Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the country’s fourth Vande Bharat Express train from Una railway station in Himachal Pradesh, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
The train will run between Amb Andaura in Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi.
According to the statement, the train will help boost tourism in the region and provide a comfortable and faster mode of travel. The travel time from Una to New Delhi will be reduced by two hours. This is the fourth Vande Bharat train to be introduced in the country and is an advanced version when compared to the earlier ones, being much lighter and capable of reaching higher speeds in a shorter duration.
Vande Bharat 2.0 is equipped with more advancements and improved features such as reaching a speed of 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 52 seconds, and a maximum speed of up to 180 kilometres per hour, it said.
“Vande Bharat Express will also be environmentally friendly as the ACs will be 15 per cent more energy efficient. With dust-free clean air cooling of the traction motor, travel will become more comfortable. A side recliner seat facility provided only to Executive Class passengers earlier will now be made available for all classes. Executive Coaches have the added feature of 180-degree rotating seats,” the PMO said. (Source The Mint)