The new Vande Bharat Express is all set to go on its maiden voyage on two new routes from Mumbai. One is from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Pune to Solapur and the other is from CSMT to Nashik road to Sainagar Shirdi. Both the train routes will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, on the 10th of February, Friday. From ticket prices to menu items on board, here’s all you need to know about these trains.
Vande Bharat Express: Ticket Prices And Coaches
The Vande Bharat Trains will be the most expensive train travelling on these two new routes. There will be two types of coaches in these trains, the Chair Car (CC) and the Executive Chair (EC) car.
According to reports, a CC ticket from Mumbai to Pune will cost around ₹560, whereas the EC will cost around ₹1,135. The ticket to Solapur will cost around ₹965 for CC and ₹1970 for EC. From Mumbai to Nashik road, the ticket will cost around ₹550 for CC and ₹1,150 for EC. The CC ticket to Sainagar Shirdi will cost around ₹800 and the EC ticket will cost around ₹1,630. These prices are exclusive of catering charges.
The train will take about three hours to cover the distance from Mumbai to Pune and will take approximately 5.5 hours to get to Nashik road from Mumbai. It will take about six hours to reach Sainagar Shirdi from Mumbai.
Menu: Regional Delicacies In Addition To Veg & Non-Veg Food
Vande Bharat Express will feature a new menu which will be comprised of both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. It will also feature regional delicacies as the menu will keep on changing.
The Indian Railways Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is in charge of the menu, is trying its best to bring the most delectable delicacies to the Vande Bharat Passengers. For breakfast, the menu will feature items like sabudana khichdi, jowar bhakhri, besan pola, as well as sorghum, shengdana chiwda, and bhadang.
For dinner, the vegetarian menu will consist of items like pea pulao, groundnut pulao, bhakar, aamti, dhanyachi usal, and jhunka. The non-vegetarian options will include dishes like saoji chicken, chicken kolhapuri, and chicken tamda rassa.
Apart from the regular meals, the train will also serve evening snacks which will feature dishes like sabudana vada, shegaon kachori, kothimbir vadi, thali peeth, multigrain bhadang, and bhakarwadi. Apart from these items, there will also be a special millets section on the menu which will feature some special millet dishes.
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