Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express tomorrow by way of video convention, a South Eastern Railway official stated.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will grace the programme at Puri station, from the place the prepare will begin its inaugural run, he stated on Wednesday.
The Howrah-Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express might be flagged off from Puri at round 1 pm on Thursday by the Prime Minister by the digital mode, the SER official stated.
This is the second Vande Bharat Express that West Bengal is getting after the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express.
The prepare will cowl the five hundred km distance between Howrah and Puri in round six and a half hours.
With Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath, being a extremely popular vacation spot for vacationers from Bengal and notably Kolkata and its environment as each a pilgrimage and a seaside resort city, the semi-high pace prepare is more likely to be an instantaneous hit amongst travellers, in line with journey brokers.
Regular run of the 22895/22896 Howrah-Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express will begin from May 20, the official stated.
The prepare will run six days every week, besides Thursdays, he added.
The prepare will depart Howrah at 6:10 am and attain Puri at 12:35 pm and within the return course, it can depart Puri at 1:50 pm and arrive at Howrah at 8:30 pm.
The prepare, with 16 coaches, will cease at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road, the official stated.
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