Vande Bharat Express is one of the most modern and impressive trains in India managed by the Indian Railways. Also termed semi-high-speed trains, they rank in the second position among the fastest trains in India after the Gatimaan Express. They are popularly called Train 18 and were inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India in the year 2018. Currently, there are 2 routes of Vande Bharat Express successfully running.
Through this article, let’s take a look at the route, schedule, and ticket price of the Vande Bharat Express trains for a better understanding.
Upcoming Vande Bharat Express Train
As you know, Prime minister Modi has promised 75 Vande Bharat Train (Train 18) will be launched by next 15th of August 2023 on different routes in India. Out of 75, 5 Vande Bharat Bharat trains are already on track, running daily. Check out the scheduled start date of the upcoming Vande Bharat Express Train.
|Train Number||Vande Bharat Train From and To||Version||Distance||Average Speed||Start Date||Halts|
|22435/22436||Delhi to Varanasi Vande Bharat Train & Return||1st Generation||759 km||95 km/h||15th February 2019||Kanpur Central and Prayagraj Junction|
|22439/22440||Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat train and Return||1st Generation||655 km||82 km/h||3rd of October 2019||Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi|
|20901/20902||Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express||2nd Generation||522 km||85 km/h||30th September 2022||Surat, Vadodara, and Ahmedabad|
|22448/22447||New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express||2nd Generation||412 km||79 km/h||13th October 2022||Chandigarh|
|20607/20608||MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru Junction Vande Bharat Express||2nd Generation||510 km||76 km/h||11th November 2022||Katpadi and KSR Bengaluru|
|Visakhapatnam (VSKP) – Secundrabad (SC)||2nd Generation||663 km||TBA|
|Varanasi – Patna – Howrah||2nd Generation||TBA|
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Vande Bharat Express Fare:
Talking about the Vande Bharat Train Ticket Price, there are two seat options to select from, that is the Chair Car and the Executive Class. The fare for all the Vande Bharat Trains are:
- Varanasi to New Delhi (Train number 22435/36) – Rs.1440 for Chair Car (CC) and Rs. 2925 for Executive Class (EC)
- New Delhi to Katra (Train number 22439/40) – Rs. 1300 for Chair Car (CC) and Rs. 2635 for Executive Class (EC)
- Gandhinagar to Mumbai (Train Number 20901/02) – Executive Chair fare Rs. 2505, Chair Car fare Rs. 1385. The express train would operate for six days a week, and wouldn’t run on Sundays.
180 Km/h speed of Vande Bharat Express 2
We recently saw a video tweeted by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav. Vande Bharat Express Train can run at 180 km/h of speed and coaches are very silent plus very stable. You can see the video below. The Ride quality of Vande Bharat Trains is very supreme.
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) August 26, 2022
How to book Vande Bharat Express Train tickets?
The tickets for Vande Bharat Express (any route) can be booked similarly as the booking of any other train is made. That is, the passengers willing to travel with Vande Bharat Express can visit the official website of IRCTC for making the booking or use the online application, or book the tickets from any railway reservation counter.
For booking the tickets through the official website of IRCTC, the passengers need to log in on the page. If they are using the website for the first time, they need to register their details. After they have logged in, they merely have to enter the origin and destination details in the space given beside “From” and “To” in the Book ticket section. Next, the passenger needs to select the date he/she wants to travel. After selecting the date, select Vande Bharat Express. Select the type of chair that is either an AC chair or an Executive chair. On the next page, enter the passenger details and review the form filled out before confirming the section. Finally, after confirming the details, make the payment. And your booking is done.
Vande Bharat Express is surely the modest train of India. The train is given an airplane-like look from the inside for matching its ritzy aesthetics. The train interiors are designed with rotatable seats that makes traveling additionally comfortable. Again, the large-sized windows in every coach give a chance of sightseeing to the travelers for a pleasing experience. Additionally, the catering services of the Vande Bharat Express are outstanding. Other projecting amenities include smoke alarms, automatic doors, odor control systems, surveillance, sensory taps, bio vacuum toilets, and much more.
The train is designed with 16 chair coaches which are fully air-conditioned. The passengers are also provided with Wi-Fi services. Vande Bharat Express is similar to bullet trains which don’t have engines. Yes, this engineless train is designed with an integrated engine. The passengers are served meals on the train, the charges of which are included in the ticket fare.
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