Every day lakhs of people in India go from one place to another by traveling by train. This vast railway network of India works to make your journey pleasant. Now Vande Bharat Express has also been included in this for your convenience, which is the fastest train in India. Vande Bharat Express are made-in-India semi-high speed trains that will replace other long-distance fast trains in India including Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express in coming years. Vande Bharat Express is the fastest train in India and is completely indigenously designed. From its design to top speed and even features, several factors are the reason for its success. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about the specialty of Vande Bharat Express so that you can feel its thrill even before traveling. So let's know about them...
The Vande Bharat Express has been given a modern design, which is more modern and attractive as compared to the boxy, muscular trains of the Indian Railways. The dual color scheme of white and blue is attractive and the raised nose of the engine is similar to that of high-speed trains from other countries. This train has proved successful in reaching the speed of 0-100 kmph in just 52 seconds. While other trains in the world take up to 60 seconds.
The fastest train in India
Another important factor contributing to the success of Vande Bharat Express is that it is the fastest train in India with a maximum speed of 180 mph. However, the operational speed of the train is limited to 130 mph due to safety constraints. This higher speed has resulted in reduced travel time between cities connected by Vande Bharat Express.
Vande Bharat Express is India's first engineless train. Earlier, the engine coach was installed separately in Indian trains, but now in this train, the engine has been added together as is usually seen in metro or bullet trains. Due to this, it can attain higher speed than a train like Shatabdi. Its top speed is limited to 130 km/h.
Automatic Doors and AC Coaches
The train has 16 fully air-conditioned chair car coaches with two seating options: Economy and Executive Class. The amazing feature is that the revolving chair provided in the executive class can turn up to 180 degrees. One of the most important facilities provided by Vande Bharat Express is that its doors open automatically like in Metro.
Wi-Fi facility is also available on the train so that people can stay on the train and entertain themselves with the help of Wi-Fi. Along with this, passengers can also avail of Wi-Fi facilities on their mobile or tablet. This is the first train in India to provide such a facility to passengers. Usually, this kind of facility is not available on any train.
To solve the problem of cleanliness in the train, bio-vacuum toilets have been made. Can be used for both Indian and Western-style washrooms. Just like the ones used in airplanes. In addition to this, touch-free bathroom fittings have also been provided for users to experience hygiene without any worries.
The popular board game Snakes and Ladders game has been offered to passengers in Vande Bharat Express 2.0. You might have played a lot of snakes and ladders games at home, but the board game you get during the journey in Vande Bharat Express is something different. In this, you will not see a ladder with a snake, but a picture of the Vande Bharat Express train. In this, the names of the stoppages of the train have been written along with the numbers at various places. Which looks very interesting to watch. This is being offered for the first time in Vande Bharat Express trains running on the Mumbai-Solapur and Mumbai-Sainagri Shirdi routes.
Food in train
Meals on the semi-high-speed train are included in the ticket price. If you are traveling from New Delhi to Banaras, you will be served breakfast and lunch on the train itself and if you are traveling from Varanasi to New Delhi you will be served tea, breakfast, and dinner on the train. Something similar will happen in Vande Bharat Express running on other routes.
CCTV cameras have been installed in all 16 coaches of the train for the complete security of the passengers. The automatic doors of the train will open only when the train comes to a complete stop. The train starts moving only when the doors are completely closed.
Vande Bharat Express runs on these routes
- Varanasi-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express
- Mumbai-Gandhinagar-Vande Bharat Express
- Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express
- New Delhi-Vaishno Devi Vande Bharat Express
- Bilaspur-Nagpur Vande Bharat Express
- Mysore-Chennai Vande Bharat Express
- Delhi-Andaura Vande Bharat Express
- Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express
- Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi Vande Bharat Express
- Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat Express