Indian PM Modi flags off new Vande Bharat Express
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after flagging off the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Central Vande Bharat Express, boarded the train to Ahmedabad along with several co-passengers and people from different walks of life, including those from the Railways family, women entrepreneurs and youngsters, said the Prime Minister's Office.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat.
The new Vande Bharat Express train will run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai, connecting the state capitals of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The train will run 6 days a week, except Sunday.
This is the third Vande Bharat train in the country, the other two being run between New Delhi - Varanasi and New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra.
The Vande Bharat trains have improved features including reclining seats, automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras, on-demand content with wifi Facility, three-hour battery backup and GPS systems to make travelling safer and more comfortable.
The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai has set a target of manufacturing 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 2023.
The trains also have a photocatalytic ultraviolet air purification system in the roof-mounted package unit (RMPU) for air purification.