For Indian travellers, it is wonderful news. Vande Bharat Express, a semi-high-speed intercity train operated by Indian Railways, has run successfully between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. According to sources, the trial’s nonstop trip between the two cities took just under 5 hours.
The Vande Bharat train also set a new record for a bullet train during the trial. Compared to the older version, which took 54.6 seconds to achieve 0-100 kmph, the train reached that speed in 52 seconds.
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According to the report, the train travelled the 491 km nonstop route between Ahmedabad and Mumbai at a top speed of 130kmph in five hours and 14 minutes. According to officials, the return trip took the train five hours and four minutes. The journey between the two cities will probably take about 6 hours if there are any stops.
If everything goes as planned, railway service between the two cities could begin by Dussehra or Diwali. Following the trial runs, Railways will require approval from the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety in order to launch the new service.
The Shatabdi and IRCTC’s Tejas Express are two of the quicker train services available on this route. Tejas takes six hours and twenty minutes, compared to Shatabdi’s six hours and fifteen minutes. The bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is another government project. With the introduction of bullet trains in the future, the same distance will be travelled at a speed of 320kmph in 2–3 hours.
The Varanasi-New Delhi line is currently served by Make-in-India Vande Bharat trains. Each Vande Bharat train has 16 air-conditioned cars with 180-degree rotating seats and room for 1,128 passengers.
Additionally, it contains a system to avoid railway crashes to stop signals going through dangerous regions and harmful scenarios resulting from overspeeding and train collisions in station areas. By August 2023, The Railways has established a goal of producing 75 such trains.