In a remarkable achievement, Vande Bharat Express trains have expanded their reach to cover 22 states and 100 districts across India. Since its inaugural service in 2019, a total of 36 Vande Bharat Express services are now operational, with two more set to commence on June 3.
With 99 unique stoppages along its routes, these semi-high-speed trains have already covered a staggering distance of 38,43,934.12 km, equivalent to nearly 95.64 rounds of the Earth, as of May 29, 2023.
The Vande Bharat Express has left no corner untouched, traversing states such as Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and many more. The upcoming launch of the Goa-Mumbai Vande Bharat service will further expand its footprint to include Goa.
India’s first semi-high-speed train, Vande Bharat Express, offers quick acceleration and modern passenger amenities, making it a shining example of the Make-in-India initiative. Manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, these state-of-the-art trains meet international safety standards and boast features like the Train Collision Avoidance System (Kavach).
Operating at a maximum speed of 160 kmph, the Vande Bharat Express guarantees an unparalleled travel experience. It has become a catalyst for local economies and small businesses, connecting 22 states and over 100 districts.
The overwhelming response from the public is evident in the high occupancy rates across all Vande Bharat Express services. With approximately 100% occupancy on most routes and an astounding occupancy rate of nearly 190% on the Kasargod-Thiruvananthapuram-Kasargod service, the demand to travel on these trains is soaring.
By the end of June 2023, it is anticipated that all states will be connected through this prestigious train service, solidifying the Vande Bharat Express’s position as a true marvel of Indian railways.