Amazing money making engine! Vande Bharat Express earns Rs 92 cr for Indian Railways in just 1 year
New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express has turned into an amazing money-making engine!
New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express has turned into an amazing money-making engine! The New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express, that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, has completed a year in service, logging 3.8 lakh km and a cumulative earning of Rs 92.29 crore with 100 per cent occupancy, the Northern Railway has confirmed.
Vande Bharat Express
-The Vande Bharat Express, the first indigenous train of the Indian Railways, was dedicated to the nation by Modi on February 15 last year and it started its commercial run from New Delhi to Varanasi two days later (February 17, 2019).
-It covers the distance between New Delhi and Varanasi in eight hours and runs on all days of the week, except Monday and Thursday. It has 16 air-conditioned coaches.
-All the coaches have a stainless steel car body equipped with automatic doors with sliding footsteps, onboard computers for train control and remote monitoring.
-The coaches also have a GPS-based audio-visual passenger information system, on-board hotspot Wi-Fi and comfortable seating arrangements.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the third train operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and Madhya Pradesh`s Indore.
PM Modi flagged off the third IRCTC operated train Kashi Mahakal Express via video conferencing from Varanasi.
According to IRCTC officials, Indore-Varanasi Kashi Mahakal Express will be the first private train that will run overnight and for a comfortable long-distance journey, the train will feature a host of facilities. IRCTC will serve vegetarian food, housekeeping services, on-board security services and bedrolls. The IRCTC officials said that passengers will also get complimentary insurance of Rs 10 lakh.
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