This is the good news for travelers. PM Modi will give a green light to the new Vande Bharat Express or Vande Bharat 2.0 from Secunderabad Railway Station. The second-generation train is faster than the first-generation Vande Bharat train as it takes 5 seconds less to reach its top speed.
Soon, travellers would be able to reach Visakhapatnam from Secunderabad in just about 8 to 9 hours as South India gears up for its 2nd Vande Bharat Express Train. A week from now on January 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s 8th and South India’s second Vande Bharat Express train.
Currently, the fastest train between the two cities is the Duronto Express which takes a little over 10 hours to travel. The upcoming Vande Bharat between the cities will save about 3 hours of travel time when compared to the existing trains, including the popular Godavari Express.
Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express route
This new Vande Bharat Express, the second such train of south India, will have halts at Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry stations. South India’s first Vande Bharat train was launched on the Chennai-Mysuru route.
An empty rake of the semi-high-speed train reached Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express train number, timings
Indian Railways is yet to announce the train numbers and timings of the Secunderabad Vijayawada Vande Bharat Express train. The ticket price of the Secunderabad- Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express has also not been announced yet.
Vande Bharat Express Trains in India
Indian railways has a target to run at least 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 2023, to mark 75th anniversary of India’s Independence – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. However, only 7 Vande Bharat Express trains have been launched so far and the eighth one will be flagged off next week.
Only 7 months are left to go before the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ends on August 15. This means that the railways need to flag off 67 more Vande Bharat trains in the coming months to achieve its target. Precisely, if this target of having 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 15 is to be met, the national transporter will have to run 67 more such trains in about 204 days. i.e. one train in every 72 hours.