India boasts of more than 45 semi-high-speed trains, known as Vande Bharat Express, operating across the country. While each train has its unique speed, there’s one that stands out by engaging in a conversation with the wind during its journey. Presently, all Vande Bharat trains are planned to run at 160 km/h, aiming to provide a memorable travel experience.
The Vande Bharat Express, with its design for a speed of 180 km/h, currently operates at 160 km/h due to track limitations. However, there are plans to run all Vande Bharat trains at 160 km/h.
Presently, only the Delhi-Bhopal Vande Bharat Express achieves this speed, making it the fastest train in the country. The train covers the distance to Agra at a speed of 160 km/h, leaving the surroundings blurred and station names almost unreadable.
The Delhi-Bhopal Vande Bharat Express, with its top speed of 160 km/h, outpaces other trains in the country. This speed is comparable to that experienced during the takeoff and landing of an airplane, ranging between 250 to 300 km/h.
At present, the Vande Bharat Express successfully operates in all states (excluding northeastern states). Commuters appreciate the journey, with many trains boasting excellent occupancy rates. This widespread popularity is evident as several cities have initiated the operation of two Vande Bharat trains. The first Vande Bharat Express commenced its journey from Varanasi, followed by the recent introduction of a second train. Similar initiatives are in progress for the Mata Vaishno Devi route, with a second train already in operation.