PM Modi to inaugurate Assam's 1st Vande Bharat Express on Monday

Updated: May 28 2023 7:16PM

PM Modi to inaugurate Assam's 1st Vande Bharat Express on Monday

New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Assam's first Vande Bharat Express at 12 noon on Monday via video-conferencing, according to a statement issued by the the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The state-of-the-art train will provide the people of the region the means to travel with speed and comfort. It will also boost tourism in the region, the statement said.

Connecting Guwahati with New Jalpaiguri, the train will help save about an hour of journey time, compared to the current fastest train connecting the two places. Vande Bharat will cover the journey in five-and-a-half hours, while the current fastest train takes about six-and-a-half hours to cover the distance.