PM Modi will flag off India’s first semi-high speed train – Vande Bharat Express today from the New Delhi Railway Station. A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had confirmed this on Thursday.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and members of the Railway Board will be onboard the train on its inaugural journey, it said.
The train will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in nine hours and forty-five minutes.
This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad where there will be special programmes.
At the New Delhi railway station, PM Modi will inspect the facilities in the train and address a gathering on the occasion.