Vande Bharat providing promising travel experience
   Date :13-May-2024

Vande Bharat 
Our Correspondent
VANDE Bharat Express has emerged the most popular train providing a promising travel experience for the country. Currently, about 102 services of Vande Bharat trains are operated across the country. Indian Railways (IR) is committed to provide affordable transport to all strata of population by operating different type of services like short distance, long distance, reserved and unreserved etc. The popularity of Vande Bharat trains can be gauged from the fact that till March 31, 2024, more than 2.15 crores people have travelled by this train with 98% occupancy. The Vande Bharat train services have been well patronised with the average occupancy being 103% till May 7, in the current financial year 2024-2025. During the Financial year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, the overall occupancy of Vande Bharat trains was above 96%.
Vande Bharat Express is providing air travel like experience to the people. This is the reason why people prefer to travel by this train which has become synonymous with development, modernity, stability and self-reliance. According to the information a total, of 284 districts across the country have been connected to the service of Vande Bharat Express and this number will continue to increase in the future. A total of 102 Vande Bharat trains are providing services on 100 routes of the Railway network. The distance covered by Vande Bharat trains in the financial year 2023-2024 is almost equivalent to circling the Earth approximately 310 times. Considering the popularity of Vande Bharat among Railway passengers, now preparations are under way to introduce Vande Bharat sleeper trains also. For this, work is going on very fast.
All coaches of Vande Bharat Express are fitted with automatic doors, GPS based passenger information system, Wi-Fi service and comfortable seats. The Executive Coach has the additional facility of 180 degree swivel seats. All coaches are provided with a pantry facility to serve hot food and cold drinks. Besides, speed, safety and comfort are the hallmarks of this train. To reduce the carbon footprint, a regenerative brake system has been installed in Vande Bharat trains. The coaches of Vande Bharat Express are sound proof. The new design of Vande Bharat Express has a photo-catalytic ultraviolet air purification system installed in the Roof Mounted Package Unit (RMPU) for air purification, Railway sources added.