Final Up to date: January 24, 2023, 11:40 IST
The railways are prone to introduce three extra Vande Bharat trains in south India, officers stated Monday.
The routes being thought of for the brand new companies are from Kacheguda in Telangana to Bengaluru in Karnataka and from Secunderabad in Telangana to Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Pune in Maharashtra.
The meeting polls in Karnataka and Telangana are prone to be held later this yr, whereas Andhra Pradesh is prone to see meeting polls in 2024.
The BJP, below its Mission South, has been focussing on its efficiency in southern states within the subsequent parliamentary elections in 2024.
The railways launched south India’s first Vande Bharat Categorical practice on the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysure route in November this yr.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the fifth rake of Vande Bharat Categorical on the Krantiveera Sangolli Railway station in Bengaluru.
The Secunderabad-Vizag Vande Bharat Categorical, which was launched not too long ago, has been operating with 100% occupancy since its launch, officers stated.
Sources stated the railway divisions of the South Central Railway have been requested to improve the infrastructure of a minimum of one among their teaching depots in Secunderabad, Hyderabad, and Vijayawada divisions for the upkeep of Vande Bharat trains for these locations.
The Indian Railways plans to run 75 Vande Bharat trains by the top of this yr and 400 over the subsequent three years. As of now, Vande Bharat trains have been launched on numerous routes, together with Nagpur-Bilaspur, Delhi-Varanasi, Gandhinagar-Mumbai, and Chennai-Mysuru.
The Vande Bharat Categorical is designed and manufactured by the Integral Coach Manufacturing facility (ICF) at Perambur in Chennai below the flagship Make-in-India initiative.
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