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Inauguration of Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station

Why is it in the news?

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Phase 1 of Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station with elevators, escalators, food plazas, and other modern amenities.
  • The station is designed to be ‘accessible for all,’ emphasizing inclusivity.
  • Ayodhya Dham Junction holds the status of an ‘IGBC certified green station building,’ indicating a commitment to environmental sustainability.

New Amrit Bharat Trains

  • Darbhanga-Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Express
  • Malda Town-Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminus (Bengaluru) Express

New Vande Bharat Trains

  • PM launched six new Vande Bharat Trains with routes including Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi, Amritsar-Delhi, Coimbatore-Bangalore Cantt, Mangalore-Madgaon, Jalna-Mumbai, and Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal.

Other Projects

  • PM dedicated three railway projects worth Rs. 2300 crore for regional rail infrastructure strengthening.

1) Rooma Chakeri-Chanderi Third Line

2) Jaunpur-Ayodhya-Barabanki Doubling

3) Malhaur-Daliganj Doubling and Electrification

About Amrit Bharat Express

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Amrit Bharat Express, formerly Vande Sadharan, is a non-air-conditioned, cost-effective sleeper cum unreserved service express trains run by the Indian Railways.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The trains connect cities over 800 km apart or requiring more than ten hours of travel with existing services.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Manufactured by Integral Coach Factory at Chennai.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The first service commenced on December 30, 2023.

Key Features:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Operates on “push-pull” technology with locomotives at both ends for better acceleration.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Operates at a maximum speed of 130 km/h.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Each train-set consists of 22 coaches.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Improved facilities include comfortable seats, better luggage rack, mobile charging points with suitable holders, LED lights, CCTV, public information system, among others.


About Vande Bharat Trains

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Indigenously designed and manufactured semi-high-speed, self-propelled trains.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Represents a major leap for Indian Railways in terms of speed and passenger convenience.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, under the ‘Make in India’ program.

Key Features:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Train set technology adaptation for increased speed and efficiency.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Train sets are faster, easier to maintain, consume less energy, and offer greater operational flexibility.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Currently, two operational routes: New Delhi to Varanasi and New Delhi to Katra.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Plans to manufacture 400 new trains with aluminium bodies for better efficiency and reduced weight.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Operate without a locomotive, based on distributed traction power technology.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Passenger amenities include on-board WiFi, entertainment, GPS-based passenger information, CCTVs, automatic doors, rotating chairs, and bio-vacuum toilets.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Maximum speed of 160 kmph, reducing journey time by 25% to 45%.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Intelligent braking system with power regeneration for improved energy efficiency.

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