Vande Bharat Express: Mumbai-Solapur Train Was Delayed Over 40 Times In 3 Months! Why?

Vande Bharat Express train from Mumbai to Solapur via Pune was delayed for over 40 times in the past 3 months. Here is why.

by Shreya Rathod
Vande Bharat Express: Mumbai-Solapur Train Was Delayed Over 40 Times In 3 Months! Why?

Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high-speed rail introduced by the Indian Railways to reduce travel time. However, in the last 3 months or 90 days, the Vande Bharat Express from Mumbai to Solapur via Pune has faced multiple delays. What is the reason behind this delay of Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat Express and what do the authorities have to say on this matter?

Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat Express Was Delayed 40 Times In 3 Months!

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Over the past few years, Pune has suffered multiple delays with the “Vande Bharat Express,” which is regarded as the quickest and most reliable train in the nation. It has been discovered that “Vande Bharat,” which travels from Solapur to Pune and from Mumbai to Pune, has experienced more than 40 delays over the past three months.

In October, the longest delay occurred for 18 to 20 days. It is having an impact on the passengers, who have expressed their expectation that this train’s timetable will be adhered to. The nation’s fastest train is the Vande Bharat Express. This train has the attention of the prime minister’s office.

There are guidelines stating that this train’s timing must be closely adhered to. Other trains are halted to make room for Vande Bharat Express, which is granted priority over other trains. Their schedule is also impacted as other trains are rerouted. But over the last few days, it has become apparent that Vande Bharat is being delayed for several reasons.

It encompasses both technological and non-technical reasons. The passengers on this train are suffering as a result of the delay. “Vande Bharat” has delays ranging from two minutes to an hour. It appears that in October, “Vande Bharat” is being delayed more frequently than it was in August and September.

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The Pune Railway Division’s DCM and PRO, Dr. Ramdas Bhise, stated that continual attempts are made to adhere to the Vande Bharat schedule.

A Common Occurrence In The Past Months

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Over 90% of the Vande Bharat schedule has been followed during the past three months. Many times, Vande Bharat was postponed for technical reasons. Additionally, there is a 5 to 7-minute delay.

Tirupati Train Delayed:

At the Secunderabad station, passengers who had purchased tickets to ride the Vande Bharat Express towards Tirupati became agitated and tussled with South Central Railway (SCR) officials after the train, which was supposed to depart at 6.15 a.m. on Monday, arrived six hours later at around noon.

Senior railway officials claimed that in order to replace the damaged component of chair car coach C-2 at the yard, the top portion of the equipment had to be disconnected after a fault in the undergear spring system was discovered during a maintenance inspection. They claimed that this procedure took a long time.

The train is only expected to arrive in Tirupati by 8 p.m., despite the fact that the average arrival time in Tirupati is 2.30 p.m. The train finally departed the station at 12:15 p.m. They were finally provided breakfast at lunchtime, or around 1 p.m., after boarding the train.

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However, running water was not accessible in the restrooms until the train had travelled a significant distance.

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