Kolkata/Kharagpur/Puri. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express train on Thursday. He will flag off this train from Puri station at one o’clock in the day through video conferencing. On this occasion, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav himself will be present at Puri station. On the day of inauguration, this train will open from Puri to Howrah with number 02896. On the day of inauguration, the train will reach Howrah station at 10.20 pm. This train will run six days a week except Thursday. It will be in regular operation from May 20. According to the information received from South Eastern Railway, 22895 Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express will leave Howrah at 6.10 am and reach Puri at 12.35 pm the same day. In the return direction, 22896 Puri – Howrah Vande Bharat Express will depart Puri at 1.50 pm and reach Howrah at 8.30 pm.
This will be the route of the train
This 16-coach train will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road stations between Howrah and Puri. With the commencement of this train, the tourists of Bengal and the devotees going to Puri will be greatly benefited. At present the fastest train on Howrah – Puri route is Howrah – Puri Shatabdi. This train takes 7 hours 35 minutes to reach Puri from Howrah, but Vande Bharat will complete its journey in 6 hours 25 minutes. According to railway sources, there are a total of 16 coaches in this luxury train. Of these, 14 are economy AC chaircars and 2 are executive (executive) chaircars. In a press conference on Wednesday, DRM of Kharagpur division Mohammad Shujaat Hashmi told that the fare of executive chair car from Howrah to Puri is Rs 2400 including catering. 2245 without food is Rs. The return fare is Rs.2595 and Rs.2245 (without food) respectively. In case of economy chair car, the fare including food is Rs.1245. 1125 without catering. On the way back it is Rs 1410 and Rs 1125 (without food) respectively.
It should be noted that since the beginning of this year Howrah-Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express is going on.
what will be the fare
Howrah to Puri AC chair car fare will be Rs 1245
Howrah to Puri executive class fare has been fixed at Rs 2245
AC chair car fare between Puri to Howrah has been fixed at Rs 1410.
Puri to Howrah executive class fare will be Rs 2595
Howrah to Puri distance is 502 kms.
Vande Bharat train will have 16 bogies
1128 people will be able to travel from one side
The average speed of Vande Bharat Express between Howrah-Puri will be 130 kmph
115 crore rupees have been spent in the construction of Ek Vande Bharat
The train is equipped with modern facilities
Vande Bharat Express train is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. This train is equipped with auto sliding door, CCTV, 360 degree rotatable comfortable chair, bio toilet, low vibration, announcement facility for passengers, accident prevention technology. This indigenously made train takes just 52 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour, while the bullet train takes 60 to 65 seconds. The locomotive of Vande Bharat has 12,000 horse power.One Vande Bharat It costs Rs 115 crore to make the train. A railway official said that the commercial journey of Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat train will start from May 20. Ticket booking has started from May 17.