Indian Railways will soon inaugurate the second Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal which will run between Bengal’s Howrah and Odisha’s Puri. Vande Bharat Express is the flagship project of Indian Railways which aims to provide passengers with comfortable, safe and fast transportation. The upcoming Vande Bharat Express train in West Bengal was tested earlier and was a huge success.
The second Vande Bharat Express is expected to cover many stations between Howrah and Puri in just seven hours. This train will make it easier for pilgrims as Odisha’s Puri is the home for Lord Jagannath. The train has 16 carriages which includes 2 executive class carriages and 2 power cars for comfortable travelling. All the bogies are equipped with various features such as CCTV cameras, automatic sliding doors, and a GPS-based passenger information system.
Between Howrah and Puri, the train will stop at stations that include Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Cuttack and Khurda. The super fast train will begin its journey around 6:10 a.m. and reach Puri around 10:35 p.m. on the same day. “The super fast train will be flagged off very soon. As of today, no final date has been announced for the commercial operations of the train,” Aditya Choudhary, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Southern Eastern Railway said.
The introduction of the second Vande Bharat Express is expected to boost tourism in the state of West Bengal and provide a comfortable and safe mode of travel for passengers.