New Delhi, May 29: Within three months of becoming the most popular and talk about train of Indian Railways, Vande Bharat is gaining praises for its services among the passengers and is becoming India's most loved train. Not only the semi-high speed train is time efficient, but it had beat premier luxurious trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Gatiman and Duronto Express.
Manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, has completed one lakh running kilometres without missing a single trip. Railway officials have claimed that the train has average speed of above 100 km per hour, much higher than Rajdhani, Satabdi, Gatiman and Duronto Express. With this, Vande Bharat had become the fastest train on the New Delhi-Allahabad route, taking just 6.08 hours to reach Allahabad from New Delhi. Vande Bharat Beats Rajdhani, Gatiman and Shatabdi Express; Becomes First Train to Ply With 100 KMPH Average Speed Between Delhi-Allahabad
Now, newly added features give shine to its crown in which several modern amenities similar to an aeroplane. Clean and hygienic interiors, European-style comfortable seats, automatic temperature control system, aircraft-like diffused lighting, rotating seats in the executive chair car coaches, disabled-friendly toilets, wheelchair parking spaces, modular bio-vacuum toilets, mini pantry, automatic doors with sliding footsteps and hot and cold beverages being served by the train staff are the key features which makes Vande Bharat distinct from other trains plying in the country.
With all these features in place and the punctuality factor surprising the passengers, the popularity of Vande Bharat had forced the administration to come up with a backup train soon. Though the date for the new addition has not been confirmed, it is expected that India's favourite train will get support after PM Narendra Modi takes oath on Thursday.
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