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PM Modi will flag off the first Vande Bharat for Assam today, said - this train will promote tourism

Pankaj Prasad
First Vande Bharat train for Assam
First Vande Bharat train for Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first Vande Bharat Express to Assam through video conferencing today for the people of Northeast.

The northeastern state of Assam will also get its first Vande Bharat Express on Monday after it started in different parts of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first Vande Bharat Express to Assam through video conferencing today for the people of the Northeast, a government official said on Sunday.

Before the inauguration, PM Modi said that the train will give a boost to tourism and enrich the socio-economic development in the Northeast. PM Modi tweeted that on May 29, at 12 noon, I am happy to flag off Assam's first Vande Bharat Express. This state-of-the-art train is a symbol of our commitment to provide speed, comfort and better connectivity. It will also promote tourism.

The PMO said that the state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express will provide a means to travel with speed and comfort to the people of the region and will also give a boost to tourism in the region. This train connecting Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri will help in saving about one hour in travel time as compared to the fastest train at present.

The official said that the Vande Bharat Express will cover the journey in 5 hours 30 minutes, while the current fastest train takes 6 hours 30 minutes to cover the same journey. There will be no service of this train on Tuesday. This new service will cover the distance of 411 km between Guwahati and New Jalpaiguri in 5 hours 30 minutes, significantly reducing the shortest travel time currently available by the fastest train.

The Vande Bharat Express train service will operate six days a week and will be the fastest train in the region and will benefit IT professionals, businessmen, students and tourists. This will also help in providing pollution free transport along with reducing the travel time