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Inside Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express: Virtual Train Tour – Reclining Seats, Snack Table, Mobile Charging Port – Fare Details

New Delhi: Marking the occasion of Pongal on Sunday, PM Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the latest and India’s 8th Vande Bharat Express train that would connect Secunderabad in Telangana to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. This is also South India’s 2nd Vande Bharat Express train which will significantly cut down the travel time between the two cities.
The semi-high-speed train, first one connecting the two Telugu-speaking states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, will take eight and a half hours to cover a distance of about 700 km and have halts at Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, and Rajahmundry.
Till now, the already launched 7 Vande Bharat Trains have covered a cumulative distance of 23 lakh kilometres, equivalent to 58 rounds of earth. More than 40 lakh passengers have traveled in Vande Bharat trains so far, PM Modi informed during the launch event on Sunday.
Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express Features
The seat colour picked for the Executive Chair Car of the Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam is cherry red and the seating arrangements are better improved than the earlier such trains. For the comfort of travellers, a headrest has also been added to the seats this time.
The Vande Bharat Express 2.0 offers various superior and aircraft-like travelling experiences. The snack table can be pulled out from the side hand rest. A push button to recline the seat has also been given at the hand rest, just like in an aircraft.
Further, the USB and charging ports have also been provided just between the seats so that travellers can easily charge their devices. A water bottle folder has also been provided below the seat. The seats in the Executive Chair car of the train are rotatable, providing an added ease for those who are travelling with their family or friends or even those who just want to enjoy the view outside the window.
n addition to these special features, the indigenously designed train set of Vande Bharat Express is equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities. It will provide a faster, more comfortable and more convenient travel experience to rail users.
Vande Bharat 2.0 is equipped with more advancements and improved features such as reaching a speed of 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 52 seconds, and a maximum speed of up to 180 kilometres per hour. The improved Vande Bharat Express will weigh 392 tons when compared to the previous version of 430 tons. It will also have a Wi-Fi content on-demand facility.
Every coach has 32” screens providing passenger information and infotainment compared to 24” in the previous version. Vande Bharat Express will also be environmentally friendly as the ACs will be 15 per cent more energy efficient. With dust-free clean air cooling of the traction motor, travel will become more comfortable. A side recliner seat facility provided only to Executive Class passengers earlier will now be made available for all classes.
In the new design of Vande Bharat Express, a photo-catalytic ultraviolet air purification system is installed in the Roof-Mounted Package Unit (RMPU) for air purification.
The semi-high-speed train is equipped with advanced state-of-the-art safety features including an indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System – KAVACH.
Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express Travel Time, Ticket Price
The Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express (20833) will start at 5:45 am to reach Secunderabad at 2:15 pm. The Secunderabad–Visakhapatnam train (20834) will start from Secunderabad at 3 pm and would reach Visakhapatnam at 11.30 pm.
According to a South Central Railway (SCR) release, the latest train has 14 AC Chair Car Coaches and two Executive AC Chair Car Coaches with the capacity to accommodate 1,128 passengers. It will provide the fastest travelling facility between these two stations and has exclusive reserved sitting accommodation.
The AC Chair car fare in for Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam is Rs 1,665 while it is Rs 3,120 for the Executive Chair car.
Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/business-economy/industry/inside-secunderabad-visakhapatnam-vande-bharat-express-virtual-train-tour-reclining-seats-snack-table-mobile-charging-port-fare-details-article-97016171
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