In Hyderabad, PM Modi flags off the Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express train. This is another Vande Bharat Express train that is meant to leave Telangana in over three months.
The second batch of the Vande Bharat Express train was kicked off in Telangana by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The prime minister is in the southern state to launch and lay the groundwork for projects worth more than Rs 11,300 crore, including the AIIMS in Bibinagar.
On Saturday, PM Modi arrived in Telangana and was greeted by Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and other dignitaries. Among those in attendance were Ashwini Vaishnaw (Railways Minister) and G Kishan Reddy (Federal Minister for Culture and Tourism).
The Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express connects Hyderabad’s IT City to Lord Venkateswara’s temple in Tirupati, making it the state’s second Vande Bharat train. The train will reduce travel time in the midst of two cities by over three and a half hours, benefiting pilgrims as well.
This is also the second semi-high-speed train in the South Central Railway (SCR) zone. Except on Tuesday, the train will run every day. It will leave at 6 a.m. and arrive at around 2:30 p.m. The train will go 662 kilometres.
Between Secundarabad and Tirupati, the Secundarabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express will make four stops in Nalgonda, Guntur, Ongole, and Nellore. According to reports, PM Modi will be present a public meeting in Secunderabad at the Parade Ground in the southern state. In addition, he will set the groundwork for the renovation of the Secunderabad railway station.
PM Modi is set to depart for Tamil Nadu on the same day as his visit to Hyderabad. He will dedicate a new integrated terminal building at Chennai Airport, which cost Rs 2,437 crore. PM Modi had stated in a tweet that the new terminal will assist the local economy.