Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two Vande Bharat trains in Mumbai on Friday 10 February. The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus for his inauguration ceremony. Two Vande Bharat trains to be launched today will operate between the Mumbai-Solapur and Shirdi routes.
Besides the train opening, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate a new campus for Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah (Saifee Academy) in Marol, Mumbai. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah is the main educational institution in Dawoodi Bohra community.
Mumbai-Solapur Bande Bharat Express:
- Train number 22225 departs from Mumbai’s CSMT station 6 days a week. This train also does not run on Wednesdays.
- Train number 22226 runs from Solapur to Mumbai. It doesn’t work on Thursdays.
- Timings: The train starts at 4:05 PM on 11 February and arrives in Solapur at 10:40 PM on the same day.
- Solapur-Train 22226 departs from Solapur at 6:05 AM and arrives at CSMT at 12:35 PM on the same day.
- Stops: Dadar, Kalyan, Pune and Kurduwadi.
- The Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat train will be the 9th Vande Bharat train in the country.
- The train will facilitate travel to important pilgrimage sites such as Siddheshwar in Solapur, Akkalkot, Tuljapur, Pandharpur near Solapur and Alandi near Pune.
Mumbai-Shirdi Bande Bharat Express Train:
- Train number 22223 will be CSMT on February 12 at 6:20 am. Arrive Shirdi at 11:40 AM on the same day. Mumbai-Shirdi Vande Bharat Express does not operate on Tuesdays.
- Train number 22224 departs from Shirdi at 5:25pm daily on February 11 and arrives at CSMT at 10:50pm the same day. It doesn’t work on Tuesday either.
- Stops: Dadar, Thane, Nashik Road. Important pilgrimage sites to which the train will connect are Trimbakeshwar, Sainagar Shirdi and Shani Singanapur.
- The Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi Vande Bharat train will be the 10th Vande Bharat train in the country.
Vande Bharat Express train information:
The Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high-speed self-propelled train set consisting of 16 carriages. The train reaches a speed of 160 km/h in just 140 seconds and offers passengers a better ride. The trains have a control management system for air conditioning monitoring and all carriages are equipped with passenger information and infotainment systems. Equipped with automatic plug doors with sliding steps and non-contact sliding doors inside the carriages, trains are equipped with bio-vacuum toilets like airplanes. The trains are also equipped with ‘kavach’, a train collision avoidance system.