Indian PM Modi flags off Rajasthan's first Vande Bharat Express

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Ajmer-Delhi Cantt Vande Bharat Express, the world's first semi-high-speed passenger train on high-rise overhead electric (OHE) territory via video conferencing.

The inaugural train will run between Jaipur and Delhi Cantt railway stations. The regular service of this Vande Bharat Express will start from Thursday, April 13 and will operate between Ajmer and Delhi Cantt., with stops at Jaipur, Alwar and Gurgaon.

Notably, Ajmer-Delhi Cantt Vande Bharat Express is Rajasthan's first Vande Bharat Express train.

While flagging off the train, PM Modi said, "Vande Bharat Express enriches the spirit of 'India First, Always First'. I am happy that Vande Bharat train has today become synonymous with development, modernity, self-reliance and stability. Today's journey of Vande Bharat will lead us to the journey of developed India tomorrow."

Vande Bharat Express will immensely benefit the tourism industry of Rajasthan. I am fortunate to have flagged off the sixth Vande Bharat Express in the last two months."

According to the schedule drawn up for the newest Vande Bharat Express, it will cover the distance between Delhi Cantt. and Ajmer in 5 hours and 15 minutes.

The train will improve the connectivity to major tourist destinations in Rajasthan, including Pushkar and the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, among other places that draw visitors in bulk around the year. Enhanced connectivity will also provide a boost to socio-economic development in the region.


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