Fare for Jaipur-Delhi Vande Bharat Express train determined: Details here
JAIPUR: Vande Bharat Express train is set to begin its operations from Jaipur to Delhi in the first week of April, putting an end to the long wait of the people of Rajasthan.
Sources said the fare for travelling in Jaipur-Delhi Vande Bharat Express has been determined. The base fare for the chair car (CC) class will be Rs 8,00 and the maximum fare for the executive class will be Rs 18,00. This fare includes reservation, superfast, catering and GST.
According to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who visited Jaipur station by Shatabdi Express on Sunday, the train, designed with special features, will reach Jaipur on March 24, following which trial runs will be conducted. The train’s services for the general public will start in the last week of March or the first week of April.
The train will offer a time-saving and easy journey to Delhi, as it will take only 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Delhi from Jaipur, whereas the Shatabdi Express currently takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. The Vande Bharat Express has been redesigned to suit the Jaipur-Delhi route, as the height of the electrical wires on this route is higher than normal.
Ashwini Vaishnaw instructed the railway officials to increase the speed of the train. The current approved speed is 110 kmph. The officials said that there are speed restrictions at many places on this route which will be removed. An advanced singling system has been installed on 80% of the route.
The Jaipur-Delhi Vande Bharat Express train has 16 passenger cars, which can accommodate a total of 1,196 passengers, with the seating arrangement in a passenger car being 3X2 and having 78 seats. There will be two bogies of executive class, in which the seating arrangement will be 2X2, with 52 passengers in each coach.
Vaishnaw also mentioned that the fare for the train has not been finalized yet, but it will have two types of coaches: executive class and chair car. The current fare for the chair car of the Vande Bharat Express running from Delhi to Varanasi is around Rs 1800 rupees, and that of the executive coach is more than Rs 3,000.
The Vande Bharat Express is equipped with special features, including automatic slide doors, automatic temperature control, and a mini pantry. The train will be fully air-conditioned, and each coach will have a control button to adjust the temperature, as well as a display board and an announcement speaker.
Vaishnaw also announced that the Rajasthan Railway Project is being given special attention by the government, with a budget of Rs 9,000 crore being allocated for it. Furthermore, the renovation of 82 railway stations in the state is currently underway, and they will be developed to the standards of world-class stations.