Vande Bharat Express trains get overwhelming response in Maharashtra, cross 1L passenger mark

Vande Bharat Express trains get overwhelming response in Maharashtra, cross 1L passenger mark

Immense popularity of the trains has registered a revenue of Rs8.60 crore since their introduction on February 11

FPJ News ServiceUpdated: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11:05 PM IST
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Mumbai: The Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat Express and Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi Vande Bharat Express have carried 1,00,259 passengers in a period of 32 days. The immense popularity of these trains has registered a revenue of Rs8.60 crore since their introduction on February 11.

The 22225 Mumbai-Solapur registered revenue of Rs2.07 crore from 26,028 passengers who boarded from CSMT, Dadar, Kalyan, Pune and Kurduwadi. The 22226 Solapur-Mumbai registered revenue of Rs2.23 crore from 27,520 passengers from Solapur, Kurduwadi and Pune.

The 22223 Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi registered revenue of Rs2.05 crore from 23,296 passengers from CSMT, Dadar, Thane and Nashik Road. The 22224 Sainagar Shirdi-Mumbai registered revenue of Rs.2.25 crore from 23,415 passengers from Sainagar Shirdi and Nashik Road.

Train has better facilities

The train has superior passenger amenities such as on-board Wi-Fi infotainment, GPS-based passenger information system, plush interiors, bio-vacuum toilets with touch-free amenities, diffused LED lighting, charging points beneath every seat, individual touch-based reading lights and concealed roller blinds. It also has better heat ventilation and air-conditioning system with a UV lamp for a germ-free supply of air. The intelligent air- conditioning system adjusts the cooling according to the climate conditions/occupancy.

The Vande Bharat Trains were flagged off by Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister on February 10 from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai. The Mumbai-Solapur-Mumbai is the 9th Vande Bharat Train in the country and the Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi-Mumbai is the 10th.

The tremendous success of these trains has given a fillip to providing modern, comfortable and hi-speed transport to its esteemed passengers by railways.

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