Patna: The Union budget presented in Parliament by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a good news for rail passengers in Bihar. It was announced in the budget that two more Vande Bharat trains will start running through the state. One will operate on the Patna-Howrah route and the other from Varanasi via Gaya to Howrah. Vande Bharat train is equipped with various facilities. In the coming days, number of coaches in Vande Bharat would be increased and the train will be introduced on other routes.
The number of Vande Bharat will be increased
When the Vande Bharat train will be launched and how it will give a challenge to Tejas, it will be known in the coming days. Tejas will also be given a Vande Bharat look. The Vande Bharat train is built with indigenous technology while the Tejas train is built with German technology. Coaches built indigenously costs less. Therefore, efforts are being made to increase the number of Vande Bharat trains at east central railway (ECR) zone. The train will be launched for the comfort and convenience of the people. However, the budget for these trains has just been passed. Nothing can be said for now on when these will be operational.
Technical facilities will be equipped
Officials said that trains’ operation in the ECR would be modernised with help of advance technology. To begin with, as many as 13 stations under the zone have been identified for technical upgrade for operation and passengers’ convenience. They are Patna, Rajendra Nagar, Gaya, Begusarai, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Mughalsarai, Dhanbad, Sitamarhi and other stations. Preparations are underway to develop these stations. The retiring room will also be equipped with advanced technology. The trains will be equipped with new technology so that the pilot control and station can receive the signal of danger as soon as possible. The maximum speed of trains on the ECR tracks is still 130 km/h, but now efforts are being made to increase it from 150 km/h to 160 km/h.