On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two express trains – Gorakhpur-Lucknow and the Jodhpur-Ahmedabad (Sabarmati) Vande Bharat Express trains. He also laid the foundation stone of the redevelopment project of ₹498-crore Gorakhpur railway station at an event in Gorakhpur.
The Gorakhpur–Lucknow Vande Bharat Express will pass through Ayodhya improving connectivity and tourism in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, the Jodhpur-Sabarmati Vande Bharat train will improve connectivity to places such as Jodhpur, Abu Road and Ahmedabad.
The Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express, a semi-high-speed blue-white train will connect the city of Baba Gorakhnath, Gorakhpur, to the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. The train will cover a distance of 302 km via Ayodhya junction in less than four hours. The regular service of the train will commence on July 9. It is an eight-coach train, including seven air-conditioned chair cars and one coach of executive chair cars, and will be the first mini version of the semi-high speed train in the state.
The Jodhpur-Sabarmati Vande Bharat Express, a
semi-high-speed train will operate between Rajasthan’s Jodhpur and Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. The train will also connect Pali, Abu Road, Palanpur and Mehsana on the route. The train will run 6 days a week except Tuesday.
After the addition of these two new trains, the operational service of Vande Bharat Express will reach 50.