The introduction of Vande Bharat Express trains in India has revolutionized rail travel, ushering in a new era of mobility. These blue and white trains, launched in 2019, have enhanced the journey through railways.
In fact, the nation’s ninth semi-high-speed train has already achieved an impressive passenger occupancy rate of over 80% in October 2023.
The CSMT-Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express, with the train number 22225/22226, is the second blue and white coloured train in Maharashtra. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 10th of this year. In the previous month, the CSMT-Solapur Vande Bharat Express had a passenger occupancy rate of 85.64 percent, while the Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express recorded an occupancy rate of 94.50 percent.
In the month of October, the CSMT-Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express carried a total of 25780 passengers, while the Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express had 28783 passengers on board. The Central Railway (CR) zone is responsible for the maintenance and operation of this new age train. Additionally, the train covers a distance of 455 kms in 06:35 hrs, reducing the travel time between the two stations by 01:30 hrs.
The CSMT-Solapur Vande Bharat Express experiences stoppages and operates on a specific frequency. This train, adorned in blue and white, makes stops at four railway stations during its journey between CSMT and Solapur, namely Dadar, Kalyan Junction, Pune Junction, and Kurduvadi. It runs on all days except for Wednesdays.