Indian Railways witnessed a historic day today when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off five new and upgraded versions of Vande Bharat Express trains at Rani Kamalapati Station in Bhopal.
During this event, Governor, Madhya Pradesh Shri Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Union Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, public representatives and special guests were also present at the venue.
Heralding a new era of comfortable and enhanced rail travel experience, five new Vande Bharat Express trains are running between Rani Kamalapati-Jabalpur, Rani Kamalapati-Indore, Goa (Madgaon)-Mumbai, Ranchi-Patna, and Dharwad-Bengaluru. These Vande Bharat trains flagged off today will improve connectivity among the state capitals and other cities, reduce the travelling time & enhance the comfort of journey. These Vande Bharat trains are taking the message of a New India – Viksit Bharat to each and every corner of our nation.
GOA – MUMBAI VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS
Goa (Madgaon)- Mumbai Vande Bharat Express train will depart from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Station and reach Madgaon station the same day with stoppages at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Khed, Ratnagiri, Kankavali & Thivim Railway stations.
The state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express will provide the means to travel with speed and comfort to the people of the Konkan region. It will provide boost to tourism in the area. It is expected that the new Vande Bharat Train on this route will add new dimension in facilitating tourists.
Joining the flag off ceremony at the Margao Railway Station in South Goa were Governor, PS Sreedharan Pillai along with Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant , Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte, Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik, Margao MLA Digambar Kamat, Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar among others.
Cumbarjua MLA Rajesh Faldessai along with President ZP North Goa Siddesh Naik and others received the #VandeBharatExpress train on its arrival at Karmali Station in North Goa.
Fisheries Minister Nilkant Halarnkar along with others received #VandeBharatExpress train on its arrival at Tivim Railway Station in Bardez taluka.