New Delhi, India, March 19 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday that a new ‘Vande Bharat Express The train is expected to be introduced on the Delhi Jaipur/Ajmer route before April 10.
While speaking to ANI, the Union Railway Minister pointed out that some technical changes are needed to this route before the Vande Bharat Express is fully operational.
“Two initiatives will be taken on this route. First, to increase the speed on this route by making certain changes to the track, such as the installation of a remote double signaling system and the elimination of some curves. After these initiatives, we will be able to circulate trains at 130 KMPH to 160 KMPH,” he said.
“Secondly, a special pantograph (an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train to collect energy through contact with an overhead line) has also been prepared and the new train would arrive in Jaipur on March 24,” Vaishnaw added.
He further said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Railways is on the path of transformation.
“Many steps have been taken in the last 7-8 years towards the modernization of the railways. In the next 3-4 years, we will be able to export Vande Bharat technology,” he said.
Ashwini Vaishnaw also inspected New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express and receives feedback from passengers.
Minister said that passengers had given positive feedback. “They said that the trains are cleaner than before, they arrive on time and the platforms are also very clean,” he told ANI.
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