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Passengers of Chhattisgarh are going to get the facility of Vande Bharat train. The Railway Board has given the green signal for this. This train will run between Bilaspur to Nagpur six days a week. Its official timetable has not been fixed. It is expected that the train will start running on the track from December 11. Its maximum speed is 160 kilometers per hour. At present, it has been seen running on this route at a speed of 130 kilometers per hour.
South East Central Railway zone has got a Vande Bharat train. With this the route was also fixed. Preparations have also started for the operation of this train running between Bilaspur to Nagpur. After getting approval from the Railway Board, the railway officers of the zone and division have started inspecting the coaching depots. Officials of the operational, mechanical, electrical, commercial departments are busy preparing for this.
The speed is 160 kmph
It is being told that this Vande Bharat train is the fastest train in India. This train catches the speed of 100 kilometers per hour in just 52 seconds. At present, the railways is running it at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, which is planned to be taken up to 200 kilometers per hour. This train is fully air-conditioned and has automatic gates. CCTVs have also been installed in this train for security. The luggage rack of this train has LED diffuse lights, which are often installed in planes.
This order has been issued.
It was announced to run 400 Vande Bharat trains
In the Union Budget, it was announced to run 400 new generation Vande Bharat trains in the next three years. So far only signs were being received of the gift zone of this train equipped with modern facilities. Now the Railway Board has given approval. However, its official announcement has not been made yet.
The PM also traveled in it from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad.
Possible time-table of railway
Chhattisgarh’s first Vande Bharat Express will run on the tracks from December 11. A tentative timetable has been prepared for this train running between Bilaspur to Nagpur. Vande Bharat train will be given Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Gondia and Nagpur stoppages. This train will run 6 days a week except Saturday. This train will leave Bilaspur at 6.45 am and reach Nagpur at 12.15 am. It will leave from there at 2.5 pm and reach back to Bilaspur at 7.35 pm. According to the tentative time table, it will reach Raipur at 8.6 am, Durg at 8.47 am, Gondia at 10.35 am and Nagpur at 12.15 am. Then leaving Nagpur at 2.5 pm, it will reach Gondia at 3.46 pm, Durg at 5.30 pm, Raipur at 6.8 pm and Bilaspur at 7.35 pm.
Speed trial took place 6 months ago
A trial was held six months ago to increase the speed of trains passing through the South East Central Railway zone and running from here to 130 km per hour. Before the start of Vande Bharat train, on May 25, the team of Research Design and Standard Organization had tested the tracks by running the train at a speed of 130 km per hour on the down line between Durg and Jharsuguda. Now after the commencement of Vande Bharat train, people will reach from Bilaspur to Raipur in one hour.
The team of Railway Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) kept the 24-coach LHB rack ready with complete equipment in Durg six months ago on May 25 along with the railway administration. 24 coaches were filled with as much baggage as the weight of the passengers. Generally, the weight was kept considering the number of passengers in a coach as 100. At 6.45 am, along with RDSO officers, officers and employees of other departments including Railway’s Mechanical, Engineering, Electrical, Signal, Coaching, Line Construction Department were in the train.
Train reached Bilaspur in one and a half hour and Jharsuguda in two hours
During the trial, the train left Durg on the down line at 6.55 am. Running this train at a speed of 130 km, this train reached Bilaspur at 8.35 am i.e. in 1.30 minutes. This train left from here and reached Jharsuguda railway station at 10.35 am. Means this train covered a distance of 200 kilometers in two hours. The first trial for this was taken by the Railway Safety Committee in October 2021. After this the report was made and went away. Now the team has come for track inspection.
Decision taken to bring back on track after CRS report
The speed of trains can be increased on the basis of RDSO’s report. These days there is a plan to run passenger trains at the rate of 130 kmph. Down line between Durg to Jharsuguda was tested, now up line from Jharsuguda to Durg was inspected. This test belongs to Bilaspur Division. After this, the team inspected all the three lines of Raipur division, up, middle and down. The Lucknow team had given its investigation report to the CRS, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Kolkata Circle, after which the decision to start the Vande Bharat train has been taken.
Earlier the speed of trains was 110
The maximum speed of trains passing through and starting from Bilaspur zone is 110 kmph. In this, the speed of DEMU and MEMU is only up to 100 km. This speed has to be increased to 130 km. And the goods train runs at a speed of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour.
PM showed the green signal on 30 September
This new generation Vande Bharat Express train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Gandhinagar on 30 September itself. Modi also traveled in it from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad.
A Vande Bharat train travels from Gandhinagar to Mumbai via Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara.
The specialty of semi-high speed train
Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high speed train and it is even better than its old form. Several changes have been made in the new Vande Bharat trains to make travel safer and more comfortable. It has a reclining seat. It is equipped with an automatic fire sensor. It has Wi-Fi facility along with provision for on-demand content. This upgraded train has a battery backup of three hours. Earlier this backup was of one hour.
Vande Bharat train equipped with security
For the first time in the country, a train ran at a speed of 180 kmph by keeping a glass of water
Vande Bharat Express semi high speed train reached Kota station on 24th August for speed trial. There were 6 trials in Kota. The first trial was held at Kota and Ghat ka Barana, second at Ghat ka Barana and Kota, third on down line between Kurlasi and Ramganj Mandi, fourth and fifth on Kurlasi and Ramganj Mandi and sixth on Ramganj Mandi and Laban down line. The speed of the train during the trial was 180 kilometers per hour. These trials were done by keeping a glass full of water, but despite the speed of 180, the water did not spill.