India’s 4th Vande Bharat Train To Run Between Himachal’s Amb Andaura & New Delhi. All You Need To Know

by Dikshita
India’s 4th Vande Bharat Train To Run Between Himachal’s Amb Andaura & New Delhi. All You Need To Know

Fourth Vande Bharat Express started its journey from Himachal’s Amb Andaura to New Delhi on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the run of the train in Una. This move came a day after the third train was flagged off in Gujarat. A senior railways official said that this Vande Bharat train is an advanced version compared to the previous ones and is much lighter, hence capable of reaching higher speeds in a shorter duration. 

The three other trains run between New Delhi to Varanasi, New Delhi to Shri Vaishno Devi and from Gandhinagar to Mumbai. 

Vande Bharat Express is being viewed as a new-age train redefining train travel and passenger experience in India. What is so special about this super-fast train is that it accelerates to 100 km in 52 seconds.

Details About The Fourth Train:

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  • The train will run six days a week except on Wednesday.
  • On the way to Amb Andaura, it will halt at Ambala, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib and Una.
  • The inauguration of the fourth train is expected to boost tourism and provide a faster and more comfortable mode of travel.

The future of Vande Bharat Express:

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The Indian Railways aims to run 75 new such trains by August 15, 2023. For which the construction of these trains has been expedited as the target of the Railways is to inaugurate seven to eight trains every month. However, looking at the slow pace, the target is predicted to be delayed.

According to Indian Railways, some new technology and upgradation are being worked upon in every new Vande Bharat train, due to which the cost is also increasing gradually. The cost of construction of a 16-coach Vande Bharat train has reached around ₹ 110 crore-₹ 120 crores, whereas it started at ₹ 106 crores. 

The ICF is planning to reach the target of manufacturing about 10 trains every month.

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