Vande Bharat Express: News

06 Feb 2024


Cockroach found in meal on Vande Bharat Express

A traveler on the Vande Bharat Express has raised a complaint after finding a cockroach in his meal provided by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

30 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Ayodhya: Modi launches 2 Amrit Bharat, 6 Vande Bharat trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off two new Amrit Bharat Express trains and six new Vande Bharat Express trains from the revamped Ayodhya Dham Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

18 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: Public holiday in 4 districts; 1 dead

Heavy rainfall pummeled Tamil Nadu on Sunday and Monday, leading to flooding and disrupting normal life in four southern districts: Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tenkasi, and Kanyakumari.

17 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate Varanasi's 2nd Vande Bharat train, Kashi-Tamil Sangamam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off the second Vande Bharat Express train in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday. He will also flag off a new train between Banaras and Kanyakumari, the country's two religious seats.

19 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Why UP government has banned halal-certified products

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday banned the production, storage, and distribution of all halal-certified food items with immediate effect.

20 Oct 2023

Narendra Modi

What's special about RAPIDX trains unveiled by PM Modi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor on Friday.

24 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates 9 Vande Bharat trains across 11 states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off nine Vande Bharat Express trains via video conferencing, taking the total number of semi-high-speed trains in the country to 34.

23 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate 9 Vande Bharat trains on Sunday

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off nine Vande Bharat Express trains on Sunday, including two services on the South Central Railway (SCR), two in West Bengal, and one each in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha, and other states.

16 Sep 2023

Indian Railways

Vande Bharat sleeper, metro trains coming soon: Everything to know

The Indian Railways (IR) is set to roll out its first version of sleeper coaches under the Vande Bharat Express project by March 2024, ANI reported.

17 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal-Delhi Vande Bharat train coach catches fire, all passengers evacuated

A fire broke out in the battery box of one of the coaches of the Bhopal-to-Delhi Vande Bharat Express train on Monday morning.

09 Jul 2023

Indian Railways

Indian Railways to roll out vintage 'electric T Train' soon

Keeping the old-world charm intact, the Indian Railways is set to soon roll out new vintage-style steam engines with the comfort of Vistadome and Vande Bharat Express coaches, reported News18.

27 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Goa, Bihar, Jharkhand get their first Vande Bharat trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off five Vande Bharat Express trains from Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

'Vande Bharat, but no infrastructure,' says father of electrocuted woman

Sakshi Ahuja, who died of electrocution at the New Delhi Railway Station on Sunday, did not receive any help on time as no ambulance, doctors, or police were available on the spot, her family has alleged.

26 Jun 2023

Indian Railways

Watch: Water leaks from AC coach of Avantika Express

The Indian Railways is trending on social media for all the wrong reasons again after a video showed rainwater pouring through the AC vents of the Mumbai-Indore Avantika Express, causing inconvenience and discomfort to the passengers onboard.

21 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vande Bharat's sleeper version to be launched by March 2024

Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that the first batch of Vande Bharat Express sleeper trains would be rolled out in March 2024.

02 Jun 2023


7 hours 15 minutes: Vande Bharat offers fastest Mumbai-Goa runtime 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to flag off the Mumbai-Goa Vande Bharat Express virtually at around 11:00am on Saturday.

29 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi virtually flags off Northeast's first Vande Bharat Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off northeast India's first Vande Bharat Express train from Guwahati in Assam to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on Monday.

25 May 2023


Uttarakhand's 1st Vande Bharat to launch today. Check route, fare

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Delhi (Anand Vihar)-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express via video conferencing at 11:00am on Thursday.

25 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi launches Kerala's first Vande Bharat, Water Metro next 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Kerala, flagged off the state's first Vande Bharat Express in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. He is also set to launch the country's first water metro later in the day in Kochi.

25 Apr 2023


Vande Bharat in Kerala: Check out timings, routes, and fares

The Indian Railways is becoming faster and more modern every year, thanks to Vande Bharat Express which is making its way to more and more destinations across the country.

12 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Rajasthan's 1st Vande Bharat train launched. Know its features

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Rajasthan's first Vande Bharat Express train via video conferencing on Wednesday.

08 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Telangana: Modi inaugurates new Vande Bharat Express, Rs. 11,300cr-worth projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Telangana on Saturday in a first political push to gain power in the southern state ruled by CM K Chandrashekar Rao's Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).

06 Apr 2023


Stones pelted at Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Vande Bharat train for 3rd time

In yet another act of vandalism, stones were hurled at the Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express on Wednesday.

14 Mar 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Surekha Yadav, Asia's 1st female loco pilot, operates Vande Bharat

Asia's first female locomotive pilot Surekha Yadav has now become the first woman to operate the Vande Bharat Express.

02 Mar 2023


Russia's TMH, RVNL bid lowest for manufacturing Vande Bharat trains

Russia's biggest rolling stock manufacturer CJSC Transmashholding (TMH), in partnership with state-owned Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), has bid the lowest for the tender to produce 200 Vande Bharat trains in India.

15 Jan 2023


Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express between Telangana and Andhra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off another new Vande Bharat Express connecting Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Telangana's Secunderabad on Sunday.

09 Jan 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Railways denies stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) division of the Indian Railways on Monday denied allegations of stone pelting at the Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal a day before, India Today reported.

03 Jan 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Stones pelted at Vande Bharat Express, windows damaged

Unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the newly launched Vande Bharat Express between West Bengal's Kumarganj and Malda Railway Stations, damaging several window panes and one main door glass, as per reports.

30 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

After performing Heeraben's cremation, PM virtually launches Vande Bharat Express 

Just hours after performing his mother Heeraben's last rites in Gujarat's Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Raj Bhavan in Ahmedabad to virtually flag off West Bengal's first Vande Bharat Express connecting New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Howrah on Friday morning.

11 Dec 2022


PM Modi flags off new Vande Bharat train in Nagpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially flagged off Phase I of the Nagpur Metro rail project on Sunday.

29 Oct 2022


Gujarat: Vande Bharat train again collides with cattle, nose damaged

The Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Superfast Express was damaged after colliding with a cattle near Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This is the third such incident since the launch last month.

12 Oct 2022

Narendra Modi

Delhi-Chandigarh in under 3 hours, courtesy 4th Vande Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to flag off the fourth Vande Bharat Express train on Thursday, set to run between Himachal Pradesh's Una and Delhi.

30 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM flags off new Vande Bharat Express; check details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the third Vande Bharat Express train on Friday, set to run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai Central.

16 Sep 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw

India to get first hydrogen-powered train by 2023: Railway Minister

India is all set to get its first hydrogen-powered train by 2023, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced on Friday.

01 Feb 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

#Budget2022: 400 Vande Bharat trains to be introduced, says Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday announced that 400 new Vande Bharat Express trains will be introduced in the next three years.

01 Jan 2020

Indian Railways

Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today

Starting January 1, 2020, Indian Railways will be hiking train fares across its network, barring suburban train services.

14 Oct 2019


India's fastest train stranded without AC, lights for an hour

The passengers on-board the Vande Bharat Express, one of the most premium trains of India, must have been wanting a comfortable journey. Instead, on Sunday they suffered for an hour without AC, lights, or even a fan, after the locomotive developed a technical snag.

03 Oct 2019


Home Minister Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today flagged off the second Vande Bharat Express, India's fastest train, in the capital. He was accompanied by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal, among others.

24 Feb 2019


Stone chunks hit Vande Bharat Express; driver's screen, windows damaged

The main driver's screen and some side windows of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when the train was hit by stones during its Varanasi-New Delhi journey yesterday.

22 Feb 2019


Train 18 hits motorcycle, bull; woes continue

Days after it broke down after launch, Train 18, also known as the Vande Bharat Express, ran into several problems again on Wednesday.

17 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi

India's first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, begins commercial-run

The Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, began its first commercial run today, a day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.

17 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

After breakdown, Train 18 commences its maiden commercial run

A day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi, India's first indigenously-built semi-high speed train, Train 18, recently christened Vande Bharat Express, began its maiden commercial journey on Sunday.

16 Feb 2019

Make in India

Just a day after launch, Train 18 breaks down

A day after it was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vande Bharat Express (which is popularly known as Train 18), broke down on Friday.

15 Feb 2019


Delhi: PM Modi flags off Vande Bharat, India's fastest train

India's first semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express, was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today from the New Delhi Railway Station amid sombre mood, in the backdrop of the terror attack in Pulwama that killed at least 40 CRPF personnel yesterday.

11 Feb 2019


Train 18: AC chair car, executive class fares announced

Ticket fares of Vande Bharat Express or Train 18, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, was announced today.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Rs. 64,587cr capital support announced for Indian Railways

Talking about budget allocation for the Indian Railways, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, during his interim Budget 2019 speech, announced capital support for the Railways to the tune of Rs. 64,587cr.

27 Jan 2019


Indian Railways names Made-in-India #Train18 as 'Vande Bharat Express'

Indian Railways has named the country's first indigenously built engine-less train, Train 18, as Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its "Made in India" status, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said.