In a major success for the Indian Railways, the first ever Vande Bharat Express which was launched on 15 February last year between the capital city of New Delhi and Varanasi city in the State of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has registered a cumulative yearly earning of Rs 92.29 crore with cent per cent occupancy, reports Livemint.
Flagged off by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi last year, the train had begun its commercial operations from 17 February and has since traversed over 3.8 lakh kilometers between the two cities.
The all air-conditioned train indigenously built in India, it covers the distance between the cities in just eight hours. It was built by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in a record time of just 18 months. These trains boast of a wide array of features, including automatic doors with sliding footsteps and onboard computers for train control and remote monitoring.
Since the launch, another such train has also begun to operate between New Delhi and Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra stations of the Indian Railways.
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