Vande Bharat’ will run from October 19: Chair car fares are almost equal to Volvo; Time will be less than 1 hour, ticket booking will be from tomorrow
To promote connectivity and tourism in Himachal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the country’s high speed train Vande Bharat to the state. This is the fourth semi-high speed train of the country which will run at a speed of 130 kilometers per hour. According to the railway chart, this train will start running regularly from New Delhi railway station to Amb Andora station in Una district from October 19. This train will cover the distance of 412 kilometers between New Delhi and Una in 5 and a half hours. This train will run 6 days a week except Friday.
This train will depart from Delhi at 5.50 am and reach Amb Andora at 11.05 am.
If seen in terms of fare, the fare of Vande Bharat Express train and Volvo buses is almost the same. The fare from Amb Andora to New Delhi in Volvo bus is Rs 991 and the fare from Una to New Delhi is Rs 899.
Those traveling in the chair car of the Vande Bharat Express train will also have to pay Rs 955 for this distance. Yes, they will not get food on the way. Fare will increase on taking food facility.
If you talk about time then it takes about 6.5 hours from Una to New Delhi by Volvo bus while the Vande Bharat Express train will take 5.5 hours. When and where will Vande Bharat arrive?
Speed will be low in Himachal
Vande Bharat train will stop at only 3 stations between New Delhi and Amb Andora. These include Ambala, Chandigarh and Anandpur Sahib stations. This train will leave New Delhi at 5.50 am and reach Ambala at 8 am at a speed of 130 km per hour. After stopping there for 2 minutes, the train will reach Chandigarh at 8.40 am at a speed of 110 km per hour.
At Chandigarh station, the train is stopped for 5 minutes. The train will leave Chandigarh at 8.45 am and reach Amb Andora station at 11.05 am. In between, the train will also stop at Anandpur Sahib station for 2 minutes.
In return, this train will depart from Amb Andora station at 1 pm and reach Una station at 1.21 pm. After a stop of 2 minutes at Una, the train will reach Anandpur Sahib at 2.08 pm. The train will depart from there at 2.10 am and reach Chandigarh at 3.25 am. After stopping at Chandigarh for 5 minutes, the train will depart at 3.30 and reach Ambala Cantt Station at 4.13. The stop of the train will be only two minutes at Ambala and the Vande Bharat train will depart from there at 4.15 pm and reach New Delhi railway station at 6.25 pm.
This train will pass through Rupnagar Nangal Dam, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Karnal and Sonepat stations but will not stop at any of these stations.
Vande Bharat Express train passengers will be able to travel in chair car and executive chair car. The base fare from Una to Delhi in a chair car will be Rs 759. Including railway reservation charge, superfast charge and GST etc. it will be around 955 rupees. If the chair car passenger also wants food during the journey then he will have to pay Rs 308 extra.
Similarly, the base fare of Executive Class has been kept at Rs 1556 which does not include reservation charge, superfast charge and GST. Including all these, the fare will be around 1890 rupees. If a passenger of executive class also wants the facility of food in the train, then he will have to pay 369 rupees extra for that.
Whether to take food or not, the option has to be selected while booking the ticket.
Railways will start booking from tomorrow
Railways will start ticket booking for this train from October 14. The train will have a total of 16 coaches which are equipped with modern facilities. According to the online chart of the railways, the Vande Bharat train will start from October 19.
Prime Minister Modi first launched the Vande Bharat Express in the year 2019. These trains are equipped with an automatic engine, which reduces power consumption by up to 30%.
Passengers traveling in Vande Bharat Express train will get on-demand Wi-Fi facility. Every compartment of the train has a 32 inch screen on which necessary information will be available to the passengers. Many facilities including seat number in Braille script, seat handle have been provided in this vehicle for the disabled.
The Executive Chair Car has seats that rotate up to 180 degrees. Four platform side cameras are installed outside this coach of the train, including rear view cameras.
The Vande Bharat train will run from Amb-Andora to Una, Nangal and Chandigarh railway stations at an average speed of 110 km. Due to the large rail line between Ambala and New Delhi, its speed will be 130 km. Its speed is fixed at 100 kilometers per hour from Una to Andorra.
Tie up from hotels to eat
Rohit Jha, station master of Una railway station, said that the Vande Bharat Express train does not have the facility of a pantry car. IRCTC has tied up with hotels to provide food in this train. Apart from this, hot case facility will be available in every coach of the train.