PM Modi said the face of the Indian Railways changed in the last eight years as he flagged off the 8th Vande Bharat Express of India which will connect Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam.
PM Modi said. “Whenever there was any proposal for new infrastructure, there were excuses of budget constraints. But our government changed the face of the Indian Railways,” PM Modi said citing the examples of heritage trains, vista dome etc. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the 8th Vande Bharat Express of the country that will connect Telangana’s Secunderabad and Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam. This is the first Vande Bharat of this year and the second to be flagged off in 15 days, PM Modi said lauding the speed at which the work for Vande Bharat is going on in the country. Eight years ago, Indian Railways was a sorry picture of disappointment.
A distance of 700km– to 8.5 hours from 12 hours. The new Vande Bharat train will reduce the time travel between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam.
PM Modi said “This Vande Bharat is the symbol of the new India which wants the best of everything. It is the symbol of the new India that wants to give better facilities to all its citizens. This is a symbol of that India which is heading toward self-reliance after coming out of the colonial mindset.”
PM Modi said in the last few years, the seven Vande Bharat trains of India completed 23 lakh kilometres of travel which is equivalent to travelling across the earth 58 times. PM Modi said, “We have seen that time when development was only meant for a specific class. Today’s India promises development and speed to everyone and Vande Bharat is proof of that.”
It will have stoppages at Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada stations in Andhra Pradesh and at Khammam, Warangal and Secunderabad stations in Telangana. This train will be the eighth Vande Bharat Express to be introduced by Indian Railways and will be the first one connecting the two Telugu-speaking states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, covering a distance of around 700 km.