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PM Modi to flag off 8th Vande Bharat Express connecting Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam today

PM Modi will virtually flag off the Vande Bharat Express train from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam on January 15 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the country’s eighth Vande Bharat Express on Sunday (January 15) today. PM Modi will virtually flag off the train at 10.30 am. This train will run between Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam. This will make it the second of these trains in Southern India and the first one in the region. Before the ceremony, Railway Ministry shared pictures of the train showing the interiors of the train.

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This will be the eighth Vande Bharat Express train introduced by Indian Railways. The regular services of the train would start from January 16 and the bookings commenced on Saturday, railway sources said.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav thanked PM Modi

Earlier on Saturday, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had pre-launch inspection of Vande Bharat Express. During this, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that PM Modi will start the Vande Bharat Express train connecting Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam on the auspicious occasion of Pongal. I thank PM Modi for providing this world class train which will connect these two Telugu speaking states.

Before this, the last Vande Bharat train was flagged off in West Bengal, which became the first train in east India. The government also has plans to launch a new Vande Bharat train between the national capital Delhi and Jaipur.

The indigenously designed train set of Vande Bharat Express is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities and will provide a faster, more comfortable, and more convenient travel experience to rail users.

The launching of the prestigious train in Telangana holds significance as the state goes to polls later this year and the BJP is keen to establish itself as a political option to the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), which has been in power there since the state`s inception in 2014.

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