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Vande Bharat in Kerala… WATCH VIDEO

Kochi: Finally Kerala is going to get the much touted Vande Bharat Express this month, media reports said.
The Thiruvananthapuram to Kannur via Kottayam is likely to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister during his visit to the state on April 25, the reports said. The 16 rakes train would start from Thiruvananthapuram and have stops at Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Thrissur, Tirur, Kozhikode and Kannur.

The train has been handed over to the Southern Railway at Chennai. It will be brought to Thiruvananthapuram on getting technical clearance. The trial run is likely to be conducted on April 22. Despite having achieved a maximum speed of 180 kms per hour, Vande Bharat Express, is presently limited to 160 km per hour. Speed varies on different routes like the one on Delhi-Bhopal route where it is 110 to 130 km per hour.

First service was started on February 15 2019 with facilities of Economy Class and Premium rotatable seats. WiFi, infotainment system, Automatic doors, smoke alarms, CCTV cameras, odour control system are some of the attractions. The cost of the train is about ₹115 crore.

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