PM Narendra Modi flags off new Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer Vande Bharat Express
New Delhi : Rajasthan's inaugural Vande Bharat Express train was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing. This semi-high-speed train, which is the 15th Vande Bharat train in India, was flagged off within a month of the commencement of other Vande Bharat trains on the Bhopal-New Delhi, Secunderabad-Tirupati, and Coimbatore-Chennai routes. The commercial train will start on the route on April 13 and is expected to provide a convenient mode of transportation for commuters traveling between Ajmer and Delhi Cantonment station.
The Vande Bharat Express train will commence its journey at 6:20 in the morning, traveling between Delhi and Ajmer. As per the schedule, the train will complete the route between Delhi Cantt. and Ajmer in just 5 hours and 15 minutes. This is a significant improvement compared to the Shatabdi Express, which currently holds the title of the fastest train on the same route, taking 6 hours and 15 minutes. The new Vande Bharat Express will save travelers 60 minutes of travel time, thanks to its maximum speed of 160 kmph.
The Delhi-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express is the first semi-high-speed train to operate in high-rise overhead electric (OHE) territory. The train will be connecting Jaipur, Alwar, and Gurgaon along its route, enhancing accessibility to Rajasthan's top tourist spots, including Pushkar and Ajmer, which attract a large number of travelers throughout the year.
The ticket price for Train No. 20978 Vande Bharat Express from Delhi Cantonment to Ajmer is Rs 1250, which includes Rs 308 for catering fees for passengers traveling in the Chair Car, and Rs 2270 for passengers traveling in the Executive Class, which also includes Rs 369 for catering. However, catering service has been kept optional on this train, and passengers who choose not to avail of catering services will not be charged extra.
The ticket price for Train No. 20977 Vande Bharat Express from Ajmer Jn to Delhi Cantonment is Rs 1085 for a Chair Car, which includes Rs 142 for catering, and Rs 2075 for an Executive Car, which also includes Rs 175 for catering.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had physically flagged off Vande Bharat train between Secunderabad and Tirupati.