PM to flag off Delhi-Jaipur Vande Bharat train on April 12

PM to flag off Delhi-Jaipur Vande Bharat train on April 12

Miscreants today pelted stones at the yet to be inaugurated Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam

[Photo: IANS]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Rajasthan’s first Vande Bharat Express train on April 12 through video conferencing. The inaugural train will run between Jaipur and Delhi Cantonment railway station.

The regular service of this Vande Bharat Express will start from April 13, and it will operate between Ajmer and Delhi Cantonment, with stops at Jaipur, Alwar and Gurgaon.

The launch of the express train comes just eight months before the state goes for assembly polls.


The new Vande Bharat Express will cover the distance between Delhi Cantonment and Ajmer in 5 hours 15 minutes.

The current fastest train on the same route, the Shatabdi Express, takes 6 hours 15 minutes from Delhi Cantonment to Ajmer.

Thus, the new Vande Bharat Express will be faster by an hour compared to the present fastest train running on the same route.

Ajmer-Delhi Cantonment Vande Bharat Express will be the world’s first semi-high speed passenger train on high rise overhead electric (OHE) territory.

The train will improve connectivity of major tourist destinations in Rajasthan, including Pushkar and Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

Enhanced connectivity will also provide a boost to socio-economic development in the region, official sources said.