CT Quickies: From New Vande Bharat Trains To Ticketless Cop, Here Are The Latest Railway Updates

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by Tooba Shaikh

Indian Railways is teeming with updates and almost every other day, there seems to be a new Vande Bharat route. It is important to know all updates and yet, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Hence, here is a short compilation of updates that you can quickly munch on. Following are all the important updates in the world of Indian Railways that you definitely should know of.

CT Quickies: All The Latest Railway Updates You Should Know

1. 9 New Vande Bharat Trains To Be Introduced

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According to an article published recently published by India.com, not much is revealed about the details of the train. What we do know is that three of these will be on the Central Railways network. Potential routes include Mumbai to Jalna, Mumbai to Kolhapur, and Pune to Secunderabad. Recently, a new Vande Bharat route from Tata Nagar in Jharkhand to Varanasi was also announced.

2. Train Accident Statistics Over The Years

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According to an article recently published by The Quint, the number of train accidents since the 1960s has dropped significantly. During the decade, there were a total of 14,769 train accidents. But in the decade between 2004 to 2005 and 2014 to 2015, there were only 1,844 train accidents. It also said that derailments were the most common cause of train accidents.

3. Vande Sadharan Train Unveiled

Vande Sadharan is the new non-air-conditioned rake. Aside from the lack of air conditioning, the general coaches of Vande Sadharan are quite like Vande Bharat. The Vande Sadharan is set to launch by the end of October.

Also Read: A 16-Coach Vande Bharat Sleeper Coach & Metro To Be Introduced By 2024; Here Are The Details

4. Cop Caught Travelling Without Ticket

A video recently went viral on X (formerly, Twitter) of a cop travelling in Vande Bharat without a ticket. The video showed the cop in a heated argument with the Travelling Ticket Examiner. Watch the full video above.

5. Indore-Bhopal Vande Bharat Express Gets Extension

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The Vande Bharat plying on the Indore-Bhopal route has received an extension. It will now also head to Nagpur in Maharashtra. The journey will be 20 minutes long and will be 635 kilometres long.

6. Open-Firing In New Delhi Rajdhani Express

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According to an article recently published by The Hindu, a man travelling in the New Delhi Rajdhani Express allegedly opened fire after getting into an argument with the TTE. The man, who is 41 years old, was named Harvinder Singh and was from the Indian Army. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Also Read: Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains Project On Track! Indo-Russian Joint Venture To Produce 120 Trains

Have we missed anything? Which update was the most useful to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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