Guwahati: The Northeast India will soon get it’s first Vande Bharat Express train running between New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati, said official.
It will tentatively be virtually flagged off on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, official stated.
The 17th Vande Bharat Express will connect India’s Northeastern state of Assam with West Bengal.
This will also be the third Vande Bharat Express to operate in West Bengal after the NJP- Howrah Vande Bharat Express and the Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express. The semi-high speed train on Sunday for the first time reached Guwahati during the trial run from New Jalpaiguri. The eight-coach train will have one executive coach as well.
The train (Up-22227-Down-22228) will run between New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati six days in a week, covering around 410 km within 6 hours. The train will depart from New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri and reach Assam’s Guwahati, official added.
Earlier Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, “PM Modi has set a target that Vande Bharat should reach almost all the states by June. Vande Metro is being designed for a distance of less than 100 km and for daily travel of passengers.”