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PM Modi to flag off Northeast’s 1st Vande Bharat Express

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to flag off the Northeast’s first Vande Bharat Express on April 14.

The Vande Bharat Express will run between Guwahati and New Jalpaiguri.

“Yes, Vande Bharat Express will be launched soon in the Northeast,” a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official was quoted as saying to a national daily.

However, no official announcement has been made in this manner as of yet.

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PM Modi is scheduled to visit Guwahati on 14 April to witness a Bihu performance by 11,140 dancers and drummers in their attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the “largest recital of the folk dance form.”

 

According to an official, he may also launch the new service during his visit to the state. The NFR currently operates the Vande Bharat Express only between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.

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On March 6, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that the prestigious Vande Bharat Express will arrive in Rangpo, Sikkim, by December 2024.

The Vande Bharat Express has a commercial top speed of 160 km/h. During testing, the speed exceeded 180 km/h. Because most Indian tracks are incapable of supporting such high speeds, the train is limited to a top speed of 130 km/h.

Notably, both the Rajdhani Express and the Shatabdi Express run at a maximum speed of 110 km/h in the northeast, he added. NFR Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer Jyotindra Digi had asked departments concerned to prepare various allied services for the smooth operation of the Vande Bharat Express in a letter dated 17 March.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on March 23 that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Guwahati’s Changsari area is 90% complete.

He stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would officially open the hospital on April 14.
Earlier in the day, the chief minister inspected the construction progress at the site. He was accompanied by Keshab Mahanta, the state minister of health.

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