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Patna-Howrah Vande Bharat Train Flagged off

  • 25 Sep 2023
  • 1 min read

Why In News?

On September 24, 2023, Prime Minister Modi flagged off a total of 9 Vande Bharat trains through video conferencing. In which Patna-Howrah Vande Bharat train was also included. The inauguration ceremony was also organized at Patna Junction.

Key Points:

  • Vande Bharat train running between Patna and Howrah will connect the two states. This is the second Vande Bharat train running in Bihar.
  • Patna-Howrah Vande Bharat departed from platform number 1 of Patna on its maiden journey. On the first day she went to Howrah as an inauguration special.
  • The command of this train was handed over to two women loco pilots.
  • It will be in regular operation from 26th September. The train will run 6 days a week. There are a total of eight coaches in this train.
  • Vande Bharat train will have stops at Patna Sahib, Mokama, Lakhisarai, Jasidih, Jamtad, Asansol, Durgapur, Howrah.
  • This train will take one hour less time than Jan Shatabdi to cover the distance from Patna to Howrah.

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