New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the Vande Bharat Express train connecting Secunderabad with Visakhapatnam through video conferencing. He said Vande Bharat Express is a symbol of New India’s vision, an India which is moving rapidly on the path of progress.
He said it will enhance ‘Ease of Living’, boost tourism and benefit the economy. He said Vande Bharat Express is going to connect the culturally diverse Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions.
Speaking on the occasion, Rail Minister Ashwani Vaishnav said that Vande Bharat Express brings a new revolution in the passenger experience and transformation, especially for Telugu states.
He stated that it is a matter of pride for every Indian that Vande Bharat Express is developed by indigenous technology, engineers, and technicians. He said the state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express can pick up 100 km per hour in just 52 seconds.
He said railways development is beyond politics. He added that Telangana state has been given 3500 crore rupees for the development of railways for different projects. Recalling Sab ka Saath Sab ka Vikas vision of the government, the minister asked people to make use of the opportunities.
Glad to flag off Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam. It will enhance 'Ease of Living', boost tourism and benefit the economy. https://t.co/FadvxI0ZNQ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2023