | India News


VARANASI: In order to showcase the government’s vision for high-class India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate the multi-featured second ‘saffron-coloured’ Vande Bharat Express train running between Varanasi and New Delhi. He will also dedicate the 402 km-long stretch of the new Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction to the New Bhaupur Junction of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.
Travellers heading to Prayagraj, Kanpur and New Delhi will be highly benefited through the launch of this Vande Bharat Express train. The advanced semi-high-speed train will provide an additional fast and modern travel option to the travellers giving them a new experience.
The ‘saffron-coloured’ Vande Bharat Express train will start its journey from the spiritual city of Varanasi and will pass through Prayagraj, Kanpur to reach its final destination, New Delhi.
The regular operation of the train to be inaugurated by PM Modi will commence on December 20, 2023. It will depart from Varanasi at 6:00 am and will reach Prayagraj, Kanpur Central at 07:34 and 09:30 am. It will arrive in New Delhi at 2:05 PM.
According to the Indian Railways, during its returning journey, the train will start from New Delhi at 3:00 PM and conclude its journey in Varanasi at 11:05 PM.
PM Modi’s other gift to Varanasi is an eastern dedicated freight corridor. He will inaugurate the New Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction to New Bhaupur Junction segment which is a crucial part of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). The DFC has been built for Rs 10,903 crores. It passes through districts including Chandauli, Mirzapur, Prayagraj, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the government, the DFC encompasses a total of 12 stations, including six junction stations and six crossing stations.


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