Inaugural schedule for Jaipur-Delhi Vande Bharat released; regular operations from Apr 13
The inaugural special train will operate between Jaipur and Delhi Cantt
JAIPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Rajasthan’s first Vande Bharat Express train through video conferencing at 11 am on April 13.
The inaugural special train will operate between Jaipur and Delhi Cantt, while regular services for the Vande Bharat Express are scheduled to begin on April 13, 2023, operating between Ajmer and Delhi Cantt with stops at Jaipur, Alwar, and Gurgaon.
The Vande Bharat Express, which is designed to cover the distance between Ajmer and Delhi Cantt in just 5 hours and 15 minutes, will be the fastest train on this route. This marks a significant reduction in travel time when compared to the current fastest train, the Shatabdi Express, which takes 6 hours and 15 minutes to traverse the same route.
“The new Vande Bharat Express will revolutionize travel between Ajmer and Delhi Cantt, offering passengers a faster and more comfortable journey,” said a railway officer, “this train represents the future of rail travel in India, with its advanced technology and design.”
The Ajmer-Delhi Cantt Vande Bharat Express will be the world’s first semi-high-speed passenger train operating on the High Rise Overhead Electric (OHE) line. This innovative train will significantly improve connectivity to major tourist destinations in Rajasthan, such as Pushkar and Ajmer Sharif Dargah, promoting tourism and socio-economic development in the region.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed his enthusiasm about the new train, stating, “The Vande Bharat Express will not only provide a faster and more comfortable travel experience for passengers but will also boost tourism and economic growth in our state.”