"We are also developing Vande Metro... Around big cities, there are large habitations from where people would like to come to the big city for work or leisure, and go back to their home place. For that, we are coming up with a Vande Bharat equivalent Vande Metro. This year the design and production will be completed, and in the next financial year, a ramp-up of production of the train will be done," said Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is the government's ambitious regional air connectivity scheme and UDAN flights have carried around 1.15 crore people over the last six years. Talking about the India Railways, Murmu said a modern and semi-high-speed train has become part of it in the form of Vande Bharat Express.
President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday spoke of the efforts of the Indian Railways in taking the rail network to regions which were previously inaccessible. In her first address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session, Murmu said the Indian Railways has emerged as a modern institution.
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw's statement came soon after videos of Vande Bharat Trains went viral on social media, in which food packets and other garbage were seen scattered in the train's vestibule after it had reached its destination.
Earlier, there were reports of newly-launched Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat express having being littered with plates, cups and other trash. Railways officials had said that the train was found to be dirty when it reached Visakhapatnam even though housekeeping staff did their job at regular intervals. Railways had appealed to the passengers to keep the prestigious train clean and use dustbins meant for throwing garbage.
"During the year 1,503 cases of stone pelting on moving trains were registered by RPF followed by arrest of 488 persons. Several awareness drives are being made by RPF using different means to educate residents near railway track. In this drive more than 100 persons carrying inflammable/crackers in trains were also arrested," the Railways said in a statement highlighting the achievements of the RPF through the year.
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Karnataka and Telangana's assembly elections are anticipated to take place later this year, while Andhra Pradesh's elections are predicted to take effect in 2024.Hindutva is central to party's campaign in State: Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar
Since January 2020, Bhainsa, a town in Adilabad bordering Maharashtra, has reported three communal clashes that have pitted the BJP not just against the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) but also the AIMIM, which controls 15 of the 26 wards in the town.Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express timing changed: Check the latest time table here
The Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express covers the distance of 522 km between Mumbai and Gandhinagar in 6 hours and 15 minutes. The premium train runs on all days except Sunday. The fare between the two stations are Rs 1,420 for AC Chair Car and Rs 2,630 for Executive Chair Car.Stone pelting incident on Vande Bharat Express reported from Bihar's Katihar
The incident was reported to have taken place on Friday near Telta Railway Station under the police station of Balrampur in Katihar district. The right side glass window of a coach of the 22302 down Vande Bharat Express was reported damaged.Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat express train stoppage and timings changed. Check details here
Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat express train now has an additional halt in Mumbai, changing the arrival and departure timings in other stations.(Video) Vande Bharat Trains: Why 18 nations want this Indian technology productMumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express to halt at Borivali Station; revision in timings and other details
The Western Railway announced that from January 23, 2023, an additional stoppage to Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Exp will be provided at Borivali station.Sleeper version of Vande Bharat train will be designed to travel at 220 km per hour: Officials
The chair car Vande Bharat Express trains will be replaced by Shatabdi Express in a phased manner, while the sleeper version is going to be an alternative to Rajdhani Express trains, they said.Railways earns Rs 1,91,162 cr revenue in FY23 so far
The Railways is expected to concentrate on manufacturing around 478 Vande Bharat trains as well as trains driven by hydrogen, the officials added.PM Modi flags off Vande Bharat train service between Secunderabad-Vizag, hails its Made in India
The first Vande Bharat Express train to operate between the two Telugu states will run between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam in eight hours and 30 minutes. As the event coincided with the Army Day, the Prime Minister paid rich tributes to the serving and retired personnel and hailed their commitment in protecting the country and its borders and said their valour was matchless.View: Why vandalising Vande Bharat isn't about politics
Since the launch of Vande Bharat in February 2019 on the New Delhi-Varanasi line, on an average, there has been three cases of stone-pelting on various Indian Railways trains across the country. The sites of the crime - by the Railway Act, 1989, Section 152, attacking or vandalising a train is a punishable crime - range from near Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar and various stretches in Kerala. During the December 2018 trial run on the Delhi-Agra line, someone had smashed a window of the train too.Stone pelted at Vande Bharat train in Visakhapatnam, window broken
Railway Protection Force's preliminary investigation revealed that some children playing near the coach complex at Kancharapalem mischievously pelted stones at the Vande Bharat train in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday night resulting in the damage, PTI reported. Narendra Modi is scheduled to virtually flag off the high-speed express train between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam on January 15.(Video) What is Vande Bharat Express train that Indian Railways has issued tender for?Indian Railways readies ₹18,000-crore plan for upkeep of Vande Bharat trains
"The depot upgrade works will be carried out across the country to ensure that the Vande Bharat trains that are planned for introduction over the coming months can be maintained appropriately," a senior railways ministry official told ET on condition of anonymity.Normal train has been painted as Vande Bharat train: West Bengal Minister
"If it's a high-speed train, then why it's taking eight hours from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri? Don't use people's money for painting a normal train as Vande Bharat," North Bengal Development Minister Udayan Guha said. Guha's statement came days after stones were thrown at a Vande Bharat train near the Phansidewa area of the Darjeeling district resulting in damage to two of its window panes.Vande Bharat Express pelted with stones in Bihar, not Bengal
"Vande Bharat was pelted with stones in Bihar and not in West Bengal. We will take legal action against those media outlets that telecast fake news that the incident took place in West Bengal and brought a bad name to our state," Banerjee told reporters before leaving Sagar Island.Stones pelted at newly launched Vande Bharat train in West Bengal
A case has been registered by the Indian Railways authority against unidentified persons under section 154 of the Railways Act. The incident happened only a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the Vande Bharat Express connecting Howrah and New Jalpaiguri on December 30 last yearVande Bharat stone pelting in West Bengal sparks political controversy
The Vande Bharat Express window panes were broken as stones were thrown at the train connecting Howrah to New Jalpaiguri, within just four days after its launch.Vande Bharat Express : 'It's like a plane'
The Vande Bharat express with modern passenger amenities is likely to be preferred both by regular passengers, tea industry executives and tourists travelling to the Himalayas in North Bengal and Sikkim.(Video) Vande Bharat Express - India's First Semi High Speed ,Engineless TrainHowrah-NJP Vande Bharat: Tickets flying off shelf; 'kosha mangso', fish fillet on menu
The train, the seventh such train so far, has a fare of Rs 1,565 for AC Chair Car (CC) between Howrah and NJP. The Executive Chair Car ticket fare between the same destinations is Rs 2,825. The train will have three stoppages at Barsoi, Malda and Bolpur.Vande Bharat Express: Route 'Howrah to New Jalpaiguri' train to run from Jan 1. All details here
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the train via video conference since he needed to get to Ahmedabad for the funeral of his mother Heeraben, who died this morning.WB CM should prioritise people's welfare over her ego: BJP leader Amit Malviya
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should start prioritising people's welfare over her "fragile ego".Vande Bharat train flag-off: Mamata Banerjee refuses to sit on dais at Howrah Station
The Vande Bharat Express connecting Howrah and New Jalpaiguri, the gateway to the northeast, as well as several development projects, was be virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.WB's first Vande Bharat Express to cut travel time between Howrah, NJP by 3 hours; PM to flag off train on Dec 30
Officials said the train would depart from Howrah station at 6 am and reach New Jalpaiguri at 1.30 pm. After a one-hour stopover, the Vande Bharat Express will leave New Jalpaiguri around 2.30 pm and reach Kolkata at 10 pm. The train will run six days a week under the provisional timetable of Eastern Railway.PM Modi to flag off West Bengal's first Vande Bharat Express on December 30
The train will leave the Howrah station at 6 am to reach the New Jalpaiguri station at 1.30 pm, and after a one-hour stopover, it will leave the north Bengal station at 2.30 pm and reach Howrah at 10 pm, Eastern Railway spokesperson Ekalabya Chakraborty said.(Video) Bengal: Stones Pelted At Howrah-Bound Vande Bharat Express Train 4 Days After Launch
Is food served in Vande Bharat Express currently? ›
What is Vande Bharat Express Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Menu for Train 18 is. As reported by Hindustan Times, the Vande Bharat Express ditched the regular bread and cutlet breakfast served in the train for a more sophisticated and delicious meal.How many Vande Bharat Express are currently running? ›
The Vande Bharat Express version 1 (VB1) are all the trains launched in 2019 – Delhi to Varanasi and Delhi to Katra. The Vande Express version 2 (VB2) was introduced in 2022 and till now four of them are fully operational – Gandhinagar to Mumbai, Delhi to Una, Chennai to Mysuru and Bilaspur to Nagpur.What is the cost of Vande Bharat ticket? ›
The ticket for travel from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam by Vande Bharat Express to be flagged off by video linkage by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning will be ₹1,665 in chair class and ₹3,120 in executive class, including catering charges.How many Vande Bharat trains will be manufactured as per budget? ›
Moreover, the manufacturing of more than 100 new Vande Bharat trains can be announced in the budget. Apart from this, the government can also focus on automatic train protection system armor in this budget. In addition to this, the route can be expanded for train protection.How much does food cost in Vande Bharat? ›
Passengers travelling in the Vande Bharat Express will have to pay ₹205 instead of ₹155 for breakfast and ₹155 instead of ₹105 for the evening snacks while they will need to pay ₹294 instead of ₹244 for Lunch and dinner during the travel.Which train food is free? ›
For such scenarios there are provisions made in premium trains like Rajdhani,Shatabdi and Duranto Express trains where meals are provided onboard and if one of these trains get delayed , Indian Railways provide free meals to the passengers on these trains.What is the ticket price of Vande Bharat train UNA to Delhi? ›
Executive Class – Rs 2045 (with Catering), Rs. 1890 (without catering)Does Vande Bharat have sleeper class? ›
The Union Minister said that the Railways is working on Vande Bharat-3 design, which will also have sleeper class. These trains would also be used for long journeys.What is the salary of Vande Bharat loco pilot? ›
Loco Pilot salary at Indian Railways India ranges between ₹ 0.4 Lakhs to ₹ 15.0 Lakhs. According to our estimates it is 30% more than the average Loco Pilot Salary in Railways Companies. Salary estimates are based on 66 latest salaries received from various employees of Indian Railways India.Can I carry luggage in Vande Bharat Train? ›
The minimum charge for luggage is Rs. 30. As per instructions, there is no restriction on carriage of luggage in brake van of passenger trains as far as quantity and type (personal or merchandise) of Page 2 luggage offered for booking is concerned .
What is the minimum fare of Vande Bharat Express? ›
Vande Bharat Express tickets will be available from January 1. The ticket fare for a chair-car seat is Rs 1,565 and that of executive class 2,825, as per the IRCTC website.Which train ticket is costly in India? ›
The Maharajas' Express train serves four routes across the North West and Central India, mainly centred on Rajasthan. The most expensive ticket on the train costs a whopping Rs 19,90,800, excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST).Which is the most profitable train in India? ›
The New Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express train also boasts many modern features like bio-vacuum type toilets, wheelchair parking spaces, disabled-friendly toilets, LED lighting. Maintenance of the train is being done by the Delhi Division of the Northern Railway.Which is the richest train in India? ›
Maharajas' Express: the most expensive train in India
Operating since January 2010, Maharajas' Express is the newest luxury train of Indian Railways and easily one of the most expensive in Asia.
In the Union Budget for 2022, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government would manufacture 400 more Vande Bharat trains over the next three years. The Indian Railways had ordered 36,000 wheels for Vande Bharat trainsets from Ukraine at a cost of US$16 million.How much luggage can I carry in Vande Bharat? ›
As per the new rules, a passenger travelling in a sleeper class can carry luggage up to 40 kg for free. A passenger travelling in AC two tier is allowed to carry luggage weighing up to 50 kg, maximum 70 kg in first class AC. This limit can also be increased by up to 80 kg by paying extra.How many meals are served in Vande Bharat Express? ›
Vande Bharat Express diet menu
The Menu service being planned to suit the train schedule timings includes Morning Tea, Breakfast, Hi-Tea, Lunch and Dinner on the motto “Quality First “.
Food products made of ragi, sabudana, bhagar and oats will be integral to the menu, which will also have local cuisine. In order to cater to corporate sector passengers, food items like muesli and cereal have been included in the menu.How do I get a free meal on a train? ›
- Identify a Recipient. Create a free Meal Train page for a friend who could use some support.
- Enter Dates. Select the dates when meals would be helpful.
- Provide Preferences. Provide the recipient's meal preferences, allergies, and ideal drop-off time.
Indian Railways provide free meals to the passengers when the train is late. According to IRCTC rules, Railways should provide a free meal and drink in trains if they are running late by more than two hours to the designated station.
Is food included in Vande Bharat train ticket? ›
The Vande Bharat Express train will also serve healthy malt beverages for kids on board. Chikki will also be served to passengers, which will be sourced from local farmers. Additionally, IRCTC will align the food services with morning tea, breakfast, Hi-Tea, lunch, and dinner, following the motto of Quality First.What is the cost of train ticket? ›
|Class||Reservation Fee||Supplementary charges for Superfast trains|
|AC 2 Tier||Rs. 50||Rs 45|
|Ist (Mail/Express)||Rs. 50||Rs 45|
|Ist (Ordinary)||Rs. 50||----|
|AC - 3 Tier||Rs. 40||Rs 45|
4) The Vande Bharat Express train fare from Delhi to Katra is Rs 1,630 for AC chair car and Rs 3,015 for Executive chair car.Which class is best for train travel? ›
Travel in Sleeper Class is suitable for those on a tight budget, or those who don't mind roughing it or who want to experience the "real" India. If comfort is more of a concern, then travel in 3AC is a better option. For those who require space and/or privacy, 2AC or 1AC is recommended.Do Vande Bharat has WIFI? ›
According to Railways, the new Vande Bharat trains have improved features including reclining seats, automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras, on-demand content with wifi Facility, three-hour battery backup and GPS systems to make travelling safer and more comfortable.Is Sleeper class AC or not? ›
Sleeper class: The sleeper class is the most common coach on the Indian Railways, and usually ten or more coaches of SL could be attached to a train rake. These are regular sleeping coaches with three berths across the width and two longways, without air conditioning. It carries 72 passengers per coach.What is the salary of train captain? ›
The average salary for a Train Captain is $1,940 per month in Singapore Area, which is 1% higher than the average SMRT salary of $1,920 per month for this job.What is the salary of Pilot in India per day? ›
Average starting Salary for Pilot in India is around ₹0.1 Lakh per year (₹833.3 per month). No prior experience is required to be a Pilot. What is the highest salary for a Pilot in India? Highest salary that a Pilot can earn is ₹85.0 Lakhs per year (₹7.1L per month).What is the salary of train pilot per month? ›
Average salary for a Train Pilot in India is 3 Lakhs per year (₹25.0k per month).How much cash is allowed in train? ›
'Don't carry more than ₹50,000 cash without valid documents'
How many suitcases can I take on a train? ›
When you travel with us, you can carry-on two free pieces of luggage. Each item should not exceed 50 lbs. (23 kg) and needs to be 28 x 22 x 14 inches in size.What is the difference between chair car and executive class in Vande Bharat? ›
Vande Bharat Express has two classes of seating, Executive Class (EC) and Chair Car (CC). EC seats are arranged in a 2×2 manner, while CC seats are arranged in a 3×2 manner. Passengers opting for catering services pay Rs 364 for CC and Rs 415 for EC. Both classes have air conditioning.Which is the cheapest luxury train in India? ›
Majestic tourist trains and Buddha Express are the cheapest luxury train in India.Which is the cheapest class in train? ›
2S is a Non AC class coach which are the cheapest class to travel by the Indian Railways. This class is common in most daytime Intercity and Janshatabdi trains. 2S can be reserved or unreserved. For reserved 2S category coaches are equipped with chair car seats in 3X3 fashion.Which is the most beautiful train in India? ›
Also known as the Kalka-Shimla 'toy train,' the Himalayan Queen features in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tracks stretch across the steepest altitude. From your vantage point up high, you will get a glimpse of picturesque pine forests, deep valleys and small towns along the way.Which is the No 1 train in India? ›
1. Fastest Train in India: Vande Bharat Express. The super-fast train has a top speed of 180 km/h, but is designed to operate at 160 km/h on the tracks for safety reasons.What is the richest train in the world? ›
The Maharajas' Express holds the record for the most expensive train trips in the world. It costs $3,385 to spend a night in this traveling Presidential Suite. The Maharajas' Express is operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).Which is the best and cleanest train in India? ›
IRCTC survey asked passengers about toilets, linen, housekeeping to rank trains. Clean sweep: The Anubhuti coach in a Shatabdi train. Over 15,000 passengers participated in the ranking exercise.How much is a 5 star train ticket in India? ›
Website; high season from October to March: deluxe cabins at Rs7,78,036 and super-deluxe cabins at Rs10,76,922; low season for the two months of April and September: deluxe cabins at Rs5,98,808 and super-deluxe cabins at Rs8,08,080.Who is the most famous train? ›
As the world's most celebrated train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express carries passengers across Europe in the style of a bygone era. The memory of the glamorous carriages, sumptuous cuisine, and personal service will stay with you forever.
Does Vande Bharat have toilet? ›
Answer: Yes, Vande Bharat trains have western toilets and Indian toilets.What are the future plans for Vande Bharat Express? ›
The Ministry of Railways is readying a roadmap to start export of the indigenously manufactured Vande Bharat trains by 2025-26, a senior railways official said on Friday. The Ministry is also working to increase production of these trains as well as introduce newer versions with sleeper coaches.What is the future plan of Vande Bharat train? ›
The railway minister has further confirmed that India will be having a total of 475 Vande Bharat Express trains by 2025, which is three years from now. The plan for the production of these 475 trains in three years is also on track, Vaishnaw confirmed.Is food included in Vande Bharat Express Delhi to Katra now? ›
However, this new train is set to serve pure vegetarian food to its passengers. Not just the food offered to travellers, even the kitchen and pantry is said to be kept purely vegetarian.Which trains are serving food now? ›
In terms of service, meal trays are now made of biodegradable material and packages with airtight covers have been introduced on selected Rajdhani and Duronto trains. The railways will offer free food to passengers on premium trains - Rajdhanis, Shatabdis and Durontos... but there is a catch.How can I check if a train has food? ›
- On-line, the website address is www.ecatering.irctc.co.in.
- Through mobile app, 'food on track' which can be downloaded on Android/IOS phones.
- By making a call on 1323.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) now has the flexibility to customise the food menu by including regional cuisines and seasonal food as well as serve food suitable for diabetics, babies and health conscious passengers, the Ministry of Railways said on Tuesday.How much food cost in Vande Bharat Katra? ›
If the passenger is travelling through the Vande Bharat Express, they will have to pay Rs 205 for breakfast. However, if pre-booking for the meal was done, Rs 155 needs to be paid for the meal. The evening snack will now cost Rs 155. For lunch and dinner, the passengers will be required to pay Rs 294.Can I carry luggage in Vande Bharat train? ›
The minimum charge for luggage is Rs. 30. As per instructions, there is no restriction on carriage of luggage in brake van of passenger trains as far as quantity and type (personal or merchandise) of Page 2 luggage offered for booking is concerned .Is food included in Vande Bharat Express ticket? ›
The Vande Bharat Express train will also serve healthy malt beverages for kids on board. Chikki will also be served to passengers, which will be sourced from local farmers. Additionally, IRCTC will align the food services with morning tea, breakfast, Hi-Tea, lunch, and dinner, following the motto of Quality First.
Can I order KFC in train? ›
Passengers interested in booking a KFC meal can visit the IRCTC website or call on Toll Free No. 18001034139 to place their order. A password will be generated by KFC and forwarded to the registered mobile number. At the time of delivery, the passenger needs to produce the password.How to include food in train ticket? ›
Visit ecatering.irctc.co.in. Enter the 10 digit PNR (passenger name record) number. The passenger has to choose his/her station (The station will be displayed in the drop-down menu) Following this, a new page with the vendor menu will open (Including food prices)Which trains in India provide free food? ›
Meanwhile, railway passengers have been given free food facility. However, this facility has been provided only in luxury trains like Duronto Express, Shatabdi and Rajdhani.Can we eat chicken in train? ›
If yes, then IRCTC authorized e-catering partner RailRestro is the best option. You can order and get a variety of non-veg foods like Chicken, Fish, and Mutton recipes on trains.How can I get food in train travel? ›
RailMitra provides food in trains online using e-catering services in Indian Railways. RailMitra has partnered with the IRCTC-authorized e-catering partner, RailRestro for providing food delivery services in trains. Now passengers can enjoy healthy and tasty restaurant food on their seat while travelling.