On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the inauguration of the Chennai-Coimbatore Vande Bhatat Express. It is anticipated that the train would reduce the amount of time necessary to travel between the nation’s capital and the industrial powerhouse by more than an hour.
At the event that took place at the Dr. MGR Chennai Central Railway Station, the Prime Minister of India started the inaugural special train, which included a number of cutting-edge amenities and was designed with the comfort of passengers in mind.
“The Vande Bharat Express, which travels between Chennai and Coimbatore, links clients with locally owned and operated companies. The globe is now more accessible to Tamil Nadu thanks to the new terminal at Chennai Airport. According to the Prime Minister, “It generates investments, which offers economic prospects for the young people here.”
It is the quickest train between the two cities, with a trip duration of 5 hours and 50 minutes, saving more than an hour of traveling time, according to an official statement.
Nevertheless, in contrast to other Vande Bharat trains that are now operating on various routes all throughout the nation, the Vande Bharat trains that operate along this Chennai-Coimbatore corridor each has eight carriages. There is space for 530 people on each of these trains, which each includes an executive carriage. Each of the other Vande Bharat trains has a total of sixteen carriages.
The train will link the two cities in Tamil Nadu, both of which have improved passenger safety thanks to the locally developed automated railway protection system known as “KAVACH,” CCTV cameras installed in all coaches, and automatic sliding doors.