The 4th Vande Bharat Express train is scheduled to debut on October 19, cutting the distance between Chandigarh and New Delhi travel time to three hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will signal the beginning of the train's first journey on Thursday, 19 October 2022 from Una in Himachal Pradesh.
"With the installation of reclining seats, there are many other amendments have been made to the newest Vande Bharat trains to improve the safety & comfort for Indian Railways passengers. Additionally, it has built-in automatic fire sensors. In addition, CCTV cameras have been set up, and Wi-Fi and on-demand content are both accessible, according to a statement from the railways.
In contrast to the Shatabdi Express, which is a passenger favorite and makes many stops in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, and Panipat depending on whether it is running in the morning, afternoon, or evening, the Vande Bharat Express will only stop in Ambala Cantonment connecting Chandigarh and New Delhi.
Fares of the Vande Bharat Express train:
After a special initial run between Una and New Delhi on Thursday, Hari Mohan, senior divisional commercial manager (Sr DCM), of the Ambala railway division, said that the regular service would start on October 19. He said, "The notice regarding the fare is being awaited by the railway board."
Stations and Timings of the Vande Bharat Express train:
The semi-high-speed train would run between the capital and Amb Andaura in Himachal Pradesh, stopping in Ambala Cantonment, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, and Una, according to railway officials. The 16-coach train will run six days a week, every day except Wednesday. Between New Delhi and Amb Andaura, a total of 412 km, will be covered in five hours and fifteen minutes.
The Shatabdi Express travels at an average speed of 75.08 km/h on this route, however the Vande Bharat Express averages 78.6 km/h due to quicker acceleration and deceleration. As a result, the Vande Bharat Express will travel the same distance in three hours, compared to the former's about 3.5 hours with additional stops.
Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, thanked the prime minister for the service and said that the people of Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh will substantially benefit from the shorter travel time between the national capital and the state capital.